In this episode of ClassiClasts, Dr. Overholt speaks with Spencer Williams. Spencer is a 2011 graduate of the College of Charleston who went on to serve as a staff assistant and legislative aid to Senator Lindsey Graham on Capitol Hill before entering law school. He is now a lawyer living in Washington, DC. This past December, Dr. Overholt spoke with Spencer about Classics, his time at the College of Charleston, and the role that Classics played in helping him navigate the professional world.
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Recently, the College Today featured the lifelong passions of Lucia Johnson-Vest for both the classical world and supporting students. She and her husband, Edward Vest, have been long-standing supporters of classics at the College of Charleston.
Click the playbar below to listen to the 1st episode of ClassiCasts, the official podcast of CofC Classics, created and produced in collaboration with Dr. Mike Overholt from the Teaching and Learning Team.
Dr. James Newhard, Professor and Chair of Classics and Director of the Center for Historical Landscapes
In this inaugural episode, Dr. Overholt speaks with Dr. James Newhard, Professor and Chair of Classics and Director of the Center for Historical Landscapes, about the field of classics and what types of career opportunities majoring in classics can open.
Provided below are a Lesson Plan and Listening Guide from Dr. Overholt to incorporate this podcast episode into a class assignment:
On February 28 and March 1, the eighth annual colloquium of the Theodore B. Guérard Lecture Series will address the subject of diversity in Classics, both in terms of the ways in which we explore the multicultural, multi-ethnic ancient Mediterranean and in terms of the structural elements that historically have constrained these approaches, as well as wider discussion on how to move the discipline (and the perception of the discipline) forward into a redefinition of Classics for the 21st century.
The event will be live streamed for those who cannot make it to Charleston. Check out the Department’s website for further information.