Classical Studies
Read. Watch. Listen. with Debra Nousek

Read. Watch. Listen. with Debra Nousek

Dive into fictional detectives, true crime and an extraordinarily hilarious education when Classical Studies professor Debra Nousek takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Enjoy selections tailor-made for enjoyment

Enjoy selections tailor-made for enjoyment

Life can be gray and dull, so add a little colour to yours when Kelly Olson, a Classical Studies, Women’s Studies and Feminist Research and Law professor, takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Program gives faculty the ‘write’ stuff

Program gives faculty the ‘write’ stuff

Competing demands for time sometimes makes it challenging for faculty to find time and space for writing. Now, a new program out of Research Western aims to help faculty members un-block, and improve upon, their academic writing.

‘Oh, Hello’ and other media musings

‘Oh, Hello’ and other media musings

Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits – what one book or newspaper/magazine article is grabbing your attention;...

Fashion offers new window into ancient Roman society

Fashion offers new window into ancient Roman society

Most of our knowledge of ancient Roman history comes from male historians writing about the lives and contributions of Roman men – emperors, gladiators, engineers, artists and politicians. Women have been treated as mere historical footnotes – until now.

Read. Watch. Listen. with Beth Greene

Read. Watch. Listen. with Beth Greene

Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits – what one book or newspaper/magazine article is grabbing your attention;...

China invite opens faculty eyes to possibilities

China invite opens faculty eyes to possibilities

For the Western world, Homer’s Odysseus is a hero. The legendary mythical king of Ithaca is admired for his cunning intelligence; his slaying of 108 misbehaving suitors who attempt to court Penelope on his long journey home is widely considered a heroic feat. But as...

Western assists Vindolanda in revealing its past

Western assists Vindolanda in revealing its past

Classical Studies students and researchers from Western were part of an international team that recently discovered a cache of 25 Roman letters at Vindolanda, a first century Roman fort located one mile south of Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England.

March fosters community, collective power

March fosters community, collective power

  Both of us experienced the victory of Donald Trump on Nov. 8th as a body blow. One of us an American citizen, the other a mother of an American daughter now living in New York, we feared for those nearest and dearest to us who would have to live under a Trump...

Scholars named among Royal Society elite

Scholars named among Royal Society elite

Eight Western professors have been named among the nation’s top scholars in the arts, humanities and sciences by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), including six newly named Fellows and two New Scholars. James Grier, Paul Potter, Gregor Reid, David Shoesmith, Xueliang...

Student unearths footprint from antiquity

Student unearths footprint from antiquity

Classical Studies student Melanie Benard joined Western’s Field School at Vindolanda to take a step or two into the past. But what she unearthed last week during the archaeological dig set her back on her heels.

Women present, no ‘second fiddle’ in Roman military

Women present, no ‘second fiddle’ in Roman military

It was a sort of happenstance for Elizabeth Greene. She was working on a project about the role of women in the ancient Roman army when she saw them, hiding in plain sight. Greene wasn’t looking for them, but there they were – women, depicted in at least four scenes...

Western student ‘first among peers’ at Global Summit

Western student ‘first among peers’ at Global Summit

Recent Medical Sciences graduate Milani Sivapragasam, along with 11 Western colleagues, are joining dozens of the brightest minds from around the globe this week at the Undergraduate Awards Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland. Through The Undergraduate Awards, a...

Future of classical studies

Future of classical studies

In myths from ancient Greek and Roman culture, Prometheus gave the technologies of fire and writing to humans. Some ancient writers saw these gifts as a curse, others as blessings.