Cicek Beeby awarded two grants for cemeteries study

May 5, 2015

Cicek Beeby has been awarded two UNC grants that will support her research as she launches her dissertation work on the organization and distribution of cemeteries across Greek settlements in the Geometric period. The first grant is the Pre-Dissertation Travel … Continued

Ditmore and Rohde win CAMWS awards

March 4, 2015

For the first time in department history, two of our undergraduate students simultaneously have won  Manson A. Stewart Undergraduate Awards for 2015. The Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) awarded two of its six awards to Allison … Continued

Congratulations to scholarship winners!

March 4, 2015

The department is pleased to announce recipients of the Eunice and Luther Nims Scholarship, the Herington Scholarship, and the Preston H. and Miriam L. Epps Prize in Greek Studies. We congratulate these students for their terrific academic achievements! Nims Scholarship … Continued

From classroom to conference

January 23, 2015

In fall 2013, Robert Babcock presented his Latin paleography graduate students with a challenge. He asked three of his students to determine the origins of a collection of over fifty eleventh-century manuscripts from the Belgian Royal Library. This neglected area of … Continued

Winners of poetry competition announced

November 6, 2014

We are happy to announce the winners of this year’s Herington Prizes. Among undergraduate readers, Philip Wilson took home the prize for Latin and Emily Fleming for Greek. Each won a $250 prize. Winning a rare book donated by Sara Mack, Brian … Continued

McPhee wins Winkler Prize

June 11, 2014

We congratulate Brian McPhee, an incoming graduate student, for winning the John J. Winkler Memorial Prize. McPhee won the award for “A Puer‘s Horror, Heroism, and Humor: An Interpretation of Pseudolous III.1,” a paper he wrote for Sharon James’s seminar last … Continued

New Phi Beta Kappa members

April 14, 2014

Classics majors Drew Cabaniss and David Ortiz have officially joined Phi Beta Kappa. They join Alex Karsten, who was inducted in fall 2013. To be eligible for induction into the nation’s oldest honor society, an undergraduate must have completed 75 … Continued

Weiberg wins fellowship from American School

March 19, 2014

Graduate student Erika Weiberg has been awarded the Bert Hodge Hill Fellowship from the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. She will attend the Regular Program of the school as a Regular Student Member next year. “Study at the … Continued

UNC-Duke graduate students host workshop on pedagogy

March 5, 2014

This year the graduate students in Classics at Duke University and UNC are collaborating to organize the Inaugural Duke-UNC Graduate Workshop in Classics Pedagogy, which will take place the weekend of March 28-30, 2014. The workshop addresses an expressed interest … Continued