Get your fill of amazing Classics-related garb from the McGill CSA! We are offering hoodies, toques and t-shirts (with appropriately witty slogans). These make great holiday gifts, or they can even be a stylish gift to yourself for surviving the semester. Orders will close Monday, November 10, so get yours in soon (expect delivery around the first week of December). You can submit an order and find more details here.
Hirundo has wonderful news! The journal will publish a series of interviews with some of the best-known scholars in the field of Classical Studies. If you wish to conduct and interview with a visiting professor, please contact Hirundo’s editor-in-chief at firstname.lastname@example.org! You can find a list of our upcoming guest lectures and workshops here.
E-mail your work to email@example.com. Submission deadline: Friday 31 October.
The McGill Classics Department will be hosting a guest lecture by Andrew Ford of Princeton University, entitled “The Purpose of the Poetics.” This will take place on Friday, October 17 at 3:30 in Leacock 927. We hope to see you there!
The McGill Department of History and Classics will be hosting a workshop entitled “Citizens and Commoners in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China” as part of the ongoing Global Antiquities research network. This will take place from October 22-24, with the keynote speech being given by Josiah Ober of Stanford University on October 22 at 17:00 in the Salon of the Desmarais Building (Musee des beaux arts). The full schedule is available here.
“Global Antiquities is a research network that is situated at the junctures of cultural reflection today. Directed by Professors Hans Beck 貝漢思 and Griet Vankeerberghen 方麗特 from McGill’s Department of History and Classical Studies, the network explores the history of ancient societies from a comparative perspective. In doing so, it calls for a sustained study of some of the most basic cultural foundations of the modern world. While aiming at the production of new academic knowledge, the network also employs knowledge of past cultures to make it relevant to the intellectual and moral reflections that accompany forces of globalization.
The symposium is made possible by the Towards Citizenship Trust, generously established by Dr. Yan P. Lin in the Faculty of Arts at McGill University.”