Welcome to Patricia Rosenmeyer

August 25, 2017

The Department of Classics is delighted to welcome Patricia Rosenmeyer as our new Paddison Professor of Classics.  Professor Rosenmeyer received her PhD from Princeton in 1987 and after teaching at Michigan and Yale joined the faculty of the University of … Continued

Congratulations to our PhDs!

June 27, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 PhDs for the successful defenses of their dissertations and for a successful season in a very tough job market. Elizabeth Artemis Clark, ‘The Chronicle of Novalese: Translation, Text, and Literary Analysis’; Liz continues as a full-time … Continued

UNC Alumna Becomes Right-Wing Target

June 27, 2017

Sarah Bond, a 2011 UNC PhD in Ancient History and a familiar figure in Murphey Hall, has achieved a growing reputation in the field of digital humanities, with a popular blog and over 10,000 followers on Twitter (@SaraEBond).  Sarah, currently … Continued

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 … Continued

‘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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued