Upcoming events in Greek and Roman Studies

Classical Association of Vancouver Island (CAVI) Lectures 2022-2023

CAVI is the UVic's organization for people interested in the Greek and Roman worlds.  The department of Greek and Roman Studies hosts monthly lectures by local and international scholars. The lectures are free.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Date Event Information Speaker Title
20 Sep 2022 7:30 pm
JCC A180
Dr. Deborah Kamen Slavery and Sexuality in the Ancient Greek World
21 Oct 2022 3:30 pm
CLE A320
Dr. Robert Weir  

‘Subtle Shining Secrecies': A Copy of Horace Once Owned by Shakespeare

24 Nov 2022 7:30 pm
CLE A224
Dr. Trevor Van Damme

New Discoveries in the Lower Town of Ancient Eleon

2 Mar 2023 7:30 pm 
CLE A224
Dr. Michael Chase

Spectator Novus: on Seeing (and Continuing to See?) the World As If for the First Time

16 Mar 7:30 pm
Dr. Yurie Hong

Between Appreciation and Complicity: The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, Octavia Butler’s Kindred, and a Korean-American Take on Arranged Marriage and Family History

Department Seminars 2022-2023

The Department of Greek and Roman Studies hosts a series of seminars on Friday afternoons by local and international scholars on topics related to the Greek and Roman worlds.  

Event Information Speaker Title
21 Sept 2022 3:30 pm
CLE B415
Dr. Deborah Kamen     Insults, Status, and the Athenian Marketplace
27 Jan 2023 2:30 pm
CLE B415
Dr. Gregory Rowe Presentation or Proof? Herodotus and the Purpose of History
10 Feb 2:30 pm
CLE B415
Prof. Christopher Douglas Revenge Is a Genre Best Served Old: Apocalypse in Christian Right Literature and Politics
24 Feb

CLE B415

Dr. Jeremy Swist Judaism and Christianity in the Emperor Julian’s Thought and Action  
10 Mar

CLE B415

Alix Galumbeck Is it all bull? Evidence of cultic practice at LH IIIC Eleon
17 Mar

2:30 pm

Dr. Yurie Hong EDI panel discussion on equity, diversity, and inclusion in academic life


UVic's Public Lecture Series features accomplished individuals from a vast array of academic and research endeavours.  As host of this lecture series, UVic continues its commitment to making a vital impact on people, places and the planet. This year's Lansdowne Guest Speaker is Dr. Naoíse Mac Sweeny, Professor in Classical Archaeology (Greek), Institute for Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna.

Date and Time Event Information Lecture Title

1 Nov 2022
3:30 pm

DSB C118

Migration and the Making of the Early Greek World

3 Nov 2022
7:30 pm

CLE A224 The Trojan War: Ancient and Modern Ideas about the ‘Clash of Civilizations’

4 Nov 2022
3:30 pm

CLE B415 Power Dressing in the Iron Age: From Imperial Centres to Peripheries