Daily Archives: March 4, 2018

Assembly of the Plebs, Department Party, and More!

CLASSU has a ton of events coming up in the next month weeks, so we have listed them all below. Mark your calendars!

CLASSU Events & Initiatives

This Friday, March 9th, from 10:30-3:30, come out to LI 220 for the (Fourth Annual) Assembly of the Plebs Undergraduate Conference on the Classical World! Come and listen to your peers present their research all day long. A full schedule is available on our website or on the Facebook event. Breakfast and lunch provided. See you all there!

At the Assembly of the Plebs conference, pick up an election form if you are interested in running for CLASSU’s Summer Senate! We are looking for a President, a Vice-President, and three Senators. The Summer Senate’s duty is to compile Anti-Calendar survey responses as well as plan for the upcoming year. This Senate then automatically is part of the 2018-19 full CLASSU Senate. Elections themselves will be at our year-end Social, on Thursday, March 29th. Do consider running and being a part of our award-winning Course Union! Forms will be available afterwards in the CLASSU Lounge (LI 009).

Interested in a Classics/Classical Civilizations major/minor? OR, interested in Graduate School (whether in Classics or other)? On Friday, March 23rd, CLASSU will be holding an info session for each! From 1-2, in LI 009, join us with Professor Eph Lytle (Undergraduate Coordinator) for information on the Classics Department and program enrolment on the whole. From 2-3, in LI 220, join Eph Lytle, Erik Gunderson (Graduate Coordinator), and Sarah Murray (Assistant Professor) for a Grad School Info Session! And finally, from 3-4, in LI 009, join CLASSU as well as some of the department’s Graduate Students for a more informal Grad School Q&A. It will be a fun afternoon that will answer all of your questions! Refreshments will be provided as always.

This is it, folks! On Thursday, March 29th, from 5-8pm in LI 220, join CLASSU for our final event of the year–CLASSULASSU III! Our joint Social, Elections, and Journal Launch! We will be electing our 2018 Summer Senate, launching Plebeian Vol.IV, and celebrating the end of term with plenty of food and, more importantly, CAKE! Get ready for a great time!

Reading Groups

Interested in Critical Theory, but don’t know where to start? Want a chance to read more but also discuss it with peers and those more advanced? Join CLASSU’s Critical Theory Reading Group, led by PhD candidate Chiara Graf. If you are interested in joining, please email classu@utoronto.ca for more information and the reading for our next meeting, on Friday, March 16th at 4pm in LI 009.

Departmental Events

Professor Lynn Kozak (McGill) will be bringing their serialized interpretive Homer performances to Toronto! They will be performing at 3pm on Wednesday, March 14 in LI 205 – don’t miss this special opportunity!

Graduating this year? The department will be holding a mini graduation and will give out “diplomas” as made by Professor Bruun at 4pm on April 6th in LI205. Please RSVP to classu@utoronto.ca with your name as you would like it to appear on your diploma. Food and drinks will be served.

Interested in the place of Classics in the modern world? UTM is holding a lecture with special guest Prof. Neville Morley (University of Exeter) entitled Classics and the World Today 2: Authority and Non-Conformity in the Ancient World. The lecture will take place at 5:30 on March 15 in IB 245. Limited shuttle bus tickets are available—email CLASSU if you would like to reserve one!


A student at UC Berkeley has recently started a microgrant fund for Classics undergraduate students! Essentially, you can use this fund to request small “grants” to help you out over the course of your study. For more information, visit the website here.