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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).

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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