Dr. Florence Yoon’s new book, Euripides: Children of Heracles, was published in January by Bloomsbury. This book is an accessible guide through the many twists and turns of Euripides’ Children of Heracles, providing several frameworks through which to understand and appreciate the play. Children of Heracles follows the fortunes of Heracles’ family after his death. Euripides confronts characters and […]
Dr. Robert Cousland recently did a radio interview on Ancient Greek mythology and religion for British Columbia Institute of Technology’s show ‘For the Record’. Listen to his interview here.
The Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies Department is pleased to announce a publication by Dr. Anthony Keddie, which has just been published by Cambridge University Press. The title of Tony’s book is Class and Power in Roman Palestine: The Socioeconomic Setting of Judaism and Christian Origins and here is a blurb: Anthony Keddie investigates […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and religious Studies is very pleased to announce the success of three of our faculty in the SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) competitions this year. Gregg Gardner has won an Insight Development Grant for his project entitled “The Horvat Midras Excavation Project: Cultural Interaction in Rural Roman […]
Watch the promotional video about Dr. Sara Milstein’s work on biblical and Near Eastern law produced by the Peter Wall Institute: Dr. Milstein’s is a Wall Scholar (2018-2019) and her project is titled Making a Case: The Emergent Legal Mind in the Ancient Near East. She aims to probe the rich collection of practical legal […]
Dr. Gregg Gardner has been awarded the Jody Ellant and Howard Reiter Family Fellowship at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Jewish Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He will be in residence at Penn during the Spring 2020 semester and on leave from UBC. The Katz Center’s fellowship program takes roughly twenty scholars […]
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