Wednesday, November 6, 2013

WIHS Celebrates Book Launch

WIHS members

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".

Monday, October 28, 2013

Call for papers: Ruler Cult Panel at the 8th Celtic Conference in Classics

Meet the New Gods, Same as the Old Gods? Formulary, Ritual and Status in Hellenistic Ruler Cult

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Shifting Social Imaginaries in the Hellenistic Period

The following book has just been published by Brill and may be of interest to many. Shifting Social Imaginaries in the Hellenistic Period is a collection of essays that explores the "shifting" relationships between east and west in the Hellenistic period and illustrates that these connections or "new spaces" of identity and culture were complex matrices of interaction, often long before the Hellenistic period proper. The volume includes essay by our Research Associates and should help further our understanding of the "fluid dynamics" of the Hellenistic world. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Delegation of Greek Consulate General visits WIHS

On February 14, 2013, a delegation from the Greek Consulate General at Toronto visited the Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies (WIHS). Friendly contacts had already been established in 2010, when the Hon. Consul General Dimitris Azemopoulos had been our guest of honour on occasion of the inauguration of the Institute. This time, Consul Despina Hatzidiakos, Director of Education, and Mr. Spyros Volonakis, Director of Education of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Church of Canada, followed our invitation to the University of Waterloo campus.

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