The world of classical Greece and Rome is always changing, based on how we perceive, represent, and interact with it. The Classicizing Chicago Project is rooted in the field of “classical receptions studies.” This growing field of scholarly inquiry traces the complex dynamics of a classical tradition that is no longer imagined to be monolithic, but mobile, contingent, variable, and above all still vibrantly present.
ATLAS is under development. We aim to deliver snapshots of this dialogue between present and past across media and time, but within the city of Chicago and its environs. Throughthe illustrated short-form essays, video and walking tours we plan to develop, we map the moments, places, and ways in which classical antiquity and Chicago are in dialogue. By presenting these snapshots we hope to inspire an inclusive climate for involvement in the study and enjoyment of the record of classical antiquity.
Credits for our icon on the ATLAS home page: Ed Paschke (American, 1939–2004). About Ed Paschke
Untitled, drawing of top of a Greco-Roman style head, date unknown
Pen and color pencil
Sheet: 14 x 17 inches; images: 13 x 15-1/2 inches
Loan from Marc Paschke and Sharon Paschke to Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University:
Contributors to ATLAS:
ATLAS authors are identified by their initials at the end of each post.
NOTE: If you would like to contribute to ATLAS, we welcome you to Get Involved.
Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch (E.F-P.) is Assistant Director of the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, Northwestern University.
Arielle Gordon (A.G.) is a current Northwestern undergraduate double majoring in Radio,TV & Film and Political Science. She has worked on CCP’s Atlas as a 2015 Farrell Fellow in Political Science.
Katie E. Hartsock (K.E.H.) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern University.
Judith Hallett (J.H.) is Professor of Classics at the University of Maryland, and specializes in Latin language and literature; women, sexuality and the family in ancient Greek and Roman society; and classical education and reception in the 19th and 20th century Anglophone world.
Rebecca A Lindell [R.L.] is an Editor/Writer in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University.
Ezra Olson (E.O.) (Northwestern ’14) graduated with a BA in English and Creative Writing. He has studied Latin since high school, and has worked in association with Classicizing Chicago as a research assistant.
S. Sara Monoson (S.S.M.) is Professor of Political Science and Classics, Northwestern and Director of the Classicizing Chicago Project.
Francesca Tataranni (F.T.) is Professor of Instruction in Classics, Northwestern University.
John Wynne (J.W.) is Associate Professor of Classics, Northwestern University.