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New book by Cillian O’Hogan

 Cillian O’Hogan’s book, Prudentius and the Landcapes of Late Antiquity, has been published by Oxford University Press. The book offers a thematic analysis of the poetry of the late Latin poet Prudentius, focusing in particular on his descriptions of the geographical and cultural landscapes of late antiquity.    

Cillian O’Hogan publishes the British Library Greek Manuscripts Project

Cillian O’Hogan has an exciting new publication recently launched by the British Museum, the British Library Greek Manuscripts Project, a website containing articles on various aspects of Greek & Byzantine culture as it relates to papyri & MSS. Dr. O’Hogan designed the project, commissioned & edited the articles (& wrote a few), and wrote all […]

Congratulations to Courtney Innes on a clutch of scholarly awards!

Courtney Innes, a Religious Studies PhD candidate, has recently received three scholarly awards; one from the Brigham Young University Religious Education Dissertation Grant; one from the Soroptimist International Scholarship Program and the Nibley Fellowship Graduate Stipend Awar. Congratulations on the amazing trifecta!

CLST355

Classical Studies 355 (CLST 355 [3]): The Athenians and their Empire The sources (literary, epigraphical and other) for Athens’ emergence as one of the two leading city-states in late archaic and classical Greece and the stages which her empire grew. Prerequisite: CLST 231.   Aims of this course: examine the history and nature of the […]

Congratulations to Michael Goco for his award winning paper on Second Temple Judaism!

Michael Goco, a recent BA, has received recognition in The Undergraduate Awards, an international competition attracting papers from all over the world (5,514 papers were submitted in 25 categories). His paper , “Out of the Depths: The Development of Jewish Views of the Afterlife in Second Temple Judaism”, written for Dr. Gardner’s RELG 330: Origins […]

New Book by Dr. Sara Milstein

 Dr. Sara Milstein’s book, Tracking the Master Scribe: Revision through Introduction in Biblical and Mesopotamian Literature (Oxford University Press) has just been published!   When we encounter a text, whether ancient or modern, we typically start at the beginning and work our way toward the end. In Tracking the Master Scribe, Sara J. Milstein demonstrates […]

New book by Dr. Kurtis Peters!

We are very pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Dr. Kurtis Peters, Hebrew Lexical Semantics and Daily Life in Ancient Israel (Brill, 2016). More information about the book can be found here. Kurtis has taught Hebrew in CNERS for a few years and this year will add Akkadian to his teaching […]

GREK402E

Greek Verse. In this course we will read Iliad 1 and 6, gaining a familiarity with Homeric verse. We’ll also read some fragments of Sappho.

RELG208

Islam permeates the landscape of our contemporary world events—whether in relation to immigration, women’s rights, or terrorism. In this course, we will examine the ways that Islam has changed in the last five centuries in order to gain a better understanding of Muslims’ beliefs and practices today. We will analyze the deep impact and transformative […]

RELG480A

Women and Religion in the Islamic Tradition In this course, we examine recent academic debates that have changed the way we understand women, gender, and Islam. In particular, we will read and discuss key texts in the history of Islamic law and anthropology. The legal texts present and analyze the male-dominated juristic discourse on women […]

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