Executive Committee

Colin Webster, President

Colin is an assistant professor of Classics at UC Davis. His research focuses on science, technology and medicine in Greco-Roman antiquity. His current book book project places ancient scientific theories within their technological contexts, and examines topics in biology, medicine, mechanics, optics, meteorology and astronomy. His full bio and CV can be found here. Email: cwebster@ucdavis.edu

Aileen Das, Vice-President

Aileen Das is an associate professor in Classical Studies and Middle East Studies at the University of Michigan. As an intellectual historian, her research foregrounds medieval Islamicate thinkers’ creative reinterpretation of Greco-Roman medical and philosophical ideas in their pursuit of their own epistemic ambitions. Aileen’s first book, Galen and the Arabic Reception of Plato’s Timaeus (Cambridge University Press, 2020), studies how Galen’s interpretation of Plato’s cosmological dialogue the Timaeus became a touchstone for medieval Islamicate doctors and philosophers’ refiguring of their respective disciplines. Her faculty profile can be found here. Email: ardas@umich.edu

Calloway Scott, Treasurer

Calloway is a professor of Greek history at the University of Cincinnati. His work broadly examines the entanglements of science and society in Greek antiquity, from the healing cults of Asklepios to the Oneirocritica of Artemidorus. You can find his full CV here . Email: calloway.scott@uc.edu

Jessica Wright, Blog Editor

Jessica Wright (she/her) has taught classics and medical humanities at the University of Texas at San Antonio and late antique history at the University of Sheffield. Her first book, The Care of the Brain in Early Christianity, is forthcoming from UC Press.

Previous Executives

Courtney Roby (Cornell)

Brooke Holmes (Princeton)

Ralph Rosen (UPenn)

Lesley Dean-Jones (UT Austin)

Julie Laskaris (Richmond)