Edward Dandrow, PhD '09, has been offered (and has accepted) a tenure-track assistant professorship in ancient history at the University of Central Florida.
Welcome to Chicago Classics!
The faculty of the Classics department work in literature, linguistics, history, archaeology, and philosophy. We are developing innovative approaches to the study of Greco-Roman antiquity through our collaborative work with scholars in a wide variety of fields. We belong to international research networks and we teach, publish, and host workshops and conferences with colleagues from Art History, the Committee on Social Thought, Comparative Literature, the Divinity School, English, Germanic Studies, History, the Law School, Linguistics, the Oriental Institute, Philosophy, Political Science, Romance Languages, and Theater and Performance Studies.
In keeping with the wide ranging research agendas of our faculty, the culture of Classics at the University of Chicago is pluralistic, and the Department offers four different Ph.D. programs, each of which fosters a distinctive interdisciplinary approach to the study of Greco-Roman antiquity: Classical Languages and Literatures, the Ancient Mediterranean World, Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, and the joint Ph.D. in Classics and Social Thought. More information about each of these programs can be found in the program descriptions.
Alain Bresson delivers on Thursday, September 24, 2015, the opening lecture of the Convegno Internazionale di Studi Sulla Magna Grecia at Taranto, and on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, the Michael I. Rostovteff Lecture at Yale.
Joy Connolly (NYU) will becoming to our department as the 2016 George B. Walsh lecturer which will be held on Friday, February 26th at 4 PM in Classics 110. A reception will follow.
Clifford Ando has been invited to deliver the Maestro Lectures for 2015 at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan.
The Department of Classics is excited to welcome our incoming students for the 2015-16 year: Amber Ace, Jordan Johansen, Kristie Keller, Mills McArthur, Michael Moore, Alethea Roe, Mary Rosalie Stoner, and Katrina Van Amsterdam.
The Chicago Center for Teaching's fall orientation for graduate lecturers and course assistants, formerly known as the Workshop on Teaching in the College, has been renamed to the Teaching@Chicago Conference. This year's program will take place on Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th, and each day will be devoted to a specific group. Click here for more information.
George B. Walsh Lecture, 2015, Richard Hunter (Cambridge)
Classics Lecture Series, 2014, Brooke Holmes (Princeton University)
Prizes and Placements
Julie Mebane's article, "Pompey's Head and the Body Politic in Lucan's De Bello Civili" has been accepted for publication and will appear in TAPA 146.1 (Spring 2016).
Kassandra Jackson has been awarded the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship for 2015-16.
Andrew Horne has been awarded an Intensive Language Course Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD for the upcoming summer. He will spend two months in Freiburg.
Teresa Danze, PhD'12, has been offered a tenure-track position in the Classics Department at the University of Dallas (April 2015).
Julie Mebane received the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) "Presidential Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper at the Annual Meeting" for her paper, "Fighting over Rome's Corpus: Competing Metaphors of the Body Politic in the Catilinarian Conspiracy."
Geoffrey Benson, PhD'13, has been offered a tenure track appointment at Colgate University (April 2015).
Emily Jusino, PhD'14, has accepted a two-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester (April 2015).