Prof. Thomas Schneider awarded a 2016 Dean of Arts Faculty Research Award.

Prof. Thomas Schneider awarded a 2016 Dean of Arts Faculty Research Award.

We’re happy to announce that Professor Thomas Schneider has been awarded a 2016 Dean of Arts Research Award. The award provides a teaching release for one semester, which Prof. Schneider will take in the autumn of 2016. Congratulations, Thomas!

UBC Student Richard Cameron wins CAC Sight Translation Competition

Richard Cameron from UBC has won first place in the CAC Senior Greek Sight Translation Competition and third place in the CAC Senior Latin Sight Translation Competition!

Excellent work, Richard. Congratulations!

Prof. Lisa Cooper’s New Book on Gertrude Bell is Published

We’re happy to announce the publication of Prof. Lisa Cooper’s new book In Search of Kings and Conquerors: Gertrude Bell and the Archaeology of the Middle East (London: I.B. Tauris), which has just arrived in advance copy (with a publication date of 2016).  Congratulations Lisa!





Jayne Knight appointed Lecturer at University of Tazmania

We are very happy to announce that our own Dr. Jayne Knight has accepted a tenure-track appointment as Lecturer in Classics as the University of Tasmania.  She starts in July.

Congratulations Jayne!

Gregg Gardner wins Killam Fellowship

Dr. Gregg Gardner has been awarded a UBC Killam Research Fellowship for his project “Giving with Interest: Wealth and Poverty in Jewish Antiquity.”

Congratulations Gregg!

Roger Wilson Named the Dalrymple Lecturer at Glasgow

Dr. Roger Wilson has been invited to be the Dalrymple Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow in November 2017, where he will give four public lectures on his archaeological research in Sicily. This will give publicity in Scotland for UBC, in particular on Roger’s three recent UBC archaeological projects in Sicily (Gerace, Kaukana and Caddeddi).

‘The Dalrymple Lecture Fund is a generous bequest by James Dalrymple to finance a series of free public Lectures on European topics of historic and archaeological interest. The first Lecture Series was delivered in 1907, and recent speakers have included Lord Colin Renfrew, Dr. Chris Stringer, Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe, Professor Ian Hodder, Professor David Breeze and Professor Andrew-Wallace Hadrill. The Fund also generously supports the publication of the Scottish Archaeological Journal.’

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 collection of cuneiform tablets!

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 bibliography, transliterations and translations, and links to other relevant materials. They will also continue with the development of classroom materials and classroom implementation. Congratulations to Maude Côté-Landry, Kevin Fisher, Chelsea Gardner, Gwynaeth McIntyre, Larissa Ringham (Digital Projects Librarian, UBC Library), and Lisa Tweten, who put the proposal together.

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.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to July 1, 2016), provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship, as well as an enthusiasm for teaching in a department with the unique combination of fields present in CNERS. S/he will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service and events. The programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of CNERS are found at

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Informal enquiries may be made to the Acting Head of the Department of CNERS, Prof. Leanne Bablitz, at leanne.bablitz(at)

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 25 pages). In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by their referees. Shortlisted applicants will be asked for a teaching dossier.

The deadline for the receipt of applications and reference letters is December 1, 2015. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2016. Submit application materials electronically to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Leanne Bablitz at cners.jobsearch(at)

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the SCS annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, January 6-9, 2016.

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 on display in the Departmental book display case before being sent to the Neufeld family.

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