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Celeste Guichard delivers paper at Symposium

November 3, 2009

A note from Professor Celeste Guichard:

On October 24th, I had the honor of presenting a paper at the Symposium held by Barnard College in honor of Natalie Boymel Kampen.  Professor Kampen retired from teaching last Spring and former students were invited to share work in a gesture of thanks to this esteemed and well-loved professor who affected so many lives through her scholarship, guidance and friendship.  I presented on the increasing importance of word offerings, in the forms of inscriptions and hymns, at the oracular sanctuary of Klaros during the Roman period while others spoke on a wide range of topics including Roman panoply in relation to the triumphal arch at Rheims, the significance of shoes in Roman relief sculpture and William Frith’s depiction of Victorian Gossip.  It’s always a treat to see old friends from grad school, but it was especially nice to come together in commemoration of a mentor who helped shape our ideas not only about the Roman world and gender studies, but also about what it means to be a successful professor and a great colleague.

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