On April 11-13, 2018, a nearly thirty-year tradition of community engagement with Classical scholarship at Washington University was honored in a three-day public symposium.


Thanks to the generosity of John and Penelope Biggs, a prominent scholar in Classics has visited Washington University in St. Louis each spring since 1990. The Biggs Family Residency in Classics (previously known as the John and Penelope Biggs Residency in Classics) has included lectures and conversations in a variety of settings, with participation by Washington University students and faculty and  members of the community. On April 11th-13th, 2018 fourteen former Biggs Residents in Classics returned for three days of scholarship and fellowship.  The event was free and open to the public.


The Program

Full schedule with venue information, speakers, paper titles, and abstracts.

The Residents

A list of all the Biggs Family Residents in Classics since the inception of the residency in 1990.

Information for visitors to campus

The Biggs Residency Reunion is free and open to the public. Here is information on getting to campus and to the event.

Questions about the event?

Contact the organizers, Tim Moore (tmoore26@wustl.edu) and Cathy Keane (ckeane@wustl.edu).

To learn more about Classics at Washington University, visit our department website.