Professor Ella Haselswerdt Awarded AJP Prize

Published: September 9, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Professor Ella Haselswerdt has been awarded the AJP Best Article Prize for 2019, for her article “Sound and the Sublime in Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus: The Limits of Representation.” Congratulations, Ella!

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Congratulations, Andre Matlock and Alex Press!

Published: August 5, 2020

Congratulations to Andre Matlock and Alex Press, who both filed their dissertations in Spring and Summer respectively.  Andre’s dissertation, “Time and Experience in Cicero’s Ethical Dialogues,” was jointly supervised by Professors David Blank and Francesca Martelli. This Spring he also published his first article, “Relationality, Fidelity, and the Event in Sappho,” in Classical Antiquity (39.1) in…

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Welcome, Assistant Professor Ella Haselswerdt

Published: August 3, 2020

We are delighted to welcome Ella Haselswerdt to the Classics Department at UCLA! Ella’s specialization in Greek tragedy extends from her current book project on chorality and trauma to the reception of antiquity in the work of Ann Carson, Brazilian performance, and queer contemporary art. Ella received her BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence…

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UCLA Classics affirms support of statement from the SCS

Published: June 13, 2020

The Society for Classical Studies has issued a statement condemning police brutality and racism, as well as the  misappropriation of Classics by white supremacist and nationalist groups. The Faculty and Graduate Students of the Department of Classics affirm their support  of this statement.  We join our colleagues across the nation and throughout the profession in…

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Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Published: June 12, 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 on behalf of the Classics Department! You did it! On behalf of the entire Department of Classics, we want to congratulate you on all your hard work during your time at UCLA. Although we wish we could be celebrating in person, we wanted to celebrate your incredible achievements and…

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Undergraduate Research Week

Published: May 19, 2020

Be sure to watch the wonderful research presentations by Classics students Emily Liu, Declan Trudel, Alex Adame and Nora Zhou!

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Classics Undergraduate Dido Wang Awarded the 2020 Peter Rotter Undergraduate Essay Award

Published: May 13, 2020

Many congratulations to Classics Undergraduate student Dido Wang, who has just been awarded the 2020 Peter Rotter Undergraduate Essay Award. Dido’s paper (“Descending god, ascending man: A study of the Mycenaean Gold Masks from Grave Circle A”) explores the possible purpose of the famous gold masks from Bronze-Age Mycenae. She argues that the funerary masks…

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Professor Gurval Honored with Eugen Weber Honors Collegium Faculty Award

Published: April 17, 2019

The Department of Classics is delighted to report that Professor Robert Gurval has been honored with the Eugen Weber Honors Collegium Faculty Award in celebration of his outstanding contribution to teaching in the Honors Collegium at UCLA. He will be presented with the award at the upcoming Honors Programs Rose Gilbert Reception. This is by no…

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Congratulations to our recent PhDs!

Published: April 3, 2019

Congratulations to Celsiana Warwick (PhD 2018) who has just accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Iowa and John Tennant (PhD expected Spring 2019) who has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in the Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, Stanford University Department of Classics. Continued congratulations to Hans Bork (PhD…

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