The Canadian Institute in Greece has three lectures lined up for this autumn. First, on Wednesday October 17, Josh Beer (Adjunct Professor, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, Carleton University) will speak on The Athenian Plague and Eros as a Killer Virus in Euripides’ Hippolytus. Then, for Halloween, Wednesday October 31, Dr Judith Fletcher (Professor, Department of History and Ancient Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University) will spook us with “The haunted text: myths of the underworld in contemporary culture”. Finally, on Wednesday December 5, Dr Hallie Marshall (Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre & Film, University of British Columbia) will tell us How to Shop for Books in late 5th-Century Athens. In addition, we intend to screen a Canadian film one evening in November, so stay tuned for further announcements!

All events will take place in the Institute’s library, starting at 19.30. Abstracts for the three lectures can be seen on the Institute’s website, at: Everyone is most welcome!

Sarah Nash returns!

One of the Institute’s former Fellows is back in Athens and is giving a talk next Tuesday, October 2, at the Norwegian Institute at Athens. Sarah Nash is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta and was the Institute’s Neda and Franz Leipen Fellow in 2015-2016. Her lecture is entitled, “Private Portraiture of Girls and Women as Artemis in the Roman Imperial Era”. The talk is scheduled to begin at 19.00. The Norwegian Institute is located at Tsami Karatasou 5 (5th floor), Koukaki. Further details, including the abstract, can be seen here:

Jonathan Tomlinson
Assistant Director