Students at work in the Classical Studies Library.

Program in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Michigan combines the strength of two of Michigan’s leading departments, Philosophy and Classical Studies, both of which have been consistently ranked in the top ten programs in their respective fields for decades.

Students in the program will pursue a PhD in either Philosophy or Classical Studies and an MA in the companion field. All of this can be achieved within the standard six years for each program. Learn more ›

Gabriel Shapiro has accepted a position in Philosophy at Michigan

08 March 2023

Gabriel Shapiro (Princeton PhD, currently a Bersoff fellow at NYU) has accepted a tenure-track position in Michigan’s Department of Philosophy. After completing his fellowship at NYU, he will start teaching in Fall term 2024. (Click here for current faculty in the Program.)

Sara Panteri has accepted a position in Classics at Tulane University

08 March 2023

Sara Panteri (expected PhD Classics, MA Philosophy) has accepted a tenure track position at Tulane University, starting in Fall 2024, following a post-doc year there to work on her book on Eratosthenes. She is currently finishing a PhD dissertation here on reasoning and understanding in the Iliad and the Odyssey (under the direction of Jonathan Ready).

Upcoming Events

  • Biweekly Reading Group Meeting
    Proclus, Elements of Theology
    Picking up with Prop. 8
    Thursday, 16 March, 5–7pm
    Classics seminar room

    Wednesday–Friday, 15–17 March 2023
    Prospectives recruitment fair
  • Friday & Saturday, 12 & 13 May 2023
    Fourth Annual Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop in Ancient Philosophy
    Keynote: Christian Wildberg, University of Pittsburgh
    Schedule and locations TBA