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.
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.
|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.