UofT “Classics and Ancient History” ranked no. 13 in the world

The Department of Classics on the St. George campus together with our Classicist and Ancient History colleagues at UTM and UTSC were awarded spot no. 13 in the recent QS World University Ranking. Place no. 1 is held by the Sapienza University of Rome.

We are among the most successful fields in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the U of T; our colleagues in many other departments are doing very well too.

Among the first fifty programs in Classics and Ancient History, the University of Toronto was the only one from Canada. Eleven institutions from the US were ranked; five just above the U of T and six lower down.

QS World University Ranking is one of the four or five international rankings that are published every year. Often rankings are not field-specific.

Dr. Marion Durand (PhD 2018) hired by Oxford University

We are immensely proud that Dr. Marion Durand, currently a Lecturer in the Department of Classics, has been hired by Oxford University as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy and Tutorial Fellow at Corpus Christi College, and Associate College Lecturer at St John’s College.

Marion defended her PhD thesis, “Language and Reality: Stoic Semantics Reconstructed”, in June 2018. Throughout her time at the UofT, she has been an active member of CPAMP, the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (her supervisor was Brad Inwood). Not only that, she is a former President of our Graduate Classics Course Union (GCCU) and she was a member of the Committee that organized the 2015 annual conference of the Classical Association of Canada.

The Department wishes Dr. Durand best of success in her new and exciting environment!

Bursaries for Summer Courses in Greek and Latin in the Department of Classics

The Department of Classics at the University of Toronto is offering a series of Greek and Latin courses this coming summer.

In the First summer term, from May 6 to June 14 (followed by an exam), we offer LAT 101, LAT 201, and GRK 101. In the Second summer term, from July 2 to August 12 (followed by an exam), we offer LAT 102, LAT 202, and GRK 102.

The Department is especially interested in furthering the language study of students from underrepresented groups. In order to assist in enrolling in these courses, we offer bursaries in the range of $ 1,500 (one term) to $ 3,000 (two terms) to cover tuition and more, for deserving students both from the U of T and from other institutions.

For more information, contact our Undergraduate Coordinator Eph Lytle (undergrad.classics@utoronto.ca) or the Chair Christer Bruun (chair.classics@utoronto.ca).

Applications due to chair.classics@utoronto.ca by: March 15, 2019

 

A Cultural History of Work in Antiquity, a recent publication edited by Eph Lytle

A Cultural History of Work

Congratulations to Prof. Lytle for the publication of his edited monograph, A Cultural History of Work in Antiquity, the first book in a six-volume set.

From the publisher:

“How has our relationship with ‘work’ changed for different cultures over the centuries? What effect has it had on politics, art and religion?

In a work that spans 2,500 years these ambitious questions are addressed by 63 experts, each contributing their overview of a theme applied to a period in history. With the help of a broad range of case material they illustrate broad trends and nuances of the culture of work in Western culture from antiquity to the present. Individual volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole, and to make it as easy as possible to use, chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the choice of reading about a specific period in one of the volumes, or following a theme across history by reading the relevant chapter in each of the six.”