Housed in the historic M. Carey Thomas Building and the award-winning Rhys Carpenter Library the Graduate Group is a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration and research among the Departments of Classical & Near Eastern Archaeology; Greek, Latin & Classical Studies; and History of Art. Students are based in Carpenter, a research and teaching center dedicated to the fields of the three departments, where everyone has a carrel.
Among the unique opportunities open to students in the Graduate Group are
- Interdisciplinary seminars (“GSems") co-taught by faculty members in different departments, where students and faculty learn to situate their disciplinary research within the larger landscape of humanistic inquiry
- Phyllis Bober Multi-Disciplinary Fellowships for applicants to one of the three departments who show the ability to work in more than one discipline, and Areté Fellowships for outstanding students in any one of the three departments
- McPherson and Ridgway Curatorial Internships, which allow students to intern in one of the many museums in Philadelphia as well as in Bryn Mawr’s own Special Collections of artifacts and incunabula
- Biennial symposia, planned, organized and hosted entirely by students in the Graduate Group
The Graduate Group does not admit or advise students, nor does it grant degrees. Prospective students should apply to one of the three participating departments, each of which grants M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Inquiries about the Group and its activities may be addressed to the director, Prof. Annette Baertschi.