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Faculty Awards and Achievements
Allison Glazebrook received a SSHRC Insight Grant for her project titled "Greek prostitutes in context: a history of sexual labour in Ancient Athens" which was included in a story in the Brock News. More recently she was awarded a grant from the Humanities Research Institute to support her forthcoming co-edited volume Houses of Ill-Repute: The Archaeology of Brothels, Houses and Taverns in the Greek World.

Elizabeth S. Greene
has been appointed by the Archaeological Institute of America to the Anna Marguerite McCann and Robert D. Taggart Lectureship in Underwater Archaeology for 2015-2016. She will deliver lectures in Norman, OK; Amherst, MA; and Vancouver, BC on topics related to her archaeological fieldwork on shipwrecks and harbours off the Turkish coast, as well as broader issues of underwater cultural heritage. 

Carrie Murray
 was awarded funding from the Humanities Research Institute to help support the 2015 season of the Brock University Archaeological Project at Pantelleria.

Recent Faculty Presentations and Publications

Allison Glazebrook was recently guest editor for an issue of Helios (42.1): Beyond Courtesans and Whores: Sex and Labor in the Greco-Roman World, which includes her article, "A Hierarchy of Violence? Sex Slaves, Parthenoi and Rape in Menander’s Epitrepontes." A contribution on the archaeology of prostitution has appeared in The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality edited by Patricia Whelehan (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2015). At the CAC in Toronto, she presented "Constructing the Prostitute Body: Timarchos and Neaira in Greek Oratory" and also participated in the panel, Approaching Careers with Graduate Degrees in Classics, organized by Lisa Hughes and Myles McCallum.

Elizabeth S. Greene
recently published two papers on ceramics from two sites off the Turkish coast: a Late Antique assemblage at Burgaz, and amphora capacities from the Archaic shipwreck at Pabuç Burnu: (1) Leidwanger, J., E.S. Greene, and N. Tuna. 2015. "A Late Antique Ceramic Assemblage at Burgaz, Datça Peninsula, South-west Turkey, and the 'Normality of the Mixed Cargo' in the Ancient Mediterranean." International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 44.2: 300-311. (2) Greene, E.S. and M.L. Lawall. 2015. "Transport Amphoras and Economic Information: A View from the Early Greek World." In Maritime Studies in the Wake of the Byzantine Shipwreck at Yassıada. Edited by D. Carlson, J. Leidwanger, and S. Kampbell, 3-16. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press. 

Angus Smith
's co-authored volume (with M.K. Dabney, E. Pappi, S. Triantaphyllou, and J.C. Wright) is currently in press: Ayia Sotira: A Mycenaean Chamber Tomb Cemetery in the Nemea Valley, Greece. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press. He has also recently had the following article appear: Watrous, L.V., D.M. Buell, J.C. McEnroe, J.G. Younger, L.A. Turner, B.S. Kunkel, K. Glowacki, S. Gallimore, A. Smith, P.A. Pantou, A. Chapin and E. Margaritis "Excavations at Gournia: 2010-2012," Hesperia 84.3, pp. 397-465.

Katharine von Stackelberg
has had the following book chapter appear: "Decline and Fall: The Roman Garden of Louise du Pont Crowninshield", in V. Pagán, J. Page and B. Weltman-Aron (eds.) Disciples of Flora: Gardens in History and Culture (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015), 94-112.

Student Awards and Achievements

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

  • Congratulations to Classics majors Thomas Kocjan and Matt Ludwig who learned of their success in Latin and Greek sight translation competitions. Thomas received a Letter of Commendation for his entry in the 2014-2015 CAMWS Latin Translation Contest, and Matt received an Honourable Mention for his senior Greek exam in the Classical Association of Canada's annual Sight Translation Competition.
  • Rick Mohammed was awarded the Harry C. Maynard Scholarship in Classical Studies.
  • Heather Roy has received the Harry C. Maynard Scholarship for Study Abroad which she used to participate in the Brock University Archaeological Project at Pantelleria (led by Dr. Carrie A. Murray) this May and June.
  • Incoming MA students Thomas Irvine (from the University of Guelph) and Edward Middleton (from the University of Alberta) have been awarded SSHRC scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year, while Helen Hsu (from Mount Allison University) will receive an OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarship).
  • Continuing students Stephanie (Baker) Culp and Katelyn Spadoni have both received OGS funding for the 2015-2016 academic year. Stephanie has also been awarded the Bluma Appel Graduate Entrance Scholarship for Excellence in Humanities, and recently presented two papers: "The Beating Heart of the Iliad: Narrative Function of Wound Descriptions" at Beauty in the Beast: Mutants, Monsters, and Monstrosities in the Ancient World held at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and "Ancient Combat Trauma: What can we learn?" (at Mapping The New Knowledges at Brock University).
  • Brock alumna Ana Wagner (currently a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) is this year's recipient of a Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Classics which is presented to one student from each program who has achieved the highest overall average.


Rock-cut tombs at Dalyan along the river

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