In the Spotlight

McClanahan Lecture Series: Love, Slavery, and Disease

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McClanahan Lecture Series: Love, Slavery, and Disease:  life stores from ancient gravestones by Professor Peter Hunt.  December 9 at 7PM - HUMN 1B50.

Graduate Conference: Representations of a Murderer: Medea in Art and Literature

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Description: Representations of a Murderer: Medea in Art and Literature, Classics Graduate Conference on February 5-6, 2016.


From her adventures with Jason to the tragic murder of her children, Medea’s character is rich with dynamic intricacies. We are inviting students to examine how Medea has been portrayed in literature and material culture along with how the myth was developed and received.

McClanahan Prize Winner - Kevin Jefferson

Congratulations to Kevin Jefferson for winning this year's Mary E.V. McClanahan prize for his essay, "The Origins of Minerva Capta and the Quinquatrus Festival"!
Details on his public lecture to follow.

Now accepting applications for field school in Greece!

Professor Sarah James is now accepting applications to join her archaeological field school in Greece!
The Western Argolid Regional Project provides an amazing opportunity to do archaeological fieldwork in Greece and get six upper-division credits.
See the brochure for the Study Abroad Program and description of this Global Seminar: Here

McClanahan Lecture: "Power and the Ideal in the Ancient Persian Empire"

The McClanahan Lecture Series Presents, "Power and the Ideal in the Ancient Persian Empire" by Professor Elspeth R.M. Dusinberre on November 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM in HUMN 1B50.

Dimitri Nakassis selected as MacArthur Fellow!

It is with great excitement that we announce that Classics' Visiting Scholar, Dimitri Nakassis, has been selected as a MacArthur Fellow!

"Beginnings of Eternity" Boulder Public Library - Oct 17 & 18

Saturday, 17 October and Sunday, 18 October at the Boulder Public Library, "Beginnings of Eternity" sponsored by the Egypt Study Society! A fabulous assortment of activities, talks, projects, and more -- don't miss this!


Archaeological Institute of America Lecture - Oct 7

Archaeological Institute of America Lecture by John Hale (University of Louisville) to present "Cleopatra: An Archaeological Perspective on Egypt's Last Pharaoh."
Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 7:00 in HUMN 1B50. 

Now Hiring Assistant Professor in Roman History

The Department of Classics at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by August 19, 2016, will have strong research interests within the field of Roman history, and will be qualified to teach a broad range of topics and levels in Roman history and culture as well as Latin language classes.


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