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Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Simone Obendoerfer

Fri. Jan. 22, 2021 12:00 AM
Simone graduated with a Classics Honours degree in 2017, and now we're happy to have the chance to hear what drew her to Classics in the first... Read More

Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Dr. Melanie Racette-Campbell

Fri. Jan. 8, 2021 12:00 AM
Once again, we’re not just catching up with but introducing a new face in the department! Dr. Melanie Racette-Campbell joined us as of... Read More


Imagine a day in the life of a Roman soldier

Wed. Mar. 31, 2021 12:00 PM
Dr. Conor Whately’s new textbook, An Introduction to the Roman Military, starts with a historical overview then introduces three... Read More

UWCSA hosts fourth annual Colloquium on Zoom

Fri. Feb. 26, 2021 12:00 AM
The University of Winnipeg Classics Students Association held their annual undergraduate research colloquium – now in its fourth year... Read More

Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Dr. Michael MacKinnon

Thu. Feb. 18, 2021 12:00 AM
Professor Michael MacKinnon joined the Department of Classics after beginning his career at UWinnipeg in Anthropology, though his research... Read More

Catching Up, a Special Double Issue: In conversation with Rémi Fontaine and Amy Mack

Tue. Feb. 9, 2021 12:00 AM
Leading up to the University's annual Open House tomorrow, February 10, we've got a special double issue of Catching up with Classicists!... Read More

Catching up With Classicists - In conversation with Jazz Demetrioff

Fri. Feb. 5, 2021 12:00 AM
Join us in catching up with Classics alumna, Brock University masters student and future University of Buffalo PhD student Jazz Demetrioff.... Read More

Innovative digital humanities project receives national recognition

Mon. Feb. 1, 2021 12:00 AM
University of Winnipeg Classics Professor Dr. Melissa Funke is part of a group of academics from across Canada and the United States whose... Read More


Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Maureen Babb

Fri. Mar. 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Between keeping busy with her work at the University of Manitoba, continuing to engage in academic scholarship, and working on research and... Read More

An interview with Peopling the Past

Wed. Mar. 10, 2021 12:00 AM
Dr. Melissa Funke and the rest of the team behind Peopling the Past were recently interviewed by the Women's Classical Caucus (WCC) as part of... Read More

Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Daniel Russell

Fri. Mar. 5, 2021 12:00 AM
This week on Catching up with Classicists, alumnus Daniel Russell shares how studying the fall of Rome, enrolling in Latin and Greek, and the... Read More

Graves of nearly 600 cats and dogs in ancient Egypt may be world’s oldest pet cemetery

Tue. Mar. 2, 2021 12:00 AM
Archaeozoologist Marta Osypinska and her colleagues at the Polish Academy of Sciences discovered a graveyard full of cat and dog remains just... Read More


Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Joseph Gerbasi

Fri. Apr. 30, 2021 12:00 AM
Now a doctoral candidate in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto and a member of the U of T's Collaborative Program in... Read More

Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Jesse Hill

Fri. Apr. 16, 2021 11:00 AM
While Jesse is incredibly busy with teaching and academic work, we are grateful that he could take the time to chat with us. He had plenty of nice... Read More

Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Dr. Conor Whately

Thu. Apr. 1, 2021 12:00 AM
Thanks to Dr. Whately for taking some time to catch up with us, between a busy teaching (and marking!) schedule and promoting his latest book about... Read More


Dr. Ripat wins Elaine Fantham Award in Public Engagement

Mon. May. 31, 2021 12:00 AM
Congratulations to Dr. Pauline Ripat and her collaborator Dr. Christina Vester (University of Waterloo), who were awarded the Elaine Fantham Award... Read More

Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Colin Shelton

Fri. May. 28, 2021 12:00 AM
Connections, community, and an eclectic mix of classes – these are just three of the things that stood out for Colin Shelton during his... Read More

5 themes that emerge from a Wikipedia assignment

Thu. May. 27, 2021 12:00 AM
Since 2013, Wiki Education has supported university instructors across North America in their efforts to incorporate Wikipedia writing into their... Read More

UW Classics student wins national Mosaic Scholarship

Thu. May. 27, 2021 12:00 AM
Amiel Esmen, an Honours Major in Classical Languages, was just awarded the Classical Association of Canada's Mosaic Scholarship. This... Read More

Roman Gardens, with Victoria Austen

Wed. May. 26, 2021 12:00 AM
Mark Sundaram and Aven McMaster of The Endless Knot recently interviewed Dr. Victoria Austen for their podcast, talking with her about Roman... Read More

New scholarship in honour of Mark Golden

Thu. May. 20, 2021 12:00 AM
The Department of Classics is beginning a fundraising drive to establish the Mark Golden Scholarship in Classics in honour of our dearly-missed... Read More

Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Dr. Melissa Funke

Fri. May. 14, 2021 12:00 AM
A big thank you to Dr. Funke for taking the time to catch up with us, between research, teaching, and her exciting initiatives including Peopling... Read More


Veni, Vidi, Wiki!* Classics students produce online encyclopedia articles

Wed. Jun. 30, 2021 12:00 AM
The pandemic’s isolation, increased workload, accompanied with mental health challenges, inspired a UWinnipeg classics professor to find... Read More

Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Dr. Pauline Ripat

Fri. Jun. 25, 2021 12:00 AM
Did you know that Dr. Pauline Ripat got her start in Classics right here at the University of Winnipeg? Now, we’re taking a chance to... Read More

Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Laura Garand

Fri. Jun. 11, 2021 12:00 AM
Though she was originally a Psychology major, it didn't take much to get Laura Garand hooked on Classics! Laura graduated with a 4-year... Read More

Outstanding Classics student named spring valedictorian

Wed. Jun. 9, 2021 12:00 AM
Anya Ingram has been named one of the veladictorians for Spring 2021 convocation. Congratulations, Anya! Anya has been an outstanding student in... Read More

Think of the Children: Reflections on Reception of the Classical World

Mon. Jun. 7, 2021 12:00 AM
“Think of the Children! The Reception of the Ancient World in Children’s Media” was the Women’s Classical... Read More

Peopling the Past podcast returns for Season 2

Tue. Jun. 1, 2021 12:00 AM
If you're interested in learning more about Roman art and archaeology, Peopling the Past just launched season 2 of their podcast with our own... Read More


Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Cindy Titus

Fri. Jul. 9, 2021 12:00 AM
A UW Classics alumna who emphasizes a few times how fun Classics is, Cindy Titus now works at Winnipeg's Main Street Project. Thanks for... Read More

Dr. Melissa Funke discusses classical influence on Manitoba monuments

Tue. Jul. 6, 2021 12:00 AM
Dr. Melissa Funke, who has studied classical influences on Manitoba's legislative grounds, was interviewed in the Winnipeg Free Press and on... Read More


Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Andrew Dryden

Fri. Aug. 27, 2021 12:00 AM
Andrew Dryden didn't enter university knowing that he wanted to study Classics, but once he took his first Intro to Greek Society course he... Read More

Catching up with Classicists - In conversation with Kylee Bailey

Fri. Aug. 13, 2021 12:00 AM
After a brief summer hiatus, we're back with Kylee Bailey who shares a wonderful look at her journey as a classicist. Thanks, Kylee! Read the... Read More

Modern twist on teaching classics

Tue. Aug. 3, 2021 12:00 AM
Normally, Victoria Austen reads the work of her students. Now, that work is read by thousands. Austen, a classics lecturer at the University of... Read More


NYU Emerging Scholars Series: Natalie Swain

Mon. Dec. 6, 2021 12:00 PM
Natalie Swain, an instructor in the Classics department at UW, recently presented "Get Your Mind in the Gutter: Finding the Narrative of Latin... Read More