Please join us for the Power, Royal Agency, and Elite Women in the Hellenistic and Roman World Conference which will run from September 2021-June 2022. For more information, go to the Conference page.
A call for abstracts for a “distributed conference” scheduled to run over the fall and winter of 2021/22, seeking to gather together individuals interested in the question of royal power in the ancient world. The current call – for papers on the subject of “Power, Royal Agency, and Elite Women in the Hellenistic and Roman World” – is the first in what we hope will be an ongoing series of events exploring the meaning and manifestations of royal power.
The Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies, in association with the Hellenic Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce a new lecture series, which will annually feature a distinguished international Greek scholar. The HHF-WIHS Hellenic Discoveries Lecture Series will deepen knowledge and foster pride and understanding about the importance of Greece and the role its leaders and peoples have played around the world.
On April 1, the Consul-General of Greece, Mr. Victor Maligoudis, and Prof. Christos Michalakelis, CEO of Study in Greece, met with Prof. Ian Rowlands of Waterloo International, Matthew Coleman and Riemer Faber of the Department of Classics and of the Institute for Hellenistic Studies to talk about advancing student experience in Greece, courses abroad, and academic networking with colleagues in Greece.
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.
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.
The Director of the Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies (Andrew Faulkner) and Director of Advancement of the Faculty of Arts (Kim Bardwell) attended the HHF Recognition Awards Dinner on Nov. 17, 2016 together with two of our students Holly Patrick and Matthew Coleman (pictured). We were proud to support Dr Savvas Chamberlain, distinguished Professor Emeritus of Waterloo, who received the HHF Lifetime Achievement Award (http://www.hhf.ca/recipients.php)!
On Wednesday, October 9 Mr. James Karas, President of the Pan-Macedonian Association of Ontario, was presented with a Plaque of Recognition from Drs. Faber and Faulkner on behalf of WIHS. The Institute expressed heart-felt thanks to the Association for its generous donation of $30,000 to the WIHS Director's Fund, and for its pledge of ongoing support. The donation is an important contribution to the campaign to meet the challenge of raising $100,000 to match a gift provided by NAE Engineering Associates Inc.
The Department of Classical Studies is proud to announce that Prof. Sheila Ager has accepted the position of Area Editor, Hellenistic World, Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Wiley-Blackwell). In both print and on-line formats, the EAH is the definitive, modern reference work for the study of the ancient world. This is a wonderful recognition of Prof. Ager's noted expertise in Hellenistic history, as well as her editorial and leadership skills. As of Fall 2013. Prof.
It was a wonderful celebration a few weeks ago when the Institute, several of its Research Associates and Students from the University of Waterloo got to together at the launch party for the fruits of the Institute's first publication "Belonging and Isolation in the Hellenistic World". Prior to the launch party a group of about 70 participants was privileged to listen to a lecture by Prof. Daniel Ogden (University of Exeter) on the "Legend of Seleucus".