Mystery History Theatre 3000: how to raise funds and get your professors to say silly things at the same time!

On November 19th, From Stone to Screen shared with the world (okay, Vancouver…okay, fine, UBC…okay…fine…the CNERS department and a couple of innocent bystanders) a film, NAY, an EXPERIENCE which can be described only as the finest 1955 Roman-themed movie/musical/synchronized swimming extravaganza humanity has ever known. There was romance, there was…

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Illuminating Coins of a Dark Period

Today’s post is a guest post by Jane Sancinito on some of our coins!   The coinage of the third century CE is often used as a case study for how debasement, the steady, intentional decline of precious metal in a currency, leads to economic decline. The political turmoil of the period,…

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FSTS à la Maude: Finding that Work-Life Balance as a Grad Student

If you’ve ever poked around our staff profiles page,  you have probably run across Maude’s bio, which reads: Maude joined the project in its early stages in 2012, and participated in the initial appraisal and organisation of the collections. She has presented the team’s work at the 2014 UBC archaeology…

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Number One on the Charts

It might come as a surprise that one of the first tasks I jumped on when I started as the From Stone to Screen TA was taking a bunch of big, confusing, and largely unlabeled pieces of old (but not ancient) paper and attempting to put them into some kind…

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