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This award is named in honor of Cecil W. Wooten who received his PhD from the Classics department in 1972 and returned to join the faculty in 1981. It is awarded to a graduate teaching assistant in the department who has been nominated by a faculty member, a graduate student, or an undergraduate student for excellence in teaching.

2020: Amanda Ball
Pursuing a PhD in Classical Archaeology, on the topic of “Material Expressions of Culture Contact in Coastal Aegean Thrace”

This annual award was established in 1983 through a bequest of Preston H. Epps, a faculty member in the Department starting in 1915 and Professor of Greek from 1943 until his retirement in 1961. As described by the late Professor Epps in his will, it goes to “that student who said faculty shall judge shows the greatest interest and promise in coming to understand the Greek language, literature, history, and outlook.” All junior and senior Classics majors and minors and graduate students of Greek at UNC are eligible. Up to 2017 it was awarded annually to either an undergraduate or a graduate student; starting in 2018, two awards have been made each year, one to an undergraduate and one to a graduate student. See the undergraduate student recipients here.

2021: India Natterman
Pursuing a PhD in Classics under Sharon James, working title of dissertation is “Mismarked Flesh: The Interpretability of the Male Body in Julio-Claudian Literature”

 

2020: Hannah Sorscher
Pursuing a PhD in Classics under Sharon James, working title of dissertation is “Unconventional Families in Roman Comedy”

 

2019: Nathan Smolin
Pursuing a PhD in Classics (Historical Emphasis), dissertation currently named “Christ the Emperor: Roman Imperial Ideology and Theology in the 4th century”

 

Previous Winners
2018: Brian McPhee
Pursuing a PhD in Classics under Patricia Rosenmeyer, dissertation currently named “Apollonius’ Argonautica and the Homeric Hymns”.

 

2014: Erika L. Weiberg
PhD under William Race, dissertation title is “The Trauma at Home: Wives of Returning Veterans in Greek Tragedy”

 

2011: Derick Alexandre
MA under Peter Smith, MA title is “Prognosis and Therapy in the Hippocratic Corpus”

 

2010: Theodore H. M. Gellar-Goad
PhD under James O’Hara, dissertation title is “Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura and Satire”

 

2008: Derek Smith
PhD under Peter Smith, dissertation title is “Horror in Euripides’ Hecuba and Heracles”

 

2006: Arum Park
PhD under Peter Smith, dissertation title is “Truth, Falsehood, and Reciprocity in Pindara and Aeschylus”

 

2001: Patrick Miller
MA under Philip Stadter, MA title is “The Body and the Body Politic: Disease in Hippocrates and Thucydides”

 

There are several different Fulbright grants graduate students can apply for. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, for example, allows graduate students to study, research, or teach abroad. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and run by the Center of Global Initiatives at UNC. For further information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (or the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad), see the CGI website here. For more information on other Fulbright programs, click here.

2019: Sarah Hilker
Pursuing a PhD in Classical Archaeology under Donald Haggis, dissertation title is “From Houses to Communities: A Consideration of Mycenaean”

 

2018: Emma Buckingham
Dissertation is “Identity and Material Culture in the Interplay of Locals and Greek Settlers in Sicily in the Early Archaeic Period”

 

2018: Katie Tardio
Pursuing a PhD in Classical Archaeology under Jennifer Gates-Foster and B. Arbuckle, dissertation currently named “Roman Conquest and Changes in Animal Economy in the North-East of the Iberian Peninsula”

 

Previous Winners
2016: Matthew Schueller
PhD under Jennifer Gates-Foster, dissertation title is “Public Entertainment Venues as Urban Network Actors in Roman Macedonia and Thrace”

 

2009: Elizabeth Robinson
PhD under Nicola Terrenato, dissertation title is The Impact of Roman Expansion in Central-Southern Italy: The Case of Larinum”

The Olivia James Traveling Fellowship is a $24,000 award for travel and study in Greece, Cyprus, Sicily, southern Italy, Turkey, or Mesopotamia. This fellowship is offered by the Archaeological Institute of America to support doctoral research.

2021: Amanda Ball
Pursuing a PhD in Classical Archaeology, dissertation currently named “The Roman Karystia”

 

2020: Brandon Baker
Pursuing a PhD in Classical Archaeology, on the topic of “Material Expressions of Culture Contact in Coastal Aegean Thrace”

 

Previous winners
2012: Rebecca Worsham
PhD under Donald Haggis, dissertation title is “Discontinuous Houses, Settlement Structures, and Social Organization in Late Early Helladic and Middle Helladic Greece”

 

2009: Elizabeth Robinson
PhD under Nicola Terrenato, dissertation title is The Impact of Roman Expansion in Central-Southern Italy: The Case of Larinum”

The American Academy in Rome awards about 30 artists and scholars under several disciplines to recognize their cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities.

2019: Brian McPhee – Arthur Ross Rome Prize
Pursuing a PhD in Classics under Patricia Rosenmeyer, dissertation named “Blessed Heroes: Apollonius’ Argonautica and the Homeric Hymns

 

2011: Elizabeth Robinson – Irene Rosenzweig/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize
PhD under Nicola Terrenato, dissertation title is The Impact of Roman Expansion in Central-Southern Italy: The Case of Larinum”

This award is given to nominated graduate teaching assistants to recognize their excellence in teaching. Recipients are awarded with a $5,000 stipend and a framed citation.

2017: Will Begley
PhD under Robert Babcock, dissertation title is “The Avignon Manuscript and the Transmission of Rufinus’ Translation of Origen’s Peri Archon”

 

2016: Cicek Beeby
PhD under Donald Haggis, dissertation title is “Spatial Narratives of Mortuary Landscapes in Early Iron Age Greece”

 

2011: Elizabeth Greene
PhD under Riess ,dissertation title is “Women and Families in the Auxiliary Military Communities of the Roman West in the First and Second Centuries A.D.”

 

Previous Winners
2011: Ted Gellar-Goad
PhD under James O’Hara, dissertation title is “Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura and Satire”

 

2000: Shane Hawkins
1999: Eric Dugdale