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Faculty Awards and Achievements
Congratulations to Allison Glazebrook on her SSHRC Insight Grant for her project titled "Greek prostitutes in context: a history of sexual labour in Ancient Athens" which was included in a story in the Brock News. More recently she was awarded a grant from the Humanities Research Institute to support her forthcoming co-edited volume Houses of Ill-Repute: The Archaeology of Brothels, Houses and Taverns in the Greek World.

Congratulations to Carrie Murray who was awarded funding from the Humanities Research Institute to help support the 2015 season of the Brock University Archaeological Project at Pantelleria.


Recent Faculty Presentations and Publications
Fanny Dolansky recently presented a paper titled "Strained relations, gender differences, and domestic ideals: the significance of two Roman family festivals" at the Classical Association of the Canadian West Annual Meeting in Winnipeg.

Allison Glazebrook's entry on "Sexuality" has appeared in the Oxford Bibliographies in Classics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015); at the Classical Association of the Canadian West Annual Meeting in Winnipeg she gave a paper titled "Bad Boy, Bad Citizen: Timarchos and Prostitution in Aeschines I."

Carrie Murray was an invited speaker in the Classics Department of the National University of Ireland, Galway where she presented a paper titled "Worship at a Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Recent Fieldwork at the Punic and Roman Sanctuary Site on Pantelleria." 

Student Awards and Achievements

Congratulations to the following undergraduate and graduate student recipients of external scholarships and awards:

  • Congratulations to Classics majors Thomas Kocjan and Matt Ludwig who recently learned of their success in Latin and Greek sight translation competitions. Thomas will receive a Letter of Commendation for his entry in the 2014-2015 CAMWS Latin Translation Contest; and Matt will receive an Honourable Mention for his senior Greek exam in the Classical Association of Canada's annual Sight Translation Competition.
  • Rick Mohammed was awarded the Harry C. Maynard Scholarship in Classical Studies.
  • Heather Roy has received the Harry C. Maynard Scholarship for Study Abroad which she is using to participate in the Brock University Archaeological Project at Pantelleria (led by Dr. Carrie A. Murray) this May and June.
  • Incoming MA students Thomas Irvine (from the University of Guelph) and Edward Middleton (from the University of Alberta) have been awarded SSHRC scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year, while Helen Hsu (from Mount Allison University) will receive an OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarship).
  • Continuing students Stephanie (Baker) Culp and Katelyn Spadoni have both received OGS funding for the 2015-2016 academic year. Stephanie has also been awarded the Bluma Appel Graduate Entrance Scholarship for Excellence in Humanities, and recently presented two papers: "The Beating Heart of the Iliad: Narrative Function of Wound Descriptions" at Beauty in the Beast: Mutants, Monsters, and Monstrosities in the Ancient World held at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and "Ancient Combat Trauma: What can we learn?" (at Mapping The New Knowledges at Brock University).
  • Brock alumna Ana Wagner (currently a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) is this year's recipient of a Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Classics which is presented to one student from each program who has achieved the highest overall average.


Rock-cut tombs at Dalyan along the river

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