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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. 

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.

The institute hosted Professor Elizabeth Carney, of Clemson University. Sponsored by the Onassis Foundation through its University Seminar Program, Prof. Carney lectured in a graduate course, participated in a senior undergraduate seminar on Hellenistic Portraits and Personalities, gave a presentation to the university community, and provided advice in research. A historian who has published on topics that include Alexander, Arsinoë, and women in military leadership, Dr. Carney is conducting a study into the lives and careers of Hellenistic women in political positions.