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Three Classics Instructors Named Recipients of 2017 UNC Teaching Awards

February 8, 2017

Of the twenty-four faculty members and teaching assistants selected for University teaching awards this spring, three find their home in the Department of Classics.  Professor Jennifer Gates-Foster received a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; Professor-emeritus William Race won … Read more

‘How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pottery’

December 21, 2016

Assistant Professor Jennifer Gates-Foster is the co-director and ceramicist for the Omrit Settlement Excavation Project at Horvat Omrit.  Her work at the project in summer 2016 was supported by a Harris Grant from the American Schools of Oriental Research.  Read … Read more

Mary Sturgeon Receives Prestigious ASCSA Award

November 8, 2016

Congratulations to Mary Sturgeon, Professor Emerita, Department of Art, affiliated faculty in Classics and the Curriculum of Archaeology, on being named one of 2017’s two recipients of the Aristeia Award for Distinguished Almuni/ae of the American School of Classical Studies … Read more

2016 Herington Competition Winners

November 3, 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Annual Herington Competition! Jessica Carter – Herington Prize in Greek Evan Colby – Herington Prize in Latin The Herington Greek and Latin Poetry Prizes, established in 1999 by Maynard and Florence Mack in … Read more

Cicek Beeby highlighted in Carolina Arts & Sciences Magazine

October 7, 2016

Cicek Beeby, graduate student in Classical Archaeology, is highlighted in the Fall 2016 edition of the Carolina Arts & Sciences Magazine.  The article, “A teacher digs deeper” can be found on the magazine’s website here.  The piece spotlights Cicek’s role … Read more

Azoria Project Accepting Applications for Summer 2017

September 20, 2016

The Azoria Project is conducting its final full-scale excavation season in May-July 2017, and seeks student volunteers to participate as trench assistants.  The program trains students in problems, methods, and research practices in Mediterranean and Aegean archaeology by providing them … Read more

Congratulations to Our Most Recent PhDs!

July 28, 2016

2015-16 brought a bumper crop of new PhDs, and we are very pleased to report that many of them have done well in a very difficult job market: Erika Weiberg will be starting as tenure-track Assistant Professor at Florida State … Read more