Summer Experiences

Undergraduate students enrolled in a Classics major or minor at the University of Toronto Mississauga are encouraged to apply for a travel, research, and study grant to pursue additional training and gain experience over the summer.

The Classical Civilization program will be able to offer two grants of up to $1,500 each. Depending on your interests, this might include either visiting an ancient site or collections at a museum, taking language courses, or participating in an excavation.

To apply, please send your application to the Classical Civilization Program Director, Prof. Andreas Bendlin: cla.historicalstudies@utoronto.ca. The application should consist of a one-page (single-spaced) proposal of how you would use the grant, how the grant would facilitate your professional development, and a tentative budget. You are encouraged to contact one of your professors to help you develop a proposal. Please email your application by 15 March 2020.

Graduating students are eligible as long as the grant is used prior to convocation.

 

POTENTIAL PROJECTS

We have put together a list of some potential uses for the grant, but you may also propose something not on this list.

RESEARCH TRIPS TO SITES OR MUSEUMS

If you haven’t been abroad and would like to propose using the money for travel to a particular site, please outline your suggested travel and explain how this would contribute to your overall professional development. For example, in your budget, you can include costs for your hotel, food, and travel costs. This is a great opportunity if you are interested in developing an independent research project with one of the faculty in the Classics program at UTM that will allow you to study first-hand a site or objects in a museum, but an independent project isn’t required. For example, you might choose to visit:

  • Agora, Acropolis, and National Archaeological Museum in Athens;
  • Roman and Imperial Fora, Capitoline Museum, Vatican Museum, in Rome;
  • Louvre in Paris;
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City;
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Art, in Montreal; or
  • the British Museum in London.

LATIN AND ANCIENT GREEK INTENSIVE TRAINING

Greek and Latin Summer Workshops – University of California Berkeley

The Latin/Greek Institute – The City University of New York

Greek and Latin Summer School – University College, Cork 

JACT (Joint Association of Classical Teachers)

Summer School in Ancient Languages – Swansea University

  • Tuition fees: £180 for one week, £350 for two weeks
  • B&B accommodation: £330 for one week, £720 for two weeks 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOLS AND FIELDWORK EXPERIENCES

If you wish to gain experience in archaeological excavations, projects that can be viewed at: https://www.archaeological.org/fieldwork/afob. You may also contact Prof. Fulton (carrie.fulton@utoronto.ca) to further discuss possibilities.

There is also a list of field schools at: https://ifrglobal.org/classical-archaeology/

Additional scholarships to participate in archaeological excavations are available through the AIA (https://www.archaeological.org/grants/708 Deadlines March 1) and through ASOR (http://www.asor.org/fellowships/excavation-grants-fellowships/ Deadlines Feb 1)

For example, there is a funded opportunity for Archaeology in Israel from 17 May – 2 July 2020, through the University of Toronto (but note the Feb 17, 2020 application deadline). Contact Prof. Fulton (carrie.fulton@utoronto.ca) for more information.  

Or, you could volunteer on an excavation at Argilos, Greece, from May 25- July 4 through the University of Montreal: https://www.archaeological.org/fieldwork/excavations-at-argilos-greece-field-school-volunteer-program/

Or you could attend a field school on Cyprus from 27 June – 25 July 2020: https://www.archaeological.org/fieldwork/kissonerga-skalia-bronze-age-excavation-field-school-2019-cyprus/

 

PRIOR APPLICANTS

Prior students have visited museums, examined ancient sites, and participated in archaeological excavations.

CAWT Students