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.
20th Mar 2018
Speaker: Dr. Mary Beard, Professor of Classics, University of Cambridge Classical Roman emperors were often represented in Renaissance and later art, despite their collectively thuggish and often murderous natures. In her lecture, “Mistaken identities: tracking down Roman emperors in modern art“, Professor Mary Beard explores why were they such a popular subject, whether they just...
26th Mar 2018
Speaker: Dr. Siobhan McElduff, UBC CNERS Pericles told the men of Athens that the best thing for a woman was not be spoken about, either in blame or praise; the women of Athens surely had other ideas. This lecture will look at how, in a time long before #metoo, women in ancient Greece tried to...
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!
Dr. Kevin Fisher, Assistant Professor of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology, has been working with the UBC Emerging Media Lab (EML) to develop the 3D visualization of Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios (more of the KAMBE project here). EML has connected Dr. Fisher with a group of students from the UBC Game Developer’s Association, who are working on ways of using augmented reality […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Listen to Professor Huemoeller talk to Chris Walker on Daybreak South about the Ides of March, that most fateful of political anniversaries: Daybreak South, March 15, 2017 (Dr. Heumoeller’s piece starts at about 11 minutes in)
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.
Assistant Professor Without Review in Latin Language and Literature
The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for an Assistant Professor Without Review in Latin language and literature. The successful candidate must be able to teach Latin at all levels, and courses on topics such as Latin literature, myth, ancient women, classical reception, […]
Sessional Instructors: LATN 101, 102, 350; CLST 501
March 16, 2018 CALL FOR SESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS For the 2018/19 Academic Year, it is the intention of the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies to offer the following courses as part of their program: Course Section Days Times Term Cap LATN 101 002 MWF 10:00-11:00 1 30 LATN 101 004 MWF 1:00 […]