Classics is the study of the ancient Greek and Roman world, its languages, its cultures, and their impact on later cultural traditions.
Our evolving understanding of these concepts (e.g. "ancient," “culture,” “Roman”) gives our discipline dynamism, while a common body of texts function as its shared center. Classics is also interested in how later peoples understood and transformed this inheritance, generating the rich Classical tradition in literature and the other arts.
HHG student researchers will be presenting their research projects from this summer on Monday, September 27th at 4pm in Old Library 224 at Bryn Mawr. The presentations will be in person but we will also have an online component in case […]
Hi all! This Thursday, 9.23 at 4:30pm, SPEAC is holding the semester’s first meeting of our Anti-Racist Reading Group on Zoom. For this week, we will focus on racism in archaeology. We’ve selected three articles, all discussing this topic in different […]
Zhao Gu Gammage, incoming first-year student, reflects on experiences in the field of Classics, including attending SPEAK’s 2021 conference, Now and Then: (Inequity) and Marginalization in Ancient Mediterranean Studies. The Future of Classics: A High Schooler’s Perspective
You can find our updated departmental equity plan here! As always, we appreciate your feedback; you are welcome to contact any of the faculty directly, or to write to us through our anonymous comment box.
Comments deliverred by Prof. Matt Farmer to the assembled Haverford faculty on May 26th, 2021 Deborah H. Roberts is retiring this year from her position as the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature. Deborah began her […]
In the middle of a global pandemic, the students in Creating Classics gathered every Tuesday evening (7-10pm EST!) to discuss Greek tragedies and the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini. We watched movies, read and reenacted dramas, looked at ancient and modern paintings, […]
This spring, Haverford Classics offered two more workshops in our continuing series, which was inspired by the work of the strike organizers in fall 2020 and the teach-ins that arose during the strike. On Wednesday, March 31st, we presented “Naming […]
Inspired by the reading group created by UPenn Classics graduate students, SPEAC (Students Promoting Equity in Archaeology & Classics) has partnered up with faculty from the departments of Archaeology and Classics to start our own BiCo anti-racist reading group. Our […]