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Faculty of Humanities

Department News

Faculty Awards and Achievements
Fanny Dolansky was awarded a grant from the Humanities Research Institute to support research and images for a chapter titled "Daily Life of the Child at Rome" to be included in Children in Antiquity: Perspectives and experiences of childhood in the ancient Mediterranean (Routledge).

Allison Glazebrook received a 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

Elizabeth S. Greene
has been appointed by the Archaeological Institute of America to the Anna Marguerite McCann and Robert D. Taggart Lectureship in Underwater Archaeology for 2015-2016. She will deliver lectures in Norman, OK; Amherst, MA; and Vancouver, BC on topics related to her archaeological fieldwork on shipwrecks and harbours off the Turkish coast, as well as broader issues of underwater cultural heritage. 

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

Angus Smith received a grant from the Humanities Research Institute for "Excavations at the Minoan Town of Gournia in Crete -- Summer 2015."

Katharine von Stackelberg was awarded funding for images to appear in her chapter in Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World, a volume she is co-editing for Oxford University Press.

Recent Faculty Presentations and Publications

Allison Glazebrook was guest editor for an issue of Helios (42.1): Beyond Courtesans and Whores: Sex and Labor in the Greco-Roman World, which includes her article, "A Hierarchy of Violence? Sex Slaves, Parthenoi and Rape in Menander’s Epitrepontes." A contribution on the archaeology of prostitution has appeared in The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality edited by Patricia Whelehan (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2015). 

Elizabeth S. Greene
 was an invited speaker at the University at Buffalo's Institute of European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) where she presented a paper titled, "Shifting Centers of Maritime Activity in the Eastern Mediterranean: A View from Burgaz or ‘Old Knidos’, Turkey". She also recently published two papers on ceramics from two sites off the Turkish coast: a Late Antique assemblage at Burgaz, and amphora capacities from the Archaic shipwreck at Pabuç Burnu: (1) Leidwanger, J., E.S. Greene, and N. Tuna. 2015. "A Late Antique Ceramic Assemblage at Burgaz, Datça Peninsula, South-west Turkey, and the 'Normality of the Mixed Cargo' in the Ancient Mediterranean." International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 44.2: 300-311. (2) Greene, E.S. and M.L. Lawall. 2015. "Transport Amphoras and Economic Information: A View from the Early Greek World." In Maritime Studies in the Wake of the Byzantine Shipwreck at Yassıada. Edited by D. Carlson, J. Leidwanger, and S. Kampbell, 3-16. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press. 

Angus Smith
's co-authored volume (with M.K. Dabney, E. Pappi, S. Triantaphyllou, and J.C. Wright) is currently in press: Ayia Sotira: A Mycenaean Chamber Tomb Cemetery in the Nemea Valley, Greece. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press. He has also recently had the following article appear: Watrous, L.V., D.M. Buell, J.C. McEnroe, J.G. Younger, L.A. Turner, B.S. Kunkel, K. Glowacki, S. Gallimore, A. Smith, P.A. Pantou, A. Chapin and E. Margaritis "Excavations at Gournia: 2010-2012," Hesperia 84.3, pp. 397-465.

Katharine von Stackelberg
has had the following book chapter appear: "Decline and Fall: The Roman Garden of Louise du Pont Crowninshield", in V. Pagán, J. Page and B. Weltman-Aron (eds.) Disciples of Flora: Gardens in History and Culture (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015), 94-112.

Student Awards and Achievements

Stephanie Culp presented a paper titled "A Killer Education: The Psychology of Spartan Military Education" at the annual meeting of the Atlantic Classical Association which was held in October in Halifax, NS.

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

  • Congratulations to Classics majors Thomas Kocjan and Matt Ludwig who learned of their success in Latin and Greek sight translation competitions. Thomas received a Letter of Commendation for his entry in the 2014-2015 CAMWS Latin Translation Contest, and Matt received 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 used to participate in the Brock University Archaeological Project at Pantelleria (led by Dr. Carrie A. Murray).
  • Congratulations to incoming MA student Elliott Fuller who is this year's recipient of the Desmond Conacher Scholarship.
  • 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.
  • 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.