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2010 News & Events Archive

Investigation of a Lead Sarcophagus
View the video made by German TV of the Queen's-led investigation into a metal (lead) coffin.  Seen in this clip are George Bevan (Classics) and Alexander Gabov (Conservation) working at the FRM-II Reactor in Munich, Germany to investigate a lead sarcophagus, September 2010.

Students cleaning bones from last summer’s excavation in Jordan  

Jordan Excavation in the Queen's Journal
The archaeological excavation in Humayma, Jordan, directed by Dr. Barbara Reeves, was featured in an article in the September 10th, 2010 issue of the Queen's Journal.


Humayma Excavation Highlighted in the Queen's News
Dr. Barbara Reeves, director of the Humayma Excavation Project in Jordan, was recently interviewed by Queen's News about the completed 2010 excavation season. 


Canadian Ambassador to Jordan visits Humayma excavation site
Canadian Ambassador to Jordan, Margaret Huber, visits Queen's University, Department of Classics excavation site in Humayma, Jordan, on June 10, 2010. For more details, please go to the Humayma Excavation Project homepage.


Student News from the Humayma Excavation Project, Jordan
See one student's perspective of being involved with CLST 408, the Fieldwork Practicum/Excavation in Humayma, Jordan. 

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Lectures in Italy: Spring / Summer 2010

Lessons: The "Romanization" of South Italy: three case studies , Master course in Archaeology of the Mediterranean in the Roman period CNR-IBAM / University of Catania, Catania, Italy. Dr. Fabio Colivicchi, Department of Classics, Queen's University

Lecture:  Citizens, athletes and warriors in Magna Graecia,  University of Cagliari, Italy Dr. Fabio Colivicchi, Department of Classics, Queen's University

Lecture:  Bellerophon and Perseus: two Greek heroes in the West   University of Cagliari, Italy  Dr. Cristiana Zaccagnino, Department of Classics, Queen's University



June 11-14 2010


May 20, 2010


May 20, 2010

Convocation 2010                                        

Employment Opportunities for Archaeologists at CARF

Application information for the opportunities listed below are outlined in the document.  For more information, please contact the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation at 613-542-3483 or visit their website.


Classics Graduate Student Receives Prestigious Clarendon Award

We  extend our warmest congratulations to Tiffany Chezum who has received the prestigious Clarendon Award and will be attending Oxford University in the Fall 2010.

Clarendon Scholarships are highly competitive, with less than 10% of applicants selected for the scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to academically excellent students with the best proven and future potential. Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses.The Scholarship is open to international graduate students in all subject areas.

Well done Tiffany!

Dr. Greg Fisher (Carleton University)

Arab Allies of Rome and Iran in Late Antiquity

(hosted by the DSC)

March 10, 2010

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Mac-Corry E230

Recent Talk by Dr. Nicola Terrenato (University of Michigan)

The Department of Classics was pleased to welcome Dr. Nicola Terrenato from the University of Michigan as a guest speaker. Dr. Terrenato's talk, entitled "The Gabii Project: A New Excavation in a Major Latin City" was most appreciated and well-received by a large audience.  The Department of Classics wishes to extend its thanks to Dr. Terrenato for his visit.

March 03, 2010 

Dr. Monique Nicholson

We are saddened by the passing of Dr. Monique Nicholson on Friday, March 5th.  Many of our faculty will remember Dr. Nicholson from her time with us as an adjunct professor in Classics during the early 1990's. You can learn more about her life in this touching blog by her daughter.


Dr. Barbara Reeves reports on the Platt Fellowship that she received from The 

American Schools of Oriental Research in 2009.

CLST 312 (Greek and Roman Drama) 2010 Theatrical Productions


March 24-April 08

Recent talk by Dr. Fabio Colivicchi at McMaster University

Dr. Fabio Colivicchi gave a talk at McMaster University's Department of Classics entitled The Development of the City in "Native" Southern Italy. Urban Planning and Cultural Practices.

February 25, 2010

Dr. Daryn Lehoux - The Antikythera Mechanism
(for the Royal Astronomical Society Kingston)
Of Miracles and Mistaken Theories  (for The Montreal Interuniversity Working Group on the History of Philosophy)

Truth, Coherence, Realism, and why they Matter to the Historian of Science
(for the Philosophy Department, McGill University)

February 12, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Stirling Hall, Theatre A

Flags at half-mast for Professor Emerita Margaret Reesor