Thursday, February 14, 2013

2013 CIG Graduate Student Conference and British Archaeologists in Greece

The annual CIG Graduate Student conference will take place this Saturday, the 16th, at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. These conferences provide opportunities for graduate students to share the fruits of their research with other graduate students from across Canada and the United States. They are organized at each venue by the students at the university with the assistance of the Institute.

This year’s theme is Revolutions and Revelations. Prof. Benjamin Kelly (York University) will give the keynote address entitled “Punishing Revolution: Repressing Riots, Revolts, and Rebellions in the Roman World”. Our undergraduate intern from the fall, Rachel Dewan (Wilfrid Laurier University) will give a paper entitled “Into the West: The Development of Greek Colonization, Archaic Trade Networks, and Ethnic Relations at Pithekoussai”. Go Rachel!!!

The conference will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 9:30 am to 4:45 pm at the Sankey Chamber on the Brock University campus. For more information you can contact So, if you are in the Niagara Peninsula on Saturday, climb up the Niagara escarpment and see what the next generation of North American archaeologists and classicists are up to in their research efforts!

The activities of British archaeologists in Greece in the 1930s and 1940s
The 2012/13 lecture program of the Sillogos Filon tou Istorikou Archeiou tis Archaiologikis Ipiresias continues on Monday, February 18th with a lecture in Greek by Stavroula Masouridi, an archaeologist working at Directorate of the National Archive of Monuments (General Secretariat of Culture – MEDTHPA). Her lecture, using the archives of the Historical Archive, focuses on the work of the archaeologists associated with British School of Archaeology at sites such as Mycenae and Knossos during the 1930s and 1940s and their interactions with their Greek archaeologist colleagues.

The lecture will be at 6:30 PM at the Historical Archive at Odos Psaromylingou 22 near Odos Peiraeos on the border of Kerameikos and Psyrri. The Thesion Electric Train station is close by. See you there!

David Rupp

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