GIVING DAY IS TODAY!

Elizabeth A. Clark founded the department of Religion at what was then Mary Washington College in 1964 and established herself, and Mary Washington, as a leading center for the social and historical study of early Christianity. In 1979, she was named the first chair of a newly formed venture, the department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion, which she led for three years before leaving for Duke University. Her proud tradition was carried forward in the distinguished careers of Jim Goehring and, now, Jennifer Barry. Dr. Barry joined our department in 2015 and immediately sought to honor her predecessor and mentor, Dr. Clark, with the establishment of the Elizabeth A. Clark Lecture Fund. The lecture series is meant to honor Liz’s contributions to CPRD and the legacy she created at Mary Washington. By virtue of this endowed fund, we would like to bring in renowned scholars from around the world who work on those salient topics Liz dedicated her time to developing over the … [Read more...]

CLARK LECTURE FUND GIVING DAY IS COMING APRIL 13TH!!

Elizabeth A. Clark founded the department of Religion at what was then Mary Washington College in 1964 and established herself, and Mary Washington, as a leading center for the social and historical study of early Christianity. In 1979, she was named the first chair of a newly formed venture, the department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion, which she led for three years before leaving for Duke University. Her proud tradition was carried forward in the distinguished careers of Jim Goehring and, now, Jennifer Barry. Dr. Barry joined our department in 2015 and immediately sought to honor her predecessor and mentor, Dr. Clark, with the establishment of the Elizabeth A. Clark Lecture Fund. The lecture series is meant to honor Liz’s contributions to CPRD and the legacy she created at Mary Washington. By virtue of this endowed fund, we would like to bring in renowned scholars from around the world who work on those salient topics Liz dedicated her time to developing over the … [Read more...]

“Religion, Democracy, & Violence: A Virtual Symposium” March 30th

The Khatib Program in Religion & Dialogue presents: Religion, Democracy, and Violence Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 2:00-4:00 pm RSVP Here! … [Read more...]

CLARK LECTURE FUND #GIVINGDAY IS COMING! APRIL 13!

Elizabeth A. Clark founded the department of Religion at what was once Mary Washington College in 1964 and established herself, and Mary Washington, as a leading center for the social and historical study of early Christianity. In 1979, she was named the first chair of a newly formed venture, the department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion, which she led for three years before leaving for Duke University. Her proud tradition was carried forward in the distinguished careers of Jim Goehring and, now, Jennifer Barry. Dr. Barry joined our department in 2015 and immediately sought to honor her predecessor and mentor, Dr. Clark with the establishment of the Elizabeth A. Clark Lecture Fund. The Lecture series is meant to honor Liz’s contributions to CPRD and the legacy she created at Mary Washington. By virtue of this endowed fund, we would like to bring in renowned scholars from around the world who work on those salient topics Liz dedicated her time to developing over the … [Read more...]

Res Difficiles 2.0 Classics Conference March 20th

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Humanities and Social Justice Internship Opportunity

The Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies is recruiting for an internship opportunity in Fall 2021. If interested, please attend the interest zoom meeting this Wed, March 3rd at 4 pm. Requirements: humanities majors with 3.0 GPA and a commitment to social justice. If interested, contact Joe Romero (jromero@umw.edu) for the zoom link. … [Read more...]

“Religion, Democracy, & Violence: A Virtual Symposium” March 30th

The Khatib Program in Religion & Dialogue presents: Religion, Democracy, and Violence Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 2:00-4:00 pm RSVP Here! … [Read more...]

Classics Program Ranked #1 in the Nation in Student Ranking

We’re humbled and honored to be mentioned with some of the great undergraduate programs in our discipline, and we must have some very enthusiastic students out there to thank for nominating and supporting us for this award.  Students who come to UMW for Classics join a tight, supportive community of learners in the major.  They work closely with faculty and with each other to develop core skills that help them get where they need to go in life.  They are challenged to figure themselves out, to find answers to the big questions, above all, how to make a difference in their communities.  More broadly, studying the challenges, successes, and intricacies of the world’s first “democracy” and “republic” in Athens and Rome, respectively, is excellent preparation for engaged, informed, responsible civic participation in their own democratic Republic.  We are a proud part of a powerful humanities curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences at UMW; in particular, we benefit deeply from our … [Read more...]

News Coverage on CPRD J-term Offerings

Newspaper coverage of some of our J-term offerings in CPRD: Professors to offer new, specialized classes for January term Reminder of our J-term offerings. … [Read more...]

Featured Spring Courses in CPRD

New courses on Abortion, the Qu'ran and the Bible, and the Ancient City are being offered this spring in the department. Check out our offerings here. … [Read more...]