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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
Hear an interview (here) with our own Professor Jay Samons on the recent discovery of the Tomb of Amphipolis!
The second annual conference of the International Society for Late Antique Literary Studies (ISLALS) will convene on the campus of Boston University on November 14-15, 2014. The theme of the conference is High and Low Literature in Late Antiquity. Can and should we separate the two categories? What areas of late antique literature confirm or […]
The BU Philhellenes have returned from their studies and travels in Greece.
The Newsletter has been published on our website. Check out what the faculty, graduates students, and alumni have been up to this year. A special thank you to everyone who contributed. The Newsletter can be found here.
Exploring the Margins: Enhancing the Teaching of Ancient Greek Drama at Historically Black Colleges and Universities at Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana Stephen Scully (Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies) and Michele Valerie Ronnick (BU PhD ’90; Professor of Classics and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Wayne State University) teamed up to lead seminars on ancient […]