Phi Beta Kappa Scholar to Visit IWU

April 7, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Roger Bagnall, a Phi Beta Kappa Scholar and professor of history and classics at New York University, will be on the Illinois Wesleyan campus Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11.

On Thursday there will be a reception at 4 p.m. with Illinois Wesleyan faculty in the fourth floor reading room of The Ames Library (1312 Park St., Bloomington). At 7:30 p.m. Bagnall will present his lecture titled, “Women Writing Letters in Graeco-Roman Egypt” in the Beckman Auditorium of The Ames Library. 

Bagnall is a renowned classical scholar and papyrologist. In 2003 he was the recipient of a Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award during his tenure at Columbia University. In 2006 Bagnall was named the Director for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.

For more information contact Rebecca Gearhart, associate professor of anthropology, at

 Contact: Allegra Gallian, ’09, (309) 556-3181