Christopher Mackay, PhD, AM, BA

Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept
Email
csmackay@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-3344
Address
2-54 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Overview

About

I have a degree in Classical Philology from Harvard University (1994). What interests me most is learning new things, and I learn non-Indo-European languages as a hobby. We have too many cats. I also have an interest in graphic design, and designed the cover for the paperback edition of Breakdown of the Roman Republic.


Research

 I have a number of interests, which are all generally of a linguistic nature (mainly Latin, but also Early Modern High and Low German). I've written books on ancient history and published editions and translations of works relating to early modern witchcraft and the Anabaptist kingdom of Münster of 1534/5. 


Teaching

My teaching mainly revolves around ancient history and the Classical languages. I'm involved in a project to incorporate more active methods of language acquisition into the Latin program (as opposed to the traditional "grammar and translation" method).

Announcements

The translation half of my The Institoris Dossier: Documents Illustrating the Witch Hunting Career of Henry Institoris is with the press, and I hope to submit the  accompanying edition of the original documents soon.

Courses

CLASS 294 - Ancient Science, Technology, and Medicine

An introduction to the development of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world with particular reference to the civilizations of Greece and Rome.


LATIN 406 - Topics in Latin Poetry


LATIN 506 - Topics in Latin Poetry


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