Monthly Archives: October 2016

New Brunswick NJ hosts CAAS 2016 meeting 20-22 Oct, and Rutgers Classics is most definitely showing up

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When it comes to CAAS 2016, all roads lead to New Brunswick

It’s that time again—for one of the most rewarding of academic conferences, the annual fall meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS). It all goes down this week with panels, paper sessions, and a performance packed into a very full program on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October. The location is New Brunswick NJ, at the sleek Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center (10 Livingston Avenue).

As CAAS itself describes it, these “meetings combine scholarly papers on ancient literature, history and archaeology with panels and presentations on the teaching of the Classics, providing a relaxed and enjoyable forum for all college and secondary school teachers who are interested in the Greco-Roman world.”

This year marks the seventh time New Brunswick has hosted the event, but the first in more than a dozen years. (Since its founding in 1907, CAAS has chosen the city as a meeting location in 1923, 1959, 1978, 1983, 1995 and 2002.) The 2016 meeting promises to be a Rutgers reunion of sorts. Spotted on the program alone are about a dozen and a half current and past Rutgers Classics students and faculty. You can see the full program here and an abridged and RU-annotated schedule below. Continue reading

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RU Libraries, Art Museum and Classics stage ‘Counterfeit Caesars’ exhibition on master Roman coin forgeries

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This just in—reposting a welcome press release from Rutgers University Libraries…

“The United States Department of Treasury estimates that about $70 million dollars in counterfeit currency is currently in circulation. Counterfeit money is a tremendous problem in modern economies, but it is not a new problem by any stretch of the imagination.

This month, Rutgers University Libraries, the Zimmerli Art Museum, and the Rutgers University–New Brunswick Department of Classics are teaming up on a display of counterfeit coins from the Ernst Badian Collection of Roman Republican Coins. Counterfeit Caesars: The Criminal Genius of Coin Forger Carl Wilhelm Becker (1772–1830) will be on display through February 6, 2017 at the Zimmerli Art Museum in the Class of 1937 Study Gallery (71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901).”

Here is the catalogue to the exhibition:

“While the gallery is dedicated to showcasing works that supplement Rutgers academic courses, it is open to all visitors. Currently, the Study Gallery also includes a display of American prints and an ACT UP Art Box.

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‘Counterfeit Caesars’ on display at the Zimmerli. Credit: Tim Corlis

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