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People who have studied Latin, Greek, Classical Studies and Classical Archaeology at the University of Washington have gone on to work in the fields including education, law, journalism, business and entrepreneurship, and the sciences.  UW Classics Ph.D.s are teaching at institutions across the U.S. and Canada. 

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February 1, 2018
Congratulations to Brad Cook, PhD '96, who has received a Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Humanities to spend Spring 2018 researching Greek inscriptions. Brad is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Mississippi, and his particular focus is to be on two inscriptions held in the David M. Robinson Memorial Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the ... Read more
2017 PhD grads
June 12, 2017
Congratulations to our very successful PhD students! Matthew Gorey (PhD '17) will be a Lecturer at Bucknell University this fall; Eunice Kim (PhD '17) is beginning a two-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at Gonzaga University; and Adriana Vazquez (PhD '17) will be an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UCLA! Congrats also to the following recent PhDs on their new jobs! Josh Hartman (PhD ’16), Visiting Assistant Professor, Kalamazoo College Bridget Langley (PhD ’16), Visiting Assistant Professor... Read more
ancient fresco of young man reading
April 2, 2017
Recent months have seen the appearance of many lively and innovative publication projects by PhD, MA and BA alumni of the UW Classics Department. Yurie Hong's “Playing Zeus: Reproductive Technology and Lessons from Hesiod” has appeared in the online journal Eidolon. Yurie, PhD 07 and Associate Professor of Classics at... Read more
Seattle area k-12 teachers of Latin
July 1, 2016
A lively group of Latin teachers, most local to the Puget Sound area and one tele-conferencing from Spokane, gathered under the auspices of the Department of Classics and the UW in the High School Program on the UW Campus one Saturday in May to share teaching strategies that help the Latin language and the Classical world come alive. Dr. Arlene Holmes-Henderson, a specialist in the pedagogy of Latin who is based at Oxford... Read more
Classical Seminar in Rome Students 2016
July 1, 2016
On the eve of UW's 2016 Commencement ceremony in June,  friends and family gathered in Parrington Forum to celebrate the varied achievements of students in Classics. Bridget Langley was awarded the Ph.D. and Anna Simas and Emma Brobeck completed M.A. degrees in Classics. Graduating seniors in Classics include Joseph Bringman, Jr., Rachael Clark, Alexandra Holttum, and Zoé Thomas. Student activities during the year included undergraduate presentations of research projects at the University's... Read more
UW Classics graduate students and recent alums at the opening reception of Feminism and Classics VII
May 27, 2016
Feminism and Classics is an international conference series exploring the multiple interconnections among the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and the study of feminism, women and gender. It is held every four years at a different North American university. The seventh iteration, on the theme of Visions, was hosted this May 19-22 by the Department of Classics and Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington in Seattle. Comprising some 120... Read more
images of women working, in the style of ancient Greek vases
May 13, 2016
 Just one look -- and you'll be inspired by the power of visual storytelling.  A major Book Arts exhibit on view through July 29, 2016, in the UW Libraries Special Collections in the basement of Allen Library is the product of an unusual collaboration between established book artists and humanities scholars, including many members of the Classics Department. Building on the UW Libraries' exceptional collection of Book Arts, and its decades-long relationships with many major book artists, co-... Read more
Roman in a toga; illustration from Vice Verba Latin game
March 4, 2016
Christina Vester (PhD ’04) and Pauline Ripat (PhD ’03) have transformed their fond Seattle memories of playing Latin and Greek verb conjugation games in class into a lively and appealing – and free – game for Apple and Android devices. Working in collaboration with coder Darren Osadchuk and illustrator Rick Sealock, Christina (Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo) and Pauline (Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at the University of... Read more
Meghan C. Lescault, Providence College ’16 (Walpole, Mass.) spent the summer researching Virgil’s Aeneid with her faculty mentor, Dr. Robin J. Greene, assistant professor of history.
January 20, 2016
Robin Greene's work with one of her students at Providence College was recently featured in the Providence College Magazine.  The project, titled 'Speech and Silence in Virgil’s Aeneid', was supported through the college's Undergraduate Research Grant Program. See more at
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December 14, 2015
As usual, UW Classics will make a strong showing at the annual meeting of the Society of Classical Studies held jointly with the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (January 6-9, 2016, in San Francisco). Alexander Hollmann is speaking on "Curse Tablets and Wells in Private Houses in Antioch" on the program of the AIA. At the SCS, Graduate students Joshua Hartman and Bridget Langley are delivering papers on “Julian as Citizen: Attic Oratory and the Misopogon” and “... Read more