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Image of Sheila Panyam, Lederman Scholarship Recipient
December 19, 2019
The following letter was written by Sheila Panyam, an undergraduate student majoring in Classics and Philosophy. Ms. Panyam will graduate in Spring 2020. The following letter was written by Ms. Panyam as the AY19-20 recipient of the Thomas A. Lederman Endowed Scholarship and is being shared with her permission.  Dear Mr. Lederman, I write to express my sincere gratitude for the scholarship that your family has awarded me, and to detail some of the experiences I have had over the past term,... Read more
UW Rome Center
December 18, 2019
As many of our readers will be aware, the University of Washington Rome Center is undergoing some major renovations at the moment.  Students and friends of the Department, past and present, and especially the many wonderful alums of the Department of Classics Rome Programs over the years may be interested in this story just published in the December 2019 University of Washington Magazine.  We are delighted that the article begins with a reminiscence by Rome Program ('03) and departmental alum ... Read more
December 16, 2019
If you’re going to the SCS/AIA/NACGLE conferences in Washington, DC in January 2020, be sure to check out these talks and roundtables featuring UW faculty, graduate students, and alumni! Friday, January 310.45am-12.45pmSCS Session 17 (Greek and Roman Novel): Ashli Baker (Bucknell faculty; UW PhD ‘11), “(Re)Reading the Roman Goddess Isis-Fortuna in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses” 1.45-4.45pmSCS Session 25 (Latin Poetry): Edgar Adrián García (... Read more
Dan Curley poetry book cover by S.L. Johnson
December 10, 2019
In 2013 Dan Curley (PhD ’99), Associate Professor of Classics at Skidmore, published Tragedy in Ovid: Theater, Metatheater, and the Transformation of a Genre with Cambridge University Press.  Now he is in print again, this time as the author of a neoterically crafted book of verse (his first), Conditional Future Perfect, published by Wolfson Press, an imprint of Indiana University.  In the words of two poet-critics on the cover: ‘Dan Curley’s poetry collection abounds with... Read more
George O'Connor graphic novel frames: Persephone seated at a banquet in the Underworld
October 18, 2019
Sophie Emilia Seidler, in the department on a 2019-20 Fulbright Scholarship from Austria, has won the ‘Gender and Agency Award’ of the Universität Wien for her 2019 Vienna MA thesis in Comparative Literature. Her title wasHunger nach Individualität.  Strukturen einer anorektischen Poetik im Persephone-Mythos [‘Hungry for Individuality: Anorexic Poetics in the Myth of Persephone’]. Her thesis explored aspects of the Persephone myth in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, in Ovid’s ... Read more
October 1, 2019
Prof. Sarah Culpepper Stroup was recently featured on the KUOW program "The Record" with Bill Radke, in which she explains the value of studying STEM in the ancient world. In KUOW's words, Prof. Stroup "says that ancient Mediterranean societies might not have been that impressed with today’s technological advancements – we might not be as far ahead of them as we think." You can listen to her fascinating interview... Read more
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September 18, 2019
We are pleased to announce that we have been approved to search for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the Department of Classics.  Details about the position and application procedures may be found through the Placement Service of the Society for Classical Studies.  Please follow this link:
July 5, 2019
We are proud to announce that our graduate student Anna Simas has won a prestigious dissertation fellowship from the American Association of University Women. She will use their generous support to complete her dissertation on the figure of Clytemnestra in ancient Greek texts and visual sources. You can see her profile on the AAUW website here.
Grecia Leal Pardo
June 16, 2019
We are delighted to report that Grecia Leal Pardo (BA Classics and Drama, '19) has been named a Dean's Medallist (Arts Division).  Please read more about this extraordinary student and her achievements HERE and HERE.
OMA&D Rome Program 2019
June 12, 2019
In 1995 the Department of Classics partnered with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) to create a 10 day foreign study program for students who entered the University of Washington through the Educational Opportunity Program. The program celebrated its 24th birthday this Spring, when 12 students, led by Classics Professor James Clauss, were introduced to the Eternal City. The program is subsidized by the Department of Classics, OMA&D, the Office of the Provost, and... Read more