Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 11.3 (2004 11 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 11.3 (2004 11 15)                                           Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
        1. Positions Available
                     (Dalhousie)   (WLU)   (CAIA)   (Guelph)
        2. Conference Announcements
                     ("Contemplation, Crisis, Construct: Appropriating Core Texts in the Curriculum")
        3. Calls for Papers
                     ("Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages")
        4. Department Announcements
                     (University of Toronto and York University: Joint Collaborative Ph.D. Programme)


Positions Available

From: Lynn Lantz
Dalhousie University
10-month Limited Term Appointment: Arabic Studies

The Department of Classics at Dalhousie University invites applications for a 10-month limited term appointment, from 1 August 2005 to 31 May 2006, 100% of full time, at the rank of Assistant Professor/ Lecturer. This position will be responsible for teaching three full classes in first-year Arabic and one full class in second-year Arabic. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of teaching, grading, consultation with students and administration of the classes. In addition to teaching, administrative work will be assigned, including advising of students studying Arabic. Applicants should have completed the PhD or be close to finishing and have experience teaching at the University level. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.

A letter of application, complete and updated curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of professional recommendation should be sent to:

Dr. D. K. House, Chair
Department of Classics
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4P9

The closing date for applications is January 31, 2005.

From: Joann Freed
Wilfrid Laurier University
One-year Limited Term Position

The Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a one-year Limited Term position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2005, subject to budgetary approval. We are seeking a candidate with a research specialty in Greek history and epigraphy. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or be certain of its completion before beginning the appointment, and will be competent to teach courses in Classical civilization and in both Classical languages. Other requirements include a demonstrated excellence in teaching, and evidence of a research program and publications. Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, a covering letter outlining potential contribution to the department and research interests, a short teaching dossier, a writing sample (maximum 25 pages), and to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Professor Joann Freed, Chair
Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5

Closing date: January 20, 2005.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including persons in a visible minority, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal people.

Joann Freed, Gerry Schaus and Judith Fletcher will attend the AIA/APA meeting in Boston, January 6-9, and will be happy to discuss this position informally with potential candidates there.

From: Glenn Peers

Director: Canadian Archaeological Institute in Athens

The Board of the Canadian Academic Institute in Athens invites applications for the position of Director of the Canadian Archaeological Institute in Athens from July 1, 2005 for a one or two year appointment. Candidates should be established scholars in the field of Greek archaeology, conversant in modern Greek, and willing to take a leadership role in promoting Greek-Canadian cultural exchange. The Director must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, and willing to reside in Athens for a period of at least eight months of the year. Funds are extremely limited, and the Board is most open to various models. Enquiries should be made to <>.

Applications should be addressed to:

Prof. Sheila Campbell
Chair, Personnel Committee
c/o Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
59 Queen's Park Cresc.
Toronto, Ont.
Canada M5S 2C4

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2005.

Le conseil de l'Institut canadien academique en Athènes met en concours le poste de directeur/trice de l'Institut canadien d'archéologie à Athènes pour une période d'une ou deux années commençant le 1er juillet 2005. Le/a candidat/e doit être un/e érudit/e établi/e dans le domaine de l'archéologie grecque, compétent/e en grec moderne, et bien disposé/e à la promotion de l'échange culturel grec-canadien. Le/a directeur/trice doit être un/e citoyen/ne canadien/ne ou résident/e permanent/e, et bien disposé/eŻà demeurer à Athènes pour une période de huit mois chaque année. Les fonds sont extrèmement limités, et le conseil est disposé à divers modèles. Toutes enquêtes doivent s'addresser à <>.

Toutes applications doivent être envoyé à:

Prof. Sheila Campbell
Chair, Personnel Committee
c/o Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
59 Queen's Park Cresc.
Toronto, Ont.
Canada M5S 2C4

La date limite de la réception d'application est le 15 février 2005.

From: Victor J. Matthews
University of Guelph
Tenure-track appointment in Classics

University of Guelph
School of Languages and Literatures

The University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Classics at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2005. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (at the latest by the start of the appointment). In addition to teaching Greek and Latin courses (both the language and the literature to senior level), the appointee will have expertise in Greek and/or Roman intellectual or social history in one (or more) areas such as: Science among the Greeks, Greek and Roman Medicine, the Family in Greece and Rome, Women in Antiquity. The successful applicant will participate in interdisciplinary collaboration by Classics with Art History, History and Philosophy both in related undergraduate teaching and in graduate supervision.

The review of applications will begin December 15, 2004 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a current curriculum vitae with email address, graduate transcripts, statement of research and teaching interests together with samples of research and teaching evaluations (if available), and should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

Dr. Stephanie Nutting
Acting Director, School of Languages and Literatures
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Canada N1G 2W1

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph is committed to an employment equity program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.

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Conference Announcements
From: David Mirhady

The Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC) Eleventh Annual Conference
Contemplation, Crisis, Construct: Appropriating Core Texts in the Curriculum

Sponsored by:
Malaspina University College and Simon Fraser University (Humanities) and The University of British Columbia, Arts One Program

Thursday, April 7 - Sunday, April 10, 2005
The Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia

For further information, go to:

Calls for Papers
From: Richard Talbert

Thirty-Fifth Medieval Workshop
Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Fresh Perspectives, New Methods

The Committee for Medieval Studies of the University of British Columbia invites paper proposals for this conference to be held on October 28-29, 2005 on the UBC campus in Vancouver. The scope of the conference will match that of J. Brian Harley and David Woodward (eds.), The History of Cartography, vol. 1. Eighteen years after the publication of that seminal work this conference will offer a unique forum to highlight, distill and reflect upon the remarkable progress made in so many areas since 1987, thereby honouring the memory of the joint editors, and in particular David Woodward, deceased August 25, 2004. Looking to the future, the conference is also specifically designed to foster closer interaction between scholars of antiquity and of the Middle Ages who engage with maps. Proposals are especially welcome which discuss recent discoveries, the value of fresh perspectives and methodologies, insights gained from the exploitation of new technology, relationships between ancient and medieval cartography, and significant current work in progress. Graduate students in Canadian institutions and elsewhere are welcome to submit proposals. Papers are not to exceed 20 minutes. All proposals, including an abstract of 500 words maximum, should be sent by e-mail to the organizers, Richard Talbert (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) <> and Richard W. Unger (UBC) <> to arrive no later than 20 March, 2005. Proposers whose papers are selected will be notified by 15 May, 2005. Some financial support may be available to assist participation in the conference.

Department Announcements
From: Jonathan Edmondson

University of Toronto and York University

Ancient Greek and Roman History
Joint Collaborative Ph.D. Program

In May 2004 the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies approved the proposal of the Graduate Program in Classics at the University of Toronto and the Graduate Program in History at York University to create a Joint Collaborative Ph.D. Program in Ancient Greek and Roman History. The Collaborative Program, which operates at the doctoral level only, has already started to accept students and looks forward to welcoming more in the 2005-6 academic year.

Students apply for admission to the Ph.D. Program in History at York University or to the Ph.D. Program in Classics at the University of Toronto. Once admitted, they can then register in the Collaborative Program with the approval of the Program Committee.

Students take the two required Program seminars, 'Research Methods in Ancient History' and 'Work in Progress in Ancient History', and take all other courses to fulfil the degree requirements of either the Graduate Program in Classics at the University of Toronto or the Graduate Program in History at York. They may take courses at either university and their Ph.D. supervisory committee may be composed of faculty members from both universities.

Program Faculty:

T. D. Barnes, Late Antiquity
C. F. M. Bruun, Roman History
J. C. Edmondson, Roman History
T. W. Gallant, Greek History
M. Koortbojian, Roman Art & Cultural History
S. Mason, Christian Origins & Judaism in the Roman World
G. P. R. Métraux, Greek & Roman Art & Archaeology; Cultural History
M. C. Miller, Greek Art & Cultural History
J. B. Rives, Roman History
C. I. Rubincam, Greek History
J. C. Trevett, Greek History
M. B. Wallace, Greek History

For further enquiries, contact:

Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Classics
University of Toronto
97 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E8

Graduate Program Director
Department of History
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M3J 1P3

or Jonathan Edmondson, Director, Collaborative Program, Dept. of History, York University (

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