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Faculty Awards and Achievements

Hearty congratulations to Michael Carter who is the inaugural winner of the Faculty of Humanities Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity! The award, which was created by the Humanities Research Institute, recognizes a consistent track record of outstanding research or creative achievements. He will present a public lecture in November sponsored by the HRI on his research interests (details to follow).

Congratulations to Elizabeth S. Greene on receiving a Brock SSHRC Institutional Grant (BSIG) Seed Grant for the Burgaz Harbors Project: Shifting centres of maritime activity in the Eastern Mediterranean; and to Carrie Murray who was awarded BSIG funding for manuscript preparation.


Recent Faculty Presentations and Publications
The following papers were presented by members of the department at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada in Montreal (May 6-9 2014):

  • Fanny Dolansky, "Disasters and Their Impacts on Roman Families"
  • Allison Glazebrook, "Prostitution and Sexual Violence in Classical Athens"
  • Carol Merriam, "Putting Gallus in his Place: The 'Gallus' References in Propertius, Book 1"
  • Katharine von Stackelberg, "Sexing the Garden: Performance Anxiety in Columella, Book 10"

Michael Carter
published a chapter titled "Entertainment in the Roman World" in Themes in Roman Society and Culture which appeared this summer from Oxford University Press. 

Fanny Dolansky contributed a chapter titled "Roman Education" to Themes in Roman Society and Culture which recently appeared from Oxford University Press. She also gave an invited talk at the University of Western Ontario in September titled "Illness and anxiety in elite Roman families." Recently she was interviewed for CFBU.FM radio's "Canadian Voices" program on the origins and significance of the Saturnalia festival; the segment aired on December 18, 2013.

Allison Glazebrook has authored (with Nicola Mellor) "Bodies and Sexuality", a chapter in In Antiquity, A Cultural History of Women. Vol. 1 (Bloomsbury 2013).

Elizabeth S. Greene presented “a paper titled "Shipwrecks as Indices of Archaic Mediterranean Trade Networks" at a conference on” Networks of Maritime Connectivity in the Ancient Mediterranean: Structure, continuity, and change over the longue durée at the University of Toronto in early November 2013. She also recently published the following: "Burgaz 2011 yılı çalışmaları," Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı 34.3 (2013): 5-24 (with N. Tuna, N. Atıcı, İ. Sakarya, and J. Leidwanger); and "Expanding Contacts and Collapsing Distances in Early Cypro-Archaic Trade: Three Case Studies of Shipwrecks off the Turkish Coast,” in M. L. Lawall and J. Lund (eds), The Transport Amphorae and Trade of Cyprus (Gösta Enbom Monographs Volume 3). 21-34. Aarhus 2013 (with J. Leidwanger and H. Özdaş).

Katharine T. von Stackelberg had two chapters appear in A Cultural History of Gardens Vol. I: A History of Gardens in the Ancient World (Bloomsbury 2013): "Eastward in Eden: The Pre-Classical Roots of Meaning in Mediterranean Gardens" and "Literary Representations of the Ancient Garden: 500 BC-AD 500" (with Antony Littlewood). She was also a guest lecturer at Mt Holyoke College in Massachusetts on October 16 and 17 for two classes, speaking on "Eroticism in Hellenistic Art" and "Hermaphrodites: Myth into Art."

Rock-cut tombs at Dalyan along the river

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