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Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology

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Congratulations, Troy! IPCAA's Troy Samuels successfully defends his dissertation

"Recovering Rural Non-Elites: Commoner Landscapes and Rural Infill in the Roman Middle Republic"

Congratulations, Emma! IPCAA's Emma Sachs successfully defends her dissertation

"Style and Variety in the Art of the Roman Domestic Sphere"

The Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA) offers a program of doctoral study in the arts and material culture of the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. Formally sponsored by the Departments of Classical Studies and History of Art, and located in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, IPCAA draws on a distinguished range of faculty in several disciplines and on the rich museum and library resources of the University of Michigan. With its self-consciously interdisciplinary character, IPCAA is today widely acknowledged as among the very top programs in the country for the professional training of graduate students in Classical Archaeology.

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IPCAA's logo, which features a mythological sea monster, is based on an image in a fragment of a Roman wall painting, acquired from Puteoli in 1923, and now in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology (KM 2802). The marine motif emphasizes IPCAA’s Mediterranean focus, while the “hybrid” quality of the sea monster serves as a metaphor for the interdisciplinary character of the program.