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Classical Studies With a Technological Edge

Monday, June 23, 2014

From drones to ancient tombs, students in the inaugural Duke in Tuscany program have learned how to blend emerging technology with the study of ancient cultures.Besides being the first Duke program... Read More »



Student Laurels and Honors, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

National AwardsTruman ScholarsDuke University juniors Dominique Beaudry and Jamie Bergstrom are among 59 students selected as 2014 Truman Scholars.Students are selected based on their records of... Read More »



Crowdsourcing Research: A Team Effort

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanks to Ben Brumfield, we may soon be Googling our way through Byzantine records and medieval manuscripts."Search engines, because of how they organize information, allow us to make serendipitous... Read More »



New Program Connects Arts with Science

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hans J. Van Miegroet wants to expand on the traditional college lecture by bringing theory and practice together.He wants to expand creativity in the student experience and better provide the... Read More »



Duke to Honor Late Poet Seamus Heaney With Public Reading, Oct. 1

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Several Duke faculty members, students and alumni will join President Richard H. Brodhead for a poetry reading to honor the late Irish poet and 1995 Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, who died in August.... Read More »



Three Duke Faculty Named Named Humanities Fellows

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Three Duke faculty members are members of the newest class of Fellows at the National Humanities Center.They are Joshua Sosin from Classical Studies, Robert E. Mitchell from English and Sarah T.... Read More »



Summers Spent on Archaeological Digs

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I can’t think of a better way to supplement one’s education than to study abroad. My undergraduate experiences overseas have consisted of summers spent on archaeological digs, particularly at the... Read More »



Fueled by a Curiosity to Understand the Complexity of Civilization

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The light bulb switches on.  Something just clicks. Eureka!  No matter the expression used (although the last seems to be quite fitting for a Classics major), that moment of realization,... Read More »



The Hunt for Truth in Ancient Sicily

Thursday, April 19, 2012

At the request of Italian authorities, a team of American archaeologists spent three summers in the late 1990s digging up a 2,300-year-old house on a Sicilian hillside. They were seeking proof that... Read More »



Ancient Medicine as Inspiration

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Simply put, studying abroad was the most intellectually and socially rewarding experience of my life. Until that point, everything I knew about the Classics had been restricted to texts and pictures... Read More »



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