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Upcoming SCS Early Registration Deadline

Every winter, the Society for Classical Studies holds a joint meeting with the Archaeological Institute of America. The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held here in Toronto! SCS Annual Meeting – January 5-8, 2017 Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel 123 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 2M9 ***EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 11*** Register early in order … Read More

Memorial Celebration: Elaine Fantham (1933-2016)

The Department of Classics at the University of Toronto invites members of the Canadian classical community to a memorial celebration of the life and scholarship of Elaine Fantham, Giger Professor Emerita of Princeton University and former Fellow and Senior Fellow of Trinity College, University of Toronto. Friday November 25, 2016 4:30pm Department of Classics, University … Read More

2016 CAC Central Lecture Tour: “Knucklebones in Greco-Roman Culture”

Classical Association of Canada (CAC): 2016 Central Lecture Tour Monday October 24, 2016 5:30pm – 7:30pm York University, Keele Campus Kaneff Tower, Room 519 Toronto, ON Professor Toph Marshall (University of British Columbia) “Knucklebones in Greco-Roman Culture” Knucklebones from sheep and goats were used as randomizers for divination, board games, and gambling in Greece and Rome. … Read More

Upcoming Deadlines: ASCSA Fellowships

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year at the Gennadius Library: The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship – deadline: January 15, 2017 Medieval Greek Summer Session at the Gennadius Library – deadline: January 15, 2017 Cotsen Traveling Fellowship for Research … Read More

Faculty Publications: Boris Chrubasik

Congratulations to Boris Chrubasik for his forthcoming new monograph, Kings and Usurpers in the Seleukid Empire: The Men who would be King, which is currently available for pre-orders and will ship on November 27, 2016 from OUP.  

3rd Annual Northrop Frye Centre Lecture: “Subsequent Medeas: Tragedy’s Next Audiences”

   Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:30pm (reception to follow) Alumni Hall, Old Victoria College Building 91 Charles Street West Online RSVPs here. C.W. Marshall is Professor of Greek at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of The Stagecraft and Performance of Roman Comedy (CUP 2006), The Structure and Performance of Euripides’ Helen … Read More

Alumni Publications: Cillian O’Hogan

Congratulations to Cillian O’Hogan (PhD 2011) for his new monograph, Prudentius and the Landscapes of Late Antiquity, which is out this month with OUP. Cillian is presently employed as an Assistant Professor in the department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at UBC.

Upcoming ROM Speaks: Annual Greek Lecture

This ROM lecture about the Hellenistic kingdom of Pergamon will be delivered on October 4, 2016 at 7pm by Dr Carlos Picon, Greek & Roman curator-in-charge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and curator of the recent Pergamon special exhibition. Full price tickets for the lecture are $20, but students get a discounted … Read More

Upcoming Deadlines: AIA Funding Opportunities

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) offers a range of funding opportunities, including fellowships, publication grants, scholarships and travel grants—plus the Site Preservation grants and awards, and the Cotsen Excavation Grants. For further information about these and their upcoming fall deadlines, please refer to the AIA website and the following documents: 2016-2017 AIA Fellowship Flyer 2016-2017 AIA … Read More

In Memoriam: Kenneth R. Thompson (1930-2016)

Dear Colleagues and Friends – I am deeply saddened to inform the Department that Kenneth R. Thompson, emeritus Registrar and Associate Professor of Classics at Victoria College, in the University of Toronto, died last Friday, August 26, at the age of 85.    Ken received his B.A. in 1953 from Queen’s University and his A.M. in … Read More