Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 11.3.1 (2004 11 29)
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 11.3.1 (2004 11 29)                                           Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
        1. Positions Available
                     (University of Canterbury)   (University of Manitoba)
        2. Calls for Papers
                     ("Communicating Knowledge from the Social and Human Sciences to the Public")
        3. Overseas and Summer Study
                     (University of New Brunswick)


Positions Available

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ
Lecturer in Roman History

The School of Classics and Linguistics invites applications from Classicists for a continuing position of Lecturer from candidates in the field of Roman History. Candidates should be able to lecture on all aspects of Roman History at the introductory level, as well as conducting advanced and post graduate classes in specialised areas. Candidates will also be expected to be able to teach Latin and Greek Language at all levels and supervise post-graduate research.

Applicants will hold a PhD, show evidence of excellence in teaching, and have an ongoing research and publication programme.

Further information for prospective staff (salary scales, information about Christchurch and the University of Canterbury, etc.) is at

Application details are available from:

Applications, quoting vacancy no. CL13886/0105 and including the University's Official Application Form, must be sent to:

Human Resources Administrator
College of Arts
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch, New Zealand
Ph: +64 3 364 2426
Fax: +64 3 364 2683

or by email to <>

Closing Date: 31 January 2005.

From: Lea Stirling
University of Manitoba
Post-doctoral Fellowship in Roman Archaeology, 2005-2006

With funding from the Canada Research Council (CRC) Chair in Roman Archaeology, the Department of Classics, University of Manitoba, will offer a one-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Roman Archaeology to commence July 1, 2005. This residential Postdoctoral Fellowship will have an annual value of $31,500 Canadian, with an additional $5000 in research funds. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to undertake an independent research project dealing with a topic in Roman Archaeology or Art. The supervisor of this postdoctoral fellowship is Dr. Lea Stirling, CRC Chair in Roman Archaeology (Tier 2), whose interests encompass both archaeology and ancient art. Applicants should be not more than two years beyond their completed PhD; candidates with a defense scheduled by May 2005 are welcome to apply.

The Postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to teach up to 6 credits for additional remuneration subject to the availability of funds and the needs of the Department of Classics.

Qualified scholars may apply by sending a letter and a description of their proposed research project, including projected research travel, and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Roman Archaeology
Department of Classics
University of Manitoba
220 Dysart Rd.
Winnipeg MB
R3T 2M8

The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2005. The University exercises a Canadian-first policy; however, all those qualified are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is January 20, 2005. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Lea Stirling, CRC Chair in Roman Archaeology (Tier 2), at, or (phone) 204-474-7357. Dr. Stirling would also be able to meet potential applicants during the AIA meetings in Boston in January.

Recent Postings:

Dalhousie University

Wilfrid Laurier University

Canadian Archaeological Institute in Athens

University of Guelph

University of Western Ontario

University of New Brunswick (Fredericton)

Calls for Papers
From: Martin Cropp

Canadian Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (CATTW)
Communicating Knowledge from the Social and Human Sciences to the Public:
Perceptions, Practices, and Perspectives

The Canadian Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (CATTW) is organizing a one-day interdisciplinary conference to address the issue of communicating knowledge from the social and human sciences to the public. We invite proposals for twenty-minute papers from researchers in the human and social sciences and from practitioners (including representatives of community organizations, researchers working in public and government organizations, presidents of learned societies, and graduate students, among others) who face the challenge of communicating specialized research to the public.

This conference will be held at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, on June 1, 2005, with the support of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Canadian International Development Agency (subject to the acceptance of this proposal by CRHSS and CIDA).


As Canada keeps building its civil society, citizens, policymakers, businesses, community organizations, workplace professionals, and other stakeholders depend on research in the social and human sciences to address the most pressing social problems, such as poverty, illiteracy, high dropout rates in schools, lack of social integration of minorities, and intolerance, to name but a few. Although research in the social and human sciences has grown rapidly, critics have argued that it has had little impact on the stakeholders who are to benefit from this research as they make decisions about the future of Canada's civil society. Despite very successful projects such as the Public Knowledge Project at the University of British Columbia, much work remains to be done to overcome the public perception that the millions of dollars invested in the social and human sciences do not sufficiently benefit the public. If this problem is not addressed, citizens and other stakeholders of research in the social and human sciences will not be able to reap the benefits of this research in strengthening Canada's civil society. Moreover, if the public does not perceive the impact of research in the social and human sciences as valuable, the public may be less inclined to fund it.

Knowledge in the social and human sciences tends to be highly contextualized, interactive, and collaborative. It is often tied to the values, beliefs, and goals of the communities in which it is created or used. As a result, applying research results to different contexts is rarely a simple matter of transfer or dissemination of neutral information that could easily be plugged into any human context. Likewise, ethical concerns in research communication differ as well, including such questions as empowerment, decolonization, sensitivity to local practices, collecting data with research participants rather than about them or speaking with rather than about or for research participants.

In light of these particular characteristics of research in the social and human sciences, we invite researchers and practitioners to participate in a multidisciplinary conference to address one or several of the following issues:

- How has the impact of research in the social and human sciences been communicated to stakeholders so far?
- What particular practices of communication, collaboration, and interactive engagement characterize processes of research communication in the social and human sciences?
- How do these practices vary across different social and human sciences?
- How can these practices be facilitated? What are the main challenges?
- How can the impact of research in the social and human sciences be demonstrated to the public?
- How can information be effectively communicated to heterogeneous audiences?
- How can emerging technologies and in particular open and interactive spaces such as Weblogs and Wikis be used to facilitate public engagement in the social and human sciences?
- How do professional communicators and researchers in professional communication best participate in and add value to the knowledge-making cycle in a knowledge society?
- What opportunities for civic engagement in the knowledge society do professional communication researchers need to pursue?

Although all approaches are welcome, we are particularly interested in case studies. Proposals will be accepted until January 1, 2005. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Financial support may be available for participants if this Conference proposal is accepted by the Federation and CIDA.

Please e-mail your abstract to:
Céline Beaudet, President, CATTW

L'Association canadienne des professeurs de rédaction technique et scientifique (ACPRTS)
La diffusion et la vulgarisation du savoir en sciences humaines et sociales:
perceptions, pratiques et perspectives

L'Association canadienne des professeurs de rédaction technique et scientifique (ACPRTS) organise un colloque interdisciplinaire d'une journée sur la thématique de la diffusion et de la vulgarisation du savoir en sciences humaines et sociales. Nous souhaitons recevoir des propositions de communication de la part de chercheurs et de praticiens du domaine des sciences humaines et sociales, provenant des milieux universitaires, gouvernementaux, communautaires, associatifs ou autres, qui partagent un même intérêt pour la vulgarisation de la connaissance.

Ce colloque aura lieu à l'Université Western Ontario, le 1er juin 2005, dans le cadre du Congrès de la Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines (FCSH). La tenue du colloque est conditionnelle à l'obtention d'une subvention provenant de l'Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI) et de la Fédération, subvention qui servira à défrayer certains coûts de déplacement des participants.


La recherche en sciences humaines et sociales a pris de l'ampleur, ces dernières années, mais il existe un déficit de communication des résultats de ces recherches auprès du grand public. Pourtant, le partage des savoirs est l'une des clés importantes du développement économique, social, scientifique et culturel d'une société. Comme le soutenait le Conseil de la recherche en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH) dans le document-cadre de consultation sur son projet de transformation, il est devenu essentiel que la communauté des chercheurs en sciences humaines s'ouvre davantage sur l'ensemble du cycle du savoir : production, applications et diffusion de la connaissance doivent être vues comme étant les étapes obligées d'un cycle complet, moteur efficace d'une économie du savoir.

C'est dans cet esprit que l'ACPRTS souhaite réunir des personnes intéressées à débattre des questions suivantes :

- Quelles initiatives les producteurs de connaissances en sciences humaines et sociales prennent-ils pour vulgariser leurs recherches?
- Comment ces pratiques varient-elles d'une discipline à l'autre?
- Comment ces pratiques pourraient-elles être mieux soutenues?
- Comment faire valoir l'impact des recherches en sciences humaines et sociales auprès du grand public?
- Comment communiquer efficacement en s'adressant à des auditoires hétérogènes?
- Comment les technologies de l'information et de la communication peuvent-elles contribuer à rendre les recherches en sciences humaines et sociales plus accessibles?
- Quel est le rôle des communicateurs professionnels et des chercheurs en communication professionnelle appliquée dans l'élaboration de l'ensemble du cycle du savoir tel que défini par le CRSH? Comment leur expertise peut-elle être mise à profit dans la production de savoir vulgarisé?
- Quels rôles les communicateurs professionnels et les chercheurs en communication professionnelle appliquée peuvent-ils jouer dans le rapprochement entre la société civile et la communauté de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales?

La date limite pour soumettre une proposition de communication est le 1er janvier 2005. Prière de faire parvenir votre résumé de 250 mots (maximum) à :

Céline Beaudet, présidente, ACPRTS

Overseas and Summer Study
From: Bill Ker

University of New Brunswick
Intersession 2005 Courses in Rome

The Dept. of Classics and Ancient History, along with the departments of English, History and the Faculty of Education, is offering several courses in Rome, Italy, next spring in two sessions; from May 2 to May 23, and from May 23 to June 13.

The cost (all prices CANADIAN dollars) for either single session, airfare included, is $4500; for both sessions, $7625 (for departure from eastern Canada; there are reductions for students who make their own travel arrangements to Rome).

Courses run the gamut from ancient Roman history, art and religion to the Italian campaigns of the Canadian Army in World War II, and are offered at introductory and advanced levels:

1st Session
CLASSICS 2393 / HISTORY 2133 Rome — the Eternal City
CLASSICS 3393 / HISTORY 3133 Rome — Ancient Times to the Modern Era
  (these courses may be taken at either introductory or advanced level: course requirements differ accordingly)
HISTORY 3804 The Italian Campaign 1943-45: Strategic Crossroads of the Second World War

2nd Session
(Students may choose one course from Group A and one from Group B)

Group A:
CLASSICS 3333 The Art of Imperial Rome
HISTORY 3005 Catholic Religion in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Periods
HISTORY 3135 Contemporary Italy — Politics, Society and Culture
ENGLISH 3401 The Presence of Italy in 19th-Century British Literature

Group B:
CLASSICS 3663 Religion in Ancient Rome
HISTORY 3134 Romanticism and Revolution in Rome
HISTORY 3725 Baroque Art and Culture

The registration deadline is February 11, 2005; but if you are interested, you should try to register as soon as possible, especially for courses in the second session (including CLAS 3633, The Art of Imperial Rome, and CLAS 3663, Religion in Ancient Rome) which have quotas and tend to fill up fast.

For more information - and registration forms - please consult the Intersession 2005 webpage, at:

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