The University of Waterloo is pleased to announce the creation of the Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies (WIHS). Building upon a departmental research focus in this burgeoning field, the Institute aims to become an international node for scholarship and education in Hellenistic studies by fostering especially inter-disciplinary and collaborative projects. Current and planned activities of the WIHS include the dissemination of scholarship through print and electronic publications; providing educational opportunities for graduate students, both Canadian and international; developing a specialized collection of resources. We welcome the participation of both senior and junior researchers in the field and are working actively to establish ties with similar institutes abroad. Interested colleagues are invited to visit the developing website for further information, including the criteria for membership as External Research Associate: <http://wihs.uwaterloo.ca/>.
In December the WIHS will host a SSHRCC-funded workshop, entitled “Opportunities for Interdisciplinarity in Hellenistic Scholarship”. The formal Launch of the Institute will take place in Waterloo, in the evening of December 9; colleagues interested in attending these events are invited to contact the director of the Institute, Riemer Faber (firstname.lastname@example.org)