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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.

New Book by Prof. Gregg Gardner

Congratulations to Gregg Gardner for the recent publication of his book: The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism. Cambridge University Press (2015). The book examines the origins of communal and institutional philanthropy in Judaism.

New Book by Prof. Richard Menkis

Congratulation to Richard Menkis for his just-released co-edited volume: Richard Menkis & Harold Roper. More than just Games. Canada and the 1936 Olympics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2015.

CNERS Head Promoted to Full Professor

CNERS Head Dietmar Neufeld has received official word from President Gupta that he has been granted promotion to the rank of Professor.  Congratulations Diet!

CNERS Students Succeed at CAC/SCEC Competition

Two of our students have had great success at this year’s CAC/SCEC Sight Competition. Sophia Ly received Third Place in the Senior Latin and Richard Cameron received Honourable Mention in the Senior Greek. Students studying Greek and Latin at universities across Canada participate in the Sight competition so this certainly is a great accomplishment by […]

Two New Books by CNERS Professors

We’re happy to announce the publication of two new volumes by CNERS professors: V. Dahpna Arbel, Paul C. Burns, J.R.C Cousland, Richard Menkis and Dietmar Neufeld (eds.) Not Sparing the Child. Human Sacrifice in the Ancient world and Beyond. Studies in Honor of Professor Paul G. Mosca. New York: Bloomsbury/T&T Clark (2015). A number of […]

Professors Ahmed and Chaurdhry Receive Prestigious Fellowships

Two CNERS professors received prestigious and highly competitive visiting fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year. Rumee Ahmed has been offered a Stanford Humanities Center External Faculty Fellowship for the academic year 2015-16.  His topic is “Islamic Systematics: The Art and Science of Islamic Legal Reform.” Ayesha Chaudhry has been offered an appointment as a fellow […]

Two New Books by Prof. Michael Griffin

We’re pleased to announce the publication of two new books by Prof. Michael Griffin: Olympiodorus: Life of Plato and on Plato First Alcibiades 1-9. Ancient Commentators on Aristotle, gen. ed. Richard Sorabji and Michael J. Griffin (Bloomsbury); and Aristotle’s Categories in the Early Roman Empire. Oxford Classical Monograph (OUP). Congratulations Michael!