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The Archivio Digitale Boncompagni Ludovisi is an ongoing (since 2010) initiative to highlight new discoveries on the social, cultural, intellectual and political history of the papal Boncompagni, Ludovisi, and Boncompagni Ludovisi families from the tenth century AD to the present. This is the family of Popes Gregory XIII (1572-1585, who introduced the Gregorian Calendar) and Gregory XV (1621-1623, who canonized the first Jesuit saints), as well many other notable figures in the Church, in the arts (...)

Aresty Research Assistant
SAS - Classics
Archaeology, Classics, Digital Arts (DXARTS), History, (...)

Modern Hindi-Urdu uses many English words. This feature has become more dramatically increased in the past few years. They are spoken and written using the Devanagri script and assigned a masculine or feminine gender. However, English nouns do not have gender, rather they categorized as neuter. The proposed study will find the criteria of how native speakers assign gender to English nouns without prescribed rules. After conducting the survey, we will prepare a list of vocabulary for learners and (...)

Aresty Research Assistant
SAS - African, Middle Eastern & South Asian Lang (...)
Language , Linguistics

This a continuation of a previous study (Austin, Sánchez and Pérez-Cortés, 2017) on the effects of language contact on the grammatical development of Spanish-English bilingual children (ages 4-6). In Austin et al. (2017), we presented evidence of crosslinguistic influence in the distribution of null and overt subjects in English as a second language as acquired by heritage Spanish children. In this follow up study, we continue to explore in depth this distribution using language proficiency tests (...)

Aresty Research Assistant
SAS - Spanish & Portuguese
Language , Linguistics, Child Development

This study focuses on Roman Syria, Mesopotamia, India, and China, with particular attention to the caravan route, marked by cities like Petra, Palmyra, and Dura Europos, that channeled goods from India and China to the West. Spices, perfumes, cotton, silks, precious stones, and even animals were transported to the frontiers of the empire and from there to the markets within. So coveted were these goods that some scholars have argued that the empire ran a trade deficit. The growing market for luxury (...)

Aresty Research Assistant
SAS - History
Computer Science and Engineering, Geography, History

Literary thought—both theory and criticism—is the prerequisite for situating literature and its function in a society, especially one that viewed letters as its preeminent civilizing enterprise. Over the course of early and medieval Chinese history, the character wen 文came to stand for the dynastic enterprise defined as a civilization of culture, scholarship and literature. The arc and substance of a literary tradition are not merely, or even mostly, penned by authors, but are no less equally inscribed (...)

Aresty Research Assistant
SAS - Asian Languages and Cultures

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