Jonas Tai is a student in the Honors College and School of Arts and Sciences majoring in Classics, History, and Medieval Studies, with an interest in ancient Greek and Byzantine history. He is a founding member of and has served on the board of the Undergraduate Society of History. In the spring of 2018, under the supervision of Prof. Thomas Figueira, he presented a research paper on the healing sanctuaries of Asklepios at the annual Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Symposium at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. He is a recipient of the Classics Department’s Ethel S. Cook Travel Scholarship, under which he was able to spend the summer of 2018 in Greece and Bulgaria. At the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, he spent six weeks visiting historical sites across Greece while meeting scholars of the ancient world. He also spent another month at the Balkan Heritage Field School, digging at the site of a late Antique monastery in Varna. Jonas aims to attend a graduate program in history or classical studies.
- Research Topic: The Archaic Evolution and Classical Parameters of Andrapodismos