Welcome to the Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies

The Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies supports scholarship, research, outreach programs and pedagogical activities that deal with all facets of the Hellenistic world. We are particularly interested in collaborative and interdisciplinary work among international scholars, as well as helping young scholars and graduate students as they pursue their own interests in this diverse field. If you are interested at all in learning more about possible opportunities associated with the Institute or just discovering something new and dynamic about this fascinating time in Western history, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

  1. Nov. 3, 2017Book Launch - Themes in Greek Society and Culture

    The Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies would like to congratulate UWaterloo's very own Dr. Christina Vester and Brock University's Allison Glazebrook on the successful launch of Themes in Greek Society and Culture.

    The book launch was held Friday, November 3rd at 4:30pm in the UW Bookstore and was attended by students, faculty, and fellow contributors.

  2. July 27, 2017Peter Bing Delivers WIHS Sponsored Plenary Lecture at CAMWS 2017

    The University of Waterloo hosted the annual CAMWS conference this past April, which was a great success. On the second night of the conference, the WIHS sponsored a plenary lecture delivered by Prof. Peter Bing, entitled Playing with Time: Anachronism in Ancient Literature. A reception followed after the lecture.

  3. Dec. 15, 2016Window to Greece Event

    The Director of the Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies (Andrew Faulkner) together with two of our students Holly Patrick and Mac Wallace (pictured), attended the Window to Greece event hosted by the Greek Consulate General in Toronto on December 15, 2016. We were honoured to take part in this event at the invitation of the Consul General and to meet with the Greek Minister of Tourism Elena Kountoura! Thank you to the Consul General Alexandros Ioannidis!! At the event, a video about Holly’s study abroad experiences in Greece was shown.

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  1. Sep. 28 to 29, 2018Comparing Roman Hellenisms

    Hellenism, defined as the "adoption or limitation of (elements of) the ancient Greek language, culture, philosophy, etc." (OED) is central to Roman civilization throughout long periods of its history.  Yet the matter of what scholars do when they compare different types of Roman Hellenism, and the practical and conceptual issues that such acts of comparison presuppose and raise, have never received a focused study of their own.  These pertain to processes of acculturation at Rome, how the Romans' created meaning and identity, the ways in which various art forms expre

  2. Sep. 28 to 29, 2018The Peripatetics and Hellenistic Philosophy in the 2nd century BCE: Critolaus et al

    The Peripatetic Critolaus of Phaselis (c. 200-c. 118 BCE) travelled from Athens to Rome in 155 BCE with the Academic Skeptic Carneades and the Stoic Diogenes of Babylon.

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