The Dean’s Global Inquiries Fund, an initiative that encourages the collective investigation of global topics across the liberal arts, recently awarded Peter Struck with a grant for the 2019 spring semester.
Peter Struck, Professor and Chair of Classical Studies, will develop an undergraduate seminar on Comparative Ancient Epics in collaboration with Yale-NUS, based in Singapore, on five ancient texts: Gilgamesh, Iliad, Odyssey, Ramayana, and Aeneid. Struck and Mira Seo, Associate Professor of Humanities, Yale-NUS, will teach the course on their respective campuses in spring 2019. As part of the course, Yale-NUS students will visit Philadelphia and Penn students will travel to Singapore for classes and visits to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Asian Civilizations Museum.
Dean Steven J. Fluharty established the fund to advance the School’s commitment to driving global change, a key priority in the Power of Penn Arts & Sciences fundraising campaign.