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Welcome to the Department of Classics

The Classics Department at Florida State University is a leading center of Classical Studies, with nationally and internationally distinguished faculty for both teaching and research. It provides undergraduate students the intimacy of a small liberal arts college, while providing graduate students the resources and experience of a large Research I university. With approximately 50 majors and 35 graduate students, the department is among the largest Classical Studies programs in the public university system, and it is designed to prepare its students for careers in the 21st century, with FSU Classics alumni currently holding positions in diverse fields including university academia, museums, professional archaeology, secondary education, and law.

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Doctoral Student, Allison Smith, wins the Presidential Award for Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student at CAMWS!

Congratulations to Allison Smith for winning the Presidential Award for Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student at the 2022 conference of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Her paper entitled, "The Sims IV Balneum Building: Interconnections and Potential Templates in Central Italian Bath Design" was presented at the annual CAMWS meetings in Winston-Salem, and she was awarded the Ermine M. Owenby Jr.


AIA Society Sunday Presentation with Dr. Elizabeth Murphy!


Society Sunday is February 5, 2023! Join us at 1PM EST for "Going to Work in the Roman Empire: The Archaeology of Potters and Potting" a free public presentation by Elizabeth Murphy.  


Spring 2023 Langford Conference: "Social Groups and Production in Mycenaean Economies."


On 24-25 February 2023, the Department of Classics at Florida State University will sponsor the Spring 2023 Langford Conference on Social Groups and Production in Mycenaean Economies.


The conference will be held in the Turnbull Conference Center on the FSU campus in Tallahassee.

The schedule will be posted here soon.


For more information, please contact Daniel J. Pullen (dpullen@fsu.edu).



Papers will include:



AIA Lecture by Dr. Robyn Le Blanc


The Tallahassee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Student Archaeology Club at FSU present “Andromeda, Alexander, and Ascalos: Founders and Foundation Myths in the Roman Near East,” an AIA Kershaw lecture in Near Estearn Archaeology by Professor Robyn Le Blanc of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.