Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Posted March 20th, 2014 at 2:04 pm.

For 10 years, Bryn Mawr’s Graduate Group has brought together students and faculty in the fields of Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art to provide a uniquely interdisciplinary intellectual experience.

“There is, as far as I know, no other program in North America that bridges these three disciplines in this distinctive way: that ranges from the archaic to the contemporary, that covers both material and literary cultures, and that explicitly tries to find thematic and theoretical connections between disparate areas of study,” says the program’s director and Professor of Classics Catherine Conybeare. “Indeed, that is the basis of our signature GSems –  graduate seminars, team-taught by faculty from two different disciplines, with titles like ‘History and Memory’ or ‘War and Peace’.”

The creation of the Graduate Group was closely tied to former GSAS Dean Dale Kinney’s perception that Bryn Mawr’s relatively small size would enable the College to create and foster multi-disciplinary conversations.

Kinney will be among the speakers when the Graduate Group celebrates its 10th anniversary on Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5.

Since its formation, more than 55 students have graduated from the programs that make up the Graduate Group.

Alumni have gone on to hold positions at Cornell University, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, among many others.

For more information about the anniversary celebration visit the Graduate Group website or call Anna Kamstra at 610-526-7385. Online registrations are still being accepted.

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