• 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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  • Brock University well represented at annual Classical Association of Canada Conference

    Brock Classics faculty and alumni have a strong showing at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of Canada happening in London, ON this week, May 13-15:

    Jazz Demetrioff, now at SUNY Buffalo, presents “Locating the Greek Bathroom: The Relationship between Sanitation, Hygiene, and Defecation”

    Jordan Garner, now Sustainability and Community Learning Specialist for St. George’s School, Montreal, presents “Pandora’s Discipline: Lessons from a former Classicist” at Use Your Skills: Alt-Ac Pathways for Students of the Ancient World

    Allison Glazebrook, Brock University, presents “Engaging the Public Using Pressbooks”

    Alison Innes, now Social Media Coordinator for the Faculty of Humanities, Brock University, and co-host of MythTake and host of Foreword, is participating in a roundtable on Podcasting the Classics in Canada

    Matthew Ludwig, now at University of Toronto, presents “Characterization and Time in Sophocles’ Ajax”

    Edward Middleton, now at McMaster University, presents “Urban Infrastructure and Resilience in Hellenistic Thessaly”

    Adam Rappold, Brock University, presents “We Could Be Heroes: Heroization, Myth, and Forgetting in Aeschylus’ Persians

    Katharine T. von Stackelberg, Brock University, presents “Phew! I’m Not Pregnant!”: Large-Class Learning through Roleplay in a Roman Family”

    Katharine T. von Stackelberg, Brock University, presents “Finding the Clitoris [in the Text]: Ecofeminist Approaches to Columella’s Garden”


    For details on the conference, the full programme, abstracts, and registration see

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  • Peopling the Past: Ephemeral Heritage of Contemporary Mediterranean Displacement with Elizabeth S. Greene and Justin Leidwanger

    In light of the recent work by Dr. Elizabeth S Greene (Brock University) and Dr. Justin Leidwanger (Stanford University), Megan Daniels, of Peopling the Past: Real People in the Ancient World and the People who Study Them podcast and blog, interviewed the pair for their final Migration Month Blog Series. In the interview, they discuss their fieldwork undertaken alongside Dr. Leopoldo Repola (Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples) under the Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project (MMHP), which focuses on the “ephemeral heritage” encompassed by seafaring vessels throughout time used to transport people and objects across the Central Mediterranean.

    The whole interview can be read here:

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  • Launch of an open access resource, Houses and Households in Ancient Greece

    Join Professor Allison Glazebrook and the students of CLAS 4V53/5V53 The Ancient Greek Household for the virtual celebration and launch of an open access resource, Houses and Households in Ancient Greece (, at the St. Catharines Public Library.

    Register at


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  • Research offers new perspective on sexual labour in ancient Greece — The Brock News

    Research offers new perspective on sexual labour in ancient Greece – The Brock News

    Allison Glazebrook’s latest book explores the marginalization of sex labourers in the ancient Greek world. When the Professor in Brock’s Department of Classics and Archaeology was writing Sexual Labor in the Athenian Courts, she wanted to look at “how complex sexual labour was and how it connected with Athenian society in general.” “There is a tendency for sexual labour in Greek …

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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:

    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:

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  • Classics Careers Event! Where can your studies in Classics take you? Wednesday, January 19th from 4 – 5 pm

    Wondering what you can do with a degree in Classics? Love being at Brock but don’t want to become a professor? Find out from three Brock employees how their studies in Classics led to unique careers in higher education.

    Then learn about the career supports available to help you mobilize what you learn from the panel:

    WHEN: Wednesday, January 19th from 4 to 5 pm
    WHERE: MS Teams

    (A link for this virtual event will be provided to all Classics majors, minors, and graduate students in early January).
    For more information, please contact Prof. Fanny Dolansky (

    Click here for event poster.



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  • Exploring bees, trees and eels in Classics

    There might be snow in the forecast, but you can still get your gardening fix thanks to students in CLAS 4P67 “Nature and the Roman Environment.” Students unveiled their poster display exploring flora and fauna of the ancient world earlier this month. Over the past semester, students have been investigating how current thinking about the relationship between humans and nature stems from Roman understanding of nature. Drawing on ancient images and texts including Virgil’s Georgics, Pliny’s Natural History, Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Varro’s Country Matters, students explored themes of imperial identity, economic class and gender in how Romans perceived and used nature. Part of their final project was a poster project using ecocriticism to explore the role of specific plants and animals in the Roman world, including cabbage, bees, eels, cherry, pine, iris and pomegranate. The course was taught by Katharine von Stackelberg, Associate Professor of Classics. Posters will be on display in the Department of Classics until the end of Winter Term.

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  • New book by Allison Glazebrook

    Sexual Labor in the Athenian Courts

    A holistic study of five key texts of Athenian oratory, this book unravels the complex cultural constructions of sexual labor in classical Athens and offers a new perspective on the history of sex laborers in ancient Greece.

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  • Dive into Archaeology!

    Info session on Teams, Tuesday 7 December at 5:30 pm.

    CLAS3F75: Archaeological Practicum, Maritime Heritage of Southeast Sicily.
    Approx. dates: June 18 – July 25, 2022.

    Project ‘U Mari (“the sea” in local Sicilian dialect) explores the maritime heritage of southeast Sicily, examining millennia of connections across the Mediterranean. Participants study artifacts from shipwrecks in the area, conduct underwater survey at the ancient fishing port of Vendicari, and document the material culture and traditions of tuna fishing and contemporary voyages, considering how best to preserve and engage the public with this diverse maritime past. Students earn one full credit at the 3rd-year level in tandem with scuba certification. For information and application contact Dr. Elizabeth Greene, Department of Classics,

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