Loyola University Maryland

Department of Classics

Summer Grants and Fellowships

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Our students have been remarkably successful in winning grants from the Loyola's Center for the Humanities for study abroad and for summer research. See our page on study abroad for further details, and contact Dr. Taylor if you are interested in applying. We congratulate our many past recipients, listed below along with their projects.

Summer of ’15

Joshua Ziesel ’17 won a Student Summer Fellowship to research the Greek demonstrative "that" (ekeinos) for a paper titled, "A Corpus-Based Linguistic Study of Ekeinos in Lysias."

Kjerstin Burdiek ’17 won a Student Summer Fellowship to write a paper on Alexander the Great, titled "Son of Ammon, Son of Zeus: Alexander the Great and Multicultural Mythmaking."

Calix O'Hara ’17 won a Student Summer Fellowship to study the strength of ancient armor in "Testing the Efficacy of Ancient Greek Linen Body Armor."  Calix also received a Hauber Summer Research Fellowship for a related project, "Determining the ballistic resistance and effectiveness of historic linen body armor."

Katie Wright ’17 won a Stipend for Summer Study to go on the College Year in Athens' summer program: Excavating in the Aegean: The Case of Despotiko. The program begins with one week in the archaeological museum on Paros, working with artifacts from Despotiko, an important archaic sanctuary of Apollo, and then moves to three weeks of on-site archaeological work at the sanctuary where students are trained in proper excavation techniques. 

Michele Ryan ’17, a double-major in Classical Civilization and Biology (with a chemistry minor), won a Stipend for Summer Study to participate in the program "Archaeological Anthropology in Crete" where she will help with forensic anthropological analysis and field/lab illustration of human skeletal remains from the late Iron age burial ground in Eleutherna, Crete.

Summer of ’14

Natalie Tsottles ’16 won a National Fellowships Office Summer Research Grant for her project "Faith, Hope, and Love in the thought of Peter Gracilis." Natalie will be creating an original transcription, of a Latin manuscript folio from Peter Gracilis' Commentary on The Sentences, which will contribute to the critical edition of this text. She will then read the text for content and develop a commentary on the philosophical and theological content of the text, that will focus on the nature of faith, what it is, and how it is acquired.

Shawn Turner ’16 won his second Stipend for Internship to intern at St. Ignatius Loyola Academy where he will teach a Humanities course and will otherwise help out with the teaching of Latin and the mentoring of students.

 Summer of 13

Mitch Corwin ’14 won a Stipend for Summer Study to travel to Athens to participate in the summer program of the American School of Classical Studies in Greece. 

Natalie Tsottles ’16 won a Stipend for Summer Study to attend a two-week long program in spoken Latin and pedagogy, hosted by the North American Institute for Living Latin Studies. 

Shawn Turner ’16 won a Stipend for Internship to intern at St. Ignatius Loyola Academy where he will teach a Humanities course and will otherwise help out with the teaching of Latin and the mentoring of students. 

Summer of ’12

Sidney Christman ’13 won a Student Summer Fellowship to research gender roles in Athenian drama for her paper "What Nature Suits Us For: Gender in Athenian Drama." Sidney focused on a comparison of gender ideologies in Aristophanes’ Ecclesiazusai and Sophocles’ Antigone

Summer of ’11

Gavin Blasdel ’12 won a Student Summer Fellowship to conduct preliminary research for his Senior Honors thesis by working on his paper “Misunderstanding and Miscalculation: Roman Administration, Policy and Attitudes in Judaea, 63 BC – 70 AD.”

Sarah Haley ’13 won a Stipend for Summer Study to attend the American College of Thessaloniki where she studied Modern Greek and Ancient Greek Art.

Sidney Christman ’13 won a Stipend for Internships to help fund her internship at the Maryland Historical Society.

Summer ’09

Caitlin Engler ’10 won a Stipend for Summer Study to attend Arcadia University’s summer program in Greece: “Of Gods and the City: History, Art, and Architecture in Archaic and Classical Greece.”

Summer of ’08

Nathan Zawie ’09 won a Stipend for Summer Study to attend the summer session of the American School of Classical Studies in Greece.

Summer of ’06

Irene Murphy ’08 won a Stipend for Summer Study to attend the Virgilian Society’s course “Cumae III: Naples Bay as Melting Pot” and to take an Intensive Modern Greek course on the island of Paros.

Nate Zawie ’09 won a Student Summer Fellowship to attend Fr. Reginal Foster’s spoken Latin program in Rome “Aestiva Romae Latinitas.”

Summer of ’04

Treasa Beyer ’05 won a Student Summer Fellowship to work on her project “The Loves of Jupiter: Renaissance and Rococo Rekindling of Ancient Lust” under the direction of Dr. Walsh.Treasa conducted her research at the National Gallery, the Walters Art Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Summer of ’03

Miska Vincze ’04 won a Student Summer Fellowship to work on the paper “Who was the Goddess Nemesis?” under the direction of Dr. Taylor. Miska conducted his research while attending the summer session of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

Summer of ’00

Lee Wilson won a Student Summer Fellowship to work on her paper “Three Wise Men and a Deity: An Investigation of Isis in The Magic Flute” under the direction of Dr. Walsh.

Summer of ’98

Anne Garner won a Student Summer Fellowship to work on her paper “Herodotus, Politics and the Pythia: The Historian’s Characterization of Athens and Lacedaemonia in Oracular Episodes” under the direction of Dr. Taylor

Summer of ’97

Anne Garner ’98 won a Student Summer Fellowship to work on the paper “The Recent Use of Pottery to Date the Agora” under the direction of Dr. Taylor. Anne conducted her research at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

Summer of ’94

William Desmond ’95 won a Student Summer Fellowship to work on his project “Heroic Anger in the Iliad and in Tain Bo Cuailgne” under the direction of Dr. Taylor.

Summer of ’92

Kristen Gay won a Student Summer Fellowship to continue her work on her project “Rural Sanctuaries on the Paximadhi Peninsula” under the direction of Dr. Keller, Field Director of the Southern Euboea Exploration Project and Dr. Walsh.

Summer of ’91

Kristen Gay won a Student Summer Fellowship to continue her work on her project “Rural Sanctuaries on the Paximadhi Peninsula” under the direction of Dr. Keller, Field Director of the Southern Euboea Exploration Project and Dr. Walsh.