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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 sponsored by the HRI on his research interests (details to follow).

Congratulations to Allison Glazebrook on receipt of a SSHRC Insight Grant for her project titled "Greek prostitutes in context: a history of sexual labour in Ancient Athens" which was included in recent story in the Brock News.

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 department was well represented by both faculty and alumnae at this year's joint annual meeting of the AIA and SCS (formerly APA):

"2014 Fieldwork in the Harbors of Burgaz, Turkey" - Elizabeth S. Greene (Brock University), Justin Leidwanger (Stanford University), Lana Radloff (University at Buffalo, State University of New York), and Numan Tuna (Middle East Technical University)

"Breaking Ground: Foundation Feasts in the Minoan Palace at Gournia, Crete" - R. Angus K. Smith (Brock University) and Ana M. Wagner (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Workshop session:
"Underwater Cultural Heritage: Prospects and Problems for Management, Protection, and Exploration" organized by Elizabeth S. Greene and Justin Leidwanger

"'Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink': Fieldwork Results at the Lago di Venere Site on the Island of Pantelleria" - Carrie Ann Murray (Brock University), Clive Vella (Brown University), and Thomas Urban (Oxford University)

"The Erotics of Lettuce? Sexual Knowledge in Columella Book 10" - Katharine von Stackelberg (Brock University)

Elizabeth S. Greene
recently co-authored the following paper: Leidwanger, J., C. Knappett, P. Arnaud, P. Arthur, E. Blake, C. Broodbank, T. Brughmans, T. Evans, S. Graham, E. S. Greene, B. Kowalzig, B. Mills, R. Rivers, T. F. Tartaron and R. Van de Noort. "A manifesto for the study of ancient Mediterranean maritime networks." Antiquity+ 342, December 2014. Available online:

Katharine T. von Stackelberg
 gave papers titled "Reality, Virtual Reality, Hyperreality: Approaches to Creating and Recreating Ancient Roman Gardens" at the University of Arkansas on October 14 and "Pseudo-Classical Subversion: The Roman Garden of Louise du Pont Crowninshield" at the December Humanities Research Institute Symposium at Brock University. She has also recently published "Garden Hybrids: Hermaphrodite Images in the Roman House," Classical Antiquity 33 (October 2014): 395-426.

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

  • Stephanie Baker has been awarded the Bluma Appel Graduate Entrance Scholarship for Excellence in Humanities
  • Rick Mohammed was recently awarded the Harry C. Maynard Scholarship in Classical Studies
  • Heather Roy will receive the Harry C. Maynard Scholarship for Study Abroad 
  • 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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