Past Events

Canadian Institute Open Meeting

Date: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
https://umontreal.zoom.us/j/85791821021?pwd=eXVVUDgwZi9aQW84OTFmVDVDdTh3UT09
Event Description: 

Annual Report of the Canadian Institute in Greece

Conférence annuelle de l’Institut canadien en Grèce

Ετήσιος Απολογισμός του Καναδικού Ινστιτούτου στην Ελλάδα

 

09/06/2021 – 19.00 (Greece/ Grèce/ Ελλάδα) / 12.00 (EST)

 

Zoom:

https://umontreal.zoom.us/j/85791821021?pwd=eXVVUDgwZi9aQW84OTFmVDVDdTh3UT09

 

 

Zoe Delibasis (Cultural Program Manager)

“The Cultural Activities of the Canadian Institute in Greece 2019-21”

 

Prof. Jacques Perreault (Director)

“The Research Activities of the Canadian Institute in Greece 2019-21”

 

 

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Βοηθήστε μας να στηρίξουμε τις καναδικές ερευνητικές και πολιτιστικές πρωτοβουλίες στην Ελλάδα
 

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Laure Sarah Ethier Boutet

Date: 
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
https://umontreal.zoom.us/j/87858000530?pwd=Sk0zblprSjI0dDNKclpDalNUTE9kUT09
Event Description: 

Laure Sarah Ethier Boutet

Boursière Elisabeth Alföldi-Rosenbaum de l’Institut canadien en Grèce

et doctorante en histoire à l’Université de Montréal

Argilos après Philippe II: Occupation hellénistique et gestion du territoire

Suite à sa conquête par Philippe II en 357 av. n.è., le site d’Argilos a révélé une toute dernière phase d’occupation, dont témoigne la construction sur l’acropole d’un imposant manoir.  À partir du règne de Philippe II, il est coutume pour les souverains macédoniens d’octroyer les terres conquises à leurs compagnons (hetairoi), pour assurer leur fidélité ainsi que la surveillance et le développement économique du territoire. Le manoir d’Argilos se démarque comme l’un des rares cas identifiés de ce type d’installation.

Grâce à l’étude préliminaire du mobilier archéologique, cette communication aborde la fonction économique et le caractère défensif de l’occupation hellénistique d’Argilos, afin de mettre en lumière le fonctionnement et la gestion de ce système de distribution des terres en Macédoine.

https://umontreal.zoom.us/j/87858000530?pwd=Sk0zblprSjI0dDNKclpDalNUTE9kUT09

Jacques Bouchard

Date: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
https://tinyurl.com/4bjvbvkp
Event Description: 

Καθηγητής Jacques Bouchard (Langues et Culture Néo-helléniques, Département de littératures et de langues du monde, Université de Montréal), "Οι φιλέλληνες του γαλλόφωνου Καναδά και η απελευθερωμένη Ελλάδα"

Τα ανδραγαθήματα των Ελλήνων αγωνιστών κατά την περίοδο της Επανάστασης του 1821 βρήκαν απήχηση στις γαλλόφωνες εφημερίδες του Κεμπέκ και του Μοντρεάλ και πιθανόν να ενέπνευσαν τους Κεμπεκιανούς Πατριώτες της εξέγερσης του 1837. Στα 1837 ακριβώς τυπώνεται για χρήση του Κολεγίου του Μοντρεάλ η πρώτη γραμματική της αρχαίας ελληνικής με νεοελληνική προφορά. Δύο χρόνια μετά ο Joly de Lotbinière επισκέπτεται την Ελλάδα και τραβάει ίσως την πρώτη φωτογραφία του Παρθενώνα με δαγκεροτυπία (1839). Ακολουθεί η επίσκεψη στην Αθήνα μερικών γαλλόφωνων περιηγητών από το Κεμπέκ, που περιγράφουν στα οδοιπορικά τους την πρόσφατα απελευθερωμένη Ελλάδα.

Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/4bjvbvkp

Tristan Carter

Date: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
https://umontreal.zoom.us/j/93257451161?pwd=cDZHVTZKa0d5VnJvMTJVRDh5TlFzdz09
Event Description: 

Professor Tristan Carter (Department of Anthropology, McMaster University), "The Colonisation of the Aegean Islands and the Global Origins of Seafaring: New Data from Naxos and Crete"

Today the only human inhabitants of the earth are us Homo sapiens, yet not so long ago we lived alongside other members of our species, such as the Neanderthals and Denisovans. What makes us special? Why did we survive and the others die out? In this talk we discuss some of the claimed evolutionary ‘winning strategies’ associated with Homo sapiens, focusing on seafaring and the colonisation of islands, and the recent challenges to the theory from work on Crete and Flores that only modern humans were capable of boat building and maritime exploration. The talk ultimately focuses on work being conducted at Stelida on Naxos by the Canadian Institute in Greece, and how the discoveries at Stelida are contributing to this debate of global significance.

To be held via Zoom: https://umontreal.zoom.us/j/93257451161?pwd=cDZHVTZKa0d5VnJvMTJVRDh5TlFzdz09

Webinar by Devon Lorasbe

Date: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 20:00 to 22:00
Location: 
https://uvic.zoom.us/j/86836155069
Event Description: 

Devon Lorasbe (M.A., University of Victoria), "Virtual Learning Resources from the Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project"

This talk will present an overview of our learning resource development so far, for both learners and educators. Our resources use engaging pedagogical strategies and interactive digital tools to present ancient Boeotia and Eleon as a case study for learning about the ancient Greek world.

Zoom meeting: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/86836155069

Poster: www.cig-icg.gr/sites/default/files/docs/2020_12_16_Lohrasbe_webinar.pdf

Lecture by Justin S. Dwyer

Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 19:30 to 20:30
Location: 
Canadian Institute, Dionysiou Aiginitou 7
Event Description: 

Justin S. Dwyer (Neda and Franz Leipen Fellow, the Canadian Institute in Greece; Ph.D. Candidate Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia), "Moulding the Dramatic Traditions of Euboea: A Study of Theatrical Figurines and Local Performance Culture"

Euboea produced some of Greek drama’s most renowned figures (e.g. Apollodorus of Carystus, Lycophron of Chalcis, Achaeus of Eretria); however, we know very little about the local dramatic traditions that shaped their poetry. To better understand this important alternative to Athenian drama, this talk seeks to build a diachronic model of the Euboean dramatic tradition. Since no Euboean dramatic texts survive, an interdisciplinary study of the relevant material record provides a basis for this study. Enhanced by consideration of the epigraphic record and the Hellenistic phases of the theatre at Eretria, the analysis focuses primarily on small-scale terracotta sculpture and considers both figurines and masks from collections in Karystos, Eretria, Chalkis, and Athens. From this integrated survey, a distinct regional identity of Euboean theatre begins to emerge.

Lecture by Trevor Van Damme

Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 19:30 to 20:30
Location: 
Canadian Institute, Dionysiou Aiginitou 7
Event Description: 

Dr Trevor Van Damme (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria), "A Late Archaic Destruction of Ancient Eleon and its Historical Implications"

Excavations since 2011 at ancient Eleon in Boeotia, a synergasia between the CIG and the Ephorate of Boeotia, have greatly informed our understanding of this site during the Late Bronze Age as well as the Archaic through Classical periods. This talk focuses on the significant quantities of discarded votive material on the acropolis and places them within their regional context. In particular, I focus on one large assemblage of material that can be dated 500-480 BCE. My talk will discuss the characterization of the finds as votive, the possible deity or deities worshipped at the site of Eleon, and the historical circumstances that led to the burning of a proposed sanctuary on the acropolis. The date assigned to the deposit raises two intriguing possibilities: a destruction associated with the Athenian campaign in east Boeotia in 506 BCE or a destruction associated with the Persian army lead by Mardonius in 479 BCE.

Lecture by Maria A. Liston

Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 19:30 to 20:30
Location: 
Canadian Institute, Dionysiou Aiginitou 7
Event Description: 

Dr Maria A. Liston (Associate Professor, Anthropology Department, University of Waterloo), "A Tale of Two Wells:  Mothers, Midwives and Perinatal Death  in Athens and Eretria, Greece"

The death of one or more infants would have been a nearly universal part of the lives of women in Ancient Greece. Yet until recently, other than a very few burials of women and infants together, there has been almost no evidence for this. Infant remains are rare in cemeteries of nearly all periods. However, the analyses of two wells in the Athenian Agora and Eretria, Euboia provide some of the first evidence for perinatal death and the decisions that were made regarding infant remains. They offer insight into the role of midwives, the interventions that could take place in difficult births, and the causes of infant death. We cannot know how much agency the mothers had in the decisions made about their infants, but these remains provide unusually detailed evidence for the practice and outcomes of childbirth, a central event in the lives of ancient Greek women.

Lecture by Emma Hilliard

Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 19:30 to 21:30
Location: 
Canadian Institute, Dionysiou Aiginitou 7
Event Description: 

Emma Hilliard, "Dreams, Ghosts, and Gods: The Apparition Topos in Roman Epic"

In the world of epic poetry, supernatural apparitions loom large. Traditionally these episodes are sorted into three major literary topoi: the dream topos, the ghost topos, and the divine messenger topos. Such categorization, however, denies the complex and highly syncretistic model of ancient thought on supernatural beings. I propose a new “apparition topos” as a more flexible means of interpretation, one which allows space for different types of manifestation more clearly to inform one another. The utility of this topos is demonstrated in a discussion on the Neronian poet Lucan and his complicated relationship with Virgil, Latin literature’s most important epicist. My findings show the merits of applying a new, holistic way of looking at epic apparitions that situates ghosts, dreams, and gods as related phenomena worthy of close comparison.

Screening of Canadian Film

Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 19:30 to 21:30
Location: 
Canadian Institute, Dionysiou Aiginitou 7
Event Description: 

Screening of the Canadian Movie “C.R.A.Z.Y” (2005; 2 hours 7 minutes; French with English subtitles)

C.R.A.Z.Y. is a 2005 Quebecois coming-of-age drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and co-written by Vallée and François Boulay. It tells the story of Zac, a young gay man dealing with homophobia while growing up with four brothers and a conservative father in Quebec during the 1960s and 1970s. The film employs an extensive soundtrack, featuring artists such as Pink Floyd, Patsy Cline, Charles Aznavour, and The Rolling Stones.

C.R.A.Z.Y. was one of the highest-grossing films of the year in Quebec and won numerous honours, among them 11 Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture. In 2015, Toronto International Film Festival critics ranked it among the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time.

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