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Another Award for the From Stone to Screen Project

From Stone to Screen just received notice that they were awarded a Field Museum Visiting Scholarship! The application was completed by Nicholas Kraus (CNERS alum, and current PhD Candidate at Yale) and Chelsea Gardner. The team will travel to Chicago in 2016 to train on advanced Ortery photogrammetric equipment, and will digitize the Field Museum’s […]

From Stone to Screen Project Wins TLEF Funding

We are pleased to announce that the From Stone to Screen application for third-year funding through the TLEF-FL was successful. This third year of funding will allow the From Stone to Screen team to continue cataloguing the Bahrain and Todd artifact collections and uploading the relevant metadata, while also expanding the McGregor collection to include […]

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Roman History and Culture

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Roman History and Culture (300 BCE – 300 CE). The successful candidate must also be able to teach Latin at both the undergraduate and graduate level. […]

New Book by CNERS Faculty Members

The department has received an advance copy of Not Sparing the Child – Human Sacrifice in the Ancient World and Beyond – Studies in Honor of Professor Paul G. Mosca, a volume co-edited by Daphna Arbel, Paul Burns, Rob Cousland, Richard Menkis and Dietmar Neufeld from Bloomsbury’s T&T Clark Biblical Studies series. It will go […]

Profs. Chaudhry and Ahmed Granted Tenure

Rumee Ahmed and Ayesha Chaudhry received official word from the President’s office that they have been granted promotion to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure at the beginning of July. Congratulations Ayesha, Congratulations Rumee.

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“For it is not histories that I am writing, but lives; and in the most illustrious deeds there is not always a manifestation of virtue or vice, nay, a slight thing like a phrase or a jest often makes a greater revelation of character than battles where thousands fall, or the greatest armaments, or sieges […]

Diet Neufeld – In Memoriam

Diet Neufeld – In Memoriam

  Dietmar was born to Isaak and Frieda Neufeld in Filadelfia, Paraguay, and moved to Canada at the age of eight. After studying at the University of Winnipeg, and the Mennonite Seminary, he received his Ph.D. at McGill University in 1991. Diet spent most of his academic career at UBC, attaining the rank of Full […]

CNERS Student Association Kicks Off a New Year

Welcome, one and all, to the 2015/2016 school year with your friendly neighbourhood CNERS Student Association! We are your one-stop-shop for all things ancient at UBC and are always happy to accept new members. Pub nights, movie roasts, parties, and writing workshops are just a few of the things we offer throughout the year. Our […]

CNERS Professors win SSHRC Grants

Three CNERS professors were recently award SSHRC Insight Development Grants. Lisa Cooper received a two year SSHRC Insight Development Grant for a project entitled ‘Archaeological reflections of identity in Neo-Assyrian Period remains at Bestansur, Iraqi Kurdistan’, Gregg Gardner received a two year SSHRC Insight Development Grant for a project entitled ‘Charity for the Rich: Individual […]

Ancient Papyrus Brought to Light

Congratulations to Chelsea Gardner and Prof. Toph Marshall for bringing to light an important ancient papyrus -“Window on a lost world”: rediscovered papyri at UBC shed light on ancient Egypt.” See the links below for the wonderful coverage on this discovery. http://news.ubc.ca/2015/07/06/window-on-a-lost-world-rediscovered-papyri-at-ubc-shed-light-on-ancient-egypt/ http://globalnews.ca/news/2096913/ancient-egyptian-papyri-rediscovered-in-ubc-library/ http://globalnews.ca/video/2097450/two-roman-age-egyptian-papyri-rediscovered-at-ubc

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