“I would suggest that students give Latin a shot, because they may find it comes more easily to them than other things,” Mirosavljevic says. “The department at Brock is very approachable and supportive.”
Brock University undergraduate students interested in ancient art and archaeology, or classical languages and civilizations are encouraged to apply for the Schaus Internship Bursary (valued at $2,000 CAD).
The selected student will carry out a three-month internship at the Canadian Institute in Greece (CIG) located in Athens during the 2019-2020 academic year. While there, the student’s main responsibility will be to archive work in the CIG library but the internship also includes free access to archaeological sites and museums, reading rights to Greek and foreign libraries in Athens, and discounted accommodation at the CIG hostel.
The deadline to apply is May 31, 2019. For more details and application instructions please contact Dr. R. Angus K. Smith (Dept. of Classics) and follow this link to Brock International.
Brock was well represented at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada (May 7-9, McMaster University) with talks delivered by a number of faculty, alumni, and TAs. Brock speakers included: Michael Carter, “Arena of the Senses”; Fanny Dolansky, “The Emperors’ Private Devotions”; Alison Innes and Lianne Fisher, “Visualizing Mythology: Using Universal Design for Learning to Teach Greek Mythology”; and Darrin Sunstrum, “Podcasting and the Power of Conversation.”
The Presidential Panel, organized by Allison Glazebrook, was titled, “Engaging with the Public: Ancient Ideas, Modern Contexts.” The Department of Classics and the Office of the Vice-President for Research at Brock University provided generous support for the event.
See the full program and paper abstracts at https://cacscec2019.ca/program-programme/
Congratulations to Alex Mirosavljevic who scored in the top 9% in the CAMWS Latin Translation Contest (Advanced) and has won a book award in recognition of his achievement. Macte virtute!
“The Role of Wine in the Ancient World”, curated by Jared Schutt opens on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. in IC 306. The exhibition will be on view to September 2019.
As part of his coursework for Food and Dining in the Ancient World (CLAS 4V64) Jared Schutt focused on the wine trade of ancient Greece and Rome. His research is now publically accessible in “The Role of Wine in the Ancient World”, an exhibition that illustrates the trade and transport of ancient wine, social drinking rituals and its medical benefits. The exhibition was curated by Jared using 2500 year-old items artifacts from Brock’s Cypriot Museum collection. Jared, who will be starting an MA in Public History at the University of Western Ontario in September, credits the hands-on training on how to design an exhibition and handle ancient artifacts from Profs. K. T. von Stackelberg and Carrie Murray as “a great start to my future.”
The current volume of Mouseion, a special issue in honour of Mark Golden on his retirement from the Department of Classics at the University of Winnipeg, celebrates his pioneering work on children and childhood in antiquity. The volume contains an article by Fanny Dolansky titled, “Nocturnal Rites to Appease the Untimely Dead: The Lemuria in its Socio-Historical Context.”
The link to the Mouseion volume is: https://www.utpjournals.press/toc/mous/16/S1.
Join Nadine Brundrett for a Brock Talk, “Spectacular Games in Ancient Pompeii” at the St Catharines Public Library on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mills Room, Central Library.
Click here for directions and parking. This event is free of charge and all are welcome to attend. Brock Talks reflect a collaboration between the Faculty of Humanities and the St. Catharines Public Library. The series connects community members with current Humanities scholarship at Brock. For more information: https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2019/01/new-year-brings-brock-talks-back-to-st-catharines-library/.
In tandem with celebrations of International Women’s Day in Athens, Allison Glazebrook will deliver three public lectures on women’s work in Classical Greece. Delivered by invitation of the Canadian Embassy in Athens, the talks will take place on March 14th and 15th in the Acropolis Museum, Deree College, and the University of Athens. Please see the schedule below:
Thursday, March 14, 13:40-15:00
Arts Center Auditorium, Deree College, American College of Greece
“From Healers to Sex Traffickers: Working Women in Classical Athens”
Thursday, March 14, 18 :30-20 :30
Auditorium, Acropolis Museum
“Working Women: Female Labour in Classical Athens”
Welcome remarks by HE Mark Allen, Ambassador of Canada
Friday, March 15, 18:00-19:30
Department of Political Science & Public Administration, University of Athens
“Putting her in her Place: Sex Labourers and Wives in Ancient Greek Oratory”
The Brock University Archaeology Society’s 30th Annual Spring Symposium will take place on Saturday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Academic South 215. This year’s theme is “Sailing the High Seas: Seafaring in the Ancient Mediterranean.”
Tickets are $5 for students and $25 for non-students for the symposium only, or $40 for a ticket that includes the evening banquet at George’s Greek Village Restaurant. For tickets and more information, contact society officers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, March 7th, Carrie Murray will deliver a lecture to the Department of Classics at McMaster University titled, “Votives & Volutes: Investigating the Lago di Venere Sanctuary on Pantelleria (Italy).” The lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m. in TSH 701 on the McMaster campus.
Click here for directions and more information.