• Congratulations to Nadine Brundrett, winner of the Clarke Thomson Award for Excellence in Sessional Teaching

    Congratulations to Nadine Brundrett, winner of the Clarke Thomson Award for Excellence in Sessional Teaching. The award recognizes the contributions of part time/sessional teaching staff who contribute significantly to student learning at Brock University. Clarke Thomson is a professor emeritus who, throughout his university career, promoted the support, development and recognition of university teaching and was Brock University’s first recipient of a national 3M teaching award (1989).

    Don’t miss a chance to learn from Professor Brundrett in CLAS 2P61: Women in the Ancient World (offered now) and CLAS/HIST 3P06: History of the Roman Empire this winter.

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  • Lecture by Aleydis van de Moortel: Sunday, November 19th at 3:00 PM

    Join the Niagara Peninsula Society of the Archaeological Institute of America for a public lecture in AS 216 at 3 pm on Sunday, November 19th. As the AIA’s Machteld Mellink lecturer, Professor Aleydis van de Moortel from the Department of Classics at the University of Tennessee will present on “Archaic Greek Ship Graffiti in Attica.”

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  • Lecture by John Bonnett: Thursday, November 16th at 5:00 PM

    Join us in IC 335 at 5 pm on Thursday November 16 for a research seminar by Professor John Bonnett of the Department of History titled: “Having Eyes to See and Ears to Hear: 3D, the Past Near and Far, and some Potential Futures for Humanist Practice.”

    John Bonnett is an intellectual historian and former Tier II Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities.  Much of his research has been focused on the life and thought of the media theorist Harold Innis, including his book Emergence and Empire, which received the 2014 Gertrude J. Robinson prize,  the Canadian Communications Association’s award for best book of the year.  Bonnett is also a digital humanist exploring how 3D and multi-modal forms of expression can be used to support scholarship and teaching.  He was the principal developer of The 3D Virtual Buildings Project, an initiative that uses 3D modeling of heritage buildings as a basis to develop student critical thinking skills.  He is also the principal developer of HistorySpace, an initiative that is developing tools to support story-telling in virtual spaces, and DataScapes, an initiative that is using text and protein data as the basis for algorithmic and sonic art.

    Reception to follow in the faculty lounge.

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  • BUAS Student Symposium: November 10th at 5:00 PM

    Join the Brock University Archaeological Society (BUAS) for their Annual Student Symposium on Friday November 10th at 5:00 PM in IC 104. The symposium will feature talks by undergraduates Alex Moore, Emma Celestini, Sydney Bryk, and Chris Hamilton.

    This event is free of charge and all are welcome to attend.

    Click here for more information about BUAS.

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  • Euripides’ Bacchae and Ingmar Bergman: Peter Toohey

    CAC Lecture - Oct 27, 2017

    CAC Lecture: Oct. 27, 2017

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  • Department of Classics Open House

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    5pm to 6:30pm
    International Centre (IC 304)

    Meet faculty, students, peer mentors, and our Academic Advisor.

    Ask questions about declaring your major or minor in Classics.

    Mark your calendars for our upcoming events.

    Find out more about summer opportunities in the Mediterranean. We’re heading to Italy in 2018!

    All are welcome, FREE pizza and prizes!

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  • Photo Contest

    How has studying Classics inspired you?

    Display a moment of inspiration or celebration of the classic world in photograph form!

    Deadline: November 1, 2017 at 4:30pm

    Vote for your favourite photo at our Saturnalia gathering. Winners photos will be displayed in the Department of Classics.

    Prizes ($100, $50 and $25) will be awarded!

    Download application form here

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  • Donations to the Richard W. Parker Travel Scholarship matched until March 4, 2017

    Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Department of Classics and the upcoming retirement of Prof. Richard W. Parker by donating to the scholarship established in his name. The Richard W. Parker Travel Scholarship is awarded annually to a major in the department who is studying Classics and/or ancient Greek language to support his/her travel to the Mediterranean. More details about the award can be found via the OneApp on the SAFA website. Until the BUAS Scholarly Symposium on March 4, all donations to this award will be fully matched.

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  • New textbook on ancient Greek society edited by Allison Glazebrook and Christina Vester

    Themes in Greek Society and Culture: An Introduction to Ancient Greece, co-edited by Allison Glazebrook (Brock University) and Christina Vester (University of Waterloo) has just appeared from Oxford University Press Canada. The contributions cover a range of topics and historical periods from the Bronze Age to the early Hellenistic period, and are designed to introduce students to key structures, institutions, and activities in ancient Greek society.

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