What is Classics?
Classics refers to the study of the Greek and Roman worlds. Multi-disciplinary in approach, it involves the studies of history, literature, archaeology, religion, mythology, drama and philosophy, in addition to the ancient languages of Greek and Latin. Today our understanding of Greek and Roman culture is further enhanced by the latest digital techniques that increasingly pervade studies in archaeology, epigraphy, papyrology, and ancient science and medicine. At Queen’s, students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the latest techniques by participating in one of two archaeological excavations supervised by our own faculty, or through a variety of projects and assignments.
It can be said that studying Classics can lead to a wider appreciation of human values and achievements, and a more objective understanding of ourselves and our times. Our undergraduates have gone on to a variety of occupations and have been accepted into graduate programs nationally and internationally.
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MA students learn about ancient coins from Diniacopoulos Collection
On Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Professor Cristiana Zaccagnino (Classics) and Professor Emy Kim (Art Conservation) held their second workshop about ancient coins from the Diniacopoulos Collection with their graduate students.
Spotlight on Emily Croft Graduate student, Emily Croft, interviewed on the Classical Studies program at Queen's University.
The Annual Classics MA Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 13th from 9:00am-4:00pm - all are welcome to attend!
The Department was well represented at the CAC 2022 Annual Meeting at Western University in London:
Professor Jan-Mathieu Carbon and Cristiana Zaccagnino gave a joint paper on their research on birds and Professor Reeves presented on graffiti from Humayma, Jordan. Our graduate student Andrew Field delivered a paper on his research on Theocritus. Full information about the conference and the abstracts can be found here: https://www.uwo.ca/classics/news/conferences/cac2022.html