WIP (Works-in-Progress) is a unique forum within the Classics department where you can share ongoing work — be it conference papers, dissertation chapters, articles, or book chapters — and receive friendly and productive feedback in an informal setting. While WIP will always provide a forum for dissertation writers to present chapters in progress, we are keen to broaden the scope of the meetings and to encourage presentations of works-in-progress by both students and faculty. Presentations typically last 30 minutes and are followed by informal questions and discussion, accompanied by refreshments.
The mission of the Classics Work-in-Progress group falls into three parts:
1) Presentation of ongoing research
We provide the opportunity for graduate students, especially those in the dissertation stages, to present their current research and receive constructive criticism and feedback from both their peers and faculty in an informal forum.
2) Interaction with professionals
Through talks given by faculty, curators, and collection specialists, we engage with professionals currently active in the field so that we may learn about opportunities, resources, and real-life experience.
3) Professional development
In the form of workshops and panel discussions we identify strategies for research and writing and benefit from both institutional and nearby resources.
WIP will meet on these dates in the spring semester:
February 20 (Kyle Khellaf)
Meetings typically take place on Mondays at 4 PM in the Chair’s office, 401 Phelps.