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November 27, 2023
As always, UW will be well represented at the 2024 annual conference of the Society for Classical Studies/Archaeological Institute of America, which will be held in Chicago. See below for talks and panels by UW graduate students, faculty, and alumnx!  All times are CST.  Friday... Read more
October 10, 2023
by Sarah Levin-Richardson Lorraine Abagatnan (BA Classics 2020; minor in Anthropology) was recently featured in Pasts Imperfect, an online publication highlighting the most recent trends and scholarship in ancient studies. Abagatnan’s contribution highlighted the intersection of... Read more
September 26, 2023
Classical Studies major Meagan White was featured on the Humanities Academic Services Center website! Read the profile here.
September 23, 2023
As always, I’d like to start by congratulating our 2023 graduates, including our BAs, MAs, and PhDs. I’m also thrilled to announce that our recent PhDs have landed stellar jobs, including as a User Experience Research Scientist at Meta and as Classics professors at the University of Pittsburgh! One of the biggest developments of this past year was the revival of our long-... Read more
trajan market
September 23, 2023
by Sarah Levin-Richardson Building on the Department of Classics’ 30+ year tradition of taking students to Rome, eight undergraduates and two graduate students joined Prof. Levin-Richardson in Early Fall (mid-August to mid-September) for 1,000 years of Roman history in four weeks. Highlights included the Colosseum as it emptied out after a long day, wandering around the ruins of Rome’s port of Ostia, seeing the colorful details of ancient Rome’s wall paintings and mosaics, and learning about... Read more
Jim Clauss talking to students at the Roman Forum
August 10, 2023
This month's Perspectives, the UW College of Arts & Sciences newsletter, featured an article on the Husky Athletics study abroad program which Prof. Jim Clauss led this summer. 
Mosaic of 2 birds
June 13, 2023
Congratulations to the students of the Classics community at the University of Washington for their accomplishments over the past academic year, 2022–2023! DEGREES CONFERRED AND EXPECTED Ph.D. in Classics Kaitlyn BouldingDissertation: "Craft and Cosmogonies: The Reception of Hesiod in Plato’s Timaeus-Critias" Joshua ZacksDissertation: "Agonistic Intertextuality: Studies in Pindar and Bacchylides"  M.A. in Classics Emma BuechnerMA Paper: "Call... Read more
April 26, 2023
by Sarah Culpepper Stroup From April 20th to 22nd, a group of eleven excited 8th graders from Nespelem School on the Colville Reservation work up early, boarded a school bus, and crossed the state to spend three days exploring the UW, meeting Indigenous students and faculty, and even joining a field trip with Humanities First undergraduates. After arriving on Thursday afternoon and checking into the Watertown Hotel just off campus, the group bused up to Sarah Stroup’s house for a large group... Read more
January 17, 2023
by Deborah Kamen When Prof. Daniel P. Harmon passed away on July 25, 2021, he left a number of lasting legacies. In addition to creating the Department’s Seminar in Rome in 1987 and expanding the number of faculty in our Department (thus contributing to the thriving Department we have today), Dan provided a truly generous... Read more
new orleans
December 19, 2022
As always, UW will be well represented at the 2023 annual conference of the Society for Classical Studies/Archaeological Institute of America. The in-person events will be held in New Orleans, with remote participation also available as an option (click here to register for the... Read more