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Classics Undergraduate Student Wins National Scholarship

Spring 2018


We are thrilled, and very proud, to announce that, for the first time, a Queen’s Classics undergraduate student has won the prestigious Desmond Conacher Scholarship, administered by the Classical Association of Canada (CAC)!  Anthea Morgan, who is graduating this spring with a BAH Classics, submitted the winning application.

The CAC’s Awards Committee meets during the Association’s Annual Conference in May each year to review the applications submitted from across Canada. The scholarship is given annually to a “… Canadian student(s) (citizens or permanent residents) intending to enter the first year of graduate studies in a classics or similar programme at a Canadian university. Specializations within the general area of classics such as ancient history, ancient philosophy, and classical archaeology are eligible. The main criteria are academic achievement, professional promise, and an appropriate undergraduate preparation.”


The award is named in memory of world-renowned scholar of ancient drama, Desmond Conacher. Besides being one of the leading classical scholars of his generation and a renowned expert on Greek tragedy, he was also a Kingstonian and Queen's Classics alumnus, which makes the awarding of the scholarship to a Queen’s student that much more meaningful.


Gven Desmond Conacher’s connection to Queen’s, it is fantastic that the scholarship has been awarded to a Queen’s student. Moreover, it is particularly appropriate that the scholarship was awarded to Anthea, as one of her recent research projects was about Desmond Conacher’s life’s work, including his connections to Queen’s and Kingston.


We are also thrilled that Anthea has chosen Queen's to continue her Classical studies: she will begin her Classics MA, here, in the fall of 2018.




Anthea (right),and her research project supervisor, Dr. Barbara Reeves,
with her research poster examining Why has Classical Drama been
Foundational for 172 Years at Queen’s University?  
which she
presented at the 2017 Annual Inquiry@Queen's Conference.













Anthea presents her research paper entitled Etruscan Dance Culture
as Represented in Tomb Paintings from the UNESCO Heritage Site
in Tarquinia (Italy) 
at the 2017 Queen's Classics Symposium

(Faculty Supporter: Dr. Fabio Colivicchi).



In typical, humble Anthea fashion, she stated that winning the award is “…a reflection of the dedication of Classics professors at Queen's to their discipline and to education.”

Congratulations Anthea!



For more information about all of the awards that the CAC administers, including The Desmond Conacher Scholarship, please go to the Scholarships, Awards and Competitions page of the their website.