Classics Club: Spring 2014 Meeting Schedule

For the Schedule of Meetings and Events, see the link below. The Classics Club offers students the opportunity to interact with others who share their interest in the Greco-Roman world. Any student is welcome to join the Classics Club and play an active role in all club activities. Meetings are regularly announced in Classics courses and on Facebook.  For further information, contact the current club president or the current faculty sponsor, Dr. Kristen Gentile.

Classics Club Schedule (spring semester 2014)

“Learning to Protest: Black High School Activism during the Civil Rights Movement,” February 6

Black High School Activism

Lecture by: Dr. Jon Hale

Location: Stern Student Center Ballroom at 5:30pm

Background: In April 2014, the College of Charleston will host a series of events entitled, “From Equality to Quality: Commemorating the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) decision.” The “From Equality to Quality” commemoration series is broken into three events— two public forums and one local history project at Burke High School. These events are intended to inform attendees about the history of South Carolina in the monumental Brown decision as well as generate discussion about the status of quality education today. Understanding the history of the movement is central to these commemorative events, specifically hearing from those involved in the history. Invited guests include prominent civil rights activist Robert Moses and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley. Other guests include local South Carolinians involved with the U.S. civil rights movement.

CofC Students Research Ancient Glass

Student volunteers are working with Dr. Sterrett-Krause on a new study and publication project of ancient glass from Roman Carthage (modern Tunisia). The glass, excavated in the 1980s and 1990s by American and Tunisian teams at Carthage’s Circus and the neighboring Yasmina Cemetery, has never been systematically and completely studied. Students are working to organize the material according to its excavation context before beginning the detailed study. Future steps in the process will involve examining, cataloguing, drawing, and contextualizing the glass fragments; this study will provide further information about the uses of the sites and their dates, along with the production and use of glass in Roman Carthage. Volunteers are always welcome; no prior archaeological experience is necessary. Please contact Dr. S-K for more information.AllisonLab Overview

Spanish Press Cites Dr. Fraser’s Book on Juan Benet

The Spanish newspaper Diario de León cited Professor Benjamin Fraser’s book Understanding Juan Benet in the article “León olvida a Juan Benet,” a report covering the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the death of the renowned Spanish author and engineer, Juan Benet.  The event honoring Benet took place on December 16, 2013 at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos.

Dr. Fraser Participates in “Hispanic Urban Studies” Panel

On Thursday, January 9, Dr. Benjamin Fraser presented in a panel titled “Hispanic Urban Studies” on Thursday January 9, 2014 from 5- 6:15pm during the annual convention of the Modern Language Association in Chicago, IL. Participants included representatives from the U of Arizona, U of Kentucky, Oberlin C, Rutgers U and McGill U as well as the College of Charleston.  Panelists discussed the state of Urban Research in Hispanic Studies.

Dr. Owens to Present Research at College of Wooster

Professor Sarah E. Owens will travel to Ohio to present “Transoceanic Nuns: A Pathway to Sainthood in Seventeenth-Century Philippines” on Thursday, February 13, at The College of Wooster.  Her lecture is free, open to the public, and will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 009 of Severance Hall (943 College Mall).  See related article at