Kelly Olson's research focuses on clothing and gender in Roman antiquity. Recent publications include "Masculinity, appearance, and sexuality: dandies in Roman antiquity,"in the The Journal of the History of Sexuality 23.2 (2014), and “The Roman toga : status, sexuality, identity,” in M. Masterson and N. Rabinowitz (edd) Sex in Antiquity: New Essays on Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World (2014, Routledge). She will publish her new book, *Masculinity, Sexuality, and Dress in Roman Antiquity* with Routledge in 2016.
Congratulations to Beth Greene and Alex Meyer for their successful SSHRC Connection Grant! This grant will bring together a group of international scholars for a two-day symposium called "Unlocking the Provinces: Defining and Prioritizing Roman Provincial Studies." The conference is a collaboration between researchers across Canada, the US, UK and Europe to share varied perspectives and approaches to Roman provincial research. The symposium addresses the need for a globalized and cross-disciplinary dialogue on the subject, informed by the fast-paced changes and shifting perspectives in scholarship and research around the world today.