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Dr. Siobhán McElduff Receives a Public Humanities Course-Release Award

Dr. Siobhán McElduff Receives a Public Humanities Course-Release Award

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies is pleased to announce that Siobhán McElduff has been named as a recipient of a Public Humanities Course-Release Award. This award, bestowed by the new Public Humanities Hub (PHH) at UBC-Vancouver, supports research excellence among Humanities scholars in the Faculties of Arts, Law, and Education at […]

CNERS STATEMENT ON CLIMATE STRIKES

CNERS STATEMENT ON CLIMATE STRIKES

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies stands in solidarity with the students, staff and faculty at the University of British Columbia and worldwide who will participate in the Global Climate Strike on September 27, 2019, to demand urgent action on the climate emergency. The Department and its instructors resolve to accommodate, wherever […]

FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO THE PRESENT

FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO THE PRESENT

How did the ancient dramas of Oedipus, Electra, Agamemnon, and Heracles play out on the ancient Greek stage? What can we learn from performing them today?

Diamond Foundation donates $1M to support Jewish studies at UBC

Diamond Foundation donates $1M to support Jewish studies at UBC

The Development Office has announced a generous $1M gift made by the Diamond Foundation to support Jewish Studies at UBC. The announcement can be found here: https://support.ubc.ca/news/diamond-foundation-donates-1m-to-support-jewish-studies-at-ubc/ Congratulations to Dr. Gregg Gardner, current Diamond Chair in Jewish Law and Ethics, on this incredible gift, which will open up all kinds of new and exciting opportunities […]

Dr. Susanna Braund is Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Susanna Braund is Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Susanna Braund has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Class of 2019. She is one of the ninety-three new Fellows in the Academies of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science who have been elected by their peers for their exceptional scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Here is […]