Making Manhood Harder: Masculinity, The Roman Army

Sep 19, 2013, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Marsh 216

The History Department presents the fifth annual Kniep Lecture, "Making Manhood Harder: Roman Representations of Military and Erotic Masculinity," with Dr. Judith Hallet. Reception to follow. Sponsored by CGE.

The History Department presents the fifth annual Kniep Lecture in History: "Making Manhood Harder: Roman Representations of Military and Erotic Masculinity," by Dr. Judith Hallett.

Thursday, Sept. 19
5 to 6 p.m.
Marsh 206

A reception wlll follow. Co-sponsored by the Center for Gender Equity. 

Join us for this presentation that has relevance across the academic disciplines

Professor Hallett is author of Fathers and Daughters in Roman Society: Women and the Elite Family (Princeton 1984) along with numerous articles and edited collections on Latin language and literature; women, sexuality and the family in ancient Greek and Roman society; and classical education and reception in the 19th and 20th century Anglophone world.

Dr. Hallett received her PhD in classical philology from Harvard University. While attending Harvard, she studied at the American Academy in Rome. After receiving her doctorate, she spent a year at the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of London. She was Blegen Visiting Scholar in Classics at Vassar College and has held Mellon teaching fellowships at both Brandeis University and the Wellesley Center for Research on Women, as well as research fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the German-American Academic Council, the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, the National Science Foundation/ADVANCE, and the University of Maryland Graduate School. Winner of the College of Arts and Humanities Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dr. Hallett was honored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching Celebrating Teachers Program in 1994 and 2002 and named a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher in 1992-1993 by the Lilly Center for Excellence in Teaching fellow in 2002-2003.

Hallett was president of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, elected to the American Philological Association Board of Directors.  She was appointed the Vice-President of its Division of Outreach for 1999; she was subsequently elected APA Vice-President for Outreach.  From 2001-2011 she was a member of the Maryland Humanities Council and from 2002-2009 on the Board of Trustees, Baltimore Hebrew University; in 2010 she was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Thornton Wilder Society.

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