Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 11.2 (2004 10 18)
Editors/Redacteurs: J. W. Geyssen (University of New Brunswick) & J. R. Porter (University of Saskatchewan)     <bulletin@unb.ca

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

President: Martin Cropp (University of Calgary) <mcropp@ucalgary.ca>
Secretary/Secretaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval) <Patrick.Baker@hst.ulaval.ca>
Treasurer/Tresorier: Annabel Robinson (University of Regina) <annabel.robinson@uregina.ca>
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  Contents of CCB/BCEA 11.2 (2004 10 18)                                           Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
        1. Association Announcements
                     (AGM / CA)
        2. Positions Available
        3. Lecture Announcements
                     (Robson Classical Lectures: "Augustan Poets and Italian Gods")
        4. Calls for Papers
                     (Nipissing University: "Classics: An Education for the New Millennium")
        5. Department Announcements
                     (UOttawa MA Programme)
        6. Varia

 
Association Announcements
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From: Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Calgary
               <grst@ucalgary.ca>


CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
ANNUAL CONFERENCE

SOCIÉTÉ CANADIENNE DES ÉTUDES CLASSIQUES
CONGRES ANNUEL


CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
ANNUAL CONFERENCE
12-14 May, 2005: Banff Centre, Banff Alberta
CALL FOR PAPERS

GENERAL INFORMATION. The CAC's 2005 Conference will take place on 12-14 May at the renowned Banff Centre, a residential conference centre in the Rocky Mountains about 90 minutes' drive from Calgary. Accommodation has been reserved at the Centre for the nights of Wednesday through Saturday (11-14 May). Registration materials and related information will be published in January. All conference information is posted on the conference website:

    http://www.fp.ucalgary.ca/grst/CACW/Conference%202005/home.htm

PROGRAMME. Scholarly contributions in all areas of Classical Studies are welcomed. Presentations should normally not exceed 15-20 minutes, to be followed by discussion. Special features of this year's programme will include:

- An evening lecture by our guest of honour, Professor Kathleen Coleman (Harvard University);

- A session on Greek tragedy in honour of Professor Desmond Conacher;

- The CAC Women's Network panel on WOMEN AND NATURE. The CAC Women's Network solicits papers treating Greek and Roman cultures across a broad range of theoretical perspectives. Specific topics for this year's panel could include: natural imagery in the works of female writers; the interplay of 'nature' and 'femininity' in ancient authors; women's natural/biological processes; or natural elements in the iconography of female space.

- A special STUDENTS' FORUM will be held AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY on WEDNESDAY 11 MAY. The Forum will provide an opportunity for students to meet with each other and with our guest of honour at the start of the conference, and to discuss their work in an informal and constructive setting. Graduate students and those completing undergraduate studies are invited to give presentations of 10-15 minutes concerning their recent or current research. More senior scholars are encouraged to attend and contribute to the discussions. Transport from the University to Banff will be provided at the end of the afternoon.

PROPOSALS should be sent by mail or e-mail, to arrive by 14 JANUARY at the latest, on the form distributed with this notice or downloadable from the conference website. Please send proposals and enquiries to:

Professor Martin Cropp (CAC 2005)
Greek and Roman Studies
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Canada
E-mail: <mcropp@ucalgary.ca>



SOCIÉTÉ CANADIENNE DES ÉTUDES CLASSIQUES
CONGRES ANNUEL
12-14 Mai, 2005: Banff Centre, Banff Alberta
APPEL A COMMUNICATION

INFORMATIONS GÉNÉRALES. Le prochain congrès annuel de la SCEC aura lieu le 12-14 Mai, 2005 au Banff Centre, destination renommée parmi les montagnes Rocheuses, à environ 90 minutes en voiture de Calgary. Des chambres sont réservées au Centre pour les nuits du 11 au 14 mai (mercredi-samedi). Les renseignements pour l'enregistrement etc. seront publiés en janvier. Tous les renseignements concernant le congrès sont disponibles au site électronique du congrès:

    http://www.fp.ucalgary.ca/grst/CACW/Conference%202005/home.htm

PROGRAMME. Des communications sont invitées concernant tous les domaines des études classiques. La duré des communications sera normalement de 15-20 minutes maximum. Le programme comprendra comme sessions spécifiques:

- Une conférence spéciale faite par notre invitée d'honneur, Mlle Kathleen Coleman, Professeure à l'Université Harvard;

- Une session dediée à la tragédie grecque, en honneur de Desmond Conacher;

- Le Réseau des Femmes de la SCEC organisera une table ronde autour la thème FEMMES ET NATURE. Le Réseau des Femmes sollicite des communications portant sur les cultures grecques et romaines à travers un large éventail de perspectives théoriques. Les thèmes proposés pour cette séance pourraient inclure: l'imagerie de la nature dans les travaux des femmes; les interactions entre 'nature' et 'fémininité' chez les anciens auteurs; les processus naturels/biologiques chez les femmes; les éléments naturels dans l'iconographie de l'espace féminin.

- Un FORUM DES ÉTUDIANT(E)S aura lieu MERCREDI LE 11 MAI à L'UNIVERSITÉ DE CALGARY. Le Forum permettra aux étudiant(e)s de se rassembler au commencement du congrès, de faire la connaissance de notre invitée d'honneur, et de faire des discussions de ses projets de recherche dans un milieu constructif et sans formalité. Les étudiant(e)s du deuxième ou troisème cycle, ou qui sont sur le point de compléter le baccalauréat, sont invité(e)s à faire des présentations de 10-15 minutes sur leurs projets récents ou en cours. Nous invitons nos collègues plus expérimenté(e)s à participer aux discussions. De transport entre l'Université de Calgary et Banff sera fourni après la dernière séance.

LES COMMUNICATIONS PROPOSÉES doivent être envoyées, par la poste ou par courriel, sur la fiche qui accompagne cette annonce ou qui est disponible au site électronique du congrès. Veuillez envoyer la fiche, et adresser toutes les questions supplémentaires, à l'adresse suivante:

M. Martin Cropp (CAC 2005)
Greek and Roman Studies
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Canada
Courriel: <mcropp@ucalgary.ca>



 
Positions Available
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Recent Postings:

University of Regina
<http://www.usask.ca/classics/cac/ccb/ccb11/ccb11.1.3.html#1>

McGill University
<http://www.usask.ca/classics/cac/ccb/ccb11/ccb11.1.1.html#1>

University of Western Ontario
<http://www.usask.ca/classics/cac/ccb/ccb11/ccb11.1.html#3>

University of New Brunswick
<http://www.usask.ca/classics/cac/ccb/ccb11/ccb11.1.html#5>

Memorial University of Newfoundland
<http://www.usask.ca/classics/cac/ccb/ccb11/ccb11.1.html#6>

Concordia University
<http://www.usask.ca/classics/cac/ccb/ccb10/ccb10.12.html#2>

and, note the new deadline of 1 Dec 04 for the University of Ottawa
<http://www.cla-srs.uottawa.ca/cla/eng/job1.html>


 
Lecture Announcements
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From: A. Keith
               <akeith@chass.utoronto.ca>

Robson Classical Lectures
Augustan Poets and Italian Gods


Elaine Fantham, Giger Professor of Latin Emerita, Princeton University, and Honorary President of the Classical Association of Canada, will present the seventh annual Robson Classical Lectures on "Augustan Poets and Italian Gods," 4:30 - 6 p.m., November 2, 3, and 4, 2004 in Alumni Hall, Victoria College Building (Old Vic), 91 Charles St. West. Admission is free. There will be a reception after the first lecture (6-7pm, November 2, 2004) to which all in attendance are cordially invited.

Lectures:
4:30-6 pm, November 2, 2004: Rustica Numina: Worshipping the Gods of the Land
4:30-6 pm, November 3, 2004: Gods of the Land in Virgil's Aeneid
4:30-6 pm, November 4, 2004: Ovid's Fasti and the Local Gods


 
Calls for Papers
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From: L. St. Louis
               <stlouis@eisa.com>

Nipissing University
Classics: An Education for the New Millennium


The Nipissing University Classics Club is an undergraduate organization within the Nipissing University Student Union which encourages the preservation and promotion of the study of Ancient Greece and Italy.

The club will be hosting a scholarly conference entitled "Classics: An Education for the New Millennium" at Nipissing University and the Best Western North Bay from June 2-4, 2005.

The conference is intended to fill a gap between the levels represented by the Ontario Student Classics Conference and the Classical Association of Canada's annual meeting. It has several distinct goals which are as follows:

1. It will serve as a career fair for those considering graduate school and/or future employment as high school teachers or professors of Classics. Specialists from BEd programs will be available to answer questions regarding the possibility of using Classics as a teachable subject. Professors, M.A. and Ph.D. students and those who have pursued non-traditional career paths after an education in Classics are invited to discuss their experiences with undergraduates. Just as the club members are full partners with the organizer in the planning of the conference, so too will our undergraduate guests be full participants in all events.

2. It will serve as a justification for the continuation and expansion of Classics at the high school and university levels. Speakers are invited to explain how Classics courses enhance any chosen field of study, why we need the lessons of the past to prepare young minds for the future, how we use technology to study the old in exciting new ways and how we collaborate on cutting-edge research with our peers in Classics eand with other scholars across disciplines.

Papers are accepted in both official languages and should last for 20 minutes. Please send abstracts (10 lines) and any audio-visual requirements to the organizer, Dr. Lisa St. Louis, by November 30. The proceedings will be published and distributed by Pandora Press. Those who wish to have their work considered for publication must submit their presentations in essay format no later than one month after the end of the conference.

Blocks of rooms have been arranged at the Best Western Hotel and in the university residence. Residence rooms are free for graduate student presenters. Plans for hospitality include a gala reception, several group meals and a boat cruise on Lake Nipissing. Further information concerning conference fees and registration will follow shortly at www.classicsconference.ca and is available immediately from the organizer at <info@classicsconference.ca>.

The club gratefully acknowledges the very generous financial support of Robert E. Hawkins, Vice-President, Academic and Research, Nipissing University.


Demande de communications

Le Club des étudiants en études classiques de l'Université Nipissing est une organisation du premier cycle qui relève de la Fédération étudiante de l'Université Nipissing et qui encourage la conservation et la promotion des études de la Grèce et de l'Italie Antiques.

Du 2 au 4 juin 2005, le club accueillera une conférence savante intitulée "Les études classiques : une formation pour le nouveau millénaire," qui se tiendra à l'Université Nipissing et à l'hôtel Best Western de North Bay.

Cette conférence entend combler le fossé entre les niveaux représentés par la Conférence des étudiants en études classiques de l'Ontario et le Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne des études classiques. Elle a plusieurs buts distincts tels qu'indiqués ci-dessous:

1. La conférence tiendra lieu de salon de l'emploi pour quiconque envisage de poursuivre des études supérieures ou une carrière dans l'enseignement au niveau secondaire ou universitaire dans le domaine des études classiques. Des spécialistes des programmes du B.Ed. répondront à toute question sur la possibilité d'utiliser les études classiques comme option scolaire. Les professeurs et les étudiants du niveau maîtrise et doctorat, de même que les personnes ayant suivi une carrière non traditionnelle après des études classiques, seront invités à partager leur expérience avec les étudiants du premier cycle. Tout comme les membres du club collaborent à part entière avec l'organisatrice afin de planifier la conférence, les étudiants du premier cycle participeront à part entière à tous les évènements.

2. La conférence servira à légitimer la continuation et le développement des études classiques au niveau secondaire et universitaire. Les présentateurs seront invités à s'exprimer sur l'enrichissement que représentent les cours d'études classiques quel que soit le domaine d'études choisi, sur la nécessité de transmettre les lešons du passé pour préparer les jeunes esprits à l'avenir, sur les moyens technologiques modernes servant à étudier l'Antiquité et enfin, sur notre collaboration à la pointe de la recherche avec nos confrères en études classiques et d'autres disciplines.

Les communications, d'une durée de 20 minutes, seront acceptées dans les deux langues officielles. Veuillez envoyer le résumé de votre communication (10 lignes), sans oublier de préciser vos besoins audiovisuels le cas échéant, à l'organisatrice, Dr Lisa St. Louis, avant le 30 novembre. Les travaux seront publiés et diffusés par Pandora Press. Si vous souhaitez que votre travail soit considéré pour publication, vous devrez soumettre votre communication sous la forme d'une dissertation pas plus tard que dans le mois suivant la conférence.

Des sections de chambres seront réservées à l'hôtel Best Western et à la résidence universitaire. Les chambres de résidence seront gratuites pour les étudiants du niveau supérieur faisant des exposés. Il est également prévu une réception de gala, des repas de groupe et une croisière en bateau sur le lac Nipissing. De plus amples renseignements concernant les frais et l'inscription à la conférence paraîtront très prochainement à l'adresse www.classicsconference.ca. Si vous souhaitez obtenir ces renseignements immédiatement, communiquez avec l'organisatrice à <info@classicsconference.ca>.

Le club tient à remercier le Vice-Président Académique et Recherche de l'Université Nipissing, Robert E. Hawkins, pour son appui financier très généreux.


 
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From: G. Greatrex
               <greatrex@uottawa.ca>

University of Ottawa
M.A. programme in Late Antiquity


A reminder that the University of Ottawa's M.A. programme in Late Antiquity may be found at

    http://www.cla-srs.uottawa.ca/cla/eng/program2.html

For further details about the programme please contact the M.A. programme co-ordinator, Dominique Côté: <dcot2@uottawa.ca>. We hope that our colleagues in Canada will help to encourage students to apply for this unique programme.


 
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From: G. Schaus
               <gschaus@wlu.ca>

The following is an alarming message sent from Adam Bülow-Jacobsen about the proposed drastic reduction of the humanities faculty of the University of Hamburg. My understanding is that we are to copy and to sign the last paragraph and to send it to <Dekanet.fb08@unihamburg.de>. If you think it appropriate, please do the same and forward this whole message to as many humanists as you can.

* * * * * * * *

Dear friends and colleagues,

The Senator for Research and Health of the "Freie und Hansestadt" Hamburg plans to cut in half the number of faculty in the humanities departments of the University of Hamburg, which means a reduction of positions from presently 155 to 77,5 by the year 2012. Consequently many important disciplines will no longer be taught at this university and the remaining departments will not be able to provide an appropriate programme that meets international standards. At present the Department of History consists of 17 professors with roughly 3000 students, half of which are studying history as one of two major subjects. The Department of Philosophy comprises 7 professors, teaching 1200 students, with roughly 500 majoring in philosophy. Further cuts in faculty-positions would therefore be totally irresponsible.

The decision on the political level is based on a highly doubtful calculation by a commercial consulting firm of the prospective "demand" of jobs for graduates in different fields in Hamburg by the year 2012. Apart from the dubiousness of this calculation and of such a submission of the university's output to the 'demand of the job market' the implementation of such a drastic reduction will mean the degradation of Hamburg University to provincial standards in the humanities. Because of Germany's general fiscal problems it is to be feared that other states (Länder) of the Federal Republic will follow Hamburg's example so that the humanities, and thus a prominent part of future education, are at risk. We would be very grateful if you could sign the attached resolution as part of an international protest against these plans and thereby help prevent the implementation of these incomprehensible plans. We would also be grateful if you could forward this message to all your colleagues and academic friends and any persons in the public area who might be interested in supporting the preservation of high standards in the humanities of the University of Hamburg. With many thanks for your cooperation.


To our great consternation we hear that the Senate of the Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg intends to reduce the faculty of the departments of the humanities to half of its present number by the year 2012. If these plans are carried out the result would be an unprecedented decline of this important and distinguished metropolitan university and irreversible damage to its international reputation. Moreover, it would be an irretrievable loss for the humanities in Germany on the whole. Universities in other countries are proud of their departments in the humanities, and, despite the ubiquitous need to reduce costs, no American or British university, for example, would think of such drastic reductions in the humanities. We appeal to Hamburg's Ruling Mayor, the Senate, and the responsible Senator to revise their ill-conceived plans and to do everything in their power to preserve both the existence and the excellence of the central departments of the humanities in the University of Hamburg.



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