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An example of research created by our Chemical Engineering Cohort:


“Reconstructing Music for the Ancient Greek Tortoise-Shell Lyre”

Daniel Mackey
Associate Professor David Rosenbloom

This research will focus on the role of a one square mile area in the Hongkou District of Shanghai known as the Shanghai Ghetto (or formerly, the Restricted Sector for Stateless Refugees) within the larger context of Holocaust history. Between 1933 and 1941, when most Western nations closed their doors to European refugees, over twenty thousand German, Austrian, and Polish Jews survived the Holocaust by escaping to Japanese-occupied Shanghai. Over the last five years, scholarly and popular interest in Shanghai as an unlikely but welcome refuge for Jews in the aftermath of Kristallnacht and the Anschluss has surged. I intend to examine the experience of survivors in Shanghai as well as the Shanghai Ghetto’s significance in Holocaust history by studying oral histories, written testimony, and scholarly publications in both German and English.


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Benefits for Ancient Studies students:

  • Work with a faculty member
  • Experience hands-on research
  • Reinforce classroom learning
  • Prepare for work or graduate school
  • Travel to national conferences
  • Receive grant funding
  • Publish independent research
    • Two Media, Same Metamorphoses? The Works of Ovid and Bernini.
      Cally Brandt. UMBC Review vol.10.
    • Site Hierarchy and Social Hierarchy in the Mycenaean Kingdom of Pylos.
      Weston Bittner. UMBC Review vol.10.
    • The Megaron at Mycenaean Pylos: A New Interpretation.
      Jarrett Farmer. UMBC Review Vol.12.

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