Fall Conference 2019

Searching for Home: Journeys, Quests and Migrations

November 15-16, University of Vermont

Carol Dougherty

Carol DoughertyCarol Dougherty is Professor of Classical Studies at Wellesley College and specializes in the literature and culture of Ancient Greece. Her books The Poetics of Colonization and The Raft of Odysseus explored the transformative and tumultuous period of the eighth century BCE—a time when Greeks settled new lands, engaged in far-reaching trade networks, and embarked upon radical new experiments in politics, economics, and communication.

Since 2009 Carol has served as the director of the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College. The Newhouse Center promotes and supports innovative, imaginative, and influential research in the humanities.