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Classical Studies News

Molly Swetnam-Burland wins national teaching award

Professor Swetnam-Burland has been awarded a 2020 Collegiate Teaching Award from the Society for Classical Studies, the most prestigious teaching award for college teachers of Classical Studies in the US.

Group photo in front of Hieron monument
W&M faculty, students excavate Sanctuary of the Great Gods

William & Mary Classical Studies Lecturer Andrew Ward and Assistant Professor Jess Paga took three students to excavate the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the Greek island of Samothrace from June 23 through Aug. 11.

Department Hosts First Archaeology Day

On September 21 the department hosted the first W&M Archaeology Day, at which students and faculty of several departments shared news of their research and excavations.

Spectacle & Cultural Reception
Students orginize first Classical Studies Colloquium

Students in the Department of Classical Studies will be organizing and presenting the first Classical Studies Colloquium designed to showcase student research in the department.

Prof. Jessica Stephens
Prof. Stephens offers new course on slavery

This semester Prof. Jessica Stephens of the Department of Classical Studies at W&M is offering a new course comparing ancient slavery to slavery in other places and times up to and including the current day. The course is one of the COLL 300 courses being offered on campus under the banner of the theme "Bodies that Matter".

Caligula at the VMFA
W&M students meet Caligula & other friends

A trip to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, arranged by Professors Andrew Ward and Zackary Wainer, gave W&M students a close encounter with many examples of the ancient artworks artifacts that they have been studying.

Student Research Spotlight

Senior Classical Studies major Nicholas Rudman tells us all about his exciting senior thesis research!

Faculty Spotlight: Oakley

We're back with a brand new faculty spotlight on Professor John Oakley!

Faculty Spotlight: Irby

Follow us here for the next installment in our Faculty Spotlight series, shining a light on our tremendous faculty!

Faculty Spotlight: Donahue

Here's the next installment of "Faculty Spotlight" - showcasing our amazing faculty!

Faculty Spotlight: Panoussi

The first installment of a new monthly feature, "Faculty Spotlight," which focuses on the fabulous faculty of Classical Studies!

Eta Sigma Phi Inductions 2016

On April 11, a number of students were inducted into the Honor Society for Classical Studies

Graduation 2015

The Department celebrated the graduates of 2015!