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Student Presentations

Short videos of the students discussing their experiences are linked to their names and a videos of their presentations are linked to the talk titles.

The Big Dig V - Fall 2020 (virtual)

Nachbahr Address

Kathleen Forni, Ph.D. - The Learning Paradox: Why Knowing How Much You Know Matters"

Student Summer Presentations:

  • Margaret Irwin, '20 received a Student Research Fellowship to begin digitizing records of the Rosewood Center from the Maryland State Archives and to set up a website to publish a public history project about the "Maryland Asylum and Training School for the Feeble-Minded.”
  • Brittany Romanoff had a Student Summer Program grant to participate virtually in Kaqchikel Maya Language Training at the Mayan Language Institute. 
  • Ema-Joanne Brauchler, '22 had a Student Research Fellowship to research her project and set up on-line database of her sources for “Heinrich Bullinger: The Lost Protestant Theologian."
  • Mia Conde had a grant which allowed her to accept an otherwise unpaid internship in Office of the Assistant Attorney General for Public Policy and Legislative Affairs in Washington, DC.
  • Madeline Spath, '20 had a Student Research Fellowship to investigate her History project,“Isobel Gowdie: A Case Study of Scottish Witch Folklore and Witch Trials.”
  • Brandon Miller, '22 had a Student Research Fellowship to contextualize modern European philosophy and investigate recent Africana philosophy through the lens of history in his paper, “Philosophy since Decolonization: A Study of Recent African and Africana Philosophy”
  • Shannon Ward, '20 used her a Student Research Fellowship to investigate how reading comes to play a positive role in the lives of some young people and not
    others in her project, “Recapturing the Adolescent Reader: Discerning Literary Themes that Excite and Inspire”
  • Mark Rose,'22 used his Student Research Fellowship to present a philosophical analysis of “The Thomist Understanding of Christ’s Corpse Separated from His Soul in the Tomb.”

Center for the Humanities Affiliate Faculty Teaching Award

Giuliana Risso Robberto, Modern Languages and Literatures

The Big Dig IV - Fall 2019

Nachbahr Address

Diane Chaffee-Sorace, PhD - “Poetic Puzzles to Challenge the Mind”

Student Presentations

  • Maren Ross, '20, had a grant that allowed her to accept an otherwise unpaid Internship with the US Commercial Service at the American Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Jillian Fury, '20, had a Student Research Fellowship to investigate her project “Victoria Kent and Louise Crane: Their Lives, Their Network, Their Legacy.”
  • Samantha Kennedy, '20, had a Student Research Fellowship to investigate her project “An Analysis of the Power of Performance Poetry in Creating Safe Spaces for Empowerment, Exploration, and Experimentation.”
  • Jennifer Meigs, '20, had a Student Research Fellowship to investigate her project “1950s America: Freud and Men in Gray Flannel Suits.”

Center for the Humanities Affiliate Faculty Teaching Award

Lesley DiFransico, PhD, Theology

The Big Dig III - Fall 2018

Nachbahr Address

Thomas Ward, Ph.D. -“The Life of the Mind: When Class Overwhelms Race and Gender”

Student Presentations

Center for the Humanities Affiliate Faculty Teaching Award

Catherine Savell, MA., Modern Languages and Literatures

The Big Dig II - Fall 2017

Nachbahr Address

Student Presentations

Center for the Humanities Affiliate Faculty Teaching Award

Inas Hassan, Modern Languages and Literatures

The Big Dig - Fall 2016

Student Presentations

Panel 1 - Digging Women

  • Katie Wright, Summer Study: Troia Archaeological Summer School and Halmyris Excavation
  • Ian McNeely, Research Fellowship: “The Female Ideal: Representation and Myth in Heliodorus’ Aithiopika”
  • Kelly Keenan, Research Fellowship: “Narratives of Women in the Rwandan Genocide”

Panel 2 - Learning Language and Law

  • Joshua Ziesel, “A Corpus-Based Linguistic Study of Greek Tragic Interjections in Roman New Comedy”
  • Calix O’Hara, Research Fellowship: “The Transcription and Analysis of Sentences Commentaries”
  • Joshua Ziesel, German Study at the Goethe Institut
  • Margaret Kenna, Internship, Hartford Superior Court: The Office of the Public Defender (Judicial District/Part A)

Panel 3 - Digging into Fine Art

  • Rebeccah Swerdlow, Research Fellowship: “Mariana Mirroring Penelope: A Case of Classical Influence on Pre-Raphaelite Painting”
  • Kelly Mueller, Internship at Western Reserve Historical Society

Center for the Humanities Affiliate Faculty Teaching Award

Matthew Moser, PhD, Theology

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