ancient columns

Colonnaded street at Apamea, Syria

Theater of Palmyra, Syria

ancient building

Erechtheion on the Acropolis

The Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison was created as one of the university’s original academic units in 1850, when the Board of Regents established a Professorship of Ancient Languages and Literature. While remaining faithful to the linguistic, historical, and philological foundations of our field, students and faculty also conduct research in such varied areas as Gender Studies, Literary Theory, Translation Studies, and Classical Reception. We are a vibrant and supportive community of professors, graduate students, and undergraduates, committed to the study of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, and to the training of new generations of teachers and scholars.  Click here for our statement on Inclusive Excellence.


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Emerging Voices in Samuel Studies

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UW-Madison Spring Graduation: PhD

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