Events

  • Undergraduate Students Celebrated at Floralia

    Back row (L-R): Sam Kelly, Daniel Belanger, John-Michael Bout, Kaylee Janzen
    Front row (L-R): Kathy Rye, Jessica Kroeze, Ashley Rydzik, Jessie Simpson
    Missing: Sukhmeet Dhur, Sarah Carlton Murray

    On Monday, April 11th, 2022 the Department of Classics and Archaeology at Brock University recognised the achievements of its undergraduate students at the annual Floralia. Pictured here are Sam Kelly, recipient of the Trine Varcoe Memorial Scholarship; Daniel Belanger, winner of the Classical Association of Canada Outstanding Student Award and the Geoffrey William Brown Memorial Prize; John-Michael Bout, winner of the Department of Classics Book Prize in Classical Studies; Kaylee Janzen, recipient of the Richard Parker Travel Award; Kathy Pye, winner of the Willowbank School of Restorations Arts/V. & K. Poulimenos Book Prize; Jessica Kroeze, winner of the David W. Rupp Practicum Award and the Studium Book Prize in Classics; Ashley Rydzik, winner of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South Outstanding Accomplishment Award (Undergraduate); and Jessie Simpson, recipient of the Willowbank School of Restoration Arts/V. & K. Poulimenos Practicum Award and the Department of Classics Book Prize in Anicent Art and Archaeology. Not pictured are Sukhmeet Dhur, winner of the David W. Rupp Practicum Award; and Sarah Carlton Murray, winner of the Society for Classical Studies Distinguished Student Award (Undergraduate). These awards are all stepping-stones to further success in their academic careers and we celebrate their success!

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  • Graduate Students Recognized at Floralia

    L-R: Liz Hoffer, Sabrina Perreault, Shakeel Ahmed, Sam Fisher

    On Monday, April 11th, 2022 the Department of Classics and Archaeology at Brock recognised the achievements of its graduate students at the annual Floralia. Pictured here are Liz Hoffer, recipient of the Danielle Anne Parks Memorial Scholarship; Sabrina Perrault, winner of a Faculty of Graduate Studies Research Fellowship and the Society for Classical Studies Distinguished Student Award (Graduate); Shakeel Ahmed, winner of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South Outstanding Accomplishment Award; and Sam Fisher, winner of a Faculty of Graduate Studies Research Fellowship. These awards are all stepping-stones to further success in their academic careers and we celebrate their success!

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  • Classics Peer Mentors and CLAS Buddies Honoured at Floralia

    Back row (L-R): Kaylee Janzen, Kathy Pye, Ashley Rydzik, Daniel Belanger, John-Michael Bout
    Front row (L-R): Nathan Rossi, Jessie Simpson
    Missing: Annemiek Gritter, Caitlin Burrows

    On Monday, April 11th, 2022 the Department of Classics and Archaeology at Brock University celebrated recent graduates and leaders within the Classics student community at the annual Floralia. Students honoured at the event included the Classics Peer Mentors and the CLAS Buddies (pictured here). Peer mentors are upper-year students that have volunteered their time to provide academic assistance to students in first- and second-year Classics and Archaeology courses. CLAS Buddies are senior student who offer a friendly ear and their knowledge of the Classics program and university life to help our new students. CLAS Buddies and Peer Mentors do valuable work for our student community and are a shining example of our student ethos here at Brock.

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  • Celebrate the the End of Term! Come to the Floralia – Monday 11 April!

    Celebrate new graduates in Classics & Archaeology, award winners, and leaders in the student community at the Floralia on April 11 beginning at 7 p.m. in GLB 104. Three alumni of the department as well as a representative from Alumni Relations will also be present to share career journeys and how to stay connected to Brock after graduation. For more information, please contact classics@brocku.ca

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  • Learn about ancient Roman board and word games at this week’s Mensa Latina!

    Join fellow Latin enthusiasts and those generally interested in Roman culture again this Thursday at 11 am in GLB 335 for our third meeting of the Mensa Latina. We’ll learn about ancient Roman board games, be introduced to a fabulous website where you can learn how to play ancient games online and about the fascinating world of games and play in antiquity, and try our (collective) hand at some fun Latin word games. No knowledge of Latin is necessary and everyone is welcome. This will be our second to last meeting of the Mensa Latina this term (final meeting tentatively scheduled for March 31). Hope to see you then!

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  • AIA Lecture: A virtual lecture on MS Teams by Hilary Becker (Binghamton University, SUNY), Sunday, March 13th at 3 pm

    The Niagara Peninsula Society of the Archaeological Institute of America Annual Lecture Series proudly presents a virtual lecture by Hilary Becker (Binghamton University, SUNY), Sunday, March 13th at 3:00 pm on MS Teams. The title of her talk is “Counterfeit Goods in the Roman Commercial Landscape”.

    The registration link is here:  https://forms.office.com/r/Yi81fY1FbA

    This event, sponsored by the Niagara Peninsula Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, is free of charge and all are welcome. Pre-registration is required to receive a link to the lecture.

    For more information and registration visit our Facebook page (@AIANiagara) or website at: https://brocku.ca/humanities/classics/outreach/aia-niagara/

    Click here to view the poster.

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  • Research Seminar Series presents Prof. SeungJung Kim, March 9th, 4 – 5:30 pm on LifeSize

    The Department of Classics and Archaeology, Research Seminar Series is pleased to present:

    Professor SeungJung Kim, Department of Art History, University of Toronto

    Wednesday, March 9, 4:00-5:30 pm

    Lifesize Link

    Title: Time and Temporality in Classical Greek Art

    Abstract: Against the conventional formalist art history that dominated the understanding of Greek artistic styles (especially the change from the Archaic to the Classical), we will investigate an altogether different narrative for the development of Greek art from the point of view of time and temporality, seen through the lens of phenomenology.

    This is a virtual event. Click here to view a copy of the poster.

    https://stream.lifesizecloud.com/extension/10669989/9289086a-8d80-4c3a-b44d-14cbc0bec901

    For further information please contact Dr. Allison Glazebrook, Research Seminar Coordinator, Department of Classics and Archaeology by email: aglazebrook@brocku.ca.

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  • Research Seminar Series presents Malcolm Cavanagh, History, Wednesday, February 9th, 4 – 5:30 pm on Lifesize.

    The Department of Classics and Archaeology, Research Seminar Series proudly presents Malcolm Cavanagh, MA candidate, Department of History, Brock University who will be providing a talk titled “Excavating the Nation: European Popular Nationalism and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology, 1890-1914” on Wednesday, February 9th from 4 – 5:30 pm on Lifesize.

    Abstract: This research examines how the excavations of Knossos and Delphi at the turn of the twentieth century were understood in relation to nationalist political projects in providing historical legitimacy to completing nation-states as the rightful successor of ancient Greece in the minds of nationally-minded European publics.

    This is a virtual event. Click here or copy the following into your browser to attend:

    https://stream.lifesizecloud.com/extension/10669989/9289086a-8d80-4c3a-b44d-14cbc0bec901

    Click here for a copy of the poster.

    For more information about this event, kindly contact Dr. Allison Glazebrook, Research Seminar Coordinator, Department of Classics and Archaeology at: aglazebrook@brocku.ca.

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  • Mensa Latina, Thursday, February 10 at 11 am, GLB 335 International Centre

    When:  Thursday, February 10th at 11 am
    Where: GLNB 335 (International Centre)

    Find out more about jokes and humour at our first meeting of the year. What did the Romans find funny? Did Cicero have a sense of humour?

    Email Professor F. Dolansky (fdolansky@brocku.ca) or Professor S. Parker (sparker@brocku.ca) for further details.

    Click here to view the poster.

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  • AIA / SCS Presentations

    Despite the fact that the annual meeting of the AIA and SCS was virtual again, Dr Elizabeth Greene was able to present posters and papers.

    Greene, E.S., J. Leidwanger, and L. Repola. “Toward an Inclusive Maritime Heritage: Community Perceptions of Mediterranean Connectivity in Southeast Sicily.” Paper presented at the AIA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2022.

    Leidwanger, J., J. Vo-Phamhi, S. Crowley, U. Patel, C. Wang, L. Wulf, S. Matthews, E.S. Greene. “Digital Analysis of Transport Amphora Efficiency in Roman Maritime Trade.” Poster presented at the AIA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2022.

    Vo-Phamhi, J., E. Vo-Phamhi, E.S. Greene, and J. Leidwanger. “Computational Analysis of Cargo Amphoras from the 6th-Century BCE Shipwreck at Pabuç Burnu, Turkey.” Poster presented at the AIA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2022.

    Dr Greene’s fieldwork in Sicily that many of our students will know about, is also the subject of a recent paper in the AJA (American Journal of Archaeology):

    Greene, E.S., J. Leidwanger, and L. Repola. 2022. “Ephemeral Heritage: Migration, Boats and Heritage in the Central Mediterranean Passage.” American Journal of Archaeology 126.1: 79-102 (https://www.ajaonline.org/article/4414)

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