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UWindsor history professor Max Nelson holds a reproduction of a Philistine beer jug from around 1200 BC in his office on Sept. 22. Dr. Nelson will participate in a symposium discussing the ancient beverage on Sept. 30.UWindsor history professor Max Nelson holds a reproduction of a Philistine beer jug from around 1200 BC in his office on Sept. 22. Dr. Nelson will participate in a symposium discussing the ancient beverage on Sept. 30.

Cheers to the barbarians: UWindsor to host symposium on ancient brews

The next time you’re sipping on a pint of your favourite peanut butter porter, take a moment to pour one out for the barbarians.

If it weren’t for those Germanic tribes in northern Europe, says University of Windsor professor Max Nelson, the popular alcoholic beverage may still be considered the “effeminate drink of foreigners.”

“The Greeks held pseudo-scientific beliefs about alcohol, including that wine is hot and manly while beer is cold and effeminate,” Dr. Nelson said.

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Assumption ChurchUWindsor history professor Guillaume Teasdale will discuss historic Assumption parish Tuesday in a free public lecture marking its 250th anniversary.

Anniversary celebration to re-open doors of Assumption Church

UWindsor history professor Guillaume Teasdale will discuss historic Assumption parish Tuesday in a free public lecture marking its 250th anniversary.

Steven PalmerHistory professor Steven Palmer’s book on Medicine and Public Health in Latin America has won an award from the American Association for the History of Medicine.

History professor’s latest book honoured with award

Steven Palmer’s book, Medicine and Public Health in Latin America, has won an award from the American Association for the History of Medicine.