This is a list of recent seminar topics offered in the graduate archaeological program in the department. 

Roman Portraiture in Contexts (Burrell)
The Roman East (Burrell)
Ancient Coins (Burrell)
The Crisis of the Third Century C.E. (Burrell)
The Archaeology of Hadrian's Empire (Burrell) 
Gender and Theory in Archaeology (Burrell)

Mycenae in its larger Aegean context (Davis)
The 15th century BC world: Minoans, Mycenaeans, and Near East (Davis)
The ‘coming’ of the Greeks (Davis)
The Palace of Nestor and Messenia (Davis)
Theory and Ethics in Archaeology (Davis)
Fieldwork theory and method (Davis)
Statistics for Archaeology (Davis)

Topics in Roman Archaeology (Ellis)
Pompeii (Ellis)
Villa Culture (Ellis)
Commerce and Industry (Ellis)
Bread and Butter (Ellis)
Roman North Africa (Ellis)

The Worlds of Homer (Gaignerot-Driessen)

Archaeological Theory (Hatzaki)
Theory for Burial Archaeology (Hatzaki)
Pots & Potters (Hatzaki)
Feasting in the Prehistoric Aegean (Hatzaki)
Aegean Iconography (Hatzaki)
Prehistoric Knossos (Hatzaki)

Greek Votive Offerings (Lynch)
Narrative in Greek Art (Lynch)
The Greek Symposium (Lynch)
Greek Sculpture in Archaeological Context (Lynch)
Pots Abroad (Lynch)
Pausanias and Archaeology (Lynch)
Approaches to pottery study (Lynch)

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The Classics Graduate Student Association has been created to serve as a community of support and cooperation for graduate students currently matriculating in the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati by providing them with opportunities for travel study, scholarly research, collaboration, and community outreach. Its other main goal is to help Classics graduate students organize themselves in a well-functioning community. Among other initiatives, it has created individual and targeted mentorship for incoming students. Finally, it can serve as an advocating body for graduate students within the UC Classics community. 

Classics GSA activities include:

  • Semi-annual invited guest lecturers
  • Graduate Student Colloquia
  • Provision for graduate student conference travel
  • Provision for graduate student research travel
  • Community outreach lecture program
  • Departmental social events


2023-2024 Classics GSGA Executive Board:

President: Ted Boivin
Vice President: Giulia Paglione
Secretary: Austin Hattori
Treasurer: Michelle Lessard
GSG Representatives: Luiza dos Santos Souza and Callie Todhunter
Diversity Officer: Allie Pohler
Mentor Coordinator: Allie Pohler
Undergraduate Liaison: Patrick O’Callahan

Latest Version of the Grad Handbook

The latest Graduate Handbook is version 4.11, edited September 13, 203, and is available as a pdf: Graduate Handbook 4.11

Previous versions of this document:

Graduate Handbook 4.10
Grad Handbook 4.9

Grad Handbook 4.8

Grad Handbook 4.7

Grad Handbook 4.6
Grad Handbook 4.5

Grad Handbook 4.4
Grad Handbook 4.3
Grad Handbook 4.2
Grad Handbook 4.1
Grad Handbook 4.0
Grad Handbook 3.9