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Lauren E. Caldwell
Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Classical Studies
Phone: (860) 297-4026 Office Location: Seabury Hall N-031
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Trinity College faculty member since 2017
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Univ. of Michigan (2004)
A.B., Princeton Univ. (1996)

Lauren Caldwell's research is in the history of the Roman Empire. Her book, Roman Girlhood and the Fashioning of Femininity, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014, and is the first in-depth study of female adolescence in the Empire. A chapter on Roman medical theories and schools is in press in the Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World (ed. Paul Keyser and John Scarborough). 

Other publications in progress include biographies of the Roman jurists for the Encyclopedia of Ancient History project (Wiley-Blackwell Publishers), a chapter in A Cultural History of Youth (ed. Christian Laes and Ville Vuolanto) for the Bloomsbury Cultural Histories series, and entries in the online Tacitus Encyclopedia (ed. Victoria Pagan).

At Trinity, she teaches courses on the history of the ancient Mediterranean, including survey courses on Greek history and Roman history; seminars on Alexander the Great, Provinces of the Roman Empire, the Emperor Nero; and a first-year course on Medicine and Health in Ancient Rome. With the Classics department, she teaches Latin and ancient Greek and advises undergraduate senior research projects on topics ranging from the physician-patient relationship in classical Greece to education in late antiquity.