• Prof. Glazebrook Speaks at 2023 Celtic Conference in Classics

    From July 11th-14th, 2023, academics gathered in person and virtually from over 540 institutions to attend the annual Celtic Conference in Classics, which was held in Coimbra, Portugal. On July 12th, the Department of Classics and Archaeology’s own Professor Allison Glazebrook delivered a lecture titled “Emotional Labour and Sexual Labour in the Attic Orators” as part of the “Speaking of the Weak: The Rhetoric of Vulnerability in Greek Classical and Postclassical Oratorical Texts” panel.

    The full programme of events can be found here.

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  • Congratulations to Daniel Belanger on receiving the Dean’s Medal!

    Congratulations to the Department of Classics and Archaeology’s recent graduate, Daniel Belanger (BA ’23), on receiving the Dean’s Medal on Friday, June 16th, 2023 during Brock University’s 113th Convocation!

    The Dean’s Medal is awarded to a student in each Faculty upon graduation with the highest standing for an Honours degree and a Pass degree in their graduating class.

    The Department of Classics and Archaeology is happy to welcome Daniel back in September as he continues his studies at Brock University for his MA in Classics.

    Congratulations, Daniel Belanger!

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  • Congratulations to Ashley Rydzik on receiving the Spirit of Brock Medal!

    Congratulations to the Department of Classics and Archaeology’s recent graduate, Ashley Rydzik (BA ’23), on receiving the Spirit of Brock Medal on Friday, June 16th, 2023 during Brock University’s 113th Convocation!

    The Spirit of Brock Medal is a prestigious honour that recognizes a few select students upon graduation who best exemplify the spirit of Sir Isaac Brock:

    • Leadership
    • Courage
    • Innovation
    • Inspiration
    • Community Involvement

    Congratulations, Ashley Ryzdik!

    Read more about why Ashley was chosen as a Spirit of Brock medal recipient here:

    Humanities Spirit of Brock recipient driven to make a difference

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  • Congratulations to our 2023 Spring Graduates!

    On Friday, June 16th, 2023 (and the week leading up to it) we saw several of the Department of Classics and Archaeology’s students cross the stage at Brock’s 2023 Spring Convocation.

    Congratulations to our majors Sukhmeet Dhur, Samy Babetji, Tristan Fitzgibbon, Benjamin Smith, Camryn Leidl, Ashley Rydzik, Kaylee Janzen, Caitlyn Burrows, Annemiek Gritter, and Daniel Belanger, and to our minors Alexandra Farrow, Desiree Southern, Kaeli Davies, Connor Brown, Sharon Veliz, Zoe Williams, Bram Fookes, Carlone Sitchouk, Hannah Leal, Julia Schultz, Julianna Farnan, Devin Strong, and Joelle Chaaya on completing their undergraduate degrees!

    Below are some of the images capturing our newest alumni during this wonderful event:

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  • Allison Glazebrook receives 2023 Faculty of Humanities Award for Excellence in Research

    Professor Allison Glazebrook has received the 2023 Faculty of Humanities Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity ( This Brock award recognizes a consistent track record of outstanding research or creative achievements appropriate to the nominee’s discipline. Congratulations Dr. Glazebrook for this impressive recognition!

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  • Brock Faculty and Alumni Present at the CAC Annual Meeting in Halifax

    Brock faculty and alumni were well-represented at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada, held May 10-12 in Halifax, NS. Conference information and the full program is available here. Don’t miss next year’s annual meeting in Laval!

    Allison Glazebrook and Angus Smith represented the faculty with their papers:

    Rodney Fitzsimons, Trent University, Matthew Buell, Jane Francis, Concordia University, and R.A.K. Smith, Brock University, “Canadians at Aghios Nikolaos Again: Report of the Khavania Archaeological Project, 2022.”

    Allison Glazebrook, Brock University, “The Importance of Place: Athenian Women in the Polis.”

    Our alumni were visible giving papers and organizing panels:

    Jeff Masse, University of Toronto, gave a paper, “On the Distributed Agency of Arrows in the Homeric Poems” in a session organized by Simone Mollard, McMaster University, Catherine Tracy, Bishop’s University, and Christina Vester, University of Waterloo.

    Two M.A. alumni were featured in a panel organized by the Graduate Student Caucus and chaired by Victoria Muccilli and Simone Mollard:

    Jazz Demetrioff, University at Buffalo, “Calling all Doctors: The Hand vs. the Practitioner.”

    Stephanie Dennie, University of Western Ontario, “Attic Drama as A Starting Point: Using Sophocles’ Antigone as an introduction to interdisciplinary learning in a co-taught class for Theatre Studies and Community Psychology.”

    We love to celebrate the stories of our alumni, in the field or far beyond. Please drop us a note if you have any news to share.

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  • Sarah Murray writes about the fate of Roman children in the aftermath of battle in the Brock Review Online

    Don’t miss M.A. student Sarah Murray’s paper in the Brock Review, “Erasing the Future: The Treatment of Children by the Romans in the Aftermath of Battle.” Originally written in a course on Disasters in the Ancient World taught by Dr. Fanny Dolansky, Murray’s paper explores the separation of families and the fate of children in the aftermath of battle, as preserved in the historical and monumental record. The essay was also awarded a prize in the Classical Association of Canada’s senior level essay competition. Congratulations, Sarah Murray!

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  • Undergraduate Student Success on the CAMWS Latin Translation Exam

    A hearty congratulations to Classics and Archaeology undergraduate student Annemiek Gritter on recently placing in the second prize category for the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) Latin Translation Exam for college/university students! Annemiek wrote the Advanced College Exam, which is open to students in their third year of post-secondary Latin and beyond at institutions with CAMWS memberships within the wide-ranging area that CAMWS spans (32 US states and three Canadian provinces). For the CAMWS Advanced College Exam, Annemiek is the only student at a Canadian university to place within these three prize categories!

    Congratulations, Annemiek Gritter!

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  • Undergraduate Student Recipient of Harry C. Maynard Scholarship

    A hearty congratulations to Classics and Archaeology undergraduate student Emma Consoli on recently being awarded the prestigious Harry C. Maynard Scholarship! The Department of Classics and Archaeology has a long history of success in encouraging students to apply for this award; we are delighted to welcome Emma to their number.

    The Harry C. Maynard Scholarship is awarded annually to students studying Classics in memory of the late Harry C. Maynard who taught Classics at the University of Toronto for many years. The Ontario Classical Association (OCA) has undertaken, by arrangement with the Trustees, to advertise the scholarship, receive applications, and rigorously access applicants. With recommendation from the OCA, the Trustees of Maynard’s estate select the recipients of this prestigious scholarship.

    Congratulations, Emma Consoli!

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  • New Brock Job Title for Classics Alumna Alison Innes

    Congratulations to Classics and Archaeology alumna Alison Innes (MA ’13) on her new position as the Brock University Faculty of Humanities’ “Strategic Initiatives and Outreach Officer”! Previously the “Social Media Co-ordinator”, this change in job title became effective on Monday, March 20th, 2023.

    Alison will also be starting her PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities at Brock this Fall!

    Congratulations, Alison Innes!

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