Summer Experiences

Undergraduate students enrolled in a Classical Civilization major or minor at the University of Toronto Mississauga are encouraged to apply for a research, travel, and study grant to pursue additional training and gain experience outside of the Greater Toronto Area 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 museum, taking language courses, or participating in an excavation. To apply, please send your application to Prof. Boris Chrubasik, the Program Director for the Classical Civilization Program: cla.historicalstudies@utoronto.ca. The application should consist of a one-page 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 2019.

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

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. 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. 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;
  • Pompeii and/or Herculaneum in Italy
  • Louvre in Paris;
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City; and/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)

Ancient Languages Summer School -  King’s College London

Summer School in Ancient Languages – Swansea University

Online courses in Latin or Greek: Paideia Institute

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.

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)