Kyle Conrau-Lewis, Archaia Graduate Alumni Fellow

Kyle Conrau-Lewis is a recent PhD graduate in the department of classical philology. His dissertation ‘Reading Ancient History in Miscellaneous Books’ examined how ancient compilers collected exemplary stories not simply as reference books of historiographical data but as self-critical works which reflect on the process of structuring historical memory and problematise the ethics of reading history. He is particularly interested in the intersection of new philology, manuscript studies and premodern literatures more generally. He is also interested in how digital media technologies can reshape the idea of reading and facilitate new modes of scholarship and pedagogy. Prior to coming to Yale University, he was an MA student at the University of Melbourne.