Engaged Classics takes what you’re learning in your courses and puts it into practice through internships, research, study away, winter term, career exploration, and beyond.
Here’s a sampling of recent projects, field experiences, and post-graduate destinations for majors in the classics department.
Ways Majors in the Classics Department Rise
- If These Walls Could Talk: Elevating Latin Love Elegy in Pompeian Graffiti
- Women and Magic in Classical Athens (Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Research Fellow)
- Friends, Barbarians, Future Countrymen: Caesar’s De Bello Gallico and the Rhetoric of Empire
- Narratorial Voice and the Self in Propertius Book 4
- Student-faculty collaborative research projects include Creating a Commentary for Seneca’s Natural Questions, Book VI, and The Karanis Housing Project: An Interactive Map of the University of Michigan Excavations at Karanis, Egypt
- Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC
- University of Pennsylvania, University Museum
- Morgantina Archaeological Project, Aidone, Italy
- Oberlin-in-London, Spring 2017: History of Medicine, Cancer, Magic
- Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS), Rome, Italy
- Oxford-St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, England
- College Year in Athens, Semester and Academic Year Program, Greece
- Winter term in Greece, led by Professor Kirk Ormand
- Students learn from visiting scholars through the Charles Beebe Martin Classical Lecture, an annual series that ranks among the most distinguished in the field of Classics in the United States.
- Outside the classroom, students hone language and research skills by visiting Special Collections in the main library to peruse Byzantine manuscripts or Greek papyri.
- The Allen Memorial Art Museum has a collection of ancient Greek and Roman art, as well as works from the Renaissance and later that reflect the Classical tradition.
First Destinations of Recent Majors in the classics department
- Business manager at Norton Publishing
- Product management specialist III at Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Editor at the Minnesota Historical Society
- Information specialist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
- Director of recruitment at Teach for America
- Senior associate producer at MTV
- Museum coordinator at American Bookbinders Museum in San Francisco
- And crisis services supervisor at National Runaway Safeline in Chicago
- Graduate Schools:
Our students attend law school, medical school, and business school and pursue graduate study in Classics at Yale; University of Chicago; Bryn Mawr; University of California, Berkeley; University of Edinburgh; Princeton University; University of Cincinnati; University of Michigan; and University of Pennsylvania. Specific degrees include an MFA at Northwestern and a PhD in Classical and Ancient Studies at Ohio State. A current student won a Beinecke Fellowship