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December 2, 2016
EXCAVATIONS IN SICILY 2017 THE GERACE PROJECT The setting of the Roman archaeological site of Gerace Introduction A fourth season of archaeological excavation will take place at the site of Gerace (province of Enna) between mid-May and early June 2017, co-sponsored by the University of British Columbia’s Centre for the Study of Ancient Sicily and […]
October 28, 2016
Cillian O’Hogan’s book, Prudentius and the Landcapes of Late Antiquity, has been published by Oxford University Press. The book offers a thematic analysis of the poetry of the late Latin poet Prudentius, focusing in particular on his descriptions of the geographical and cultural landscapes of late antiquity.
October 8, 2016
Cillian O’Hogan has an exciting new publication recently launched by the British Museum, the British Library Greek Manuscripts Project, a website containing articles on various aspects of Greek & Byzantine culture as it relates to papyri & MSS. Dr. O’Hogan designed the project, commissioned & edited the articles (& wrote a few), and wrote all […]
October 8, 2016
Courtney Innes, a Religious Studies PhD candidate, has recently received three scholarly awards; one from the Brigham Young University Religious Education Dissertation Grant; one from the Soroptimist International Scholarship Program and the Nibley Fellowship Graduate Stipend Awar. Congratulations on the amazing trifecta!
September 18, 2016
The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Early Christian History and Literature to commence July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be required to teach Early Christianity at both the graduate and […]
September 16, 2016
Classical Studies 355 (CLST 355 ): The Athenians and their Empire The sources (literary, epigraphical and other) for Athens’ emergence as one of the two leading city-states in late archaic and classical Greece and the stages which her empire grew. Prerequisite: CLST 231. Aims of this course: examine the history and nature of the […]
September 9, 2016
Michael Goco, a recent BA, has received recognition in The Undergraduate Awards, an international competition attracting papers from all over the world (5,514 papers were submitted in 25 categories). His paper , “Out of the Depths: The Development of Jewish Views of the Afterlife in Second Temple Judaism”, written for Dr. Gardner’s RELG 330: Origins […]
September 9, 2016
Dr. Sara Milstein’s book, Tracking the Master Scribe: Revision through Introduction in Biblical and Mesopotamian Literature (Oxford University Press) has just been published! When we encounter a text, whether ancient or modern, we typically start at the beginning and work our way toward the end. In Tracking the Master Scribe, Sara J. Milstein demonstrates […]
August 24, 2016
CLST 313-002 (Term 1; C. Johnson) This course explores the nature and import of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. These works are essential for an understanding of ancient Greek society and are the foundation for all subsequent Greek literature. A close reading in translation will cover such subjects and themes as: Homer as a source of […]
August 14, 2016
We are very pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Dr. Kurtis Peters, Hebrew Lexical Semantics and Daily Life in Ancient Israel (Brill, 2016). More information about the book can be found here. Kurtis has taught Hebrew in CNERS for a few years and this year will add Akkadian to his teaching […]