Congratulations to Caroline Belanger, who successfully passed her PhD viva recently! Her thesis is entitled The Erudite World: The Transmission of Solinus’ Polyhistor in Late Antique Geographical Writing. It examines three compilatory geographical texts for their relationship to one source, Solinus, and for what they reflect about the concerns and priorities of their contemporary world. Ultimately the study reveals just how unique each of these descriptions is, demonstrating the sophistication and creativity that went into compilatory technical writing, and offering snapshots of the late antique worldview. Caroline has been at the University of Tübingen for the last six months on a Teach@Tübingen scholarship.