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Chris Waldo
December 9, 2020
by James Clauss Assistant Professor Chris Waldo, President of the Asian and Asian American Classical Caucus, was recently interviewed by Cambridge University Press (the interview can be found... Read more
December 1, 2020
As always, UW Classics will be well represented at this year’s annual conference of the Society for Classical Studies (this year virtual due to COVID-19). See below for talks and panels by UW graduate students, faculty, and alumni; these can be watched online if you register for the conference. Note: the times listed here are all PST, for the sake of convenience; the... Read more
November 7, 2020
I became Chair of the Classics department on July 1 in the midst of a global pandemic. This is, needless to say, a very strange time, full of unanticipated challenges. But I have great faith in our department, and I’m optimistic that we’ll continue to build on our reputation as a trailblazer in teaching, research, and service. First of all, we are thrilled to welcome a new faculty member, Prof. Christopher Waldo. Chris earned his PhD at Berkeley in 2019 and spent last year as a Visiting... Read more
October 13, 2020
Pauline Ripat (PhD ’03) and Christina Vester (PhD ’04) have just released their second app! Hoi Polloi Logoi (HPL) is the sibling to their first app, Vice Verba. Free on iOS and Play, HPL tests the recognition and creation of ancient Greek verb forms. If players answer 10... Read more
September 16, 2020
by Kathryn Topper The Department of Classics is extremely proud of Dillon Gisch (B.A. 2013, summa cum laude, Classical Studies and Art History) for winning a coveted Arthur Ross/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize! As an undergraduate at UW, Gisch was an outstanding student who won (among other honors) a... Read more
August 7, 2020
by Ruby Blondell The University of Washington Classics Department is proud to announce that our distinguished alumna Yurie Hong has been named one of YWCA Mankato's Women of Distinction for 2020. Professor Hong received her PhD in Classics in 2007, with a dissertation on “Gendered Conceptions: Reproductions of Pregnancy and Childbirth in Greek Literature.” Since then she has been on the... Read more
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June 11, 2020
CLASSICS       LATIN       GREEK       CLASSICAL STUDIES We celebrate the achievements of students of the Classics Community at the University of Washington over the past academic year, 2019–2020. DEGREES CONFERRED AND EXPECTED Ph.D. in Classics Anna Simas Dissertation: “Killer Queen: Clytemnestra as Goddess, Heroine, and Monster” M.A. in Classics Joseph Bringman MA Paper: “Fate, Homer, Achilles, and Counterfactuals” Mary... Read more
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May 22, 2020
The “Humanities First” First Year Experience program was featured in The Daily yesterday. This program is funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Check out the article in The Daily here. 
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May 6, 2020
Find out more about the Humanities First program and meet the Fall 2020 instructors by visiting this page
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May 6, 2020
The College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Division has received a grant from The Mellon Foundation for the newly offered First Year Experience for incoming freshman. If you are an incoming freshman, read more about the program and consider applying!  Read more about the Humanities First program.