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Why Choose This Program?
Research at Brock
The Department of Classics has a small collection of over 170 Cypriote artifacts housed in its Cypriote Museum. This study collection is intended to promote student familiarity with the protocols of handling such objects and with publication methodology. The department has a new, spacious archaeology lab where students can work with faculty on archaeological projects, with an adjacent storage room for the Cypriote collection. At the entrance to the department are two display cases, which provide the opportunity for rotating exhibits designed by our students. The current exhibit of our Cypriote collection, on the subject of ancient technology, has been curated by Jennesa Dyck, who completed her MA at Brock in 2013, and Ana Wagner, a current MA student. The previous exhibit, on the utility of decontextualized antiquities, was curated by Lana Radloff, who completed her MA at Brock in 2011.
The department also owns a slide and image collection, which is in the process of being digitized and stored in a database program. For on-line resources, see http://researchguides.library.brocku.ca/CLAS.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Innovation Trust have provided funds for the purchase of equipment intended for use on archaeological projects, including two reflectorless total stations, a Trimble Geoexplorer Global Positioning System, a steromicroscope, and a variety of photography equipment.
The Department of Classics is an institutional member of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and the Canadian Institute in Greece. Faculty regularly conduct research under the auspices of these institutions, as well as at the British School in Rome and the American Academy in Rome.