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News Highlights

Monuments and Movement in a Late Roman Landscape

Lecture: "Monuments and Movement in a Late Roman Landscape"

Sarah Craft, Jukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University

Friday, May 15 at 4:00pm in Dodd Hall Auditorium (DHA) 103

FSU at CAMWS

The Department of Classics at FSU is well represented at the 111th meeting of CAMWS, 25-28 March 2015, in Boulder, Colorado.

Classics Week February 18-21, 2015

February 18-21, 2015, marks Classics Week at FSU, with a series of talks and our annual Spring Langford Conference.

2015 Elizabeth Hunter Memorial Lecture

“Divination and Intuition in the Odyssey”

Dr. Peter Struck (University of Pennsylvania) 

Thursday, January 29, 5:30 p.m, WJB 2005

Fall Langford Conference: The Colonial Landscape in Republican Italy

This week at FSU Classics: The Classics departments holds its Fall Langford Conference. This year's conference, organized by Andrea U. De Giorgi (FSU) and Russell Scott (Bryn Mawr) is "The Colonial Landscape in Republican Italy".

Luke Publishes New Book

Associate Professor Trevor Luke has published a new book,Ushering in a New Republic: Theologies of Arrival at Rome in the First Century BCE, with the University Michigan Press.

John Marincola incoming President of the Society for Classical Studies

John Marincola, the Leon Golden Professor of Classics, has been elected to the position of President-Elect of the Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association) for 2014. He  assumed the position of President for 2015. The APA is the main professional organization for Classics in the United States.

Previous News Highlights

2013 - 2014 News Highlights

Dr. Eric H. Cline delivered the third Langford Lecture on Disasters in Antiquity on Tuesday, March 4th. His talk, entitled "1177 B.C. The Year Civilization Collapsed," was based on his book of the same title from Princeton University Press.

Nancy de Grummond delivered the Third Annual Mario A. Del Chiaro Lecture in Etruscan Art and Archaeology at the University of California at Berkeley, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.  She spoke on "Divination by Thunder and Lightning in Etruscan Religion," a topic that she has written about extensively.

Dr. Kristina Milnor (Bard College of Columbia University) delivered the 2014 Betty Hunter Undergraduate Lecture on Thursday, January 16, 2014: "Love, Sex, Writing: Erotic Letters on the Walls of Pompeii."

Classics doctoral students Ann Glennie and Allison Smith, along with Classics alum Sophie Crawford-Brown (MA FSU 2012; now at U Pennsylvania) won the 2014 Best Poster Designed Entirely by Students Award for their poster "Cosa Excavations 2013" at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, in Chicago, January 2014.  For more information about the Cosa Excavations, click here, or visit www.cosaexcavations.com.

John Marincola, the Leon Golden Professor of Classics, has been elected to the position of President-Elect of the Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association) for 2014. He  assumed the position of President for 2015. The APA is the main professional organization for Classics in the United States.

Associate Teaching Professor David Branscome has just published a new book, Textual Rivals: Self-Presentation in Herodotus'Histories, with the University of Michigan Press.  See more here.

 

2012 - 2013 News Highlights

The Spring 2013 Langford Conference, held on February 22-23, has as its topic, “Repetition in the Metamorphoses."  The majority of the papers treat specifically of repetition within the Metamorphoses, but some broaden the scope to include both Ovid’s use of previous poetic material, and later poets’ use of the treasure trove of the Metamorphoses.

The Fall 2012 Langford Family Seminar, held on Saturday, November 10, set its sights on Pliny the Elder, the prodigious polymath who (his nephew, the younger Pliny, tells us) never read a book no matter how bad without deriving some benefit from it.

The Classics Department sponsored the 92nd anniversary meeting of the Southern Section of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) over the weekend of November 1-3, 2012.

 

2011 - 2012 News Highlights

2012 marked the first year that the Department awarded undergraduate translation prizes in Greek and Latin. The Langadas Greek Prize was won by Dana Spyridakos of Brandon, Florida, who also managed to win the Thompson Latin Prize as well. Dana graduated cum laude in April 2012 with a double major in Greek and Classical Civilization.

Four graduate students in the Department have been awarded Langadas Fellowships for 2012. Two of the four, Marci Boyd and Reema Habib, are students in the Ph.D. program, while the two others, Katie Cook and Destini Price, are M.A. students.

The Classics Department will be sponsoring the 92nd anniversary meeting of the Southern Section of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) over the weekend of November 1-3, 2012.

Caitlin Snelson, an undergraduate studying Greek and Classical Civilizations, was profiled on the FSU website.

Aaron Brown, an undergraduate studying Classical Archaeology and Latin , was profiled on the FSU website.

Daniel Pullen was interviewed by the AIA for his recent publication, The Early Bronze Age Village on Tsoungiza Hill (Nemea Valley Archaeological Project I).

Debra Trusty, doctoral candidate in Classical Archaeology, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for her study of changes in the production and distribution of prehistoric ceramic cooking vessels from five sites in the northeast Peloponnese of Greece during the Late Bronze Age (ca 1600-1100 BC).

Professor Douglas Cairns of the University of Edinburgh was the Langford Family Eminent Scholar at FSU in Spring semester 2012.

Dr. Nancy de GrummondDr. Laurel FulkersonDr. Daniel PullenDr. Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Stephen Collins-Elliot, Ann Glennie, Kyle Jazwa, and Joe Vansuch will be representing Florida State University at the annual AIA/APA Meeting in January.

This year’s Fall Langford Seminar will treat the topic of bucolic and mime. Speakers include Marco Fantuzzi (Columbia University), Costas Panayotakis (University of Glasgow), Regina Höschele (University of Toronto) and Joan Burton (University of Maryland)

Histos, the on-line journal of ancient historiography, has been revived under the auspices of Florida State University and the University of Newcastle.

Classical Archaeology majors Aaron Brown and Cassidy Phelps present at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award Symposium.

 

2010 - 2011 News Highlights

Phi Beta Kappa Chapter presents first Excellence in Teaching Award to Nancy de Grummond.

Undergraduate Robin Watson profiled at the AIA website

On-line journal Histos to be revived under aegis of Classics Department.

Francis Cairns named to Board of Referees for leading journal Athenaeum

Laurel Fulkerson named editor of The Classical Journal

Daniel Pullen wins Institute for Aegean Prehistory Grant for 2010 SHARP research

Allen Romano awarded Fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies (2010-11)

Tim Stover awarded 2010-11 Risley Fellowship

Allen Romano and Tim Stover win 2009-2010 Undergraduate Teaching Awards

Classical Archaeology majors Jonathan Dupree and Alexander Segers present at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award Symposium