We pursue research into the cultures of ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome, with ample archaeological fieldwork opportunities for our students, like the Centre for the Study of Ancient Sicily.
Dr. Michael Griffin receives UBC Killam Research Fellowship
Dr. Michael Griffin, Associate Professor of Greek Philosophy, has received a UBC Killam Research Fellowship for his project, “The Puzzle of Virtue: Indian Contributions to a Greek and Modern Theory.” We are excited to hear more about this research in the future!
Sara Milstein Receives Award for Book, “Tracking the Master Scribe”
Image: http://www.asor.org/news/2017/11/awards?utm_content=buffer03917&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Dr. Sara Milstein, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near Eastern Studies, received the Frank Moore Cross Award at the meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research last week in Boston for her book Tracking the Master Scribe: Revision through Introduction in Biblical and Mesopotamian Literature (Oxford UP, 2016). This award is […]
Lisa Cooper runner-up for British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Award
Dr. Lisa Cooper, Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology, has just been awarded the runner-up book award prize from the British-Kuwait Friendship Society for her book In Search of Kings and Conquerors: Gertrude Bell and the Archaeology of the Middle East (I.B. Tauris, 2016). The prize is awarded annually to the best scholarly book on the Middle […]
Emma Ramsden (MA ACRE) a Highly Commended Entrant in the Undergraduate Awards
One of our new students in the MA in Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity, Emma Ramsden, has had her paper, “Which Witch is Which: Understanding the Use of the Roman Witch in the Early Imperial Period”, ranked in the top 10% of all submissions in the category of Classical Studies and Archaeology in the Undergraduate […]
New Publications from C.W. Marshall
Dr. C.W. (Toph) Marshall has just published a book, The Libation Bearers (Bloomsbury). In this introduction to the second play of Aeschylus’ trilogy, the Oresteia, Dr. Marshall draws on his expertise in performance to help readers understand the ancient audience’s experience of the text in performance and explores other themes of the play in their historical […]
Sara Milstein promoted to Associate Professor
Dr. Sara Milstein has been granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Sara’s scholarship is viewed by leading experts in the field as thought-provoking and innovative and we are fortunate to have her among our faculty. In addition, Sara is an award-winning teacher and a caring, contributing, department citizen.
Archaeology of Mithraism Oct 23-29 in Alba Iulia, Romania
Dr. Matthew McCarty, Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology, is on the organizing committee of an international conference on the Archaeology of Mithraism taking place this October 23-29 in Alba Iulia, Romania. Dr. McCarty has been involved in excavations at the Apulum Mithraeum III in Alba Iulia as well. Here is some information from the conference […]
New book by Cillian O’Hogan
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.
Lecturer, Greek and Latin
The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is seeking applications for a one-year leave replacement Lecturer position in Greek and Latin Languages. This 1-year appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2018. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. A Lecturer position is a […]
Lecturer, Islamic and Religious Studies
The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) is seeking applications for a Lecturer position in Islamic and Religious Studies. This 1-year appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2018. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. A Lecturer position is a non-tenure track appointment, […]
Sessional Instructor: Latin 101 Summer Term 2
CALL FOR SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS For the 2018 Summer term, it is the intention of the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies to offer the following course as part of their summer program: LATN 101-951 Introductory Latin I Summer Term 2 TTh 10:30-1:30 […]