HUM 315 / CLA 315 / REL 315 / HLS 349

Incarceration in Antiquity

Caroline Cheung and Matthew Larsen

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Material and textual data indicate carceral practices were regular features in the ancient Mediterranean. This course begins by discussing select key works in the field of carceral studies, and considers ancient evidence to discuss the challenges of identifying prison spaces, the role of the state in incarceration, and the purpose(s) of incarceration in antiquity. A digital humanities component (mapping carceral sites and producing 3D models) will give students an intricate understanding of ancient carceral geographies and introduce them to digital humanities. The course requires international travel during Fall Break. This course is funded jointly by a Magic Innovation Grant and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies.

Rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores should fill out the application to apply for this course, which is limited to 12 students.

Students may email Stephanie Lewandowski, Humanistic Studies Program Manager, at steph@princeton.edu with any questions or to be put on a wait list. Please include a paragraph explaining your interest in the course.

 

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