Location: Lincoln, NE
The Homerathon is a massive event in the spring that involves a full reading of one of Homer’s poems. Next year it will be the Iliad. For our pivoted events in 2019 and 2020 see the link below, and on the dept. website you can get an idea of the 2018 iteration. Next year we hope to return to live event, bigger and better than ever.
|Potential Student Tasks||
The ideal student will act as an assistant to one of the committee leaders. Committees will likely include “communications/outreach”, or “design” or “on the ground logistics” or “food and entertainment”.
An interest, if only passing, in Homer and in the use of Greek mythology as a way of interacting with modernity. Ideally, you’ll read the Iliad (for class or just for this) to help, and then you will be actively interested in the teamwork it takes to do a large event that includes the whole university and Lincoln community
Contact me for any questions – and I can put you with members of next year’s team if you want to talk to current undergrads.
I might recommend a Classics Gen-ed course with one of the professors running the Homerathon (me or Prof. Hart) if you want to get what I think might be the best experience. Both of us will be teaching courses that fulfill the ACE 5, and one of mine is also an ACE 8. This way you will sort of be in the Classics vibe, which will help you get engaged.
|Start Date:||Aug 30, 2021|
|End Date:||Apr 23, 2022|
|Apply By:||Jul 31, 2021|