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Toph Marshall has been awarded a four-year Insight SSHRC grant to work on a project called Comic Routines in Roman Comedy. The chief goal of the project will be to produce a monograph documenting repeated physical routines across the 20 plays of Plautus and 6 plays of Terence, and the extant fragments of Republican comic […]
Dark Age and Archaic Greece. When we think of Ancient Greece, many recall the white marble of the Parthenon or the influential philosophies of Plato and Aristotle. But what happened before the so-called Golden Age of Athens? Through studying the Dark Age and Archaic period we delve into the origins of western democracy, drama, prose, […]
The Department congratulates Dr. Tony Keddie and Dr. Florence Yoon on their promotions to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2021. We are thrilled to have them as tenured members of the Department and look forward to many more years of research innovation and excellent teaching from them!
Philip Yoo joins Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies in 2021/22 as Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies. A native of Mississauga, Ontario, he is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Comm. in Commerce and Finance; M.Div. from Knox College), Yale University (S.T.M.), and the University of Oxford (D.Phil.). Before his arrival […]
Interested in learning how to analyze the material culture of the past and learning archaeological methods? Check out these courses being offering by CNERS and Anthropology. 2021/22 SUMMER 2021 Course Code Title Term Day Time Instructor Calendar Description ARCL228 Forensic Anthropology 2 T Th 2-5 TBA The application of methods from biological […]
Eight course codes are housed under Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, including CLST (Classical Studies), CNRS (Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies), NEST (Near Eastern Studies) and RELG (Religious Studies) as well as four ancient languages: Classical Arabic (ARBC), Ancient Greek (GREK), Biblical Hebrew (HEBR), and Latin (LATN). Check out these courses offered in […]
The Archaeology of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (c. 900-612 BCE). The class focuses on the archaeology of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, which flourished in northern Mesopotamia between 900-612 BCE and which at its apogee dominated the Near East from Iran to Egypt. The class will address a variety of archaeological topics in order to understand the dynamic […]
What is Judaism? This course provides an overview of the history, literature, and culture of Jews and Judaism, from the Hebrew Bible and classical rabbinic literature (e.g., Talmud) through contemporary thinkers and interpreters. All sources will be read in English. This course has no prerequisites.
Ancient Egypt has fascinated people and inspired popular culture for the last two millennia. Egyptian architectural forms (such as pyramids and temples) saw a revival in modern buildings of the 19th and 20th c.; obelisks can be found in abundant numbers on cemeteries and as memorials. Egyptian-themed movies – like the “Mummy” sequels –, operas […]
The course will provides a general introduction to Egyptian hieroglyphs (the monumental writing system) and the grammar of the classical stage of the ancient Egyptian language, Middle Egyptian. Students will gain a basic ability to work with original texts and inscriptions.
Don’t Play Games with the Dead: Latin Magical Ritual. This course looks at the intersection between the Latin language, whether prose or poetry, and magical ritual—that is, the use of words in broadly prescribed circumstances, alone or in conjunction with other behaviour, in order that a specific result be accomplished in some way other than […]
The Department congratulates Dr. Sara Milstein on receiving an inaugural UBC Killam Accelerator Research Fellowship! She is one of six faculty at UBC to receive the two-year fellowship. These awards recognize exceptional early-career researchers at UBC who have demonstrated outstanding research achievement and the potential for significant impact in their fields of scholarship. Dr. Milstein’s […]
CNERS Teaching Assistant Positions for 2021/22 The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies is hiring teaching assistants for the following course in 2021/22. Courses and job descriptions are subject to change up until the beginning of each term. Course Code Course Title Estimated Number of Positions Term Anticipated hours of work per term […]
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Sessional Lecturer Positions 2021-2022 Academic Year The Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies is now accepting applications for Sessional positions in 2021-2022 academic year. Subject to budgetary and enrolment considerations, the successful candidates will teach the following courses: Course Title Term Days Time ARBC 101 002 Introduction to […]
CNERS Teaching Assistant Positions for Summer 2021 The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies is hiring teaching assistants for the following course in Summer 2021. Courses and job descriptions are subject to change up until the beginning of each term. Interested students should email email@example.com with a brief statement on their qualifications. The […]
Thursday, March 25, 2021 Sessional Lecturer Positions Summer 2021 The Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies is now accepting applications for Sessional positions in Summer 2021. Subject to budgetary and enrolment considerations, the successful candidates will teach the following courses: ARBC 101 – Intro to the Grammar and Vocabulary of Classic Arabic […]
The Vergilian Society has awarded the 2021 McKay Prize to Susanna Braund’s co-edited volume (with Zara Martirosova Torlone), Virgil and his Translators (OUP, 2018).The McKay Prize is given in recognition of the book that, in the opinion of the prize evaluation committee, makes the greatest contribution toward our understanding and appreciation of Vergil. Book abstract from […]
Dr. Lisa Cooper received the W. F. Albright Award from ASOR at the November 2020 Annual Meeting. This award honors an individual who has shown special support or made outstanding service contributions to one of the overseas centers, ACOR, AIAR, CAARI, or to one of the overseas committees – the Baghdad Committee and the Damascus […]
The proceedings of a conference that Dr. Thomas Schneider organized at UBC in April 2017 on Ancient Egypt and the Environment have been published by the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections as Gift of the Nile? Ancient Egypt and the Environment. The contributors offer studies on the cultural and environmental impact of the Nile on […]