College of Arts & Sciences

Modern and Classical Languages -Classics Program

Ancient Studies Undergraduate Conference


On April 15, 2014, the Ancient Studies program at Saint Joseph's University organized its third annual conference to promote undergraduate research in the antiquity.

The Ancient World and its Afterlife

Introduction: Paul Aspan (Associate Dean for the Humanities)


1. Kristian Zanis (Actuarial Science, Mathematics/Classical Studies Major), “The Influence of Roman Law in American Law”
2. Sean McGuire (English Major, Medieval Renaissance/Reformation Studies Minor), “Influences and Analysis of Eden”?
3. Matthew DiMeglio (Biology/Classical Studies Major), “The Franklin Institute and its Roots in Roman Architecture”
4. John Mike Devany (Physics Major, Biology Minor), “St. Francis de Sales, Philadelphia: Roman and Byzantine Influences”

Call for Papers

The Ancient World and its Afterlife

The Ancient Studies Program at Saint Joseph’s University is delighted to announce its third undergraduate conference scheduled to take place at the North Lounge (Campion Student Center) at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2014 and invites students from all departments and programs in Humanities and Social Sciences to submit abstracts. Abstracts of approximately 500 words must reflect the submitter’s area of study and demonstrate a strong connection with the ancient world. In addition to papers focusing on the work of ancient authors, we are also interested in receiving abstracts for papers that propose to examine the reception of antiquity in modern literature, theater, and popular culture, such as film and television. Abstracts about traditional areas of inquiry, such as archaeology and law, are particularly welcome. Submissions will be evaluated anonymously by Ancient Studies faculty. The presentation time is 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for discussion at the end of each paper. Submissions are due on Monday, March 17 at 5 p.m. Please submit abstracts and address questions to Dr. Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos at Professor Paul Aspan, Associate Dean for Humanities, will deliver the opening address.

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