Classical and Near Eastern Studies
The mission of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies is to produce and disseminate knowledge about the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East from the Neolithic period through late antiquity. The Department faculty conducts research and teaches courses in the languages and literatures of Greece, Rome, and the Near East (including Modern Hebrew); and the art, history, and religious traditions of these civilizations, including the development of early Judaism and Christianity. The Department offers majors in Greek, Hebrew, and Latin. CNES is also the administrative home of the programs in Religious Studies and Classical Civilization.
The CNES faculty includes a number of scholars who have won awards for both teaching and research.
Welcome Geoffrey Smith!
Geoffrey Smith has recently joined the department as a post-doctoral associate in papyrology. He will assist in the initial phase of the NEH funded project, "Resurrecting Early Christian Lives: Digging in Papyri in a Digital Age." In consultation with Philip Sellew, Nita Krevans, and other members of the team Geoff will help procure databases of digitized Greek and Coptic manuscripts, develop a digital transcription tool for the Coptic language, and continue his research into Christian identity in Greco-Roman Egypt.He will also travel to England in July to work with members of the team at Oxford University.
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