- Annual opportunities to research, study and travel in the Mediterranean
- Mentoring by engaged, interdisciplinary faculty, and active involvement in faculty research projects
- Dedicated graduate facilities including Archaeology Laboratory, Cypriote Museum and Classics Workroom Library
- First year pro-seminar with an emphasis on professionalism in Classics
The University provides candidates with packages that include fellowships and teaching assistant positions. The department has teaching assistantships in undergraduate courses in first-year Greek and Latin; Classical mythology; Greek and Roman civilization; Greek and Roman history; ancient sport; women in antiquity; and introductory and classical archaeology. These are an integral part of the graduate student experience, providing valuable experience in the classroom. Recently, students have also received funding through research fellowships and positions as research assistants.
Research at Brock
The Department of Classics has a small collection of over 170 Cypriote artifacts housed in its Cypriote Museum. This study collection is intended to promote student familiarity with the protocols of handling such objects and with publication methodology. The department has a new, spacious archaeology lab where students can work with faculty on archaeological projects, with an adjacent storage room for the Cypriote collection. At the entrance to the department are two display cases, which provide the opportunity for rotating exhibits designed by our students. The current exhibit of our Cypriote collection, on the subject of ancient technology, has been curated by Jennesa Dyck, who completed her MA at Brock in 2013, and Ana Wagner, a current MA student. The previous exhibit, on the utility of decontextualized antiquities, was curated by Lana Radloff, who completed her MA at Brock in 2011.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Innovation Trust have provided funds for the purchase of equipment intended for use on archaeological projects, including two reflectorless total stations, a Trimble Geoexplorer Global Positioning System, a steromicroscope, and a variety of photography equipment.
The Department of Classics is an institutional member of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and the Canadian Institute in Greece. Faculty regularly conduct research under the auspices of these institutions, as well as at the British School in Rome and the American Academy in Rome.