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Faculty Appointment - Assistant Professor

We are pleased to announce the appointment, effective 1 July 2014, of Dr. Kyle Gervais as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies.

Dr. Gervais was educated at Queen’s University (BA 2006, MA 2008), and wrote his doctoral dissertation at the University of Otago (PhD 2013) under the supervision of William Dominik, one of the foremost scholars working on Flavian epic poetry. Although a very recent PhD, Dr. Gervais has already established an impressive record of accomplishment in research. In addition to a number of articles, book chapters, and reviews, he has a contract from Oxford University Press for a revision of his doctoral dissertation, an edition of Book 2 of Statius’ Thebaid with translation and commentary. Dr. Gervais also has a strong research interest in the role of violence in Roman society (with a particular focus on the arena), and his involvement with the Tessarae project aligns nicely with the recent emphasis on Digital Humanities in the Faculty.

First PhD Student Successfully Defends Thesis

The Department of Classical Studies is proud to report that Peter Miller, one of our inaugural PhD students, successfully defended his dissertation on April 11, 2014. Peter came to us from the MA program at the University of Victoria and has had a stellar career during his time at Western, with his research excellence having been recognized by both SSHRC and OGS. Peter’s dissertation, directed by Professor Christopher Brown, is entitled "Athletes in Song and Stone: Victory and Identity in Epinician and Epigram". He is currently the Crake Fellow at Mount Allison University. Congratulations, Dr. Miller!

PUBLIC SOLICITATION: Promotion and/or Tenure

Professor David Wilson is being considered for promotion to Professor.
Anyone wishing to make a written submission can do so until the File is closed.
It is anticipated this will occur by June 15. Click Here for more information.


Congratulations to Dr. Bernd Steinbock on the release of his book "Social Memory in Athenian Public Discourse Uses and Meanings of the Past" published by The University of Michigan Press, 2012
Congratulations to Dr. Debra Nousek on the release of her book " A Caesar Workbook" published by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Inc, 2012



Faculty Award Winner - Dr. David Wilson
Congratulations to Professor David Wilson on receiving the Graham and Gale Wright Distinguished Scholar Award in recognition of his outstanding achievement in research.

Congratulations to Peter Miller who has been appointed as the Crake Doctoral Fellow in Classics at Mount Allison University for the year 2013-14!

Congratulations Robert Woodcock, winner of the The Harry C. Maynard Scholarship for Study Abroad awarded annually to an undergraduate student from Ontario in an Honours or Major Classical Studies Degree. Organized by the Ontario Classical Association, the Maynard Scholarships are funded by the estate of the late Harry Maynard.


Scholarship Award Winners - Undergraduate
Please join us in congratulating our undergraduate students who have been awarded scholarships for their hard work and dedication throughout the 2012-2013 school year. For a complete list of award recipients CLICK HERE

Scholarship Award Winners - Graduate
Please join us in congratulating our graduate students who have been awarded scholarships for their hard work and dedication throughout the 2012-2013 school year. For a complete list of award recipients CLICK HERE

Faculty Award Winner - Dr. Elizabeth Greene
Elizabeth Greene has been awarded a Major ADF New Research and Scholarly Initiative Award for the project "The Vindolanda Field School and Research Excavation". Dr. Greene will take eight Western students this summer to take part in excavation and research on the site of Vindolanda, a UNESCO world heritage site in northern England near Hadrian's Wall. The field school is co-directed by Dr. Alexander Meyer, also on the Classics faculty at Western, and they work with a team of professional archaeologists from The Vindolanda Trust. The excavation focuses on an area of the Roman military fort which has not previously been explored. The excavations seek to elucidate the earliest periods of occupation on this Roman military site, while training students in archaeological field methods and the history of Roman Britain.

Department of Classical Studies - The University of Western Ontario
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London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B8
Tel: 519.661.3045 Fax: 519-850-2388

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