Friday, April 27, 2012

The Homer Multitext on Capitol Hill


Earlier this week, on April 24, one of our undergraduate researchers, Christine Roughan, Holy Cross Class of 2014 (yep, that means she’s a sophomore), presented at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill 2012 event the work that her team produced last summer. The team, which also included Thomas Arralde, HC ’13 and Stephanie Lindeborg, HC ’13, produced a digital edition of Book 1 of the Iliad in the Venetus A manuscript. (See past blog posts of their findings based on their edition here, here, and here.) The poster sessions were held in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill and were open to members of Congress, their staffs, and staff from federal funding agencies. We also had the honor of meeting with Congressman James McGovern to tell him about the team’s research and thank him for being a stalwart supporter of federal funding for academic research. Congratulations to the team for being chosen for this highly selective and prestigious event, and to Christine for representing and communicating their work so well. 

Neel Smith and Christine Roughan at CUR's Posters on the Hill with Christine's poster



Meeting with Representative James McGovern: (l-r) Neel Smith, Christine Roughan, James McGovern, Mary Ebbott


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