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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Immersion in the Ancient World

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My time spent abroad in Rome was one of my most memorable semesters, and one of the most important for my intellectual experience at Duke. One of the most exciting things about studying abroad was... Read More »

Falling in Love with Rome

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I took advantage of two different study abroad programs while at Duke, and there’s no doubt that they both added an incomparable dimension to my course of studies. I participated in the Duke in Rome... Read More »

Summer in Greece Changed the Direction of my Life

Tuesday, May 1, 2001

Without a doubt, taking the summer session abroad to Greece affected the direction of my studies as well as my life. Visiting the ancient cities, walking through the architecture, and seeing the... Read More »