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Faculty Awards and Achievements

Hearty congratulations to Michael Carter who is the inaugural winner of the Faculty of Humanities Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity! The award, which was created by the Humanities Research Institute, recognizes a consistent track record of outstanding research or creative achievements. He will present a public lecture in November sponsored by the HRI on his research interests (details to follow).

Congratulations to
Elizabeth S. Greene on receiving a Brock SSHRC Institutional Grant (BSIG) Seed Grant for work this summer in Turkey on the Burgaz Harbors Project: Shifting centres of maritime activity in the Eastern Mediterranean; and to Carrie Murray who was awarded BSIG/BUAF funding for manuscript preparation for an edited volume on sacrifice, as well as support from the Humanities Research Institute and BSIG respectively for equipment and costs related to geophysical survey for the Brock University Archaeological Project at Pantelleria.


Recent Faculty Presentations and Publications
The following papers were presented by members of the department at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada in Montreal (May 6-9, 2014):

  • Fanny Dolansky, "Disasters and Their Impacts on Roman Families"
  • Allison Glazebrook, "Prostitution and Sexual Violence in Classical Athens"
  • Carol Merriam, "Putting Gallus in his Place: The 'Gallus' References in Propertius, Book 1"
  • Katharine von Stackelberg, "Sexing the Garden: Performance Anxiety in Columella, Book 10"

Fanny Dolansky 
also presented an invited paper titled "Roman children at play: realities and representations" at Tracing the Children’s Perspective. Children and Everyday Life in the Roman World (1st cent. BC-6th cent. AD), a workshop hosted by the University of Oslo in Olso, Norway (May 21-23, 2014).

Along with colleagues Vasif Sahoglu (Ankara University) and Justin Leidwanger (Stanford University), Elizabeth S. Greene organized a panel titled “A Matrix of Socioeconomic Connectivity: Ports, Harbors and Anchorages in the Mediterranean,” at the Annual Meeting of the European Archaeological Association held in Istanbul, Turkey from 10-14 September 2014. Papers in the panel included “Investigations at the Harbors of Burgaz, Turkey: Shifting Centers of Maritime Activity on the Datça Peninsula,” by J. Leidwanger, E.S. Greene, N. Tuna and N. Atıcı; and "Connectivity and Separation: the Role of Harbors in the Urban Plan of Hellenistic Miletos,” by Brock alumna Lana Radloff (currently a doctoral candidate at the University at Buffalo). More information about the panel as well as the complete conference program can be found here.

Student Awards and Achievements
Congratulations to the following undergraduate and graduate student recipients of external scholarships and awards:

  • Emily Schaljo won a Maynard Scholarship to support her participation in the Burgaz Harbors Project over the summer
  • Emma Fotino was awarded the J. C. Reid Memorial Scholarship from the Canadian Federation of University Women (Parksville-Qualicum Branch)
  • Itay Avitzur, Molly McMeekin, and Katelyn Spadoni have each received an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) for the 2014-2015 academic year


Rock-cut tombs at Dalyan along the river

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