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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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ancient greece, ancient rome, environmental history, ancient science, ancient technology, ancient medicine, women, gender, race, ethnicity, natural history museums
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About Me

Clara Bosak-Schroeder is an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an affiliate of History, Medieval Studies, and Comparative and World Literature.

Clara works at the intersection of classics and the environmental humanities, investigating tiny robotic theaters, giant elephant puppets, and hairy women.

Her book project, Other Natures, argues that Greek descriptions of other peoples criticize Greek environmental practices. A second project investigates the dialogue between classical scholarship and early modern primatology.

Clara’s research has won support from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at UIUC.

Recent Publications

“The Ecology of Health in Herodotus, Dicaearchus, and Agatharchides,” in The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds. (Rebecca Futo Kennedy and Molly Jones-Lewis eds.) Routledge: 29-44 (2016).

“The Religious Life of Greek Automata,” Archiv für Religionsgeschichte 1 (2016): 123-136.

(with Arthur Verhoogt) “Thucydides, Historiae62.5-63.2 (P.Mich. inv. 5413 (a) Front; TM nr. 131625),” BASP 55 (2018): accepted for publication.

“Making Specimens in the Periplus of Hanno and its Imperial Tradition,” AJP 1 (2019): accepted for publication.

Review of Marshall J. Becker, Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry: The Golden Smile Through the Ages. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 58 (2017).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Ancient Greece
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
Ancient, Medieval
Expertise by Topic
Disability, Environment, Gender, Medicine, Museums, Pedagogy, Race, Science, Sexuality, Technology, Women