Faculty News

Zsuzsa Várhelyi Named Distinguished Teaching Professor by National Endowment for the Humanities

Associate Professor of Classical Studies Zsuzsanna Várhelyi has been announced as the next National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professor in the College of Arts & Sciences! The position is awarded to a CAS faculty member who demonstrates excellence in teaching and research, and can help to support innovative programs in the Humanities. As part of the […]

Professor Curtis Runnels Honored by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Curtis Runnels, Professor of Archaeology, Anthropology, and Classical Studies, was honored by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens on May 6, 2021 for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of post-antique Greece. Professor Runnels was awarded the Gennadius Prize by the Board of Overseers for his donation of rare Greek books and documents to […]

James Uden receives Gitner Award for Distinguished Teaching

Associate Professor James Uden recently received the Gitner Award for Distinguished Teaching, presented by Dean Ann Cudd of the College of Arts & Sciences. Professor Uden has brought infectious passion and invigorating course design to the Classical Studies department, widening the department’s reach and growing student interest. His emphasis on relating the lived experiences of […]

Classics Department BU Today Articles

Recently, BU Today has written two articles about the Department of Classical Studies. In one, they profile Chair Stephen Scully’s CL 305 Topics in Myth course, which focuses on various origin stories both mythical and scientific. We are very proud of this advanced mythology course and of Professor Scully’s interdisciplinary approach. Read the article here. […]

BU Professor Uden Hosts ‘Literary Interactions’ Conference

Assistant Professor of Classical Studies James Uden hosted a conference entitled “Literary Interactions under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian 3: ‘Literary Interactions across Linguistic, Cultural and Religious Boundaries.’” “The third conference in the international research project ‘Literary Interactions under Nerva, Trajan, and Hadrian’ was held at Boston University, organized by James Uden and funded through the generous assistance […]

Loeb receives the PROSE award

The Digital Loeb Classical Library has won the PROSE Award (American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence) in the category “eProduct/Best in Humanities. See the announcement here.