Department of Classical StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities
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    Vindolanda Field School : Summer 2014

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B. SteinbockBernd Steinbock’s research interests lie at the point where history and literary texts intersect. His book Social Memory in Athenian Public Discourse: Uses and Meanings of the Past explores the manifestation, transmission and contestation of collective memory in Classical Athens. He recently published a paper on “Coin Types and Latin Panegyrics as Means of Imperial Communication” and is currently working on the Sicilian Expedition in Greek memory and imagination. Learn more


K. OlsonKelly Olson’s research focuses on clothing and gender in Roman antiquity. Recent publications include “Masculinity, appearance, and sexuality: dandies in Roman antiquity, in the The Journal of the History of Sexuality 23.2 (2014), and “The Roman toga : status, sexuality, identity,” in M. Masterson and N. Rabinowitz (edd) Sex in Antiquity: New Essays on Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World (2014, Routledge). She will publish her new book, *Masculinity, Sexuality, and Dress in Roman Antiquity* with Routledge in 2016. Learn more

News

  • trajan scene 91Beth Greene’s research at this year’s annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in New Orleans has been featured in a variety of news outlets. The magazine New Scientist ran a story about her research focusing on the presence of women and children on Trajan’s Column in Rome. The individuals are shown taking part in religious ceremonies associated with the campaigns of the emperor Trajan in Dacia and reveals something about the activities of women traveling with the Roman army on campaign. Her research has since been featured by Radio Canada International (http://www.rcinet.ca/en/tag/elizabeth-greene/) and by our own Western News (http://news.westernu.ca/2015/02/women-present-no-second-fiddle-in-roman-military/). It will be in print form in Current World Archaeology Magazine later in 2015.
  • Sarah T.Congratulations to Sarah Taylor, winner of the 2014 Bea Loveseth Memorial Award. The award was presented in recogition of the best student paper presented at the Chacmool 2014 Conference, at the University of Calgary.

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