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Department of Classics and Ancient History


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

Watch Zenia Selby's Hadrian documentary on Youtube

(16 Mar 2014) » More about Hadrian

Zenia Selby's Hadrian film premieres this Friday

Current second-year Classics student Zenia Selby has made a short documentary film about Hadrian's Wall, supported by the Vindolanda Trust and the Department of Archaeology.

(24 Feb 2014) » More about Hadrian premiere

Donald Murray's PhD awarded posthumously

We are delighted to announce that Donald Murray has been awarded a posthumous PhD for his thesis on 'Darius and his Audiences: A Study in the Royal Inscriptions and their Earliest Reception'.

(21 Feb 2014) » More about Donald Murray

Johannes Haubold's book wins PROSE award

Johannes Haubold's book Greece and Mesopotamia: Dialogues in Literature (CUP 2013) has been selected as the winner of the PROSE award in Classics and Ancient History.

(21 Feb 2014) » More about PROSE award win

Valentina Di Lascio wins CHS fellowship

Ermelinda Valentina Di Lascio has been awarded a prestigious fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies at Harvard.

(17 Feb 2014) » More about Valentina Di Lascio

Alessandra Zenobi's Durham PhD has become a book

(13 Feb 2014) » More about Alessandra Zanobi

Recent PhD successes in the department

Congratulations to all the PhD candidates who successfully passed their vivas this winter!

(29 Jan 2014) » More about recent PhDs

Living Poets website goes live

The Living Poets website is now live!

The ERC funded Living Poets project aims to develop a new approach to classical poetry, based on how listeners and readers imagined the Greek and Roman poets. The website has more information about the project, collections of ancient and modern representations of the poets, and scholarly guides to the collections.

(10 Jan 2014)

Major research grant for Ted Kaizer

We are delighted to announce that Dr Ted Kaizer has been awarded a three-year Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust.

(12 Dec 2013) » More about Ted Kaizer

Abi Tavener wins a place on Channel 4 broadcasting course

(25 Nov 2013) » More about Abi Tavener

Success for Louise Hodgson and Rik Van Wijlick

(25 Nov 2013) » More about Louise Hodgson and Rik Van Wijlick

George Pearson describes his passion for studying Classics to win essay prize

(23 Sep 2013) » More about George Pearson

Prestigious award for Jun Yeob Lee

(14 Sep 2013) » More about Jun Yeob Lee

We're number 2: great results for the Department in the 2013 National Student Survey!

The NSS results released this week saw Durham ranked number 2 for Classics in the UK.

(23 Aug 2013) » More about NSS 2013

Peter Alpass's book published

(5 Aug 2013) » More about Peter Alpass

Prof. Michael Stokes's books arrive in the Departmental Library

(2 Aug 2013) » More about the departmental library

New book by Mirko Canevaro, with a contribution by Edward Harris

(22 Jul 2013) » More about Mirko Canevaro

Durham Classics featured in the Guardian

The 12/07/2013 issue of the Guardian Newspaper contains a two-page article on recent research in Classics featuring the work of Durham scholars Barbara Graziosi and Johannes Haubold. Read more here.

(12 Jul 2013)

Professor Edward Harris to retire

Professor Edward M. Harris, a leading figure in the field of Ancient History and an authority on Greek Law, is to retire in September 2013.

(2 Jul 2013) » More about Prof. Edward Harris

Congratulations to our graduates

Congratulations to all our students who graduated yesterday!

(28 Jun 2013) » More about graduating students

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship winner Peter Fane-Saunders to join the department

Peter Fane-Saunders and the Department of Classics and Ancient History have been awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship beginning in October 2013.

(28 Jun 2013) » More about Peter Fane-Saunders

Emily Tilley awarded museum internship

Congratulations to Emily Tilley!

(22 Jun 2013) » More about Emily Tilley

New books in the Departmental Library

(6 Jun 2013) » More about new books

Zenia Selby and Lyle Bushe win film-making grant

(28 May 2013) » More about Zenia Selby and Lyle Bushe

Leverhulme fellowship for Luca Castagnoli

(16 May 2013) » More about Leverhulme fellowship for Luca Castagnoli