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News and Events, 2013-14

9-18 May 2014

McGill Classics will be going to see Geordie Productions' Odyssey, written by Peter Smith, directed by Dean Fleming, at the Centaur Theatre. For a special rate, please get in touch with Lynn Kozak.


9 May 2014

McGill Neo-Hellenic Studies Lunchtime Event

"Saving heritage. Archeologists at the forefront of crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean, then and now"

Alexandre Farnoux (Directeur de l'école française d’Athènes), Despina Lalaki (NYU), and Susan Heuck Allen (Brown)

Musée des Beaux-Arts 1380, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, 12:30pm

All Welcome.


8-11 May 2014

McGill University Classics is pleased to host the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Classical Association of Canada. For more information, please click here.


8 May 2014

McGill Classics is pleased to announce a public lecture, the CAC/AAH Joint Keynote Address by Prof. Martin Jehne (Dresden):

"Did Caesar destroy the Republic? Once again, the Great Man and History"

6 pm, Moyse Hall

All welcome, reception to follow.


7 May 2014

McGill Classics is pleased to host a public lecture and photo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts of Austrian photographer Alfred Seiland, entitled "Imperium Romanum". 6:15 pm. All welcome!


6 May 2014

Oimoi Productions presents a free performance at Thomson House of Iliad 21/22, a new translation of Books 21 and 22 of the Iliad by Lynn Kozak, performed and dramaturged by Paul Van Dyck. Thomson House, 7 pm. Runtime: 50 minutes.


6-9 May 2014

McGill University Classics is pleased to host the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada. For more information, click here.


2-5 May 2014

McGill University Classics is pleased to be a participating partner in the SSHRC-sponsored international conference, Katabasis, taking place at the Université de Montréal, Université Laval, and the Musée de la civilisation, Québec. For more information, see the website.


5 April 2014

McGill Classics is going to see Geordie Productions' new version of the Iliad, written by Peter Smith, directed by Micheline Chevrier, at the Centaur Theatre. To join the trip, please email Lynn Kozak for further details.


11 & 13 March 2014

McGill Classics is going to see Talisman Productions' premiere of the English-language version of Olivier Kemeid's Aeneid, translated by Judith Miller, directed by Zach Fraser, at La Chapelle. To join the trips, please email Lynn Kozak for further details.


7 March 2014

We are delighted to announce that Martin Sirois, Faculty Lecturer in Classical Studies, has successfully defended his PhD thesis on "The Early Cynic Tradition: Shaping Diogenes' Character" at Princeton.  

Congratulations, Dr. Sirois!


28 February 2014

McGill Classical Studies is pleased to announce a public lecture: 

"Tombs with a View: Unravelling mysteries in the 'Royal' Necropolis of Petra"

Dr. Lucy Wadeson (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

2:30-4:00 pm, Arts 160


21 February 2014

McGill Classical Studies is pleased to announce a public lecture: 

"Chasing Pangolins: the Idea of Maecenas in Augustan Culture"

Professor Emily Gowers (Cambirdge)

3:30-5:00 pm, Leacock 232


17 February 2014

The McGill Classics Play is pleased to announce a public lecture: 

"New Directions in Ancient Drama: Putting the New Research into Theatrical Practice"

Prof. Peter Meineck (New York University, Aquila Theatre)

3:30-5 pm, Arts W215


8-15 February 2014

The McGill Classics Play is pleased to announce its 2014 production of Aristophane's Lysistrata, in a new English translation, directed by Negar Banakar. Music by Liam Tucker, Choreography by Monica D'Agostini. For further details, please visit the McGill Classics Play webpage.


15 January 2014 

The website for the joint Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada and Association of Ancient Historians, hosted by Classical Studies at McGill on May 6-11, is now up and registration for both conferences is open. Click here for access


20 December 2013 

Holiday break. Have a great holiday season everyone.


15 November 2013

The History and Classical Studies Department cordially invites you to a double feature: 

"Augustine's Vergil"
Sarah Spence (Harvard University)  

and

"Women's Names in Elegy and Inscriptions"
Alison Keith (Toronto)  


3:00 to 5:30 pm, Leacock 808


14 November 2013

Renaissance Latin Reading Group

Fridays: 125-225 at SH688, room 441

Join Professors Soranzo and Gladhill for a reading and translation workshop of Giovanni Pascoli's Latin poems. They are beautiful examples of XIX century symbolism in Latin. Virtually unkown to English readers, these poems leave ample room for discussion and research.

3:00 to 5:30 pm, Leacock 808


5 November 2013

McGill Classical Studies is very pleased to announce a public lecture by Renaud Gagné (Pembroke College, Cambridge), entitled:

"The World in a Cup: Ekpomatics in and out of the Symposium"

Tuesday 5 November, 3-5 pm

Leacock 738

All welcome, but please note that seating is limited!


Saturdays during the school year

Oimoi Productions will be running a Saturday afternoon tragedy group, where we meet and read a tragedy alound together every Saturday afternoon in November at 4 pm at the Freestandng Room, 4324 St-Laurent, 3rd Floor. Snacks and texts provided. For a complete schedule, visit Oimoi Productions or Facebook.


31 October 2013

McGill Classical Studies is happy to host the first workshop in a series, leading up to the Katabasis conference, May -4, 2014. The theme of this workshop will be "Katabasis in Literature" and will feature talks from Lynn Kozak (McGill), Gabriela Cursaru (Laval), and Bill Gladhill (McGill).

Thursday, 1-4 pm

Thomson House, Room 404

All welcome, but please note that seating is limited! For more information, please contact Bill Gladhill.


29 October 2013

McGill Classical Studies is happy to announce a public guest lecture by Prof. Nicola Terrenato (University of Michigan):

An archaeology of early Roman imperialism: elite negotiation and private agendas

Tuesday, October 29, 3:30-5:30 pm

ARTS 150

All Welcome!


29 October 2013

Classical Studies is happy to announce a guest seminar presentation by Prof. Nicola Terrenato (University of Michigan):

Weak states and weakening paradigms: state formation in central Italy

Monday, October 28, 1:30-3:30 pm

LEA 617

This is a guest seminar presentation, open to graduate students, advanced undergrads, and academic colleagues. Please contact Prof. Michael Fronda (michael [dot] fronda [at] mcgill [dot] ca) to for information on available seating.


1 October 2013

The McGill Classics Play and Oimoi Productions is proud to announce a joke-writing workshop, with a focus on translating humour, at the Freestanding Room (4324 St Laurent, 3rd fl), featuring Alain Mercieca (comedian, writer, Theatre Ste-Catherine) Joseph Shragge (playwright, Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre),and Keith Waterfield (comedian/writer). Space is limited, so please book ahead with lynn [dot] kozak [at] mcgill [dot] ca.


27 September 2013

McGill Classical Studies, the John MacNaughton Chair, the Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies, the Canadian Institute in Greece, and the Canadian Embassy in Athens are very pleased to present a public guest lecture by Prof. David Rupp, the Director of the Canadian Institute in Athens, entitled:

"Canadians take the field throughout Greece: Over three decades of archaeological discoveries by the Canadian Institute in Greece"

27 September 2013

LEA 232, 3-5 pm

All are welcome, hope to see you there!


19 September 2013

Prof. Kozak will be leading a field trip to visit the vernissage of artist and Classics alum David Whiteside:

"Etruscan Tombwares for the Modern Age"

Thursday September 19, 5-8 pm (leaving from McGill at 4:30- please contact Lynn Kozak if you'd like to come from McGill)

Vanier College, 821 Sainte-Croix, Montreal, Quebec H4L 3X9

All are welcome, hope to see you there!


16 September 2013

McGill Classical Studies is pleased to announce a public guest lecture by David Goldstein (University of Vienna), entitled:

"Aspects of Clause Structure between Homer and the Koine"

Monday September 16, 12-130 Thompson House 406 McGill University

All welcome, hope to see you there!


Scholar Chat Coffee Hour!

On Thursday, September 12 at 12 pm David Goldstein (University of Vienna) will meet and talk to students about his experience with the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae and aspects of Indo-European Linguistics. If interested in joining us please meet in the lobby of Leacock.


Welcome New Students!

Classics Orientation will be held on Wednesday, 28th August, from 1-2 pm in Leacock 617. Hope to see you there!