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Welcome to the web site of the NEH Summer 2012 Institute, “Roman Comedy in Performance,” recently concluded at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Co-directed by Professors Sharon L. James (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Timothy J. Moore (John and Penelope Biggs Distinguished Professor of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis), this NEH Summer Institute gave NEH Summer Scholars the opportunity to interact with leading experts in the field and to practice scholarship through performance, producing their own performances of scenes from the plays of Plautus and Terence.  The Institute had an exciting group of participants from all over the country, and from different fields—there were members from Classics, Theater, History, Religious Studies, Modern Languages, and more.

The diverse and exciting performance scenes were videotaped in the third week of July, in some seriously hot and steamy weather.

The videos are now on-line!  Go here to see them..

Photographs from filming can be found here (Day 1, July 17th), here (Day 2, July 18th), and here Day 3 (July 19th), as well as on the individual groups’ blog pages.

Read about our daily activities, and keep up with further developments, on our blog, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information, consult the pages of this web site or write to either co-director: sljames@email.unc.edu or tmoore@artsci.wustl.edu

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this web site do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.