U of T Classics at the CAC-SCEC

Many members of the Department of Classics will be giving presentations (and live tweeting!) at the CAC-SCEC annual meeting at McMaster University, May 7 – 9. In chronological order, here are our speakers on the CAC-SCEC program:

Ephraim Lytle, “Paradoxography and Science in Aelian’s De natura animalium: Leonidas of Byzantium, the Red Sea and Peripatetic Biology”, TUES 8:30 –10:30

Chiara Graf, “Seneca’s Comets: Competing Conceptions of Wonder in the Natural Questions“, TUES 8:30 –10:30

Kenneth Yu, “Inspired Encyclopaedism: The Antischolasticism of the Catalogue of Giants in Philostratus’ Heroikos“, TUES 8:30 –10:30

Rachel Mazzara, “Interpretatio Romanaas Dynamic Equivalence: Tacitus and Translation Studies”,  TUES 8:30 –10:30

Edward Parker, “The Ideological Contestation of Epieikeia in Demosthenes and Isocrates”, TUES 8:30 –10:30

Alison Keith, “Iterative Structures in Ovid’s Amores 2″, TUES 11:00 – 12:30

Lorenza Bennardo, “Lost Underworlds in Classical Literature and Italian Renaissance Philology”, TUES 2:30 – 4:00

Seth Bernard, “Hephaestus at Populonia? Economy, Metallurgy, and Cult in a New Graffito from the Acropolis”, TUES 2:30 – 4:00

David Wallace-Hare, “Titans of Industry: Profession and Deity Choice in Imperial Votive Dedications”, TUES 2:30 – 4:00

Drew Davis, “Ex pecunia publica: Italian Public Spending and Urbanization in the Late Republic”, TUES 4:30 – 6:00

Clifford Orwin, “On Thinking with Classics”, WED 8:30 – 10:30

Carrie Fulton, “Ceramics and LBA Maritime Networks: Results from the 2018 Underwater Survey of Maroni Tsaroukka”, WED 8:30 – 10:30

Joseph Gerbasi, “Socrates, Athens, and the Law”, WED 8:30 – 10:30

Gianmarco Bianchini, “Epigraphic Reception of the Ovidian Text at Pompeii: the Case of CIL, IV 1595 = CLE 927″, WED 8:30 – 10:30

Christer Bruun, “Roman Birthdays – Fact or Fiction?”, WED 8:30 – 10:30

Marion Durand, “In the Thick of It: From the Trenches of the Job Market in North America and Abroad”, WED 11:00 – 12:30

Emelen Leonard, “Sex work and the sophist: Lucian’s Dialogues of the Courtesans as a reflection of imperial Greek culture”, 11:00 – 12:30

Katherine Blouin, “Sprung from the Earth: Indigeneity and the Ancient History Classroom”, WED 2:30 – 4:00

Naomi Neufeld, “Inscribed Vessels, Ritual, and Identity at the Sanctuary of Gravisca”, WED 2:30 – 4:00

Eleanor Irwin, “Breaking the glass ceiling to translating Plato: Georgiana, Lady Chatterton, Florence Nightingale and Florence Melian Stawell”, WED 4:30 – 6:00

Hugh Mason, “Lupus in Fabula, seriously? Traps and Fables in Daphnis and Chloe 1.11-12″, THURS 8:30 – 10:30

Jonathan Burgess, “Aristotle’s “Constitution of the Ithacans” and the Odyssey”, THURS 8:30 – 10:30

Jesse Hill, “Catullus, Ennius, and the Pursuit of Novelty”, THURS 11:00 – 12:30

David Sutton, “Omnibus e Meis Amicis Antistans: Catullus, Veranius and the Homosocialities of Male Friendship”, THURS 11:00 – 12:30

 

Ann-Marie Matti wins coveted Faculty award!

At the Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony held on April 24th at the Faculty Club, the Business Officer of the Department of Classics, Ann-Marie Matti, received the Distinguished Service Award from David Cameron, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science.

This is a tremendous recognition of the invaluable work that Ann-Marie, known to generations of students and faculty, continues to carry out for the Department. Only one such award is given out each year within the whole Faculty.

The department, faculty, students, and staff, join in congratulating Ann-Marie and in offering thanks for her professionalism, commitment to our mission, and humour.

Read more about Ann-Marie Matti in this summer’s departmental newsletter.

At the Awards ceremony, from the left: Christer Bruun (Chair), Ann-Marie Matti (Business Officer), Chiara Graf (Past President of GCCU, our graduate student association), Erik Gunderson (Associate Chair)

 

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!