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Urmila Mohan is an anthropologist and curator of material culture and religion with a focus on textiles and Hinduism in India and Indonesia. She is the co-founder and editor of Jugaad (formerly the Material Religions blog) and has published articles and chapters on materiality, praxis and aesthetics in the context of religion. Urmila earned her doctorate in Anthropology (material and visual culture) at University College London where she is also a Research Associate. Recent publications include Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles (University of Chicago Press/BGC). Her research has been funded by Victoria and Albert Museum (Nehru Trust for Indian Collections), London; Asian Cultural Council, New York; Coby Foundation Ltd., New York, and Rotary International.
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Peter Anderson is a Professor of Classics at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. After a BA and MA in Ottawa, Canada he moved to Cincinnati, where he completed a PhD in Greek and Latin Philology at the University of Cincinnati. His work focuses on language pedagogy and early Imperial Latin authors. Recent publications include translations of Seneca’s dialogues and consolations with Hackett Publishing. His current projects focus on Roman Stoicism and Latin translations of Marcus Aurelius.
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I am a lecturer in the Department of Classics at Dartmouth College. My research focuses on the political and economic history of the ancient Mediterranean, broadly construed. My book project examines the nature, frequency, and intensity of political violence in the c. 1,100 poleis inhabited by the ancient Greeks during the Classical and early Hellenistic periods. It also introduces new methods and new tools to overcome three of the most significant obstacles that face attempts to study Greek history on a panhellenic scale: the scarcity, ambiguity, and deep biases of the evidentiary record.
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Dr. Averett is Associate Professor of Archaeology at Creighton University and the assistant director of the Athienou Archaeological Project on Cyprus. She also serves as the President for the Lincoln-Omaha Archaeological Institute of America chapter. Her research area includes Cypriot art and archaeology, with special focus on terracotta figurines and Iron Age religion in the Eastern Mediterranean. She has published articles on terracotta figurines, the site of Athienou-Malloura in Cyprus, and on digital archaeology and 3D imaging in the American Journal of Archaeology, Antiquity, and the Journal of Field Archaeology; she co-edited the volume Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology and co-authored Visualizing Votive Practice: Exploring Limestone and Terracotta Sculpture from Athienou-Malloura through 3D Models (2019).

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Roger Bagnall is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History and Leon Levy Director Emeritus of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. Before joining the NYU faculty in 2007, Bagnall was Jay Professor of Greek and Latin and Professor of History at Columbia University, where he had taught for 33 years. During that time he served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Chair of the Department of Classics. Educated at Yale University and the University of Toronto, he specializes in the social and economic history of Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique Egypt. He retired as Leon Levy Director of ISAW in 2016.
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Andaleeb Badiee Banta has been Curator of European and American Art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College since 2013, organizing exhibitions and teaching classes that highlight the museum’s extraordinary collection. Dr. Banta holds a Ph.D. in art history, with a specialization in Renaissance and Baroque art, and she has held curatorial positions at the Morgan Library & Museum and the National Gallery of Art. She recently edited The Enduring Legacy of Venetian Renaissance Art (Taylor&Francis/Routledge, 2016), and co-authored Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings (Cornell University, 2017). Her publications also include articles in such peer-reviewed journals as Master Drawings, The Burlington Magazine, and Apollo. Dr. Banta is currently conducting research on the old master drawings collection at the Allen.
Ellen Bauerle is executive editor and senior acquisitions editor for Classics and Archaeology, African Studies, Medieval Studies, and Early Modern History at the University of Michigan Press.
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Marie-Claire Beaulieu is Associate Professor of Classics at Tufts University. Her interests include Greek religion, especially centering on Greek cult and myths of the sea. Her most recent book, The Sea in the Greek Imagination (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), proposes that the sea marks the boundary between mortals, immortals, and the dead. She is the co-director of the Perseids Project, a collaborative online environment in which users can edit, translate, and produce commentaries on a variety of ancient source documents, including inscriptions, medieval manuscripts, and texts transmitted through the manuscript tradition such as Homer's Iliad.
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Bill Beck is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. His research focuses on Homeric epic and its reception, particularly its scholarly reception in later antiquity. His monograph-in-progress, "The Narrative of the Iliad: Time, Space, and Story" is a narratologically-informed study of how the narrator’s representation of the Iliad’s story in time and space shapes interpretation. He is also engaged in a translation of the ancient scholia to the Iliad, "The Ancient Scholia to Homer’s Iliad: A Translation" (under contract with Cambridge University Press), and he is co-editing Exegesis, Interpretation, Dialogue: Reading the Iliad Scholia, to be published with the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. You can email him at or find him on Twitter @GreekEtymology
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Rebecca Benefiel is Associate Professor of Classics at Washington and Lee University. Her research interests focus on the social and cultural history of the Roman Empire, and Latin epigraphy. She is a supervisor for the Epigraphic Database Roma, and is overseeing the preparation of ancient graffiti from Pompeii and Herculaneum. She can be reached at


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