Four of our graduate and undergraduate students (Sophia Alkhoury, Drew Davis, Laura Harris, and Zoi Samonas) had the opportunity to join Prof. Bernard this past summer on an archaeological dig in central Italy. Check out the feature on their work over at the Faculty of Arts and Science.
(Photo: Seth Bernard)
The department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto, Mississauga will be hosting their third annual “Classics and the World Today” set of events, a two day affair featuring a public lecture on Thursday, Oct. 25 and a workshop for graduate students and faculty on Friday, Oct. 26.
For further information, click here.
As most members of the department know, CLASSU has ordered and sold UofT Classics hoodies for the past couple of years. This year they are thinking of branching out. Please fill out this survey to let them gauge interest in other kinds of classics merchandise.
The Department of Classics and the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of Ancient Philosophy. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.
Find the full job description here.
The Department of Classics in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of Classical Literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.
Find the full job description here.
Congratulations to our newly elected Graduate Classics Course Union executive!
President: Drew Davis
Vice-President: Ted Parker (UTGSU Council Representative)
Treasurer: Anass Dakkach
Secretary: Adam Barker
Social Chair: Taylor Stark
Congratulations to Prof. Bernard, whose monograph, Building Mid-Republican Rome, sees it official release today through OUP.
From the publisher:
“Building Mid-Republican Rome offers a holistic treatment of the development of the Mid-Republican city from 396 to 168 BCE. As Romans established imperial control over Italy and beyond, the city itself radically transformed from an ambitious central Italian settlement into the capital of the Mediterranean world. Seth Bernard describes this transformation in terms of both new urban architecture, much of it unprecedented in form and extent, and new socioeconomic structures, including slavery, coinage, and market-exchange. These physical and historical developments were closely linked: building the Republican city was expensive, and meeting such costs had significant implications for urban society. Building Mid-Republican Rome brings both architectural and socioeconomic developments into a single account of urban change. Bernard, a specialist in the period’s history and archaeology, assembles a wide array of evidence, from literary sources to coins, epigraphy, and especially archaeological remains, revealing the period’s importance for the decline of the Roman state’s reliance on obligation and dependency and the rise of slavery and an urban labor market. This narrative is told through an investigation of the evolving institutional frameworks shaping the organization of public construction. A quantitative model of the costs of the Republican city walls reconstructs their economic impact. A new account of building technology in the period allows for a better understanding of the social and demographic profile of the city’s builders. Building Mid-Republican Rome thus provides an innovative synthesis of a major Western city’s spatial and historical aspects, shedding much-needed light on a seminal period in Rome’s development.”
David Wallace-Hare has been awarded one of the two graduate student Mediterranean Travel grants awarded by the Archaeological Institute Institute of America for research work in Portugal and Spain in 2018-19. Congrats David!
Congratulations to John Fabiano who has been awarded a Jacoby fellowship in Munich at the Komission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik of the DAI for dissertation research in June-July 2018!
John was also at the British School in Rome working on his dissertation during March 2018.
Congrats to Katherine Blouin, who was elected member of the Council of the Classical Association of Canada at this year’s CAC conference in Calgary! Her term will last for three years, 2018-21.