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

    https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2022/02/research-offers-new-perspective-on-sexual-labour-in-ancient-greece/

    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 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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  • MA Information Session

    If you are curious about pursuing an MA in Classics, please join Prof. Roberto Nickel (Graduate Program Director for Classics) and Lauryn Carrick from the Faculty of Graduate Studies for an informal information session.

    We’ll provide information and tips on the application process, graduate funding packages, scholarships and what life is like for a graduate students at Brock.

    Thursday, Jan. 20 from 12:00-1:00 on MS Teams

    Meeting link: MA in Classics Information Session

    If you have any questions, contact Prof. Nickel at rnickel@brocku.ca

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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 (fdolansky@brocku.ca).

    Click here for event poster.

     

     

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  • Edward Middleton, Department of Classics, McMaster University, Research Seminar Series, Wednesday, January 26th, 4 – 5:30 pm

    The Department of Classics at Brock University, Research Seminar Series proudly presents, Edward Middleton, Department of Classics, McMaster University on Wednesday, January 26th, 4 – 5:30 pm. His talk is titled “Urban Infrastructure and Resilience in Hellenistic Thessaly“.

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

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

    Click here to view poster.