Overseas and Summer Study Programs

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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, and The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. The University is also a cooperating institution for  the Azoria Project excavations on Crete, directed by Donald C. Haggis, and the Horvat Omrit Settlement Excavation Project in Israel, co-directed by Jennifer Gates-Foster. 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 (ASCSA)

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.

Summer Program

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 (AAR)

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.

Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies (PIMS)

PIMS, in collaboration with the AAR, offers a Diploma Programme in Manuscript Studies.  The curriculum consists of five intensive summer courses, four core courses and one special topic course, two of which are offered on a rotating every summer.  The venue alternates between the Pontifical Institute in Toronto and the AAR in Rome.  Students have the option of taking four of the five courses and completing a final project in order to earn the diploma, or simply to enroll in one summer program.  PIMS offers twelve fellowships to qualified participants.  For further information, see the PIMS website here.

American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Every summer the ANS offers the Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics, an eight-week course taught by ANS staff, guest lecturers, and a visiting scholar that is meant to give those with little or no numismatic background basic training in numismatics.  A limited number of stipends are available.  For further information, see the ANS website here.