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.
The gathering in Rome is unique both in structure and theme, says Daniel Gallagher, a professor of practice in the classics department.
Faculty researchers paint a picture of what will happen if multilateral organizations fail to protect Armenian cultural heritage as Azerbaijan shells the disputed region.
Our 34 new faculty will enrich the College of Arts & Sciences with creative ideas in a vast array of topics.
Cat Lambert, Classics
The funded community-engaged learning projects provide opportunities for students to excavate ancient Pompeii, establish a community garden in Moshi, Tanzania and more.
Faculty from six colleges across Cornell tackle issues ranging from the health of endangered wild dogs to the spread of misinformation through social media.
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.
This summer, 101 students in the College of Arts and Sciences will take part in groundbreaking research on campus with 61 faculty as part of the Nexus Scholars Program.
Charlee Mandy is an archaeology and classics major.
Four Cornell students (Evan Allen, Olivia Graves, Rodrigo Guzman Serrano, Hannah Master) have been deeply involved in the organization of the Johnson Museum’s current exhibit, Wonder and Wakefulness: The Nature of Pliny the Elder.
Open now through June 11, “Wonder and Wakefulness: The Nature of Pliny the Elder” marks the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of the celebrated Roman author, natural philosopher and statesman.
The Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate.
Klarman Fellow Toni Alimi identifies three features of so-called modern religious views in “Divine Institutes” by the 4th century scholar Lactantius.
“True to Cornell’s founding vision, these extraordinary students will bring a diverse range of ideas and experiences to enrich campus life together.”
The finding helps clarify the historical record for the Indigenous communities devastated by the 1918-19 pandemic.
The destruction of replicated European sculpture collections can tell us as much as their creation.
Kim Montpelier ‘24, Austin Manning ‘24 and Shanzai Ikhlas ‘24 won fellowships through the classics department.
An interdisciplinary collaboration used tree ring and isotope records to pinpoint a likely culprit: three straight years of severe drought in an already dry period.
In the Society for the Humanities Invitational Lecture Feb. 15, art historian Verity Platt will present her research on the humble sea sponge.
The Society for the Humanities has recently awarded Caitlín Barrett a Humanities Impact Grant to support the 3D and virtual modeling of the Casa della Regina Carolina Project at Pompeii.
Thanks to additional significant support from Seth Klarman ’79 and Beth Schultz Klarman, the Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowship program has been expanded to support 10 fellows per cohort.
A&S faculty offer book and poetry recommendations for the new year.
Ruth Portes, a fourth-year archaeology PhD student, has recently returned from two months of field work in Georgia (August 1- October 3)
The minor is distinctive in including courses from many disciplines, from across Cornell’s schools and colleges.
The program matches undergraduate students with summer opportunities to work side by side with faculty from across the College.
Classics student Charlee Mandy '23 writes about the Marzuolo Archaeological Project. Originally published in the Cornell Daily Sun, August 29, 2022.
Israeli archaeologist Mordechai Aviam and his colleagues made headlines by finding possible evidence, near the Sea of Galilee, of the house of St. Peter.
Four A&S faculty members have been honored for their excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
Are you a current junior interested in getting funding to travel to Europe or the Near East to study Greek, Roman, and/or Jewish cultures? Apply for the 2023 Harry Caplan Travel Fellowship! Applications due November 1.
Discover some of the exciting courses the Department of Classics is offering next semester.
The initiative has supported classes in the humanities, the social and natural sciences, mathematics, information science and engineering.
Sturt Manning has zeroed in on a much narrower range of dates, approximately 1609–1560 BCE, for the eruption on Santorini, a pivotal event in the prehistory of the region.
'We saw this conference as a way to expand the conversation beyond Cornell.'
Oxford scholar Constanze Güthenke will bring to light untold stories of classical scholarship during the 2022 Townsend Lectures Sept. 7, 9, and 12.
Megan McArdle, opinion columnist for the Washington Post, will discuss increasingly divided American life and politics in a Sept. 14 lecture.
Klarman Fellows pursue research in any discipline in the College, including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts as well as cross-disciplinary fields. The application deadline is October 14.
Professors in physics and classics contributed to the Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) hosted at Cornell for military veterans July 23 to Aug. 6.
Altogether 88 footprints were documented, including both adults and children, offering insight into family life in the time of the Pleistocene.
With NATO formally inviting Finland and Sweden to join its alliance after Turkey dropped its objections, classics and history professor Barry Strauss comments that history is full of alliances that amounted to little.
Toni Alimi’s book project, “Slaves of God,” delves deep into the Augustine cannon, explaining the philosopher’s reasons for justifying slavery.
A new Cornell study suggests that solving societal problems such as climate change could require dismantling rigid academic boundaries, so that researchers from varying disciplines could work together collaboratively.
Cornell’s Earth Source Heat borehole project already had a fitting English motto: “Onward and Downward.” Now, the project has Latin and Greek mottos courtesy of Prof. Daniel Gallagher: Energeia Geothermica: Perge deorsum!
Classes of interest for first-year students.
The “Sculpture Shoppe” exhibition displays selections from Cornell’s plaster cast collection of Greco-Roman sculptures alongside – and sometimes within – contemporary artists’ responses to cast culture and classical art.
Stephen Sansom, a Postdoctoral Associate in Classics, took the stage with his bandmates on May 5 for “MUSE–AK: a Mall Performance of Ancient Greek Song.” This wonderful contribution to the Sculpture Shoppe exhibition made a fitting conclusion for Stephen's time at Cornell. He will begin his new position as an Assistant Professor of Classics at Florida State University this upcoming fall.
"These faculty members and graduate teaching assistants have made tremendous contributions for the benefit of our students, guiding their educational paths and molding their experiences."
Jingkai Liu is a Classics and Government major.
The Sculpture Shoppe, located in a former retail space in Ithaca Mall, will be open through the month of May.
Catalina Peñéñory is a classics and Italian major.