Willamette University’s Center for Ancient Studies boasts a cross-disciplinary concentration of experts in archaeology and the ancient world rarely found at small, liberal arts colleges and major research universities.
Established in 2007, the center is comprised of more than 20 faculty members from over a dozen disciplines. Combining their expertise, they created a program rich in collaboration, critical exploration and interdisciplinary scholarship. They strive to unite people in the university and Salem communities who share an interest in ancient studies and archaeology.
The center promotes and organizes public lectures and events with national and international experts, funds museum exhibitions, hosts scholarly conferences, and supports faculty and student research.