1998. B.A., English Textual Studies & Journalism. Syracuse University.
Amor Belli: Elegiac Diction and the Theme of Love in Lucan’s Bellum Civile. Directed by Prof. Matthew McGowan, Fordham University, Classics. [abstract]
Latin poetry, digital humanities, Classics pedagogy
2019. "The Future of Ancient Literacy: Classical Language Toolkit and Google Summer of Code," Classics@ 17, special issue on ancient literacies. Co-written with K. Johnson and L. Hollis. [full text][abstract]
2018. “Creating Stoplists for Historical Languages,” Digital Classics Online 4(2):4-20. [article]
2017. “Measuring and Mapping Intergeneric Allusion in Latin Poetry using Tesserae,” Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities. Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages. [article]
2019. “Building a Text Analysis Pipeline for Classical Languages,” chapter in Digital Classical Philology, ed. M. Berti. DeGruyter. [chapter]
Manuscripts under review
2020. “Autodidacts and the ‘Promise’ of Digital Classics,” chapter in Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean, ed. W. Caraher and S. Heath. Digital Press at U. North Dakota. [abstract]
Manuscripts in submission
“Carpe Iter: A Case for Latin-themed Field Trips,” Teaching Classical Languages
Manuscripts in preparation
“Venus and venus in Lucan’s Bellum civile”
“Negativity and Negative Diction in Persius”
“A Pun on Argo in Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 1.1”
“Bootstrapping Linked Open Data in Library Catalog Records”
2018. “Permanent Like Achilles.” University Bookman. Review of R.F. Thomas, Why Bob Dylan Matters. (HarperCollins, 2017). [link]
2017. Review of “Opera Latina”. Society for Classical Studies Blog. [link]
2017. “Latin Einstein on the Beach.” University Bookman. Review of R.T. Foster and D.P. McCarthy, Ossa Latinitatis Sola, or, The Mere Bones of Latin according to the Thought & System of Reginald. (Catholic University of American Press, 2016). [link]
2017. Classical World 110.2. Review of B.Walters, Lucan: Civil War and S. Lombardo, Statius: Achilleid. (Hackett Publishing Company, 2015). DOI 10.1353/clw.2017.0016. [link][pdf]
2012. Classical Outlook 89.2. Review of P.L. Chambers, The Natural Histories of Pliny the Elder. (Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2012). [jstor][sample]
2020. Digital Humanities Beyond Modern English. Co-organizer with Pramit Chaudhuri and Joseph Dexter. University of Teaxs at Austin. April 11. [site]
2019. Digital Humanities Beyond Modern English. Co-organizer with Pramit Chaudhuri and Joseph Dexter. Dartmouth College. April 23-25. [site]
2018. Future Philologies: Digital Directions in Text for Historical Languages. Organizer. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. April 20. [site]
2019. “Computational Tools & the Cross-Cultural Study of Literature.” Panelist with Tanya Clement, Grace Fong, and Carrie Schroeder; moderated by Jacqueline Wernimont. Digital Humanities Beyond Modern English. Dartmouth College. April 25.
2019. “Ancient Makerspaces: Digital Classics Workshop.” Co-organizer with David Ratzan. Annual Meeting of the Society of Classical Studies, Boston, MA. January 6. [site]
2018. “Ancient Makerspaces: Digital Classics Workshop.” Co-organizer with David Ratzan. Annual Meeting of the Society of Classical Studies, Boston, MA. January 6. [site]
2017. “Digital Approaches to Latin Vocabulary Acquisition.” Co-organizer with John Muccigrosso. Classical Association of the Atlantic States Annual Meeting, New York City, NY. October 6.
2017. “Ancient Makerspaces: Digital Classics Workshop.” Co-organizer with David Ratzan, panel moderator. Annual Meeting of the Society of Classical Studies, Toronto, Ont. [site]
2020. “‘Poeticness’ as a Continuous Variable: Rethinking Prosaism in Horace’s Odes 4.9,” Society of Classical Studies Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. January 4. [abstract]
2019. “Hacking Multi-word Named Entity Recognition on HathiTrust Extracted Features Data,” at ACH2019. Pittsburgh, Pa. July 23. [abstract][slides]
2019. “Crowdsourcing Open Educational Resources for Classics,” at American Classical League Institute. New York, NY. June 29.
2019. “Object-Oriented Philology,” at Digital Classics Association session on Reconnecting the Classics. Society of Classical Studies Annual Meeting. San Diego, Ca. January 5.
2018. “Lucan’s tres libri: A reconsideration of arrangement and argument in the Bellum civile,” Classical Association of the Atlantic States Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Pa. October 4.
2018. “Carpe DM: Twitter and the Rise of the Social Media Scholiast,” 5000 Years of Comments: The Development of Commentary from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Age of Information, Center for Hellenic Studies. August 7.
2018. “Backoff Tagging as a Philological Method,” DH2018. Mexico City, Mex. June 26. [abstract]
2017. “Mapping Library Subject Headings with the HathiTrust Extracted Features Dataset.” Digital Publication in Mediterranean Archaeology, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. October 20.
2017. “Creating Stopword Lists for Historical Languages.” Global Philology: Big Corpora of Historical Text, Universität Leipzig. July 10. [abstract]
2017. “Virgil’s Hardest Sentence?: Measuring Readability in Latin Poetry.” Midwest Classical Literature Consortium, Ohio University. April 22. [abstract]
2017. “Classical Language Toolkit and Measuring Readability in Latin Literature.” Global Philology Open Conference, Universität Leipzig. February 22. [slides]
2016. “Erotic Distraction in Lucan’s Bellum Civile.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Classical Studies, San Francisco, Ca. January 9. [abstract]
2015. “Caesar Captivus: Elegiac Enrichment in Lucan’s Bellum Civile.” CAAS 2015 Annual Meeting, Wilmington, De. October 9. [abstract]
2014. “Carpe Iter: A Case for Latin-themed Field Trips.” CAAS 2014 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. October 10. [abstract]
2014. “Latin for the Hearing-Impaired.” Investigating Inequalities, Graduate School Association Conference, Fordham University. April 5.
2014. “Digital Directions for a Concordance of Hellenistic Philosophy.” (Co-presented with Prof. Brian Johnson, Fordham University.) Publishing Text for a Digital Age, Tufts University. March 28.
2013. “Lucian’s Ekphrasis of the Visible and the Invisible in Imagines.” CAMWS 2013 Annual Meeting, Iowa City, Ia. April 20. [abstract]
2013. “Distant Reading Alliteration in Latin Poetry.” Word, Space, Time: Digital Perspectives on the Classical World, University at Buffalo. April 6. [abstract][code]
2013. “Pessime Planudes: Scaliger’s Cato and the Polemics of Retranslation.” Beyond Words: Translation and the Classical World, CUNY Graduate Center. March 8. [abstract]
2013. “A Non-Latin Script in the Digital Archive: Greek OCR and Google Books.” Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory, Digital Humanities roundtable, Fordham University. March 2.
2012. “Laudatio, Lineage and Legacy in Cicero’s Brutus.” Exegi Monumentum Aere Perennius: Self-Promotion in the Ancient World, University at Buffalo. October 20. [abstract]
2012. “The Poet Who Dreamt He Was a Poet: Lucretius and the Problem of Inspiration.” And Now for Something Completely Different: Transformation and Transcendence in Antiquity, University of Wisconsin-Madison. October 13. [abstract]
2011. “Short on Erotics: Eros as Epic Hero in Apollonius Rhodius’ Argonautica 3.275-298.” Desire: From Eros to Eroticism, CUNY Graduate Center, Department of Comparative Literature. November 11. [abstract]
2011. “Dice Play and Wordplay in Apollonius Rhodius’ Argonautica 3.111-128.” Why So Serious?: The Past and Its Diversions, University of Michigan. April 16. [abstract]
2010. “The Hyper-Alexandrianism of Virgilian Centos and Girl Talk’s Mashups.” All Roads Lead From Rome, Rutgers University. April 9. [abstract]
2019. “Bringing a Shadow Library Into the Light: Soviet-Era Scholarship on Central Asia and 21st Century Digital Collections.” ACRL 2019, Cleveland, OH. April 11. Co-written with G. Mckee and M. Naunton.
2017. “Mapping Linked Data Subject Headings in the Library Catalog.” DH2017, Montreal, Quebec. August 11. Co-written with D. Ratzan, T. Elliot, and G. Mckee. [abstract]
2014. “Distant Reading Alliteration in Latin Literature.” Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Chicago, Il. January 4. [abstract]
2019. “Apollo vs. Python3: What Can Classics Learn from Computer Science (and Vice Versa)?” at American Classical League Institute. New York, NY. June 29.
2019. “ELIZA, ELIZAE: The Absurdity and (Absurd) Practicality of Latin Chatbots.” MIT Programs in Digital Humanities Seminar. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. October 24.
2019. “Reassessing Poeticness and Synonymity in Latin Poetry.” University of California, Los Angeles. January 10.
2018. “What is an ‘Unpoetic’ Word?: Reassessing Latin Literary Criticism with Digital Methods.” University of Texas at Austin. November 29.
2018. “Backoff Lemmatization for Ancient Greek with the Classical Language Toolkit,” 2018 Digital Classicist London Seminars Series. Institute of Classical Studies. London, England. July 27.
2018. “What is an ‘Unpoetic’ Word?: Reassessing Latin Literary Criticism with Digital Methods.” University of Oklahoma. April 5.
2018. “Becoming a Digital Humanist in Graduate School.” Deconstructing the Open Greek and Latin Project: The First Thousand Years of Greek, Tufts University. January 3.
2017. “Latin in Unexpected Places.” Paideia Outreach in the CAAS Region, CAAS 2017 Annual Meeting, New York, NY. October 8. [abstract]
2017. “Exploring Diction and Topics in Latin Love Elegy.” Digital Propertius Project, Department of Classics, Yale University. May 18.
2016. “Cicero’s Hardest Sentence?: Measuring Readability in Latin Literature”. Drew University Classics Department. December 1. [abstract][code]
Digital Humanities Projects
2015-present. The Classical Language Toolkit (CLTK). Core member. [link].
2016-present. ISAW Library Titles Map. Developer.
2016-present. Digital Central Asian Archaeology collection. Developer. [link].
2018-present. Digital South Caucasus collection. Developer.
Open Access Writing
2017. “The Ancient Case Against Programming ‘Languages’” Eidolon April 24. [link].
2020. Program Committee, reviewer. Language Technologies for Historical and Ancient Languages (LT4HALA).
2019. Program Committee, reviewer. DH2020.
2018. Google Summer of Code mentor for the Classical Language Toolkit project “Expanding the CLTK with Synonyms, Translations and Word Embeddings” (James Gawley).
2017-present. Reviewer for DSH: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.
2017. Google Summer of Code mentor for the Classical Language Toolkit project “Adding CLTK Functionality for Old and Middle French” (Natasha Voake).
2016-present. Committee for Public Information and Media Relations. Society for Classical Studies.
2016. Program Committee, reviewer. Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society 30th International Conference, special track for “Natural Language Processing of Ancient and other Low-resource Languages.”
2016-present. Graduate Student Award selection committee. NYC Digital Humanities.
2016-present. Steering Group. NYC Digital Humanities.
2015-present. Steering Committee. Digital Classics Association.
Grants, Awards and Honors
2019. Society for Classical Studies Classics Everywhere grant supporting public programming for local political philosophy reading group.
2018. DH2018 ADHO Bursary.
2016. Google Summer of Code stipend for development on “Latin/Greek Backoff Lemmatizer” for the Classical Language Toolkit.
2013. HASTAC Scholar.
2012. National Endowment for the Humanities/Tufts University. Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grant.
2011. New York Classical Club. American School of Classical Studies at Athens Summer Scholarship.
Instructor, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
Introduction to Digital Humanities for the Ancient World (Fall 2017, Fall 2016)
Instructor, Fordham University
Introduction to Latin I (Fall 2013, Fall 2010, Fall 2009); Textbooks: Learn to Read Latin; Wheelock’s Latin.
Introduction to Latin II (Spring 2014, Spring 2010); Textbooks: Wheelock’s Latin; Latin via Ovid.
Intermediate Latin (Fall 2019, Fall 2013, Fall 2012)
Latin Language & Literature (Spring 2015, Spring 2010: Curriculum Authors; Spring 2013: Ovid)
Introduction to Greek I (Fall 2011); Textbook: Greek: An Intensive Course.
Introduction to Greek II (Spring 2011) Textbook: Greek: An Intensive Course.
Greek Language & Literature (Spring 2011)
Readings in Greek (Fall 2011: Thucydides)
Greek Tutorial: Selections from the Greek Philosophers (Spring 2009)
Texts and Contexts: Myth in Greco-Roman Literature (Spring 2013)
Understanding Historical Change: Ancient Rome (Spring 2012)
Library and Scholarly Publication Experience
Special Collections Work
2017-present. Digital South Caucasus Collection. Developer.
2016-present. Digital Central Asian Archaeology Collection. Developer. [site]
2016. Markup coding. Bagnall, R. et al. Oasis City. NYU Press, 2015. [link]
2010. Proofreading Latin and Greek citations. Peppard, M. The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in Its Social and Political Context. Oxford, 2011. [site]
2008. Proofreading, compiling index locorum, checking references and bibliography. McGowan, M. Ovid in Exile: Power and Poetic Redress in the Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto. Brill, 2009. [site]
2015-2016. Participant in Sunoikisis Greek & Latin Seminars at Center for Hellenic Studies; leader of common sessions on Hellenistic and Neronian/Flavian literature.
2012-2014. Founder and co-director of the Fordham Graduate Students Digital Humanities Group.
Society for Classical Studies (SCS)
Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS)
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)
Forum for Classical Librarians and Scholarly Communications (FCLSC)
New York City Digital Humanities (NYCDH)
2016-2018. Parent Representative for the PS150Q Dual Language PTA Subcommittee. Sunnyside, NY.
2012-2013. Secretary. Sunnyside Gardens Community Association. Sunnyside, NY.