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Ancient texts depict all kinds of people, not just straight and cis ones – this college course looks at LGBTQ sexuality and gender in Egypt, Greece and Rome. Read More

Students compete in Annual Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl

The team of two undergraduate and two graduate students traveled to Chicago for the 17th-annual competition. Read More.

MEAMS Undergraduate Translation Contest (2021-2022)

The Department of Middle Eastern and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (MEAMS) is pleased to announce its second annual translation contest for students studying Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Ancient Greek, and Latin.

I. Contestants must choose their text in consultation with a member of the MEAMS faculty by December 31, 2021.

II. Translations must be submitted by April 30, 2022.

Click here to learn about how to be involved and to learn about the prizes.

Levin Grant Event and Classics Open House: Monday, February 15th, 2020 @ 7:30pm
Where? Via Zoom
(contact a Classics professor for the link).

Explore Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Binghamton University, get to know faculty and Classics majors! Learn about how to apply for the Levin Grant (due Feb. 28th) to receive support for Classics related travel, research, online studies, internship, creative projects, etc.!

Comics artist visits classics class:
On Thursday, 7-Nov, JB Brager visited Professor Tina Chronopoulos' class, "America and Classical Antiquity," and gave a presentation at the campus Q Center. JB, a recognized comics and zine artist, as well as holding a PhD in Women’s & Gender Studies from Rutgers University, gives workshops and talks relating their areas of expertise — read more about it in Pipe Dream.

Arabic Fulbright Teaching Assistant Presents on Egypt:
Last 9-May 2019, Elsayed Elsisi, the 2018/19 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) in Arabic, presented on "Egypt, Mother of the World." Students were treated to a wonderful slide show on Elsayed's home country, and got to partake of delicious Lebanese fare from Basha's — read more about it, including senior Naile Akhter's reporting, here.