Meet the Team
The following are the faculty and graduate students at UBC who have worked to bring this project together:
Chelsea Gardner completed her BA in Classics and Religious Studies at McMaster Univeristy in Hamilton, Ontario and her MA in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of British Columbia. She is in her third year of a PhD in Classics: Classical Archaeology at the University of British Columbia. Chelsea’s interests include the Archaeology of Religion, Greek Sanctuaries, Domestic Religion, Spatial Analysis, Ritual and Social Uses of Animals, Archaeological Method and Theory, and Digital Humanities.
Lisa Tweten completed her BA at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She is currently in the MA ACRE program at the University of British Columbia. Lisa’s research interests are Greek and Roman religion, Ancient history and archaeology, Near Eastern archaeology, Biblical archaeology, Digital Humanities and Digital Classics.
Heather Odell completed her BA in Classics at the University of Toronto. She is currently working toward an MA in Classics at the University of British Columbia. Heather’s research interests include Greek and Roman literature, Roman history and politics (particularly the early imperial period), Digital Humanities, and Digital Classics.
Maude Côté-Landry completed her BA at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She is currently in the MA Classics program at the University of British Columbia. Maude’s research interests include Greek and Roman literature, Greek politics, religion, and early history, Greek and Roman art, Digital Humanities, and Digital Classics.
David Assaf MA, Classical Archaeology
Andrei Mihailiuk completed his BA in Classics and Contemporary Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As an MA student in Classical Archaeology at UBC, Andrei spends most of his time reflecting on the intersections of Classics and popular culture, the history of archaeological thought, urban planning in the ancient world and the experience of space. In less cerebral moods, Andrei enjoys pickaxing packed soil – a lot.
Patricia Taylor MA, Classical Archaeology
Alexandra Cruz completed her BA in Classics at the Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela and is currently a second year MA student in the ACRE program at UBC. Alexandra’s research interests are Greek language and literature, ancient Greek medicine, ancient linguistic thought, and digital humanities.
Nigel Kennell Faculty Advisor
Gwynaeth McIntyre Faculty Advisor
Lisa Cooper Faculty Advisor
We have been lucky in that all the resources we need to digitize our artifact and squeeze collections are already up and running in other departments at UBC. We are excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with the UBC Library’s Digital Initiatives to digitize our Squeeze Collection, and David Assaf has used Omeka to create an online gallery of our Artifact Collection for student use.
Our project has thus far been generously funded by the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at UBC. They have provided funds to purchase archival storage for both collections, as well as the computer program needed to create the database.