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Sarah Levin-Richardson at her desk
March 19, 2024
Prof. Sarah Levin-Richardson, who is currently writing a book entitled The Emotional Landscape of Roman Slavery, was featured in the March 2024 issue of the UW Arts & Sciences newsletter, Perspectives. Read more here!
Amelia Ketzel and Meagan White in Rome
March 6, 2024
by Sarah Levin-Richardson Building on their experience abroad with the department’s Classics Rome: The Ancient Rome City program, two of our graduating seniors, Meagan White and Amelia Ketzel, will be presenting original research at the upcoming 52nd annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (March 15-16). This conference brings together scholars and teachers of Greco-Roman antiquity from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia,... Read more
cover of melissa funke's book
February 8, 2024
Congratulations to Melissa Funke (UW Classics PhD '13), whose first book, Phryne: A Life in Fragments (Bloomsbury 2024), was just published! Melissa is currently an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Winnipeg. Here is a description of the book: "How did Mnesarete, a girl from Boeotia, turn into Phryne the famous beauty, and how... Read more
January 7, 2024
by James J. Clauss Chiara Sulprizio, BA Classics UW 1999, received her PhD also in Classics at the University of Southern California in 2007, with a Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies. After teaching at Loyola Marymount University, Hamilton College and the University of Southern California, she is now Senior Lecturer in the Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies at Vanderbilt University. In 2020 she published Gender and Sexuality in Juvenal’s Rome: Satire 2 and Satire 6 (... Read more
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.