Washington University offers unique resources, both human and material, for the study of ancient history. The PhD track in Ancient History is designed to take advantage of these resources and prepare strong candidates for positions in both Classics and History Departments.
Karen Acton, Assistant Professor of Classics
Roman history, Roman historiography, Roman numismatics
William Bubelis, Associate Professor of Classics
Greek history and epigraphy, economic history of the ancient Near East, ancient religion, Attic oratory and historiography, numismatics
Timothy Moore, John and Penelope Biggs Distinguished Professor of Classics
Daniel Bornstein, Professor of History and Religious Studies, Stella K. Darrow Professor of Catholic Studies
History of Christianity and of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Mark Gregory Pegg, Professor of History
Medieval European history
- Complete the following courses:
- L22 History 5471: The Literature of History
- A second 400- or 500-level course on a topic related to the history of the ancient Mediterranean world (offered by the Department of History or the Department of Classics or another department by permission; this is in addition to the course in ancient history required of all Classics Ph.D. students).
- Complete a master’s thesis on a topic in ancient history that also engages with material culture.
- Complete a special field exam based on bibliography drawn up by student and advisor, and consisting of primary, secondary, and comparative historical fields.
- The dissertation will concern a topic in ancient history.