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News Highlights

Langford Lecture on the End of Civilization by Eric Cline

Dr. Eric H. Cline will deliver the third Langford Lecture on Disasters in Antiquity on Tuesday, March 4th, at 6:00 pm, in WJB [William Johnston Building] 2005. His talk, entitled "1177 B.C. The Year Civilization Collapsed," is based on his forthcoming book from Princeton University Press.

De Grummond Etruscan lecture at Berkeley

Nancy de Grummond will deliver 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.

Kristina Milnor to give annual Betty Hunter Lecture

Dr. Kristina Milnor (Bard College of Columbia University) will deliver the 2014 Betty Hunter Undergraduate Lecture on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dodd Hall Auditorium: "Love, Sex, Writing: Erotic Letters on the Walls of Pompeii."

Grad Students Win Poster Award

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.

Branscome publishes Herodotus book

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

John Marincola elected President-Elect of American Philological Association

John Marincola, the Leon Golden Professor of Classics, has been elected to the position of President-Elect of the American Philological Association for 2014. He will assume the position of President for 2015. The APA is the main professional organization for Classics in the United States.

Fall 2013 Langford Seminar

The Fall 2013 Langford Seminar, on Friday November 8, 2013, will present four original contributions by invited speakers from Europe and America in varied fields: Pindaric Studies, Callimachus and his influence, Ancient Satire, and Apuleius.

Christopher Pfaff publishes article on cults at the Argive Heraion

Professor Christopher Pfaff recently published the article "Artemis and a Hero at the Argive Heraion" in Hesperia 82:2 (2013) 277-299.

Italian Conference honors Nancy de Grummond

A conference in honor of Dr. Nancy de Grummond entitled, "Artisans and Craft in Ancient Etruria: A Symposium in Honor of Dr. Nancy de Grummond," was held on June 23 on the Florence campus of Syracuse University.

See the full story here and a list of speakers here.

Previous News Highlights

2011 - 2012 News Highlights

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 Grummond, Dr. Laurel Fulkerson, Dr. Daniel Pullen, Dr. 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