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Welcome to the Classics Advising Blog. We use this space to share information about opportunities available on the UW campus and beyond that may be of interest to students in the Classics Department.
March 30, 2020

Department of Classics undergraduate advising is served by the Humanities Academic Services Center. If you are looking to declare a major, need advice about courses, or  want to learn more about studying Greek and Roman Classics, please visit the Humanities Academic Services Center to get started, or schedule an appointment with a Humanities Adviser here. Instructors are also happy to speak with you about courses offered in the Department, as is the Classics Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Prof. Catherine Connors

AU 22 office hours: Mon 12:30-1:30, Tues 2:30-3:30,or please email to make an appointment. We can meet via zoom or in my office DEN 262 B.

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January 26, 2021

Classics students are gathering on occasional Fridays at 7 pm to watch movies that treat classical Greek or Roman themes. On Friday April 9 we will watch Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, staged as a "fast moving thriller" in a modern setting. Click here to join us for the film and conversation.  You can suggest films or other activities for future sessions on this padlet.  Questions? email

December 1, 2020

A message from ArchaeoSpain, an organization which offers study abroad programs in Spain, Italy and Greece. 

My name is Catalina Urquijo, I am writing to you as ArchaeoSpain director to let you know about our archaeological field opportunities for 2021.  We believe they can be of great interest to your students. Despite the difficult situation that the world is going through we are confident that on 2021 ArchaeoSpain will be able to celebrate its 20th anniversary on the field. 

ArchaeoSpain was created in 2001 to provide students from all over the world with the opportunity to engage in scientific research at important archaeological sites. We teach archaeology field methods through intense field practice, lab work and presentations in sites like Hadrian's Villa in Italy, Hellenistic Aigai in Greece or the medieval castle of Zorita in Spain. Two of these sites are in the UNESCO world heritage list and a third is in...

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December 1, 2020

 A message from UW's Riverways Education Partnerships

Be a K-12 Educator during WIN 21 through EDUC 401!

 Seattle Public Schools started the 2020-2021 school year remotely. Initial reports show that this return to remote learning has gotten off to a rough start, with...

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May 4, 2020

Eleftherios and Mary Rouvelas Endowed Writing Prize in Hellenic Studies  (Deadline:  May 17, 2020).

The Center for West European Studies, in partnership with the Hellenic Studies Program at the University of Washington, offers an annual Eleftherios and Mary Rouvelas Endowed Writing Prize in Hellenic Studies. The purpose of the competition, which began in 2010, is to fund outstanding writing and research about Greece and Hellenic Studies. The applicant does not need to be U.S. citizen but must be enrolled as a UW student. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students. The winner is awarded up to $2,000. 

Papers on any topic linked to Hellenic Studies are acceptable, including the sociology, economics, politics, history, literature, art, and culture of Greece (ancient or modern).

The committee will aim...

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March 5, 2020

Jennifer Harris, PhD
Director, Undergraduate Research Program

Dear Students,

The Undergraduate Research Program is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2020 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities (SIAH)! SIAH offers a funded opportunity for undergraduates to engage in scholarly research with accomplished faculty, graduate students, and peers while earning full-time academic credit.

This year's theme is Contested Bodies: Power, Identity, and the Life Cycle. Looking across time and cultures, the 2020 Summer Institute for Arts and Humanities will examine the body as a site of meaning making around identity, sexuality, reproduction, health, illness, aging, and death. Students will explore how the body has been experienced, imagined, and contested, and they will conduct research on topics related to the biological and conceptualized body in the past and present....

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December 7, 2019

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Winter Quarter 2020!
The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Winter quarter to work with about 25 schools, and would love to have you! We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter.
The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit!
Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and...

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December 4, 2019

The  American Academy in Rome 2020 Classical Summer School, taking place June 15—July 24, is a six-week program that is designed to provide qualified graduate students, mature undergraduates, and middle school, high school, and two-year college teachers with a well-founded understanding of the growth and development of the city of Rome through a careful study of material remains and literary sources.

Gretchen Meyers, associate professor of classics at Franklin & Marshall College, is the school director.

The deadline to apply is December 15, 2019. Scholarships are available. The notification of acceptance into the program by end of January 2020; AAR scholarships awarded by end of March...

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December 4, 2019
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Subject: International Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora   International Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora

Feburary 15, 2020

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science (ASCSA) in collaboration with the ASCSA Excavations at the Athenian Agora offers a full week-long Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, Director of the Wiener Laboratory, and Dr. Paul Goldberg, Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong, will supervise the intensive field school. Registered students will be involved in interdisciplinary field research in the... Read more
December 4, 2019

First Year Programs is currently recruiting for our First-year Interest Group (FIG) Leader and Orientation Leader (OL) student positions!  

The FIG program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills and a genuine interest in working with incoming students as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students.   

Orientation Leaders play a vital role in the orientation process, working closely with new students and their families on a wide variety of topics including academics, student involvement, housing options, and more. Orientation Leaders work during summer quarter and are paid 30-39.5/hrs per week.   

General informational sessions will also be hosted:

    Tues, January 7 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the First Year Programs Office, MGH Room 120  Thurs, January 9 from 5:00 -6:00 p.m. in the Commuter & Transfer Commons (CTC...
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