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December 6, 2017
We are delighted to announce that the Roseanna Wabel McDermott Endowed Fund for Study Abroad will be making awards to students of Classics pursuing study abroad. The Roseanna Wabel McDermott Endowed Fund for Study Abroad was established by Katherine E. McDermott, granddaughter of Roseanna. The intent of the fund is to provide financial assistance to students to make study abroad opportunities more accessible. The fund will honor and remember Roseanna, while enabling students to grow personally... Read more
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December 1, 2017
The UW Classics Department (including current and former students, as well as faculty) will be well represented at the annual joint conference of the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America (Boston, January 2018). Check out the following talks, panels, and workshops!   Friday, January 5 1.45-4.45pm AIA Session 3C: Colloquium / Roman Villas and their Afterlife in Sicily and Malta Sarah Stroup, “‘Where I Like Myself Most’: The Roman Villa in the Roman Imagination... Read more
2017 PhD grads
June 12, 2017
Congratulations to our very successful PhD students! Matthew Gorey (PhD '17) will be a Lecturer at Bucknell University this fall; Eunice Kim (PhD '17) is beginning a two-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at Gonzaga University; and Adriana Vazquez (PhD '17) will be an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UCLA! Congrats also to the following recent PhDs on their new jobs! Josh Hartman (PhD ’16), Visiting Assistant Professor, Kalamazoo College Bridget Langley (PhD ’16), Visiting Assistant Professor... Read more
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May 3, 2017
Sarah Stroup helped organize and host experiences at UW as part of the 4th Annual Urban Culture Trip for eighth and ninth grade students at the Paschal Sherman Indian School on the Colville Reservation. See more at, who write: "The day on the UW campus was the brainchild of UW Classics professor ... Read more
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April 5, 2017
The Department of Classics is very pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Scholarship Competition. Thanks to the generosity of many far-sighted and thoughtful friends of the Department and its students, there are three categories of award:  Jim Greenfield Academic year scholarships; Friends of Classics Summer language study scholarships; Classics Students Travel Endowment Awards to support study and travel during 2017-2018. ... Read more
Kaitlyn Boulding portrait, photo credit Winnipeg Free Press
April 5, 2017
Kaitlyn Boulding's literary work has been honored with an Emerging Artist Award by the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. Kaitlyn, who entered the UW graduate program in Classics in 2016, is a published poet, some of whose work can be enjoyed here and here... Read more
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April 2, 2017
Recent months have seen the appearance of many lively and innovative publication projects by PhD, MA and BA alumni of the UW Classics Department. Yurie Hong's “Playing Zeus: Reproductive Technology and Lessons from Hesiod” has appeared in the online journal Eidolon. Yurie, PhD 07 and Associate Professor of Classics at... Read more
portrait of Professor Stroup
April 2, 2017
As part of UW's upcoming Parent and Family Weekend, three days of programming showcasing the wealth of experiences available on campus, Professor Stroup is representing Classics with a presentation titled 'War Games! Sport, Spectacle & Violence in the Ancient & Modern Worlds' on Saturday April 8 at 11 am in Kane 210. Her course on this subject regularly draws a large crowd of students. As she says, 'Greek athletic games and Roman gladiatorial shows each developed — in different ways —... Read more
Photo portrait of Professor Kate Topper
March 10, 2017
Professor Topper's research on gender, power and art in Ancient Athens and her very successful new course Classical Archaeology 461: Gender and Sexuality in Classical Art and Archaeology, offered for the first time in Winter 2017, are featured in The Whole U: "The ancient Mediterranean serves as the perfect practice ground for students to engage in ideas that might be at odds with their own—not least, Topper says, because “examining the good, the... Read more
Sarah Levin-Richardson and Deborah Kamen
January 19, 2017
Professors Deb Kamen and Sarah Levin-Richardson were recently awarded the 2017 Women’s Classical Caucus Barbara McManus Award for Best Article for their co-authored chapter, “Lusty Ladies in the Roman Imaginary.”  Their chapter, an expanded version of their prize-winning 2010 Society for Classical Studies paper of a similar name, offers a new model of Roman sexuality that takes into account women’s sexual agency. You can find their chapter in Ancient Sex: New Essays, co-edited by... Read more