Congratulations to Nancy de Grummond was elected in December to Britain’s Society of Antiquaries. This distinguished Society, founded in 1707, has as its main purpose the “encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study of the antiquities” of England and other countries. She was cited for her work as director of archaeological excavations at Cetamura from 1983 to the present, but also for her scholarship on the history of archaeology.
Department of Classics
The Department of Classics at Florida State University is the oldest in Florida and has emerged as one of the leading centers of classical studies in the United States. The faculty in Classics is distinguished in teaching and research. Several members of the faculty have received university and national teaching awards. The department boasts special strengths in many areas of classical studies, including archaeology, ancient history, and Latin and Greek literature. The Department also plays an important role in training Latin teachers for the schools.
The Department offers students the intimacy of a small liberal arts college in the midst of a large state university. There is an enthusiastic community of approximately 80 majors and 45 graduate students. There are a variety of student organizations, including the Archaeology Club and Eta Sigma Phi.
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NEWS FROM CLASSICS DEPARTMENT
Congratulations to Nancy de Grummond whose book, Cetamura del Chianti, has been published this month with the University of Texas press.
Congratulations to those faculty who have been nominated for Excellence in Teaching Awards this year: David Branscome, Jessica Clark, Michael Furman, Trevor Luke, John Marincola, Elizabeth Murphy, Tim Stover (nominated for the Distinguished Teacher Award)
"Women at the Crossroads of the Greek World"
Sergio Carlos Tamez, Classics Major, member of the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society, and recipient of IDEA Grant, will present his research with a poster “Omina Imperii in the Age of Iconoclasm: Inside the Struggle for the Soul of an Empire.”
2019 President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence
AIA Lecture, Ömür Harmanşah (University of Illinois, Chicago), "ISIS and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria".