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Research Workshops

Kaplan Research Workshops, interdisciplinary groups brought together by shared interests in a scholarly topic, are comprised of faculty and graduate students from Northwestern and other local institutions. Participants convene informal discussions of research and works in progress and also may present public talks and workshops with visiting scholars. Workshop conveners organize all meetings (at least two per quarter) as well as any special lectures and/or events.

2018-2019 Research Workshops

Environmental Humanities

Conveners: Corey Byrnes and Keith Woodhouse

Global Antiquities

Conveners: Mark McClish and Ryan Platte

The Global Antiquities research group brings together Northwestern scholars who specialize in the study of the literatures, histories, and cultures of the ancient world, regardless of discipline or regional specialty. Our interests range from Mesopotamian art to Greek philosophy, from classical Latin poetry to Hindu Brahmin law, and from Tang dynasty China to Syriac and Coptic Christianity. The group (formed in the summer of 2017) gets together once or twice a quarter for colloquia, field trips, or invited talks. The group's goal is to enliven both the scholarship and the teaching of its members, and to offer a fresh and exciting take – interdisciplinary and global in essence – on antiquity more broadly, in order to make a significant contribution to the humanities within the university and beyond it.

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