Greek and Roman Drama and Theater; Aeschylus; Euripides and the Trojan War; Vergil; The Classical Tradition in Literature and the Arts; German Classicism (Goethe, Schiller, Kleist); Philosophy and Literature
Project «American Studies Resource Portal». AUTh and U.S. Embassy in Greece.
Project «Migrant Greek Texts: Politics of Flow, Mediation, and Reception» within the frame of the Alabama-Greece Collaboration Initiative. University of Alabama and AUTh.
Project «Workshop Theaterprojekte für Flüchtlinge». Goethe-Institut Griechenland.
Part of the PhD project: Research in Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD), University of Oxford.
I am an adjunct prof. of applied arts at the Department of Museum Studies, University of Patras, and postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Theatre Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, on a full scholarship by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY). My research focuses on applications of myth-based digital theatre in adult education and involves: development of experimental educational programmes, their implementation in at-risk adult educational contexts, and assessment of their affordances. I have studied International Relations, English Language and Literature (BA), American Literature and Culture (MA, on a full scholarship by IKY), and Adult Education (MEd, on an excellence scholarship). I received my PhD in theatre and performance studies from the School of English, AUTh, on scholarships by AUTh (excellence), the Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation, and IKY, while part of my research was conducted at the University of Oxford, U.K., funded by the European Society for the Study of English. My first monograph, based on my PhD thesis and titled “Latinx Reception of Greek Tragic Myth: Healing (and) Radical Politics”, was published by Peter Lang in 2020. The range of my published work (articles and reviews in peer-reviewed academic journals, chapters and essays in edited volumes, conference presentations and outreach writings) reflects a diversity of research interests and encompasses various fields. The same holds true for my teaching experience which spans several subjects and content areas (English literacy, English for Special Purposes, Academic Writing, Critical Writing, Drama, Fiction, Visual Culture, Social Theatre, Digital Theatre), teaching modes (lectures, workshops, seminars, facilitating individuals and groups), and institutional contexts (universities, colleges, adult vocational training and life-long learning institutions, second chance schools). Beyond the contours of my profile as educator, I have also worked as administrative assistant, editor and free-lance translator, while, more recently, I have served as production member for theatre performances and dramaturge, project manager and coordinator, and event organizer across venues and loci. Other recent professional experience includes serving as member of the editorial team for Critical Stages/Scènes critiques, the journal of the International Association for American Studies, and as the Young Scholar Representative of the Hellenic Association for American Studies.
Teaching subjects: English literature, Arabic literature in translation, World literature in translation, Creative writing, Cultural Studies, Education. Research subjects: Gibali (Jebbali/ Sheri) culture, Dhofari and Omani history and culture, Intercultural Communication, English Literature, Travel Writing, Pedagogy, Anthropology
I wrote my master’s thesis on ancient Greek and Roman libraries, and my PhD thesis on the abandonment of sanctuaries and transfer of cults in Ancient Greece. I am now studying the interaction between sanctuaries and scholarship in Ancient Greece.
Allen Romano runs the Digital Humanities MA program at Florida State University. He teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities, from graduate classes in R, Python, and digital pedagogy to undergraduate classes in literature and culture. Trained as a classicist and specializing in Ancient Greek literature, Dr. Romano’s research work has focused especially on Greek poetry and drama and, digitally, on text-mining and, more recently, deep learning with ancient literature. With Tarez Graban, Sarah Stanley, and Judith Pascoe, he has helped launch and run the newly created Demos Center Project for Data Humanities at FSU.
I am the Curator of Greek and Roman Provincial Coins at the British Museum.
I am an ancient historian with a particular interest in the Greek world, Hellenistic history, and religion, as well as Greek history during the Roman period. Teaching in a History department at Southampton, I am also increasingly fascinated by the reception of the Greek world in later periods of history. My forthcoming book on Greek Sanctuaries and the Rise of Rome explores the spread of Roman power as seen from religious sites in Greece, the Aegean, and Asia Minor (from the third until the early first century BCE). It brings out the key role of cults and sanctuaries in early exchanges between Greeks, Romans, and Hellenistic rulers – in war, diplomacy, and trade. As part of my work for the Copenhagen Associations Project, I undertook research on ancient Greek associations, carrying out surveys and detailed studies of epigraphic evidence (esp. from the Aegean), and analysing religious aspects, foreign involvement, and relations with Rome. My ongoing research interests include the local histories and wider connections of islands in the Aegean from the fifth century BCE, through the Hellenistic age, into the Roman Imperial period; Greek sanctuaries and their networks; and travel and mobility in the ancient world.
My work is concerned with Greek and Roman literature, religion, and philosophy, from Homer to late antiquity, and their reception in European intellectual history.
Sixteenth-Century continental translations of Greek romance: Spanish, French, Italian, Neo-Latin. Early modern Spanish prose and lyric poetry.