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Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Museum Studies dually welcome Susanna McFadden, Visiting Assistant Professor in Roman Art and Archaeology.
Peter Magee, Professor and Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, recently published "Paul Yule. Cross-roads: Early and Late Iron Age south-eastern Arabia," in Antiquity 90. He is co-author on the papers "The bitumen imports at Tell Abraq: tracing the second millennium BC bitumen industry in south-east Arabia" in Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 47; "Ancient and modern DNA reveal dynamics of domestication and cross-continental dispersal of the dromedary" in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113.24; and "Reply to Marom, et al.: Mitochondrial panmixia in dromedaries predates ancient caravan trading" in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113.32. Additionally, he is author of the article "Conclusions, challenges, and the future of mortuary archaeology and bioarchaeology in Arabia" to appear in the volume in press Life and Death in Ancient Arabia: Mortuary and Bioarchaeological Perspectives, edited by L. Gregoricka and K. Williams. His article "Geochemical analysis of putative local and Ubaid ceramics from Dosariyah, Saudi Arabia: in the volume Dosariyah - A Neolithic Coastal Community in astern Arabia, edited by P. Dreschler, is also in press. He is co-author of the article "Methodologies for the investigation of corroded iron objects: Examples from prehistoric sites in South-eastern Arabia and Western Iran" in the proceedings of the International Symposium of Archaeology.
In March, Peter Magee presented his recent research, "The domestication of the dromedary camel" to the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut in Berlin, Germany. This October he gave the talk "The development of the falaj/qanat irrigation in the longue-dureé of water access in southeast Arabian prehistory" at Des refuges aux oasis: XXXVIIIe Recontres internationales d'archéologie et d'histoire d'Antibes, France. Peter was also co-author ont he September presentation "Sea level recorded in shells from the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Gulf" at the IGCP Project 639 meeting Sea Level Change from Minutes to Millennia at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Additionally, he presented the co-authored talk "Insight into the earliest iron technology in southeastern Arabia: comparative analysis of the ferrous remains from Saruq al-Hadid, Dubai and Muweilah, Sharjah" at the American School of Oriental Research meeting in Boston.
Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Graduate Studies Sharon Burgmayer, hosted the Tenth International Conference on Molybdenum and Tungsten Enzymes.
Professor of Chemistry Michelle Francl published her article “It figures” in the journal Nature Chemistry. Professor Francl also discussed the “science of smell” with the magazine Chemical & Engineering News.
Annette Baertschi, Associate Professor of Classics and Chair of the Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art, presented the paper “Lucan’s Bellum civile and the Social Process of Cultural Trauma” at the annual Classical Association of the Atlantic States & Classical World meeting in October. Professor Baertschi also has the article "Impersonation and Role-Play in Lucan: Cicero's Speech in Bellum civile 7.62ff.", forthcoming (2018) in the volume Lucan in His Contemporary Contexts, edited by Mark Thorne and Laura Zientek.
Haverford and Bryn Mawr College dually welcome our own Charlie Kuper, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics. Charlie’s placement immediately follows a summer residency at the HILL Museum & Manuscript Library’s Syriac Summer School.
In August, Chair and Professor of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Catherine Conybeare gave the keynote address "Writing the Self as a Route to God" at the third international congress of the Netherlands Centre for Patristic Research in Utrecht alongside several distinguished Bryn Mawr College alums. Additionally, Professor Conybeaere gave the St. Augustine Lecture, "The Creation of Eve," at Villanova University in November. In September she participated in a workshop at the University of Edinburgh for the forthcoming Cambridge History of Later Latin Literature for which she shall contribute two papers. Professor Conybeare also published the essay "Augustine Rhetoric in Theory and Practice" in the Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies. She contributed the article "Noli me tangere: Theology and Touch" to Touch and the Ancient Senses, part of the ongoing Routledge series The Senses in Antiquity. Additionally, Professor Conybeare is the author of "Ut tecum tamquam mecum audeam conloqui: the politics of return" published in Augustinian Studies 48 and "Toward a Hermeneutics of Laughter" for the Journal of Late Antiquity 10.2.
Radcliffe Edmonds III, Paul Shorey Professor of Greek, published the article “Alcibiades the Profane: Images of the Mysteries in Plato’s Symposium,” in the Cambridge University Press volume Plato’s Symposium: A Critical Guide, edited by Pierre Destrée and Zina Giannopoulou. Additionally, Professor Edmonds published "Putting him on a pedestal: (Re)collection and the use of images in Plato's Phaedrus," in Plato & the Power of Images. Co-edited by Professor Edmonds and Pierre Destrée, this volume presents the proceedings from a dual sited conference held between Bryn Mawr College and Université Catholique de Louvain in 2013. In September, Professor Edmonds also presented his paper, "And You Will Be Amazed: The Rhetoric of Authority in the Greek Magical Papyri" at the meeting At the Temple Gates: A Response, at The Ohio State University.
History of Art
History of Art welcomes Jie Shi as Assistant Professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology.
Professor of History of Art and Eugenia Chase Guild Chair in the Humanities Homay King published “Virtual Reality in Real Time: A Conversation” in Film Quarterly.
Professor Emeritus of History of Art Dale Kinney published “The Spolia Churches of Rome: Recycling Antiquity in the Middle Ages” in Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies.
Professor of Mathematics, Leslie Cheng, published her article "On rough generalized parametric Marcinkiewicz integrals” in the Journal of Mathematical Inequalities.
Professor of Mathematics, Paul Melvin, published “Equivalent corks” in the journal Algebraic and Geometric Topology.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Djordje Milićević, co-authored “On Moments of Twisted L-Functions” for the American Journal of Mathematics .
Professor Emeritus of Physics, Peter A. Beckmann, published his “Solid-Solid Phase Transitions and tert-Butyl and Methyl Group Rotation in an Organic Solid: X-ray Diffractometry, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, and Solid-State 1H Nuclear Spin Relaxation” in the Journal of Physical Chemistry. He also published “Monitoring a simple hydrolysis process in an organic solid by observing methyl group rotation” in the journal Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
Associate Professor of Physics, Xuemei May Cheng, published “Magnetization Reversal of Three-Dimenstional Nickel Anti-Sphere Arrays” in the journal IEEE Magnetics Letters. She also published "Voltage-controlled interlayer coupling in perpendicularity magnetized magnetic tunnel junctions” in the journal Nature Communications.
Assistant Professor of Physics, Kathryne Daniel, published “An approximate analytic model of a star cluster with potential escapers” in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.