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Nicole Colosimo successfully defended her doctoral dissertation Reconstructing the Dedicatory Experience: Flexibility and Limitation in the Ancient Greek Dedicatory Practice on November 17.
Shannon Dunn surveyed Scottish Jacobite ruins as a member of the Heritage and Archaeological Research Practice project, part of the wider Archaeology of Eighteenth Century Scotland survey, before heading to Helike, Greece to excavate a Hellenistic textile and dye workshop in the ancient capital of Achaea.
Jessica Goodman participated in the Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in Ancient Corinth, Greece excavated at Tel Kabri in Israel.
Matthew Jameson accepted a position as Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University.
Ashley Mason continued her role as a supervisor at the Libarna Urban Landscape Project in Northern Italy.
From July to August, Zach Silvia continued his role as topographer and supervisor with the Joint Uzbek-American Expedition to Bukhara at the Hellenistic site Bashtepa in western Uzbekistan. Additionally, Zach is co-author of "Bashtepa 2016: Preliminary Report of the First Season of Excavations," forthcoming in Archäologische Mitteilungen aus Iran und Turan. In September he participated in the workshop Eastern Iran and Western Central Asia during Late Antiquity (3rd-5th cent. CE) at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU.
Megan Sligar joined the Joint Uzbek-American Expedition to Bukhara as the Bashtepa excavations finds registrar.
Archaeology's Andrew Tharler, Andrea Samz-Pustol, and Kiersten King returned to the American Excavations at Morgantina's Contrada Agnese Project, Sicily continuing their roles as supervisors – representing decades of collaboration between Bryn Mawr College and the project.
Andrew Tharler presented part of his dissertation research in the talk "Small Sacrifices: Miniature Altars and Household Religion in Hellenistic Sicily" at the annual Classical Association of the Atlantic States conference in New York.
Doug Gisewhite successfully defended his doctoral dissertation The Molybdenum Cofactor: Modeling the Swiss Army Knife of Metabolic Diversity on October 30. Doug has accepted a post-doctoral research associate position with the Groves Lab at Princeton University.
Andrew Krasley successfully defended his doctoral dissertation Exploration of Synthetic Pathways to Quaternary Carbon Stereocenters and Fused Ring Systems via Birch Reductions on November 20.
Last June, W. Alton Jones Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Graduate Studies, Sharon Burgmayer, hosted the Tenth International Molybdenum and Tungsten Enzyme Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Conference organization assistance was contributed by Chemistry Ph.D. candidate Cassandra Gates, and alumni Ben Williams (Ph.D. ’15) and Doug Gisewhite (Ph.D. ’17).
Lee Burnett successfully defended his dissertation Saturnalicia Regna: The Neronian Grotesque and the Satires of Seneca, Persius, and Petronius on December 4.
In October, Daniel Crosby presented the talk “Introduction to Clement of Alexandria: Cosmology, Anthropology, and the Scriptures in the Protrepticus,” at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, PA.
In June, Luca D'Anselmi presented the talk “Seneca and the Art of Forgetting,” at the Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Rennaissance Studies meeting at St. Louis University.
Collin Hilton presented “The Imitation of God in Seneca’s Dialogi” at the 2017 Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies in St. Louis in June. Additionally, Collin presented the talk "Infernal Punishments upon the Living: Plutarch, Lucretius, and Tactics of Underworld Allegory" at the annual Classical Association of the Atlantic States in New York.
Christie Villareal presented "A Dog-Eat-Dog World in Homer's Odyssey" at the annual Classical Association of the Atlantic States in New York.
Christie Villareal and Dan Crosby participated in the Bryn Mawr and Florida State University collaborative excavations at Cosa, Italy.
History of Art
Alex Brey nears the end of five months in Jerusalem as Educational and Cultural Affairs Junior Fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research. In September he participated in The Digital Art History Summer School workshop on digital art history in Málaga, Spain, jointly organized by the University of Málaga and UC Berkeley.
Elliot Krasnopoler reported on his trip to the anticipated art event documenta in Kassel, Germany.
Laurel McLaughlin continued research as a Curatorial Assistant through a Bryn Mawr Curatorial Fellowship on the upcoming Fall 2018 retrospective, Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World, with Curator of Contemporary Art, Jodi Throckmorton, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Laurel presented "Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Barren Cave Mute (1974): ‘Alchemical’ Self-Processes," at Matters of Sensation, the Georgia State University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference in November. She also gave the talk “A Cyborgian Disclosure: Marian Embodiment in Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s The Annunciation (Marian Ilmestys)” at Action!: Performance, Sport, and Moving Bodies in Film and Visual Medi at the University of Pittsburgh in September.
History of Art’s Katherine Rochester curated Fellow Travelers exhibition at apexart in NYC as winner of apexart’s Unsolicited Exhibition Program. Additionally, Katherine was recently awarded the SCMS Women's Caucus Graduate Student Writing Prize, for her essay, "Visual Music and Kinetic Ornaments: Intersections in Experimental Animation in Weimar Berlin." She will accept the $500 award at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Toronto in March and the essay will be published in the journal, Feminist Media Histories. In December, Katherine traveled to London at the invitation of St. Mary's University to participate in a workshop of Lotte Reiniger experts. In January, Katherine will travel with GRI Senior Curator, Maristella Casciato, to Berlin, Weimar, and Dessau to conduct research for their upcoming exhibition on the 100-year anniversary of the Bauhaus, to be presented at the Getty Research Institute in July 2019.
Nathanael Roesch successfully defended his doctoral dissertation “The Athletic Turn in Contemporary Art” on November 16, 2017. Nathanael has accepted a principal graphic design position with The Free Library of Philadelphia.
Visiting Fulbright Scholar and artist Mariam Souali discussed “Art and Intellect” with the Alumnae Bulletin.
Nava Streiter has received a prestigious Mellon Fellowship to conduct research at the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library at St. Louis University, MO.
In November, History of Art's Mechella Yezernitskaya gave a talk titled "Five Portraits of a Collector: Christian Brinton, the Collection, and the Archive" at the 'Against the Scatter of the World': Rescuing, Keeping, and Moving Things symposium at Södertörn University, Sweden. The talk builds off of Mechella's research as Mary Patterson McPherson Curatorial Fellow working with the Christian Brinton Collection in the European Paintings Department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
This November, Ph.D. candidates Samantha Pezzimenti and Danielle Smiley presented at the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the Mathematical Association of America Conference at Shippensburg University.
Hannah Schwartz and Samantha Pezzimenti gave the joint talk "Intro to Knot Theory" at Albright College's undergraduate colloquium on November 14.
Samantha Pezzimenti traveled to Lyon, France to present part of her dissertation research in the talk “Immersed Lagrangian Fillings of Legendrians via Generating Families” at the L’Agence nationale de la recherché Project: COSPIN conference. Additionally, aspects of Samantha’s dissertation were presented by her advisor Lisa Traynor at the Symplectic Geometry in Lyon conference in honor of Mathematician Jean-Claude Sikorav. She also gave a paper titled “Immersed Lagrangian Fillings of Legendrian Submanifolds" at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in November.
Hannah Schwartz presented "Higher Order Corks” at the Low Dimensional Topology and Gauge Theory Workshop at the Casa Matematica Oaxaca, Mexico. Hannah also presented her talk "One is Enough" at the University of Virginia, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and at Boston College.
Carlos Cartegena presented on ongoing research of the Bryn Mawr Plasma Laboratory at the APS Division of Plasma Physics Conference in Wisconsin.
Andy Clark presented his talk "Micromagnetic simulation study of magnetic skyrmions in multilayers with interfacial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction" at the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.