Classics Work-in-Progress Workshop
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.
This year we have a keen focus on taking advantage of our institutional resources, starting with an early preview of the newly renovated Yale Art Gallery and a talk by Ann Hanson on title tags and book rolls using the papyrus collection in the Beinecke Library. The core of our group has always been presentations by students currently writing their dissertations, and we have six of these scheduled throughout the year. In April, John Humphrey the editor of the Journal of Roman Studies is coming to speak about article publication, giving us an inside view of the process of publishing in journals. WIP is now in its fourth year of activity and we thank the Graduate School’s Deans Fund and the Classics Department for its support.