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Department of Classics and Ancient History


Fellowship Success for Dr Ugo Zilioli

(28 Apr 2015) » More about Fellowship Success for Dr Ugo Zilioli

'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