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Prof. Chris Waldo
May 20, 2022
Our newest faculty member Prof. Chris Waldo is making quite a splash at the UW! This month Prof. Waldo was featured in the May issue of the UW College of Arts and Sciences newsletter Perspectives ("In Classics, a Different Take on Race") in which he discusses a class he is currently teaching, "Race and Identity in Antiquity", and his work as co-chair of the Asian... Read more
Kaitlyn Boulding portrait, photo credit Winnipeg Free Press
April 13, 2022
During the pandemic, while all University of Washington classes were taught online, UW Tacoma alumna Katherine Davis enrolled in Introductory Ancient Greek through the Department of Classics. She enjoyed the experience so much, she wanted to share it with other students. To this end she made a generous donation to the Department of Classics in aid of developing an online Ancient Greek course that would be offered even once classes were back in person.  Graduate student Kaitlyn Boulding, who has... Read more
March 13, 2022
To elucidate the world of ancient prostitution, Haaretz writer Terry Madenholm turned to UW Classics Professor Sarah Levin-Richardson. Well known for her 2019 book, The Brothel of Pompeii: Sex, Class, and Gender at the Margins of the Roman Empire, Prof. Levin-... Read more
March 4, 2022
UW Classics PhD student Kaitlyn Boulding, co-founder of the Textile Studies Graduate Research Cluster (GRC), describes the GRC as "an experiment in public scholarship and interdisciplinary community building." Read more about this exciting work here!
January 6, 2022
Congratulations to UW Classics PhD students Sarah Brucia Breitenfeld and Grace Funsten for winning awards for the best graduate student papers of 2021 from the Women’s Classical Caucus and the Lambda Classical Caucus, respectively!   WCC Best Pre-PhD Paper Award: Sarah Brucia Breitenfeld, “While she was drunk, many others had sex with her. Reexamining Violence in Dem. 19.196-98 and [Dem.] 59.33-35,” presented at CAMWS 2021 Through careful close readings of two narratives, Sarah Brucia... Read more
December 11, 2021
UW Classics will be well represented at the 2022 (fully hybrid) annual conference of the Society for Classical Studies/Archaeological Institute of America. The in-person events will be held in San Francisco, with remote participation also available as an option (click here to register... Read more
December 8, 2021
Prof. Chris Waldo engaged in a lively conversation with the UW Alumni Book Club on Tuesday, December 7, in conjunction with their reading of Anthony Doerr's Cloud Cuckoo Land. Among other things, he discussed the joys of reading Greek, the exciting ways the field of Classics is changing in the 21st century, and the continued relevance of the stories and cultures of Greco-Roman antiquity. You can watch the conversation... Read more
December 1, 2021
Classics PhD candidate Sarah Brucia Breitenfeld was recently featured in the NYU Center for Ancient Studies' Emerging Scholars Series, which "engages the work of current PhD candidates from U.S. and international institutions to showcase research that takes innovative approaches to the study of the ancient world or that incorporates non-traditional materials and/or methods." You can check out Sarah's... Read more
November 15, 2021
by Sarah Levin-Richardson With an estimated 150+ attendees braving the October drizzle, Seattle’s first in-person celebration of International Archaeology Day went off without a hitch! Following on last year’s virtual celebration of IAD—a set of online lightning talks by archaeologists from around the Puget Sound, organized by UW Classics Prof. Sarah Levin-Richardson—this... Read more
September 22, 2021
Perspectives, the College of Arts & Sciences Newsletter, ran a fantastic piece on Humanities First, a new First Year Experience for incoming students interested in the humanities. Humanities First is directed by Prof. Sarah Stroup and was a huge success in its first year (2020-21); exciting things are planned for year two! You can read more about Humanities First... Read more