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New book by Dr. Kurtis Peters!

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 […]

GREK402E

Greek Verse. In this course we will read Iliad 1 and 6, gaining a familiarity with Homeric verse. We’ll also read some fragments of Sappho.

RELG208

Islam permeates the landscape of our contemporary world events—whether in relation to immigration, women’s rights, or terrorism. In this course, we will examine the ways that Islam has changed in the last five centuries in order to gain a better understanding of Muslims’ beliefs and practices today. We will analyze the deep impact and transformative […]

RELG480A

Women and Religion in the Islamic Tradition In this course, we examine recent academic debates that have changed the way we understand women, gender, and Islam. In particular, we will read and discuss key texts in the history of Islamic law and anthropology. The legal texts present and analyze the male-dominated juristic discourse on women […]

CLST308

The Roman state developed one of the earliest complex legal systems. They excelled especially in creating a formal judicial system and a detailed framework for civil law. The resulting system of law that emerged forms the basis of most European and American law and influenced many aspects of English Common Law. Through the activities and […]

Promotion of Dr. Leanne Bablitz to Full Professor

Congratulations to Dr Leanne Bablitz who has just heard from the Interim President of UBC that she has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor, with effect from July 1 2016!

NEST315

Akkadian is the ancient language of Mesopotamia within the Semitic language family. First finding prominence under Sargon of Akkad (late 3rd millennium BCE), Akkadian became dominant in Mesopotamia in the 2nd and early 1st millennia BCE, for much of which it was also the diplomatic language of the whole Ancient Near East. Written with an […]

RELG307

For all of its accounts of angels and miracles, the Bible features a staggering number of texts that deal with “real life,” including literature that deals with sex, deceit, and murder. Most of these texts never make it into a synagogue or church sermon, though some of them are persistently (mis-)used to justify the oppression […]

CLST319

This course is an introduction to the history of Rome’s military.  The course begins with an examination of Rome’s military development through the republican period and then turns to examine the reforms made to the army to facilitate its role in controlling the vast empire of the Imperial period.  Specific topics which are examined include; […]

CLST401D

Pompeii In this seminar we will consider the ways in which the ancient city of Pompeii advances our knowledge of various aspects of Roman history and culture.  Topics which may be examined (depending on the interests of the students) include prostitution, gardening, politics, law, space utilization – both public and private, religion, art, death and […]

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