Dr. Cargill featured in new Netflix documentary

For more than two decades, Robert Cargill, Roger A. Hornsby Associate Professor in the Classics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been sharing his expertise in religion and archaeology through documentaries and television shows. Most recently, Cargill appeared in “Mysteries of the Faith” on Netflix, which focuses on the stories behind Catholic relics.
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Dr. Peter Miller presents "Combating Demons for Fun and Profit"

Monday, February 26, 2024
In a world where illness, disaster, and misbehavior could be attributed to demonic interference, what relief or protection could be found? How did ancient people seek to protect their minds, bodies, and souls from foul spirits and dark powers? In this presentation, Dr. Miller aims to introduce the complex, often contradictory, world of demons in the Late Antique Mediterranean through a collection of stories to explore the methods, reasons, and training behind demon combat.

Colloquium: Dr. Chris Hoklotubbe

Thursday, October 19, 2023
Dr. Chris Hoklotubbe from Cornell College will be visiting the Department of Classics to deliver a colloquium presentation on November 2nd at 5:00 pm in Van Allen Hall's Lecture Room 2.

Four CLAS faculty honored with new named professorships in classics

All four professors come from varying backgrounds and areas of expertise, promoting a unique interdisciplinary approach to the prestigious appointments in the classics.

CLAS professor receives NEH fellowship for his dedication to the research of ancient manuscripts

Paul Dilley, associate professor of ancient Mediterranean religions at the University of Iowa, was named a 2023 National Endowment for the Humanities fellow.

CLAS students explore art, history, and architecture in Greece

Students enrolled in the course City of Athens: Bronze Age of Greece spent the spring semester intensively studying ancient Greece with Professor Deb Trusty. Their reward? Visiting Greece.
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Classics Department Impresses at CLAS Faculty Awards

Friday, September 22, 2023
5 Classics professors were recognized at the University of Iowa's 2023 CLAS Faculty Awards: Sarah Bond, Robert Cargill, Paul Dilley, Brenda Longfellow, and Deb Trusty.

Ancient Exchanges Publishes "Threads"

Monday, August 7, 2023
Ancient Exchanges, an online journal devoted to literary translations of ancient texts, has published their sixth issue, "Threads." "What is the difference between a text and a textile? Originating in the same Latin root meaning “weave,” the two words in English bear a canny resemblance. As material phenomena, their similarities abound: both are woven into being from disparate threads, resulting in a product that is more than the sum of their parts, bearing visual and tactile significance."                 from "Letter from the Editors"

Ancient Exchanges Translation Journal holds lively panel at the Society for Classical Studies Conference

Coinciding with the release of their latest issue, Ancient Exchanges editors Adrienne Rose, Laura Moser, and Echo Smith represented the journal at the annual Society for Classical Studies conference hosted in New Orleans in January, where they organized a panel called "Making Space for Translation" devoted to the vital role translation plays in Classical Studies pedagogy, scholarship, and publication. Presentations on the manifold "spaces" in which translation lives (from the metrical and miniscule to indigenous and interdisciplinary) were followed by a lively discussion with participation from both in-person and Zoom audiences.

Robert Cargill Speaks with Iowa Legislators During a Campus Visit

A delegation of Iowa legislators, staffers, and state officials visited the University of Iowa campus for an immersive experience with researchers who study aggressive cancer, manufacture pharmaceuticals, test new aircraft systems, and delve into biblical studies. Dr. Robert Cargill, associate professor of Classics, spoke with legislators about his digital and public scholarship.