Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 10.7.1 (2004 03 19)
Editors/Redacteurs: J. W. Geyssen & J. S. Murray   (University of New Brunswick)    <

Published by the Classical Association of Canada/ Publié par la société canadienne des études classiques

President: Catherine Rubincam (University of Toronto at Mississauga) <>
Secretary/Secretaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval) <>
Treasurer/Tresorier: Craig Cooper (University of Winnipeg) <>
  Contents of CCB/BCEA 10.7.1 (2004 03 19)                                           Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
        1. Message from the President
        2. Conference Announcements

 1. Message from the President
From: Catherine Rubincam
Message from the President
Members of the CAC:
I am writing to ask your assistance as I formulate a response, on behalf of the CAC, to the SSHRC Transformation Proposal. Many of you will no doubt have been involved in discussions of this proposal co-ordinated by your universities' representatives to the General Assembly of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities & Social Sciences, which is handling the logistics of the consultation process. The consultation process is being organized both through the universities and through the learned associations, which also supply representatives to the CFHSS. It is highly important that every scholar doing research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at a Canadian university take the opportunity to make his/her voice heard in response to this proposal, which involves a major reshaping of the Granting Council on which we chiefly depend to fund our research.

Please read the Consultation Documents on the SSHRC website ( ), and fill out the questionnaire. I would appreciate it if any member of the CAC who is filling out SSHRC's questionnaire would forward to me ( a copy of their response, so that my official response on behalf of the CAC can reflect the opinions of as wide a selection as possible of the Association's members.

The schedule for the consultation process is extremely tight. I shall be taking part in a weekend meeting of Association presidents in Ottawa at the end of March, and would welcome expressions of opinion from members of the CAC before March 26 or shortly thereafter.

Yours sincerely,
Catherine Rubincam
Associate Professor of Classics and
Interim Chair, Department of History & Classics
University of Toronto at Mississauga

President, Classical Association of Canada

 2. Conference Announcement
From: Reyes Bertolin
Penelope's Revenge. A Women's Conference on Homeric Epic and its Influence
The University of Calgary
April 30th - May 1st , 2004

1st Session 4: 00 - 6:00 pm
Hannah Roisman (Colby College): Helen's Indignation
Ingrid Holmberg (Victoria): The Logos of Helen

2nd Session 10:00 - 12:00
Patricia Fagan (Windsor): Pillarlike Aias: Epithets and Immanence in the Iliad
Reyes Bertolín (Calgary): The Mast and the Loom. Horizontal and Vertical Relations in Homer
Judith Fletcher (Wilfrid Laurier): Women's Spaces, Silence and Eurykleia in the Odyssey

3rd Session 2:00 - 4:00
Pura Nieto (Brown): Penelope's Absent Song
Olga Levaniouk (Washington): Penelope and the Pandareids
Lillian Doherty (Maryland): Traces of Women's Tradition in the Phaiakian Episode of the Odyssey and the Hesiodic Catalogue of Women?

4th Session 4:30 - 6:30
Aara Suksi (Western Ontario): Death, Goodness and the Lost Daughter: The Homeric Hymn to Demeter and Carol Shields' Unless
Ruth Caston (UC at Davies): Penelope's Jealousy in Roman Tradition

Next regular issue 2004 04 15
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