The Anxiety of Influence and Appropriation

The Seventh Biennial Bryn Mawr College Graduate Group Symposium

December 4-5, 2009

Featured Respondent: Robert Nelson, Robert Lehman Professor, History of Art, Yale University

Sponsored by the Graduate Group, the Center for Visual Culture, and the Departments of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Greek, Latin and Classical Studies, and History of Art

Graduate Group


The Graduate Group embraces three departments: Classical & Near Eastern Archaeology, Greek, Latin, & Classical Studies, and History of Art. Faculty and students in the three departments share space and resources in the Rhys Carpenter Library and collaborate in many scholarly, professional, and social activities.

The biennial Graduate Student Symposium is one the Graduate Group's significant shared enterprises at Bryn Mawr. Organized entirely by students, these ambitious symposia attract graduate students from all over the United States and from other countries to contribute papers on such interdisciplinary themes as "Thievery: The Anxiety of Influence and Appropriation" (2009); "To the Ends of the Earth: Journeys Ancient to Modern" (2007); "After Death and Afterlife: The End or Beginning?" (2005).

  • Arriving to Bryn Mawr Campus

Click here for campus maps and further information about the college.

  • Accommodations

On campus, Bryn Mawr College offers accommodations at Wyndham Alumnae House. Rooms are in limited supply, so please contact them early (610-526-5236).

Several hotels in the vicinity of Bryn Mawr College are listed below, for those participants who need accommodations.

The Radnor Hotel
591 East Lancaster Avenue
St. Davids, PA 19087
$119-$139 per night with local college discount
A 10-minute drive from campus and within walking distance to restaurants

The Wayne Hotel
139 East Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
$139 per night with local college discount
A 15-minute drive from campus and within walking distance to shopping, movies, and restaurants

Philadelphia Marriott West
111 Crawford Avenue
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
$95-$130 per night
A 7-minute drive from campus

Residence Inn Conshohocken by Marriott
191 Washington Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$119 per night (suite)
A 10-minute drive from campus

We may also be able to arrange a home-stay with a graduate student for Friday and/or Saturday nights. You will need to be in contact with him/her in advance of your arrival. If you would like to have a home-stay arranged, please email

  • Where to Eat

Lunch and dinner will be provided for student speakers on Saturday. Guests of Speakers and Bryn Mawr College Graduate Students are welcome to attend Saturday's dinner at a cost of $20. Please send a check before November 13 to:

Nickie Colosimo
Bryn Mawr College
101 N Merion Ave, C# 16-14
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

 - Bryn Mawr Campus

- Within Walking Distance of Bryn Mawr Campus