Jeannine Diddle Uzzi


I have been a professor of classics, art history, and general education for 14 years, first at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA and now at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, ME. I have two primary research areas: 1) the presentation of sexuality and the family in the official art of the Roman Empire and 2) the translation of Latin poetry for a lay audience: my new translation of Catullus' Latin lyrics will come out with Cambridge next year.

Classics is inherently interdisciplinary, so I enjoy collaboration both in scholarship and teaching; I have found that using technology in the classroom--especially teaching online--requires (or occasions?) more collaboration than traditional teaching, and this is one of the reasons I am drawn to it. Until this semester, all my experiences in digital humanities had been collaborative (faculty development or team teaching). Now I am about to teach my first fully-online course, the introductory course in USM's new Liberal Studies-Humanities major, and while I think the course is good as designed--it's the best I can do at this point--I know I have a great deal to learn about technology, and I am hoping that attending THATCamp will help me create the most dynamic and engaging online experiences for future students.