IN MEMORIAM ALAN CAMERON, 1938-2017
The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean mourns the passing of Alan Cameron, a true scholarly giant, at the age of 79. He made a lasting impact on the study of Hellenistic poetry, the rivalry of Christianity and ‘paganism’ in the fourth century AD, Claudian, chariot-races, and the cultural history of early Byzantium, as well as on a host of other specific problems in the cultural and literary history of antiquity. He was Anthon Professor of Latin Language and Literature at Columbia from 1977 until his retirement in 2008. His colleagues, friends and former students will miss him sorely.
The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean (CAM)
The Center, otherwise known as CAM, is an interdepartmental initiative at Columbia University in the City of New York which seeks to link together all the faculty, students and numerous departments that have an interest in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and adjoining areas. It is simultaneously a mechanism for coordinating courses, an information source, and a means of organizing conferences and other scholarly encounters.
On Saturday, December 9, 2017, the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean will host a one-day conference to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Theodor Mommsen, the Nobel Laureate Roman historian (November 30, 1817).
Participants will include Clifford Ando, Werner Eck, Harriet Flower, Bruce Frier, Suzanne Marchand, and Stefan Rebenich. Please visit the event page for more information, or contact us directly with further questions.
CAM gratefully acknowledges the generous funding of our many individual donors, as well as the following institutions and organizations:
THE FELLOWS OF THE CENTER FOR THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN
THE ARETE FOUNDATION
THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION
N.W. NORTON & COMPANY
Your donation will ensure that the Center continues to thrive and to promote the study of the ancient Mediterranean world.
Please follow the above link which leads to the Columbia Giving website. Select under "School or Division", "Arts and Sciences (Interdepartmental)", then in "Select a designation", choose "Center for the Ancient Mediterranean Discretionary Gift".