The Department of Classics at Reading has a wealth of achievements, which highlight our outstanding contributions to teaching, research and outreach to the community.
Awards for teaching and learning practice
Our excellence in teaching and learning has been recognised through various awards, from both the Reading University Students' Union (RUSU) and external organisations.
Dr Matthew Nicholls won the 2014 Guardian Higher Education Award for Teaching Excellence for his Virtual Rome project. His model allows students to explore a digital recreation of Ancient Rome.
- Jackie Baines was awarded the 2017 RUSU Teaching Excellence Award for Arts, Humanities and Social Science.
- Patrick Holmes won the 2017 RUSU Excellence Award in the category of 'Support Staff Excellence'.
- Dr Emma Aston won the 2015 RUSU Excellence Award.
- Professor Peter Kruschwitz won the 2013 RUSU Gold Star Award.
Awards for outstanding research
Our exceptional contribution to research in the classical world has been recognised through various awards and grants.
- Professor Ian Rutherford - Research Fellow at Käte Hamburger Kolleg Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe, Bochum, Germany (2018-19); Visiting Senior Fellow at the Anadolu Medeniyetleri (Arastimalarasi Merkezi) Research Centre (2016-17); Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (2013-14).
- Professor Annalisa Marzano - Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship: ''Grafting glory': new plants, the economy and elite identity in Rome' (awarded in 2016 for period Sept.1, 2017-Aug. 31, 2019).
- Dr Matthew Nicholls - British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA) 2015.
- Dr Arietta Papaconstantinou - Gerda Henkel Foundation Research Scholarship (2015-2016): 'Credit, debt, and the transformation of rural society in Egypt and Palestine from Constantine to the Abbasids'; ERC Award (2013 ff.): 'The Cult of Saints: a Christendom-wide study of its origin, spread and development'.
- Professor Peter Kruschwitz - British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (2014-5): 'Poetry of the People'.
- Professor Eleanor Dickey - Leverhulme Fellowship (2012-4): 'Latin loanwords in ancient Greek'.
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