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Ancient Studies Center

Ancient Studies Center (ASC)

The Ancient Studies Center was established in 2008 to provide enrichment opportunities for students of history and related disciplines engaged in the study of the ancient Mediterranean world. The ASC aims to encourage the study of ancient Mediterranean history, Classical languages and literature, Greek / Roman / Mediterranean archaeology, and other related fields.

Summer Study Abroad Fellowships

The Ancient Studies Center in the Department of History announces its 2018 Fellowship opportunities for summer study programs. Follow these links for further information and for an application. Deadline for submission of application materials is 3 PM on Friday March 9, 2018. 

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Archaeological Institute of America, Tampa Bay Society

With support from the Ancient Studies Center, the Tampa Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America offers lectures on various topics of archaeological interest that are free and open to the public. Visit the website of the national organization:

Upcoming Events:

Click here to view the full Spring 2018 Lecture Schedule!

Upcoming Lecture: The Bronze Age History of the Palace of Nestor at Pylos
by Dr. Michael Nelson
(Matson Lecturer, AIA, Queens College)
Thurs., March 22 6:00 pm
CWY 109
Univ. of South Florida
Extraordinary preservation and an abundance of recovered artifacts have made Pylos the chief site for the study of Mycenaean palaces in Bronze Age Greece. Well-built walls and plaster floors clearly define interior rooms, many of which, when excavated in the 1950s-1960s, still contained their original contents--brightly colored frescoes, pottery, sculpture, bronze tools and Linear B-inscribed clay tablets. Renewed investigations have shed new light on the phases of construction of the palace, particularly valuable as Mycenaean palaces were short-lived phenomena. Untangling the many remodelings and additions at Pylos reveals a much longer building history than originally thought and points to an architectural sequence unlike other palaces, with a surprising early influence from the Minoan civilization on Crete.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Light reception at 5:30.
Co-sponsored by the USF Classical Society and the Dept. of History.
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All lectures are free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Ancient Studies Center, the Classical Society and the Dept. of History at USF. USF is located on Fowler Ave. east of I-275 and west of I-75(enter at Leroy Collins Dr.). For directions and parking information, go to and click the link for “Visit USF”. CWY (Bill Young Hall) is on the east side of the campus, north of the Sun Dome. For further information, contact Bill Murray at (Tampa Bay Society president) or Suzanne Murray at (Tampa Bay Society Secretary/Treasurer). For directions, contact  the Department of History (813-974-2807), or visit the USF website at . Updates will be posted on the History web page: