The interdepartmental Classical Studies Program (CLST) at Columbia University (contact information here) brings together faculty from Art History and Archaeology, Classics, History, and Philosophy. Students in the program pursue a Ph.D. or an M.A. in Classical Studies, meeting requirements in three fields relevant to the study of Greek and Roman antiquity as well as the larger Ancient Mediterranean. Together with the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean, Classical Studies is the home of a vibrant community of scholars working in ancient studies at Columbia University. Learn more…
Classical Studies invites applications to the M.A. program. The M.A. Program in Classical Studies pursues an integrated approach to the ancient world. It particularly aims to acquaint students with the richness of evidence characterizing the study of classical antiquity, and to stimulate them to use knowledge of the relevant materials and texts with skill and imagination.
To this effect the program draws upon the many resources of Columbia in the classical field: students are given the unique opportunity to work with leading classicists specializing in a variety of areas, take advantage of the intellectual and organizational resources of the four participating Departments, get access to the libraries of the University; they are eligible to work with the materials of Columbia’s archaeological, epigraphic, and numismatic collections, can apply to Columbia’s excavation projects, and participate in the numerous initiatives organized by the University (seminars, lectures, conferences, museum trips). Continue reading
This workshop on researching ancient places is the second installment of the Classical Studies Technology and Skills series at Columbia University. The event takes place on Friday April 19, 2013, 3-5 pm in Butler Library 306.
The workshop takes its starting-point from the Pelagios project’s API, an online portal for studying antiquity through geography. Through Pelagios researchers can access images, data sets, excavation reports, ancient texts, and modern scholarship for any place broadly defined — town or region, and even portions of the sea. Joe Sheppard, CLST Ph.D. student and Digital Humanities intern at Butler Library, will offer an introduction to the site, using some case studies and explaining additional online tools like Nomisma and CHRR relevant to the study of ancient places.
CLST graduate students are expected to attend. All students working on antiquity from the graduate programs in Art History/Archaeology, Classics, History, Philosophy, and beyond are most cordially invited to join us. Space is limited, so please register by contacting Maia Bernstein. The CLST Graduate Program will provide coffee/tea, soda, and cookies.
In this new series, the Classical Studies Graduate Progam CLST at Columbia University invites authors of recently published books in ancient studies, books which are exemplary for the kind of interdisciplinary study of the ancient world that CLST aims to foster. All faculty and students at Columbia and beyond working in ancient studies are cordially invited. CLST students are required to read carefully at least one chapter of the book and prepare questions and comments for discussion. We are much looking forward to welcoming our first guest, Emanuel Mayer from the University of Chicago, on February 1 2013. We will discuss his book The Ancient Middle Classes: Urban Life and Aesthetics in the Roman Empire (2012). CLST is grateful to the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean for co-sponsoring the event. The meeting takes place at Schermerhorn 930, February 1 2013, 11 am to 1 pm.