Abolitionist Imaginaries One-Day Symposium presented by MoMA PS1

Professor Allen-Hornblower was a participant in the powerful and moving  Abolitionists Imaginaries One Day Symposium presented by MoMA PS1 in conjunction with the exhibition Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration curated by RU Professor Nicole R. Fleetwood (recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award). 

For those of you who missed it, below are links to the portions where professor A-H and her formerly incarcerated students discuss Greek Tragedy as a starting point for conversation about prison's dehumanizing environment.

You can also experience a virtual tour of the exhibition, led by its curator, professor Nicole Fleetwood, right here:

A recording of the full event is now viewable here, and well worth watching in its entirety.

RU Classics Professor Emily Allen-Hornblower in the News: Talking about The Power of the Classics with Mass Incarceration survivor Marquis Mc Cray on Chris Hedges' On Contact:

RU Classics Professor Emily Allen-Hornblower in the News: Talking about The Power of the Classics with Mass Incarceration survivor Marquis Mc Cray on Chris Hedges' On Contact: 

Prof. Emily Allen-Hornblower was interviewed along with one of her formerly incarcerated students by Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Chris Hedges (formerly at the NY Times) for his show, On Contact (

It is available on You Tube: 

On Contact: The power of Classics - YouTube

Rediscovering Our Humanity: Reading the Classics Behind Bars

Professor Emily Allen-Hornblower moderates a public conversation with mass incarceration survivors Nafeesah Goldsmith and Marquis McCray. The program includes excerpts from Greek tragedies to ground the discussion about the role of the emotions in our lives, and the Humanity we all share. The ancient works serve as an opening for dialogue regarding the life of the incarcerated before, during, and after prison, and the interconnectedness between all of us that storytelling and classical literature can bring to light.

Funded MA Fellowships in Classics (2020-2022)

We're pleased to announce that we're offering, for the first time, fully funded MA fellowships to begin in Fall 2020. The two-year fellowships include tuition remission and an annual stipend of $25,000. In order to promote innovation and broaden participation in graduate education in Classics, we especially encourage students from groups and backgrounds historically underrepresented in the field to apply. Applications should be submitted by March 1, 2020. For more information on the MA program in Classics at Rutgers and guidelines for admission, please go to:                           and .

Jonas Tai Awarded Fellowship

Jonas Tai was awarded a Lloyd C. Gardner Fellowship in Leadership & Social Policy for AY 2018-2019. The fellowship is aimed at expanding students' horizons, providing them with new experiences and opportunities, and preparing them for future roles in leadership positions (no matter their careers). It is run through the Political Science department which takes about 15 students each year. Congratulations, Jonas!

Aaron Beck-Schachter Attends ASCSA Reception

max duboff broadhead prizeRutgers Fulbright Fellow Aaron Beck-Schachter, Fulbright Board Member Rosemary Donnelly, President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos and American School Director Jenifer Neils celebrating 70 years of Fulbright in Greece at the reception for ASCSA (The American School of Classical Studies at Athens)

Bryn Mawr Classical Review of Thomas Figueira (ed.), Myth, Text, and History at Sparta

Thomas Figueira (ed.), Myth, Text, and History at Sparta. Gorgias studies in classical and late antiquity, 18. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2016. Pp. 330. ISBN 9781463205959. $95.00.

Reviewed by Timothy Doran, California State University – Los Angeles (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Click on the link to read the full review Link to Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Jonathan Finnerty awarded fellowship

Jonathan Finnerty (’17), double major in Classics and Philosophy, has been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship, which funds four years of graduate study. Jonathan is currently applying to graduate school in philosophy with a specialty in Greek philosophy. Congratulations, Jonathan!