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Department of Classics and Ancient History


'On Seeing the Author' Exhibition Opens

(8 Feb 2015) » More about 'On Seeing the Author' Exhibition Opens

Prof. Peter Rhodes awarded Durham's Chancellor's Medal

(8 Feb 2015) » More about Prof. Peter Rhodes awarded Durham's Chancellor's Medal

REF 2014 results

In the REF2014 evaluation of research quality, the department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham was ranked joint second place in the UK by grade point average. 86% per cent of our research overall was considered to be of world leading and internationally excellent quality. We stand in third place with respect to world leading research and in joint first place for world leading or internationally excellent research impact and research environment. 

(18 Dec 2014)

Andrej Petrovic wins Humboldt Fellowship

The Department is delighted to announce that Dr Andrej Petrovic has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.

(20 Oct 2014) » More about Andrej Petrovic

Congraultations to Daniele Sberna

The Department would like to congratulate Daniele Sberna, who is studying for his PhD at Durham, on having his paper “Λιγύς swan and intratextual unity in Callimachus’s Aitia prologue” accepted for publication.

(20 Oct 2014) » More about Daniele Sberna

Marijn Visscher wins fellowship at Harvard

Many congratulations to current PhD student Marijn Visscher, who has been awarded a Harvard Visiting Fellowship.

(18 Aug 2014) » More about Marijn Visscher

Major ERC Proof of Concept grant for Barbara Graziosi and Peter Heslin

We are delighted to announce that the European Research Council have awarded a grant of 150,000 Euros to a team led by Prof. Barbara Graziosi and Dr. Peter Heslin for an incredibly exciting project: developing the first viable solution for digitising early books printed in Latin, using Optical Character Recognition.

(11 Aug 2014) » More about ERC grant

Johannes Haubold elected to the Academy of Europe

Prof. Johannes Haubold, Head of Department in Classics and Ancient History, has been elected to membership of the Academia Europaea, or Academy of Europe.

(21 Jul 2014) » More about Johannes Haubold

Congratulations to all our 2014 graduates!

On Wednesday, 68 BA students and 8 PhD students from the Department of Classics and Ancient History graduated in the Cathedral.

(4 Jul 2014) » More about graduation

Leverhulme success for recent PhDs

Nikoletta Manioti and David Lewis, both recently awarded PhDs in Classics and Ancient History at Durham, have won prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships.

(21 May 2014) » More about Leverhulme success

Listen to Barbara Graziosi on Newstalk

Barbara Graziosi was a guest on Ireland's Newstalk radio yesterday, and the programme is now available as a podcast.

(20 May 2014) » More about Barbara Graziosi

Amy Russell shortlisted for DSU feedback award

Dr Russell, Lecturer in the department of Classics and Ancient History, has been shortlisted for the 'Closing the Loop' award.

(19 May 2014) » More about Amy Russell

Excellent placement for MA students

A number of this year's MA students have already made plans to move on to PhDs. Many others have pursued opportunities beyond academia.

(13 May 2014) » More about MA placement

Leverhulme Fellowship for George Boys-Stones

George Boys-Stones has been awarded a 12-month research fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust.

(12 May 2014) » More about George Boys-Stones

Welcome to Matthew Duncombe

We are delighted to announce that Matthew Duncombe has won a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship to spend three years at Durham, from September 2014.

(12 May 2014) » More about Matthew Duncombe

Peter Heslin recognised for outstanding research impact

Dr Peter Heslin has been awarded one of the first University Awards for Excellence in Research Impact - one of only two in the Faculty - in recognition of his work on impact generation, on behalf of the university, and for his work with others to help them do the same. The award recognises how Durham research reaches and benefits the wider community.

(29 Apr 2014) » More about Peter Heslin

P. J. Rhodes elected president of the Classical Association

Professor P. J. Rhodes, emeritus in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, has been elected to the presidency of the Classical Association for 2014/15.

(24 Apr 2014) » More about Prof. Rhodes