The Department of Classics considers overseas study, fieldwork, and study travel important aspects of graduate training in Classical Studies. They are imperative for graduate study in archaeology. The Department and the University have long been affiliated with The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the American Academy in Rome, the American Research Institute in Turkey, the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, and The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. The University is also a cooperating institution for archaeological missions to Gordion in Turkey, directed by Professor G. Kenneth Sams, and the Azoria Project excavations on Crete, directed by Donald C. Haggis. This list is by no means exhaustive; it is only intended to call the student’s attention to various possibilities. The following programs of study are listed in no particular order.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Academic Year Program
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens grants annual membership (Regular and Student Associate) to graduate students in Classical Studies in areas of archaeology, literature, art history, and history. It is preferred that applicants have taken at least one year of graduate work, but have not completed the PhD. Regular members are those who follow the annual program of the school (field trips and seminars). Student Associate members usually conduct independent research toward the PhD. Regular and Student Associate members frequently attend the school with funding from ASCSA Fellowships, Fulbright Grants, and from the student’s own department and university. Transcripts, recommendations, and examinations in Greek Language, History, and Archaeology or Literature are required. Six Fellowships are available. For more information see The American School of Classical Studies at Athens website.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens Summer Program is a six-week introduction to the antiquities of mainland Greece. Scholarships are available from the Department of Classics, The American School of Classical Studies, and CAMWS. Consult The American School of Classical Studies at Athens website for information and applications.
American Academy in Rome
The Classical Summer Program of the American Academy in Rome is a six-week introduction to the antiquities of Rome and its environs. The deadline to apply to the program is March 1. The Berthe Marti Fellowship, which the Department normally awards every third year, provides funding for a year at the Academy. Other scholarships are available from the Fulbright Commission, the Classical Society of the AAR, and CAMWS. The Rome Prize Competition offers pre- and post-doctoral fellowships in the School of Classical Studies of the American Academy in Rome for research and study in Rome. For more information on the programs and admissions consult the American Academy in Rome website.
American Research Institute in Turkey
Advanced graduate students engaged in research (usually dissertation study and fieldwork) on ancient or medieval Anatolia and modern Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible to apply for a number of fellowships to support such work at the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT). Applicants to ARIT are expected to be members in good standing at educational institutions in the United States or Canada and should have fulfilled all the preliminary requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation. For more information visit the American Research Institute in Turkey website.
Two-month courses for students who have at least one year of German are offered by the Goethe Institut (DAAD). Some aid is available. For further information, visit the Goethe Institut website.
Various summer study tour programs on the Bay of Naples in Rome and elsewhere in the classical world are offered by the Vergilian Society. For information on specific programs and fees, visit the Vergilian Society website.