Current Fellows

CLARC Fellows

Joshua Aldwinkle-Povey
Josh is a sophomore intending on studying Anthropology and History at Brandeis. His main focus at CLARC has been on provenance research, attempting to establish the origins of the items within the collection and tracking the history of their ownership across donors and beyond. He is also learning how to construct artefact housing and is looking to put together an exhibit based on this research. Outside of CLARC Josh is a member of the Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum, works at the Brandeis Library and is a CA for the 2020-21 year. He enjoys reading, watching TV (especially with friends!) or spending time in Boston.
Draken Garfinkel
Draken Garfinkel, CLAS UDR and Class of 2023, currently pursues a double major in Classical Studies and Economics, taking particular fascination in societal systems of the Ancient World. When not researching trade routes, political and religious organizations, or similar topics, he cooks, exercises at the gym, dabbles in poetry, and reads avidly fiction and non-fiction alike, usually within the genres of macrohistory, biography, (suitably dark) fantasy, and the occasional thriller. As a CLARC intern he hopes to better understand the societal structure of the ancient world through its material culture and increase the accessibility of knowledge about the ancient world to those looking to educate themselves. Draken is determined, proactive, a leader, and pursues excellence for himself and his community.
Jalon Kimes
Jalon is a second year Undergraduate student at Brandeis studying Business and Computer Science. He has specialized in 3D modeling and texturing for 3 years. He has competed in multiple Georgia Future Business Leaders of America animation competitions and placed 2nd and 4th in the state. He has also done a digital restoration of a Japanese Bishimonten statue for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. With his work in the CLARC internship, he hopes to create a truly immersive virtual reality experience for the user.
Joey Kornmann
Joey Kornman is a Sophomore majoring in Classical Studies and Economics with a minor in Political Science. My biggest research interests involve imperial iconography and the development of the Latin language through shorthand and abbreviation. I have been attempting to pursue my research interests by focusing on the coins in CLARC and identifying recurring themes, assets, and uses of language to connect seemingly unconnected artifacts.
Audrey Rogers
Audrey Rogers is studying Art History and Psychology and minoring in studio art. This semester I worked on a photography project that was curated using hand-selected items from the CLARC collection and pieces from the permanent collection in the Rose Art Museum. This project aimed to create juxtaposition between the ancient artifacts and modern artworks to intrigue ideas of time, space, and accessibility with a model posed as a robber. The thief simulates these themes in order to entice the audience to question her presence in the museum to begin with.

Graduate Supervisor

Nicole Constantine
Nicole Constantine is the graduate supervisor for the CLARC collection and a graduate student in the Brandeis Classical Studies Department. Nicole works with the fellows to research and conserve objects in the collection.