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End-of-Term Party

The Department’s annual End-of-Term Party for faculty, staff, and graduate students will be held on Friday, April 5th from 4:00pm-6:00pm in Room LI 205.

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 … Read More

U of T Classics at the AIA/SCS

Many members of the Department of Classics will be giving presentations at the AIA/SCS annual meeting in San Diego, January 4 – 6! In chronological order, here are our speakers on the SCS program: Ted Parker, “Philanthrōpia, Democracy, and the Proof of Power”, FRI 8:00 –10:30 Jeff Easton, “A Case-Study of Intergenerational Participation in Roman … Read More

Congrats to Chiara Graf for winning the 2018 John J. Winkler Memorial Prize!

Our very own Chiara Graf has won the 2018 John J. Winkler Prize for her essay “Seneca’s Ugly Feelings.” The prestigious prize is offered each year to the author of the best North-American undergraduate or graduate essay “in any risky or marginal field of classical studies.” Chiara was invited to Oberlin to present her paper … Read More

Congrats to Matt Watton for winning the Robinson Prize in Ancient Philosophy

Our very own PhD student, Matt Watton, has won the 2017-2018 Sidney Robinson Prize in Ancient Philosophy for his Major Field essay, “Antiochus’ Interpretation of Socrates.” The Robinson Prize, sponsored by the Collaborative Programme in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CPAMP), is awarded each year for the best paper written by a University of Toronto graduate student in any of … Read More

Alumna News: Dr. Mariapia Pietropaolo at McMaster

Dr. Mariapia Pietropaolo joined the Department of Classics at McMaster University as an Assistant Professor in the summer of 2018. Dr. Pietropaolo received her PhD in Classics from the University of Toronto in 2013. She has taught at the University of Toronto and the University of Missouri. Her research focuses on the poets of the … Read More

Call for Papers: Classics in the Anthropocene, UofT Graduate Conference

Classics in the Anthropocene  University of Toronto, Department of Classics, Graduate Conference  April 19-20, 2019  Keynote Speakers: Brooke Holmes (Princeton), Katherine Blouin (Toronto)  The recent popularity of the notion of “the Anthropocene” reflects a growing recognition that human societies and their natural environments radically and reciprocally shape and influence one another. Additionally, there is a … Read More

News from Populonia

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)

UTM to host their third annual Classics and the World Today

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.

Introducing the 2018/19 GCCU executive

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