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JHI Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary and Welcomes a New Director

A&S News spoke with outgoing director Robert Gibbs, who has led the institute since its inception and incoming director Alison Keith to find out what the JHI has achieved so far and what’s yet to come. The Jackman Humanities Institute celebrates 10-year anniversary and welcomes a new director

UofT News Featuring CLASSU and Plebian

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In Memoriam: Joan M. Bigwood (1937-2017)

Dear Colleagues, I am deeply saddened to inform the Department that Joan M. Bigwood, emerita Associate Professor of Classics at Victoria College in the University of Toronto, died on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the age of 80. Born in Scotland in 1937 into a musical family, Joan was the third of four children of … 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.  

Plebeian Editorial Board Applications Open!

Editorial board applications are now open for Plebeian, the undergraduate journal of the Classics Students’ Union (CLASSU). 2016-2017 Plebeian Board: Editor-in-Chief: Willem Crispin-Frei Deputy Editor (1 Position): vacant (see deadline and application below) Associate Editors (7 Positions): vacant (see deadline and application below) Plebeian

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.

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

In Memoriam: Ronald M. H. Shepherd (1925-2016)

A former member of our department, Professor Emeritus Ronald M. H. Shepherd passed away on Wednesday May 18, 2016 in his ninety-first year. The cremation took place in a private ceremony on Tuesday May 24, 2016. Details can be found in Saturday’s Globe & Mail obituary. R. M. H. Shepherd was born in 1925 at … Read More

Faculty Publications: John Magee

Congratulations to John Magee on “On Plato’s Timaeus” (Harvard University Press, 2016).

Faculty Publications: Alison Keith

Congratulations to Alison Keith on “Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle” (University of Toronto Press, 2016).