Director of Jewish Studies
TWR 9:30am - -12:30pm: either WES 1032 (CLSX) or WES 4024B (Jewish Studies)
or by appointment
Office hours Fall 2018 (walk-ins are OK, or email for appointments)
If these office hours are impossible, email me to arrange for
homepage is still
For a few pictures, click here
see John at Olympia, 1965
update: 16 July 2018
University of Kansas, 2002-present
Duke University, 1974-2002
University, BA History Honors 1967 with second majors in
University of Cincinnati, MA Classical Studies 1969: "The
Early Cretan Seals"
University of Cincinnati, PhD
Classical Studies 1973: "Towards the
Chronology of Aegean Glyptic in the Late Bronze Age"
Greek Bronze Age Archaeology
Greek Art & Archaeology, especially classical sculpture and
Gender and Sexualities
Curriculum Vitae (resume) is online.
Here is a one-paragraph, short version of my CV:
- John G. Younger joined the University of Kansas in 2002 as Professor of
Classics; he came from Duke University where he taught for 27 years. He has also taught in the department of Humanities and Western Civilization, has been
chair of Classics (2004-5) and of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (2008-12), and now is the Director of Jewish Studies (2013-present).
He has a BA in History (with majors in Music and Classics
also fulfilled) from Stanford
University, and an MA and PhD in Classics
from the University of
Cincinnati. Professor Younger's research focuses
on the Bronze Age Aegean; he is currently involved with the Gournia Excavation Project and will be publishing the Minoan pottery workshop he excavated there.
He also publishes on Classical Greek art
(especially architecture and sculpture). He
has written books on
Minoan-Mycenaean engraved gemstones and on Music
in the Aegean Bronze
Age, as well as numerous articles on various
Bronze Age and Classical
(e.g., the book chapter "Minoan Women" in Women in Antiquity , the
book-encyclopedia Sex in the
Ancient World, A-Z , the architecture and sculpture of early synagogues in the upper Galillee region of Israel, an
edited volume on the emperor
Augustus's building program (Imperium and
Cosmos by Paul Rehak, 2006), a monograph-length study,
Observations on the Sculptures from the Temple of Zeus
at Olympia" [Hesperia 78, 2009, 41-105], and "A View from
the Sea" in The Seascape in Aegean Prehistory .
Recently, John and his husband Cody Haynes, moved out to their farm, "Three Springs Over Lone Star," an 80 acre parcel of land of prairie, orchards, and vineyard.
GRK 798, Greek Women Writers, TR 1:00-2:15pm, Wescoe 1023
-- a graduate reading course in which we read almost all the writings by ancient Greek women that have survived, inscriptions about and by these women, and ancient testimonies to their work.
CLSX 151/351, Introduction to Classical Archaeology
Archaeology & Art (Spring 2011)
the Ancient World (2010)
Gender & Sexuality, Ancient &
Modern (Spring 2013)
CLSX 515, Gender & Sexuality in Greek Culture (Spring 2017)
Other resources on-line
Chronology of Greek Art
Chronology of Greek History to
Chronology of Greek History, Hellenistic
to the late
Bibliography of Greek and Roman Art
Books, with LC call numbers
Bibliography of Greek Sculpture
Books, with LC call numbers
Citing Footnotes and
Public Lectures Available
- "The 4,000 Year Old Pottery Workshop at Gournia, Crete"
- "Time and Event
in Aegean Art"
- "Sculpting the Parthenon
Scripts and Minoan Administration"
Pausanias Saw: Mutilated
Pediments from the Temple of Zeus, Olympia"
- "Gender and
Sexuality in the Parthenon Frieze"
- "A Roman Pediment with Greek Figures:
Sculptures from the Temple of Apollo Sosianus, Rome"
- "Gays and Grrls
in Athenian Vase Painting"
- "Tekhnítides: Women Artists in
- "Building the Parthenon"
- "Undeciphered Cretan Scripts"
- "Early Synagogues"
Internet Discussion List
Internet Site Author
Ancient Near East
queer studies & theory.
- Perseus classical archaeology,
texts, and history
- Diotima gender in
Web" (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): resources in
John's dogs and cat, click here.
Aerial view of Three Springs
John at Olympia,
email: John G.