Who We Are
We are the Classics department here at UT, a community of students and scholars passionate about bringing the study of the classics to as wide an audience as possible. In the department, you can learn to read Homer in the original Greek, explore Roman building techniques, study ancient law, medicine, and business, and even get first-hand experience in one of our archaeological digs! We are an internationally recognized center for the study of the ancient world, but we are also committed to find new and exciting ways to engage our materials. Our faculty and students study ancient literature through computational biology, Bob Dylan, Game of Thrones, cognitive psychology and data science. In short, we're ancient history for the twenty-first century!
What We’re Fundraising For
Our students are engaged in a wide range of activities, from archival research to archaeological digs, and we are deeply committed to provide them with the resources they need to excel. Gifts marked for student support will help our department cover student travel costs, equipment and books, underwrite publication costs, conference participation and networking, all important components of academic success.
Our students are our best ambassadors, and the department is passionate about bringing classics to as wide an audience as we can. Gifts marked for community engagement will help up bring our expertise right to your door: through community collaborations like UT Explore or Certamen, by supporting faculty and students as they participate in important national conversations, by expanding our online presence to bring you better and more diverse content, and by developing programs that bring our department ever closer to the vibrant Austin scene.
Research is at the heart of everything we do at the university. Gifts marked for research support go towards time, equipment, access, and collaborations that undergird the work we do. Help us hold conferences, acquire books and access to data-base, pay researchers and assistants a fair wage, and introduce new generations of students to the joy we find in deep thought and study of the ancient world.