Victoria Austen

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Victoria Austen
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Victoria Austen


  • Classics
  • Language/Linguistics
  • Literature/Creative Writing
Areas of Expertise:
  • Ancient Roman Gardens and Landscapes
  • Classics
  • Digital Humanities
  • Latin Literature
  • Public Engagement
  • Roman Art and Architecture
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others
Victoria Austen is a lecturer in the Department of Classics at The University of Winnipeg. She received her PhD from King's College London, and has been teaching in Winnipeg since 2019.

Austen's research and teaching interests include: Latin literature of the Late Republic and Early Empire; ancient Roman gardens and landscapes; race and ethnicity in the ancient world; the reception of classical myth; and the integration of digital humanities into the classroom. She is currently writing a monograph on the boundaries of the Roman garden, to be published by Bloomsbury Academic Press.

Alongside her research and teaching, Austen is also the communications officer for the Women’s Network of the Classical Association of Canada, and a contributor to the Women's Classical Committee #WCCWiki project.

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Veni, Vidi, Wiki!*

UWinnipeg’s Dr. Victoria Austen incorporated a Wiki Education assignment into her Roman Britain class. She used class to teach history while...

New Directions in classics returns

UWinnipeg is shining light on classics with the return an eight-part lecture series, New Directions, which is open to the public and begins this...