The Yale Classics Works-in-Progress (WiP) series is a forum for those working on classics-related research—conference papers, dissertation chapters, articles, etc. — to share and receive friendly and productive feedback. Presentations typically last 30 minutes and are followed by informal questions and discussion, accompanied by refreshments. The WiP typically meets on Mondays at 4 PM.
Presentations are supplemented in the Spring by professional development topics and some external speakers.
If you would like to present in the coming year, please email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with a short description (2-3 sentences) describing your proposed presentation and your preferred month, as well as your preferred mode of presentation (in-person or Zoom). Any student in their dissertation writing years is expected to present work in progress at least once a year; the WiP is a possible venue for that.
Fall 2021 schedule:
October 25, 5pm: Thomas Munro, “Catullus 32, Hesiod, and the Muses” (provisional)
November 8, 4pm: Francesca Beretta, “Reading the Archive; Looking for the Repertoire” (provisional)
November 18, 12pm: Eleanor Martin, “Constructing Identity: Citizenship, Pilgrimage, and ‘Global’ Citizenship Under the Roman Empire”
December 6, 4pm: “Personification, Slavery, and the Roman Authorial Paradigm”