The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology:
The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology http://www.ioa.ucla.edu/ at UCLA is a research organization dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and conservation of archaeological knowledge and heritage. It is home to both the Interdepartmental Archaeology Program and the UCLA/Getty Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation. The Institute offers a lively program of talks and seminars throughout the year, offers summer fellowships for archaeological fieldwork, and helps to coordinate fieldwork opportunities. Several departmental faculty are members of the Institute.
The Program in Indo-European Studies http://www.pies.ucla.edu is one of the most prestigious programs of its kind in the world. Classics offers a Graduate Certificate in Classics to interested students in PIES, and PIES too offers a Graduate Certificate in Indo-European Studies in which Classics graduate students are welcome.
LGBTS at UCLA is a program and offers a concentration through Women's Studies. The program each year sponsors the (huge) LA Queer Studies Conference, which welcomes grad student papers. LGBTS also takes applications for two to three teaching assistantships. Contact:
or go to the website at http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/lgbts/contact.html.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies:
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA is a research center uniting over one hundred faculty who offer courses on subjects from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance. If you're interested in combining medieval or renaissance studies with a Ph.D. in Classics, contact Professor Shane Butler in our department (
). For more information on this very active program, see: http://www.cmrs.ucla.edu/.
Women's Studies at UCLA is a department, but it is still possible for students in other departments to graduate with a concentration in Women's Studies and apply for their grants and fellowships. Requirements: 14 units of grad-level courses, plus a research paper in a relevant field. Women's Studies sponsors a big grad conference every year, "Thinking Gender," in which our students have often participated. Contact Jenna Miller-Von Ah,
or see the department's website, http://www.womensstudies.ucla.edu/concentration.html.