Beyond the Classroom

Students conduct research as part of the IMPERO project.

Classics students conduct research as part of the IMPERO Project

As part of their graduate training students have many opportunities to engage with the discipline beyond their classroom experience.  These include attendance at, participation in, and also the organization of professional conferences; publication in graduate journals in Classics; collaboration in faculty research; study-abroad opportunities at foreign institutions; and involvement in archaeological fieldwork.

Student Testimonials

"My time as a PhD student in the Department of Classics saw me teaching a variety of courses at UB, serving as a doctoral fellow at the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, and directing my own excavations in Portugal. The ample opportunities for teaching offered to me as a graduate student have been quite helpful in my current job." – Joey Williams, PhD '14

Hands-on Learning, at Home and Abroad

Classics students at the Colosseum.

Classics students visit the Colosseum

  • Tesserae, UB’s project in Digital Classics, that develops and applies computational means to reveal the relatedness of literary texts, offers student graduate student internships and collaboration.
  • UB is a contributing member of the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS) in Rome, the American Academy in Rome (AAR), and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens (ASCSA).
  • In addition to UB’s IMPERO Project (Interconnected Mobility of People and Economy along the River Ombrone) in Tuscany, as well as institutional involvement in the Olynthos Project, Greece, Classics graduate students have many opportunities to take part in archaeological fieldwork abroad. By participating in these projects, graduate students experience all phases of archaeological research, from surveys to preparing publications. Our students have recently participated in projects in various parts of Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Romania, Portugal and Germany. 
  • Students in the department are exposed to the cutting-edge research of practicing scholars through lectures, colloquia and conferences where faculty, guests and students present projects for debate and discussion.