Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

College of Letters & Science

Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Studies

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.


April 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

A Lecture by Sarah E. Jackson, University of Cincinnati


May 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

Starring Katherin Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Irene Papas, & Brian Blessed.

A film adaptation of Euripides’ tragedy The Trojan Women, following the dispersal of the royal Trojan women after the fall of their city. 

May 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm


• Lunch (12-1 pm)

• Panel Discussions (1-3:30 pm)

  • Classical and Near Eastern Studies
  • Classics and Contemporary Media
  • Tuning Classics
  • Classical Archaeology in Wisconsin 

• Public Lecture by Professor Sarah Bond, University of Iowa (4-5 pm)


PhD candidate Molly Harris has been recognized for her work with the Warrior Book Club.  

Through the Morgridge Center for Public Service, Harris was selcted to receive the...

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Classics PhD student Amy Hendricks is one of a select group of outstanding TAs to have been named 2018 College of Letters & Science Teaching Fellows. Based on her excellence as a teacher, student, mentor, and leader throughout her graduate student career, Hendricks will serve as an instructor at the L&S Fall TA Training in August. Congratulations!

Read Assistant Professor Nandini Pandey's latest article (inspired by the movie Coco!) published in Eidolon.

Crossing Cultures as a First-Generation Classicist



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Dissertator Preston Atwood will receive a three-month summer fellowship (June 1- August 31st) which provides a stipend, tuition and segregated fees coverage.

The Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies is pleased to announce its Gertrude E. Slaughter Summer Study Scholarship recipients.

Congratulations to Rachel Cilla and Tye Wilson-Swokowski who will both be traveling to Rome this summer through the UW-Classics in Italy study abroad program.

Rachel is a junior majoring in Classics and Classical Humanities and Tye is...

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Editors: Elizabeth P. Archibald, William Brockliss, Jonathan Gnoza