Program puts prehistoric sandals through the paces

April 20, 2018

An extensive collection of Southwestern prehistoric sandals is housed in the Museum of Natural History at the University of Colorado Boulder. Because the sandals are ancient artifacts, researchers can’t just strap them on to see how well they wear.


Antiquity has much to say about imperialism and what it means to be human

April 17, 2018

Elspeth Dusinberre will deliver the 112th Distinguished Research Lecture at CU Boulder on Tuesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in the UMC’s Glenn Miller Ballroom. Her talk is titled “Archaeology, Imperialism and What it Means to Be Human.”


Professors of distinction discuss distinguished careers

Oct. 5, 2017

Newly minted professors of distinction have notable expertise in artists’ personas, natural-language technology, classic poems and climate-change education, and on Sept. 21, they offered a public overview of their work.

Classics Day

Want to write like Achilles? CU has you covered

Sept. 28, 2017

The Classics Department at the University of Colorado Boulder will host students from across the state for Colorado Classics Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, on the Norlin Library quadrangle.


Newly minted professors of distinction to be celebrated

Sept. 1, 2017

In Sept. 21 event professors of art and art history, classics, geography and linguistics will deliver lectures on their areas of expertise.


Classicist tutors Julius Caesar actors on the potent rhetoric of Rome

June 25, 2017

Tyler Lansford is transforming the death of Julius Caesar into new life for Roman rhetoric. Audiences attending this summer’s Colorado Shakespeare Festival will see, hear and feel the resurrection.

The Gardens of Adonis, an 1888 painting by John Reinhard Wkeguelin depicts women bearing the container-grown plants and festal rose garlands to dispose of in the sea, as part of the festival of Adonis.

Prof sees a ‘subversive critique’ in ancient Greece

Feb. 17, 2016

A CU Boulder classicist argues that the festival of Adonis was actually a “dissent and a critique of important cultural practices.”

Although enrollment in the humanities at universities nationwide has fallen in recent years, the same is not true of classics, or “classical studies,” as it is sometimes called. Photo of Rome under stormy skies by Tyler Lansford.

Classics unfazed by the ‘crisis in humanities’

Feb. 17, 2016

In the headlines, the words “humanities” and “crisis” are so commonly conjoined that you’d think that college courses on human thought, experience and creativity are collapsing like the Roman Empire. The story has more nuance than the headline, as the Classics Department illustrates.

Jackie Elliot

Classicist wins top honor for ‘daring, meticulous’ book

Feb. 17, 2016

Jackie Elliott, associate professor of classics at the University of Colorado Boulder, has won a 2016 Goodwin Award of Merit from the Society for Classical Studies, the nation’s top research recognition in classical languages & literature. Elliott was recognized for her book, Ennius and the Architecture of the Annales.