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Following this week’s excellent lecture by Dr Anastassios Anastassiadis (Associate Professor of History & Phrixos B. Papachristidis chair in Modern Greek Studies, History & Classical Studies Department, McGill University) entitled, Writing the global history of a forgotten army: The Allied armies of the Orient in WWI Greece”, I am delighted to announce that we have another four lectures to look forward to in the winter-spring programme of the Canadian Institute in Greece and its Athens Association of Friends.

On February 6, Dr Jere Wickens (Department of Anthropology, Lawrence University & ASCSA) will highlight one of the field surveys carried out by the Southern Euboea Exploration Project under the aegis of our Institute. His lecture is entitled, “The Archaeological Survey of the Bouros-Kastri Peninsula, Southern Euboia”. Two weeks later, on February 20, Dr C. W. (Toph) Marshall (Professor, Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia; Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professor, ASCSA) will present a paper with the intriguing title, Freddie Mercury and other Classical Poets.

On March 6, Dr Zisis Bonias (Director Emeritus, Hellenic Ministry of Culture) and Dr Jacques Y. Perreault (Professeur titulaire d'archéologie grecque, Université de Montréal) will discuss aspects of another Institute field project, carried out as a collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Serres, in a lecture entitled, “Ancient Argilos: Shops, workshops and houses of the merchants’ quarter”. Finally, on March 27, Barbara N. Scarfo (Homer and Dorothy Thompson Fellow, The Canadian Institute in Greece; Ph.D. candidate, Department of Classics, McMaster University) will present some of the research she has been carrying out in Athens this year as Institute Fellow. Her paper is entitled, Mothers and Infants on Funerary Commemoration: A Cross-Cultural Study.

All talks will take place in the library of the Canadian Institute (Dionysiou Aiginitou 7, Ilisia, ground floor; Metro: Megaro Moussikis). All are on Wednesday evenings starting at 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome!

Jonathan Tomlinson
Assistant Director