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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
May 31, 2019
At the end of December 2018, undergraduate Classics major Rose Bugel-Shunra (BA '19) traveled to Paris to participate in the 'Living Latin in Paris' program sponsored by the Paideia Institute.  She was supported in this endeavor by an award from the Classics Student Travel Endowment Fund, which allows us to provide substantial financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students to cover travel costs and more in... Read more
Prof. Sarah Stroup
April 24, 2019
In 2014, Classics Professor Sarah Stroup created a new course focused on STEM subjects in antiquity (CLAS 314). The course approaches the scientific, technological, engineering, mathematical, and medical advances of the ancient Greeks and Romans not just through readings and lectures but also through weekly sessions at the CoMotion MakerSpace in Fluke Hall, where the students, in teams of five, research, plan, and build an actual piece of ancient technology.  The list is an impressive one (as... Read more
Professor James Clauss
April 19, 2019
Our very own Professor Clauss has been featured in 'F... Read more