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  • Prof Greene featured on Dive & Dig podcast

    In early November 2022, Prof. Elizabeth Greene gave a keynote lecture A Sea of Many Voices: Toward an Inclusive Maritime Heritage in Southeast Sicily in collaboration with with Justin Leidwanger of Stanford University and Leopoldo Repola of the University of Naples at the Under the Mediterranean II conference hosted by L-Università ta’ Malta and held by the Honor Frost Foundation. While there, the Honor Frost Foundation interviewed Prof. Greene and Dr. Leidwanger for their Dive & Dig podcast.

    In this episode we head to the Mediterranean and discover more about Inclusive Maritime Heritage in Southeast Sicily. We explore the ancient fishing traditions of the Marzamemi, discuss shipwrecks, connectivity, and the innovative, reflexive ways the team are working with local communities to tell the story of their maritime past.

    To listen to the podcast, click here.

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  • Prof. Elizabeth Greene makes news at The Standard as she begins her term as President in the AIA

    As Prof. Elizabeth Greene begins her term as President of the Archaeological Institute of America, she caught the attention of the St. Catharines Standard.

    Working in a harbour in Turkey, underwater archaeologist Elizabeth Greene recalls finding a broken wooden comb. Follow-up research revealed the comb was likely used by sailors to comb lice out of their hair. To this day, it is one of her favourite finds.

    It painted a picture –– not of the traders who moved luxury goods of gold, silver and bronze. But of the sailors, on boats, taking long journeys across the seas.

    To read the full story, click here:

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  • 10th annual Saturnalia makes Brock News

    The Department of Classics and Archaeology’s annual Saturnalia event marks its 10th anniversary and makes Brock News by bringing a taste of an ancient Roman experience to students:

    Brock University students are invited to experience a bit of ancient Roman Thursday, Dec. 8 when the Department of Classics and Archaeology holds its 10th annual Saturnalia event.

    Based on an ancient Roman festival, the event gives students the opportunity to connect with each other and with faculty in a fun environment while learning about the ancient Mediterranean world.

    “It’s an opportunity to embrace everyone’s company and celebrate that we’re a community of people who really love learning about ancient Greece and Rome,” says Fanny Dolansky, Associate Professor and one of the organizers for this year’s event.

    Continue reading here: Experience ancient Rome at Brock’s 10th annual Saturnalia

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  • All are invited as CLAS 4P69/5V55 present their research projects on Dec. 6th, 2022

    The Department of Classics and Archaeology is proud to present “Peoples, Plants, and Panthers: Exploring Environment and Ethnography in Roman Expansion”, a presentation of research projects from CLAS 4P69/5V55 Empire and Environment.

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

    Poster Presentations, 1-2 pm, GLB 3rd floor

    “The Thracian Horseman in Imperial Roman Funerary Stelae: Appropriation or Appreciation?” Ethan Luckasavitch
    “The Mighty Crocodiles of Roman Egypt” Ashley Rydzik
    ExperienceBU event:

    Graduate Symposium, 4-7pm, GLB 335

    4:00-4:05 Introduction
    4:05-4:35 “The Natural Resources of Anatolia: Experiential Empire in Pliny’s Natural HistoryMadelyn Huston
    4:35-5:05 “The Lion & The Gladiator: Big Cats as Analogous to Subject Peoples”, Taylor Ménard
    5:05-5:20 Intermission
    5:25-5:55 “Syncretism and Imperium: Othering and Hybridization in the Imperial Cult of Provincial Achaea”, Sabrina Perreault
    5:50-6:20 “Jewish Perceptions of Rome: The Limits of Imperial Hegemony in Judaea”, Samantha Fisher
    6:20-6:50 “Ancient Truths and Modern Myths: Perceptions of Gallo-Roman Peoples Through French Museums”, Jessie Simpson
    6:50-7:00 Final Discussion and Closing Comments

    *The last ten minutes of each presentation slot are set aside for questions.
    Light refreshments will be served.
    ExperienceBU event:

    All are welcome!

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  • Prof. Smith Speaker at INSTAP SCEC Online Lecture

    On November 16th, 2022, the latest lecture in the Fall 2022 Lecture Series at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete was given by our very own Prof. R. Angus K. Smith. His talk, “The Neopalatial Pottery of Gournia: New Evidence from the Gournia Excavation Project,” spoke to new archaeological evidence uncovered at the recent excavations of Gournia. By examining the ceramic evidence, many changes in the site’s history have now been uncovered and can be understood in a new light.

    This cutting-edge research shows what astounding work Prof. Smith, among other faculty, is conducting and what an exciting opportunity it is for Brock students to join in Brock excavations, such as those at Gournia.

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  • Prof. Greene Keynote Speaker at Conference in Malta

    From November 2nd-6th, 2022, the Honor Frost foundation held the Under the Mediterranean II conference hosted by L-Università ta’ Malta. Kicking off the five-day conference, the Department of Classics and Archaeology’s own Professor Elizabeth S. Greene gave the keynote lecture A Sea of Many Voices: Toward an Inclusive Maritime Heritage in Southeast Sicily in collaboration with with Justin Leidwanger of Stanford University and Leopoldo Repola of the University of Naples. Once again, our faculty are showcasing the exceptional work and cutting-edge research that we do here at Brock University.

    The Under the Mediterranean II conference full programme of events can be found here.

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  • Department Trip to the ROM to Kick off the New School Year

    On September 17th, 2022, a group of Classics and Archaeology students visited the Royal Ontario Museum to see Kore 670, visiting all the way from the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, and attend the Kore 670 – Up Close and Personal with the Ancient Greek World afternoon of talks, admiring and learning about Ancient Mediterranean artefacts and practices.

    Although Kore 670 has now returned to her home in Athens, the ROM’s virtual tour of the exhibit is still available online here.

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  • Kore 670 – Up Close and Personal with the Ancient Greek World

    Join Professors Glazebrook and Smith (and others) for a public discussion of Kore 670!

    Date: Saturday, September 17th, 2022
    Time: 1:00 pm-5:30 pm
    Where: Royal Ontario Museum

    Advance registration is required.

    For the program and registration see:

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  • Promotion for Professor Elizabeth S. Greene

    Congratulations to Professor Liz Greene on her promotion to full Professor! The Department is thrilled by the news and celebrates her achievement!

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  • Undergraduate Student Recipient of CAC Mosaic Scholarship

    Sukhmeet Dhur, an undergraduate student completing his second degree in Brock University’s Department of Classics and Archaeology, is the 2022 recipient of the Classical Association of Canada’s Mosaic Scholarship!

    The Mosaic Scholarship seeks to encourage and support students from historically underrepresented groups in Canada, such as visible minorities and indigenous populations, in the discipline of Classics. Specializations within the general area of Classics, such as ancient history, ancient philosophy, and classical archaeology were eligible, with the main criterion being academic achievement. One scholarship is awarded each year.

    Sukhmeet Dhur is the first Brock student to win the CAC’s Mosaic Scholarship! He will be using the award towards partaking in Dr. Angus Smith’s archaeological practicum in Crete this August.

    Congratulations, Sukhmeet Dhur!

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