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Lauren E. Caldwell
Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Classics
Phone: Office Location: Seabury Hall N-030
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Trinity College faculty member since 2017 View office hours for Fall 2017
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Univ. of Michigan (2004)
A.B., Princeton Univ. (1996)

Lauren Caldwell's research is in Roman social and intellectual history, including Greco-Roman medicine and Roman law. Her book, Roman Girlhood and the Fashioning of Femininity, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. Roman Girlhood is the first in-depth study of female adolescence in the Roman Empire. In this study, Professor Caldwell investigates the social pressures that encouraged early marriage for girls in the Empire, and examines the evidence for the impact of early marriage on girls' health and well-being. An article that grew out of this research, on Roman medical training and schools of thought, is forthcoming (2017) in the Oxford Handbook of Ancient Science and Medicine.

Professor Caldwell enjoys helping Classics students take their knowledge and enthusiasm outside the classroom and into the local community. She has supervised volunteers who offered Greek Mythology program for a local elementary school, and in 2016 she created an internship program in partnership with Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art that allowed students to catalog a collection of Roman gems from the first and second centuries C.E.