Christopher S. Celenza will suggest some answers that arise from considering the history of the liberal arts, medieval and early modern universities, and the rise of the arts and sciences in the modern era.Read more
Our field ranges from great literature, to the basis to western history, thought, legal systems, science and religion, to inscriptions and papyri on individuals and institutions covering all levels of these ancient societies. Through archaeology and art history we investigate and analyze the material record and environment of these civilizations and their neighbors – accessing a past beyond the texts of the elite and their mostly male voices to explore fully this world from top to bottom.
The Classical world was not just a few wealthy people, their remarkable texts, and some celebrated buildings: classical archaeology, and its integration of techniques ranging across the humanities and the sciences, is how we go behind the scenes to explore the whole human narrative from rich to poor, ruler to slave, with a focus varying from the individual to empires, in order to grasp the full story.
The gathering in Rome is unique both in structure and theme, says Daniel Gallagher, a professor of practice in the classics department.Read more
Faculty researchers paint a picture of what will happen if multilateral organizations fail to protect Armenian cultural heritage as Azerbaijan shells the disputed region.Read more
The funded community-engaged learning projects provide opportunities for students to excavate ancient Pompeii, establish a community garden in Moshi, Tanzania and more.Read more
A&S faculty members will delve into questions ranging from quantum computing to foreign policy development and from heritage forensics to effects of climate change.Read more