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Contexts for Classics at the University of Michigan announces the 18th annual Classical Translations Contest

This contest is intended to highlight the work of students who are interested in the process of translation as a creative, intellectually meaningful enterprise.

Reflections on Jim Cogswell's "Cosmogonic Tattoos"

Reflections by U-M faculty on the installation and how the juxtaposed images connect the viewer to the origins and meaning of objects.

Welcome to Contexts for Classics, an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary faculty consortium at the University of Michigan. 

CfC was founded in 2000 to explore the reception of classical antiquity in various historical, critical, and creative contexts. 

Since 2013, we have been affiliated with the UM Institute for the Humanities and we are an overseas partner in the International Classical Reception Studies Network (ICRSN)

Browse our website to learn more about our mission, our past events and upcoming events, our affiliated faculty and publications related to Contexts for Classics, as well as resources for research in classical reception studies, and information about our annual classical translations contest.

UM faculty and students are encouraged to submit proposals for funding and co-sponsorship from Contexts for Classics.

We also reach out to the public, with information about "local classics" in the university community.    

To join our email list for news and events, please contact us.


Welcome to Contexts for Classics, an interdepartmental consortium of faculty at the University of Michigan. We are dedicated to interdisciplinary exploration of classical traditions in diverse cultural, critical, and creative contests.


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