Norgard Elected as New President of AIMS

Amy Norgard, associate professor of classics, co-organized a series of special panels at the Antiquity in Media Studies (AIMS) virtual conference on the topic of “Star Trek and the Ancient Past,” Nov.10-18. The six panels featured the work of 15 different scholars whose work investigates how the “Star Trek” franchise engages with the ancient Mediterranean past to inform humanity’s high-tech, enlightened future. Norgard presented a paper entitled “Pygmalion and Personhood in the Holodeck in Star Trek.” Norgard was also elected as the new president of AIMS and will take office in January 2024. Josh Nudell, visiting assistant professor of history, also presented a paper at the AIMS conference titled “Aspasia of Miletus: Reflecting Pernicious Stereotypes in ‘Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.’”

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