New Directions in Classics 2020-21


The Department of Classics’ New Directions in Classics series will soon return for its fourth season - and it's going virtual!

New Directions in Classics more conversational. We've got five 90-minute Zoom sessions lined up, with two local speakers and three visiting from outside of the University of Winnipeg.  

Once again, we would like to thank donors to our University of Winnipeg Foundation “crowd-funding” campaign. If you would like to support the series, please consider visiting the campaign page.

Each conversation session will run from 3:00-4:30pm, Winnipeg time. Please register online using the links for each session below (note: each session has a different Zoom link and password). For more questions about the series, please email Dr. Peter J. Miller.

If you’d like more information on New Directions in Classics, please read the UWinnipeg News Centre article, download the poster [PDF of the image below], find us on Facebook, or see dates, times and locations for each talk below.

Learn more about the 2019-20, 2018-19 and 2017-18 lecture series.

Promotional poster for New Directions in Classics series, all content on web page

Promotional image for Dr. Matt Gibbs' talk on October 23, full text on web page


de ebrietate sua: Alcohol in the Roman world, new data, and future directions

A conversation with Dr. Matt Gibbs (MacEwan University)

October 23, 3:00-4:30pm on Zoom

Watch Dr. Gibbs's lecture, archived on YouTube.


Promotional image for Dr. Conor Whately's lecture on November 20, full text on webpage


The soldier's life in Ancient Rome

A conversation with Dr. Conor Whately (University of Winnipeg)

November 20, 3:00-4:30pm on Zoom

Watch Dr. Whately's lecture, archived on YouTube.



Conor’s talk included a virtual book release for his book An Introduction to the Roman Military (Wiley, 2020), the first textbook and general introduction for this topic.

Promotional image for Dr. Carolyn Willekes' lecture on February 5, full text on webpage


Riding through the Ancient World

A conversation with Dr. Carolyn Willekes (Mount Royal University)

February 5, 3:00-4:30pm on Zoom

Watch Dr. Willekes's lecture, archived on YouTube.


Promo image for Dr. Romney's lecture on March 5Wine, Song, and Self

A conversation with Dr. Jessica Romney (MacEwan University)

March 5, 3:00-4:30 on Zoom

Please register online for passcode

Note: Each talk has its own Zoom link.


Promo image for Dr. MacKinnon's lecture on March 26Reconstructing the role of dogs and cats in classical antiquity from archaeological remains

A conversation with Dr. Michael MacKinnon (University of Winnipeg)

March 26, 3:00-4:30pm on Zoom

Please register online for passcode

Note: Each talk has its own Zoom link.