On January 4, as part of the program Les Malins, Professor Dominique Côté participate in a discussion on readings that can inspire peace in 2020. He suggests reading Sophocles Antigone, to understand that sometimes you have to "fight" in the name of a certain vision of peace, and the Thoughts of the emperor Marc-Aurèle, to learn to live in peace with yourself and with others.
Co-parrainé par : École pour les études de l’art et de la culture, Centre pour l’étude de l’Islam, Institut d'études des femmes et du genre Pauline Jewett, Institut d’études africaines, Programme de baccalauréat en études globales et internationales et Département de sociologie et d’anthropologie de l’Université Carleton, Faculté de théologie et Bibliothèque Allie de l’Université Saint-Paul, Faculté des arts et Département d’études anciennes et de sciences des religions de l’Université d’Ottawa, Société canadienne pour les études coptes et Association francophone de coptologie.
Congratulations to Dr. Dijkstra on being named a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.
Jitse Dijkstra is Professor of Classics at the University of Ottawa and an internationally recognized specialist of religious transformation in Late Antiquity, in particular in its Egyptian context. He is the author of numerous studies on the topic, including two monographs, and currently runs a five-year project funded by SSHRC on religious violence in Late Antique Egypt, which aims to publish the first ever synthetic study on the subject.
Congratulations to Dr. Lori Beaman for receiving SSHRC's prestigious Insight Award.
As explained by SSHRC, the "Insight Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual or team whose project has made a significant contribution to knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world."
Dr. Emma Anderson was interviewed by Matt Guerney about the recent decision of Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast not to accord Catholic masses to those who take advantage of physician assisted suicide.
Dr. Karin Schlapbach was awarded the Mary White Prize for Best Article in Phoenix for 2015 for her article “Music and Meaning in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe: The Inset Tales in Their Performative Settings” (Phoenix 69.1-2, 79-99).
Former SRS graduate student Shelly Colette received the prestigious Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza New Scholar Award for her article entitled "Eroticizing Eve: A Narrative Analysis of Eve Images in Fashion Magazine Advertising", published in the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.
Shelly Colette graduated with a PhD in 2012 under the direction of Dr. Pierluigi Piovanelli.
Former CLA graduate student Caroline Bélanger (graduated in 2014) has just been awarded the Commission on Graduate Studies in the Humanities Prize of 2015 (an annual prize in recognition of an outstanding master's thesis). Caroline’s thesis was entitled Aspects of Solinus' Collectanea rerum memorabiliumm. Her supervisor was Dr. Karin Schlapbach.
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Dr. Jitse Dijkstra was interviewed by Dr. Schuldenrein on the show Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology broadcast live on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. Dr. Dijkstra spoke about the Jewish Community of Elephantine in the 5th Century BCE.
Michel J. Gardaz, professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies, was awarded the prix littéraire Jacques-Poirier — Outaouais 2014 for his book entitled Histoire d’une réincarnation : Sur la route des derviches, published by Éditions Rouge. This award is accompanied by a $1,500 prize.