Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 11.12 (2005 08 15)
Editors/Redacteurs: J. W. Geyssen (University of New Brunswick) & J. R. Porter (University of Saskatchewan)     <

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

President: Martin Cropp (University of Calgary) <>
Secretary/Secretaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval) <>
Treasurer/Tresorier: Annabel Robinson (University of Regina) <>
  Contents of CCB/BCEA 11.12 (2005 08 15)                                           Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
        1. Association Announcements
                     (2006 Annual Meeting)
        2. Positions Available
        3. Exhibition & Lecture Announcements
                     (Togo Salmon Centenary Exhibition)
        4. Varia
                     (New Electronic Resource in Numismatics)


Association Announcements

From: Martin Cropp (President, CAC)

Classical Association of Canada: Annual Meeting, 2006

The next annual meeting of the Classical Association of Canada will take place at Victoria College, University of Toronto on May 24-26, 2006. A call for papers will be published in October. In the meantime enquiries may be addressed to the conference organizer John Magee ( or CAC President Martin Cropp (

Société Canadienne des Études Classiques : Congrès Annuel, 2006

Le prochain congrès annuel de la Société Canadienne des Études Classiques aura lieu à l'Université de Toronto, Victoria College, le 24-26 mai, 2006. Un appel à communication sera publié en octobre. Jusque-là, veuillez adresser vos questions à l'organizateur du congrès M. John Magee ( ou au président de l'SCEC M. Martin Cropp (

Positions Available
From: Michele George

Tenure-track Appointment in Greek Literature and Cultural Studies
McMaster University

The Department of Classics at McMaster University invites applications for a new tenure-track appointment in Greek Literature and Cultural Studies at the Assistant Professor level to commence July 1, 2006. McMaster University is a research-intensive university, and the Department of Classics has undergraduate degree programmes in Greek, Latin, and Classical culture, as well as programmes leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Classics, with specialization in Greek language and literature, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, with a clearly defined research programme which will result in publication. The successful candidate will be expected to teach ancient Greek language and literature at all levels (in the original as well as in translation) and to contribute to all aspects of the Department's graduate programme. Research specialization in cultural studies which complements the department's existing strengths and the ability to teach courses in Latin as well as Greek are both essential. The current minimum salary floor for Assistant Professor is $51,357. Applicants should send a letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae and a sample of their writing (e.g., an article or chapter of a book/dissertation) to:

Dr. Michele George, Chair
Department of Classics
McMaster University
1280 Main West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4M2, Canada
Fax: 905 577-6930

Applications must be received by November 30, 2005, and applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to reach the Department by the same date. The Department will be conducting interviews at the January 2006 meeting of the American Philological Association in Montreal. Applicants are encouraged to consult the departmental website at:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Exhibition & Lecture Announcements
From: Michele George

The Togo Salmon Centenary Exhibition
The Classical World and Its Influence

McMaster Museum of Art September 4 - October 23, 2005

In honour of the centenary of E. Togo Salmon's birth, the McMaster Museum of Art is mounting an exhibition which surveys the response to classical culture by artists of later ages, including the contemporary era. The exhibit features items of ancient date that were bequeathed to the museum by Togo Salmon, etchings of Roman antiquities by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Luigi Rossini, 15th-20th century art from McMaster's permanent collection and works on loan. Contemporary art such as paintings from Russia illustrating classical architecture by Edward Tabachnik (Ontario), sculptures reminiscent of ancient bronze vessels by Audra Schoblocher (Alberta), and sculptures revealing the sanguinary origins of classical architectural ornament by Spring Hurlbut (Ontario) will further illustrate that the power of the past continues to inform the present. Please join us for this celebration of Togo Salmon and his legacy. For more information, please consult this website:

In association with this exhibit, the Faculty of Humanities is sponsoring Robin Osborne, Professor of Ancient History at Cambridge University, as Distinguished Hooker Visiting Professor. Professor Osborne will be giving a public lecture entitled "The Politics of Visual Images" on Thursday, September 29th at 5.30 p.m. in the Council Chambers in Gilmour Hall on the McMaster campus, and a departmental seminar entitled: "Was there an Athenian Democratic Revolution and if so when?" on Wednesday September 28 at 4:30 in Togo Salmon Hall 701.

From: Michele George

New Electronic Resource in Numismatics

The Department of Classics and the McMaster University Museum of Art are pleased to announce a new electronic resource in numismatics:

The site, which was sponsored by the E.T. Salmon Fund in Roman Studies, boasts scanned images of the coins in the McMaster coin collection, catalogued and organized chronologically, with a search engine, glossary, and an explanatory essay by Bruce Brace, the collection's honorary curator.

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