Grad & Undergrad Team Teach Summer Pre-College Course in Rome

Classics Department graduate student, Gaia Gianni (PhD, Classics) and undergraduate student Victoria Lansing (class of 2020), are in Rome teaching a Brown Pre-College program this summer.

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Commencement Weekend in Classics!

It is Commencement season once again at Brown, and the Classics Department has events going on throughout the Commencement Weekend that our faculty, students, and families are invited to!

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Prof. Hanink Wins T.B.L. Webster Fellowship for 2019-20

Classics Professor Johanna Hanink was recently awarded the Institute of Classical Studies’ T.B.L. Webster Fellowship for 2019-20!

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Greek Consul Visits Brown

On Tuesday May 8, 2019, the Greek Consul, Stratos Efthymiou, based in Boston, made an informal visit to Brown for discussions with Elsa Amanatidou, Director of the Modern Greek Studies program, and the Classics Department.

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Classics Welcomes 17 New Concentrators!

On Monday, April 29th, the Department of Classics held its annual New Concentrators Reception.  At the end of every academic year, the Classics Department hosts this evening event at the Brown Faculty Club.  We invite current Classics Department members and our undergraduate alumni to enjoy refreshments and welcome the new Classics concentrators.

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The Paideia Institute Honors Michael C.J. Putnam

The Brown Classics Department is pleased to announce that our very own Dr. Michael C.J. Putnam (Professor Emeritus, 2008) will receive the Arete Award from The Paideia Institute at next week’s 2nd Annual Paideia Institute Gala!  

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Brown Classics Participates in the NEAHC Spring 2019

On Thursday April 11, 2019, the New England Ancient Historians Colloquium (NEAHC) celebrated 40 years of its existence. The first meeting of this regional group of Ancient Historians of ancient Greece and Rome took place in November 1978 when the first presenter was Kurt Raaflaub (Brown University). Forty years later, Kurt Raaflaub was chosen to present a paper for this special Anniversary edition of the colloquium.

Announcing the 2019 Classics Wayland Prizes

The Department of Classics is offering two Language Prize Exams in April.  Financial prizes will be awarded for each exam!  Eligibility for the exams vary, so please read the details carefully. 

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Presenting the 2019 David Pingree Prize in Ancient Science and Intellectual History

The Brown Department of Classics is pleased to announce the 2019 David Pingree Prize in Ancient Science and Intellectual History.

Classics Hosts Workshop for Asian American Studies Writing Group

The Classics Department at Brown University is hosting a half-day workshop for the Asian American Studies Writing Group (AASWG). AASWG is an intercollegiate and interdisciplinary network of scholars who come together to provide feedback and support for academic work broadly related to Asian studies.