Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 12.6 (2006 02 16)
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 12.6 (2006 02 16)                                           Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
        1. Association Announcements
                     (Desmond Conacher Scholarship)
        2. Positions Available
                     (Manitoba), (American School of Classical Studies at Athens)
        3. Summer Study
                     (Dalhousie), (University of Wyoming)
        4. Conference Announcements
                     (Water and Wastewater Technologies in Ancient Civilizations)

Association Announcements

From: James Murray

The Desmond Conacher Scholarship

Call for applications — This scholarship is offered in memory of Desmond Conacher, formerly Professor of Classics at Trinity College, Toronto, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and Honorary President of the Classical Association of Canada. The scholarship has been endowed through donations from his family, friends, colleagues, and universities with which he was associated. Its purpose is to assist and encourage a young scholar entering graduate studies in classics. The scholarship is administered by the Classical Association of Canada through its Awards Committee. One award of $2,500 is offered each year.

Eligibility and criteria — Applicants must be Canadian students (citizens or permanent residents) intending to enter the first year of graduate studies in a classics or similar programme at a Canadian university. Specializations within the general area of classics such as ancient history, ancient philosophy, and classical archaeology are eligible. Applicants must be less than 28 years of age on January 1st of the year of application. The main criteria are academic achievement, professional promise, and an appropriate under-graduate preparation.

Application procedure — The following items should be sent, to arrive by MARCH 31st, to Dr. James Murray, CAC Awards Committee Chair, Office of the Dean of Arts, Tilley Hall, Room 26, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3:

•  A personal statement describing the applicant's previous academic career, employment experience, and academic and career objectives;

•  A list of graduate programs to which the applicant has applied for admission;

•  Transcripts recording the applicant's undergraduate degree work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable if certified by the applicant's department);

•  A list of any academic awards and honours received at the postsecondary level ;

•  Two letters of recommendation from teachers familiar with the applicant's work (sent separately by the writers or included with the application in envelopes sealed and countersigned by them).

Selection and award procedure — The Committee meets during the Association's annual general meeting in May. Applicants will be informed of the results soon after this. The award will be paid in September subject to confirmation that the winner has registered in an appropriate graduate program. The committee may choose to reduce the amount of the award or make an honorary award if the total amount of this and other awards offered to the winner for the first twelve months of graduate study (including scholarships, fee remissions, teaching and research assistantships and the like) exceeds $20,000. In such cases an award may be made to a runner-up.

Further information — Questions should be addressed to the Awards Committee chair, Dr. James Murray <>. Other committee members in 2006 are: Dr. A. Robinson (University of Regina) <>, Dr. C. Rubincam (University of Toronto) <>, Dr. A. Suksi (University of Western Ontario) <>, and Dr. B. Caron (Université de Montréal) <>.

Positions Available
From: Mark Joyal

University of Manitoba
Sessional Positions

The Department of Classics, University of Manitoba, invites applications for two eight-month sessional positions, September 2006 to April 2007. The successful candidates will be required to teach a combination of six of the following courses (three per term):

•  Introduction to Ancient Greek Culture
•  Introduction to Ancient Roman Culture
•  Greek and Roman Mythology
•  Greek Literature in Translation
•  Latin Literature in Translation
•  Greek Art and Archaeology
•  Roman Art and Archaeology
•  Introduction to the Reading of Latin
•  Intermediate Latin or Greek
•  Advanced Latin or Greek

Candidates must have an M.A. in Classics; a completed Ph.D. is preferred. Candidates must also have a demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate level. The ability to teach courses in Greek and Roman art and archaeology, or courses in Greek and Latin literature in translation, will be an advantage.

Applications will be considered until an appointment is made.

For more information contact Dr. Mark Joyal, Head, Department of Classics at <> or (204) 474-9987. Departmental website:

Applications are encouraged from qualified men and women, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of good teaching, and three letters of recommendation (received directly from the referees) should be sent to:

Dr. Mark Joyal
Head, Department of Classics
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2M8
Fax: 204-474-7684

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection and Privacy Act (Manitoba).


From: Mary E. Darlington
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Administrative Director

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks an Administrative Director. Based in Princeton, New Jersey, the Administrative Director will handle all duties associated with professionally administering a non-profit educational institution, including, but not limited to, financial management, human resources and benefits administration, operational issues including insurance, Board stewardship, and a broad range of development activities. The position manages four fulltime staff in the Princeton office as well as outside contractors, and reports to the Board of Trustees. Required is a seasoned administrator with experience working in an international environment; desirable is an advanced degree in the classics, archaeology, or a related field. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience, and include health and pension plan. Candidates should send a resume, a statement explaining their interest in the position, and the names of three recommenders to:

Prof. James R. McCredie, President
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232
Phone: 609-683-0800
Fax: 609-924-0578

The ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment

Recent Postings:

Mount Allison University

Summer Study
From: Donna M. Edwards

Dalhousie University

Department of Classics, Dalhousie University, is offering several courses during the summer of 2006. Offerings include: Introductory Latin and Intermediate Arabic (May 8th - June 23rd), Intermediate Latin (July 4th - August 18th), and Ancient Israel in her Near Eastern Context (July 4th - July 26th). All classes will meet Monday to Thursday. For full time table please visit:

All offerings are subject to sufficient enrolment. Courses are open to non-Dalhousie students; please visit for complete regulations.

Registration begins February 27th 2006. For any other questions please contact the Departmental office at (902) 494-3468.


From: Victoria F. Sherry
Seventh Annual Summer Classics Institute
"Life, Love and War: Rome from Republic to Empire"

June 11-16, 2006: University of Wyoming campus, Laramie

The Wyoming Council for the Humanities' seventh annual Summer Classics Institute focuses on the turbulent end of the Roman republic, its collapse into civil war and the rise of the Roman Empire. Teachers, community college faculty and the general public are invited to join institute director Philip Holt and a distinguished faculty for five days of exciting study and good company.

For more information, including registration forms and a complete list of faculty and activities, visit

Registration deadline is May 12, 2006.

Conference Announcements
From: Annette Teffeteller

1st IWA International Symposium on Water and Wastewater Technologies in Ancient Civilizations
28-30 October 2006, Iraklio, Greece

For details, visit:

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