December 9, 2015
Kristen Streahle , winner of a 2014 IAS Travel Grant for Emerging Scholars , used her award to travel to the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo , where she presented her paper, “TABIMUROLLI MUIDEM REP:“ Pseudo-Kufic, Retrograde Latin, and the Crusades Remembered on the Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri Ceiling.” The richly painted wooden ceiling that adorns the Great Hall of the palace is replete with scenes of epic narratives as well as decorative patterns and inscriptions.

February 5, 2015
On 5 February 62 CE, the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were hit by a strong earthquake with a magnitude approximated between 5 and 6 on the modern Richter scale.

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