Classics Research Project receives funding from ND Provost

Author: Department of Classics

Thanks to a grant from the Provost's office, the international project on the history of Latin school books is planning a series of workshops and lectures. The Digital School Book Project, directed by Prof. Bloomer, ND,  and by Prof. Andrew Irving of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, is finalizing an online resource for study of the late ancient and medieval texts, commentaries, and translations of the Distichs of Cato, in origin a first-century AD primer for learning to read and write Latin. ND grad and undergrad students have been a vital part of this research. The team plans workshops and lectures to demonstrate how the history of education can be conducted on ancient materials and to highlight the fruits of this research. Public lectures and workshop are scheduled for Feb. 17-19, 2022.