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For more information, contact Program Chair Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow at aoko@brandeis.edu. We welcome your questions and inquiries.

Research Opportunities at Home and Abroad


Professor Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
Professor Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow positioning Geometric Vase, ca. 9th century B.C.E., the Classical Artifact Research Center, March 2006.

There are many opportunities for graduate student research at the Department of Classical Studies:

Designed to combine class experience and scholarship with experiential learning, the program allows students to make trips to various museum exhibitions, work in our Classical Artifact Research Center, learn to improve verbal and written skills, understand aesthetic creativity within the ancient world, consider the problems of historical and archaeological preservation, gain insight into archival documentation of antiquity, learn digital technologies, and gain expertise in visual media related to the ancient world (slides, digital databases, Internet resources).

As part of the program, students may choose to participate in an archaeological excavation (with approval from our faculty) or to study with professor Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow for a two-week summer program at Cumae, Italy on the Bay of Naples (through the Vergilian Society). Brandeis is affiliated with the Tel Kabri archaeological excavation, as well as fieldwork opportunities in Italy and Greece.