From: Lisa St. Louis
Robert Welch University
Robert Welch University, an online university in Appleton, Wisconsin, is
seeking several qualified instructors of Classical Languages and
Classical Studies to join its faculty of nearly 20 distinguished adjunct
professors. The university is proud of its conservative values and its
commitment to providing a traditional Liberal Arts education.
Students in the Associate's Degree program in Liberal Arts take two
introductory courses in Latin, Greek or Biblical Hebrew and two Western
Civilization courses. Classical Studies courses and higher levels of the
language courses are available as electives.
RWU is now preparing a 4-year BA program in Liberal Arts with
specialization in Latin or Classical Studies. A program with
specialization in Ancient Greek is being considered for the future.
All teaching assignments will be based upon the interests and experience
of the instructor.
Candidates should be willing to teach a variety of courses from the list
- Latin language and literature courses (1st-4th year)
- Ancient Greek language and literature courses (1st-4th year)
- 4 Western Civilization courses (1st year survey courses)
- Survey course in Western philosophy (1st year course)
- Logic (1st year course)
- Ethics (1st year course)
- Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome (2nd year survey courses)
- Art History various periods (2nd year courses)
- Classical roots of the American founding (2nd year course)
- Introduction to the writings of political philosophers Plato, Aristotle,
- Cicero, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Machiavelli (2nd year course)
- Classical Mythology (3rd year course)
- Women in the Ancient World (3rd year course)
- Classical Rhetoric (3rd year course)
- History of Anglo-American Law (3rd year course)
- Holy Land, Heroes and History (3rd year course)
- Latin literature in translation (4th year course)
- Ancient Greek literature in translation (4th year course)
- Biblical Hebrew language and exegesis (all levels)
- Modern Hebrew (all levels)
Applicants should hold a PhD and be comfortable with the technology
required for online teaching. ABDs will be considered only if the
applicant has exceptional qualifications and can demonstrate substantial
progress toward the completion of the doctorate. Applicants are invited
to explore our website http://www.robertwelchuniversity.org
to become acquainted
with RWU's core values and mission. There is no closing date as RWU
accepts applications on an ongoing basis.
From: Tana Allen
8-Month Teaching Term Appointment
The Department of Classics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, invites
applications for an 8-month teaching term appointment. The successful
applicant will be expected to teach introductory courses in the classical
languages as well as more specialized courses in literature in
translation and other aspects of classical civilization. Applicants must
provide evidence of excellence in teaching. For information about the
Department of Classics, please visit our website at
Applications should be directed to:
Dr. Tana J. Allen, Head
Department of Classics
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7
Fax: (709) 737-2135
Phone: (709) 737-8593
Letters of application should reach the Head by June 16th, 2006, and
should be accompanied by a current curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier
or comparable evidence of teaching experience, and the names and contact
information for three persons who will be able to provide a letter of
Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the
province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the
educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering
diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 16,000 students,
Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning
in St. John's, a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a
vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor
Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages
applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal
people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be
From: Thomas Harrison
University of Liverpool
Lectureship in Classical Studies
The Council of the University invites applications for a three-year fixed
term Lectureship in Classical Studies in the School of Archaeology,
Classics and Egyptology. This opportunity arises from the award of a
Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship to Professor Christopher
Tuplin, and comes at a time both of expansion in staff numbers and of
exciting change in the profile of Classics and Ancient History at
The successful candidate will have expertise and a strong research
profile in any area of the literature, history or culture of the
Greco-Roman world or of its later reception. S/he will teach
undergraduate and postgraduate students at all levels, and be able to
develop attractive new modules. It is envisaged that the post will
attract research-active scholars entering the profession and hoping to
progress to permanent academic positions.
The closing date for applications is 2nd June
and the post is tenable
from 1st September 2006.
For information on how to apply, go to
Study and research in the classical world at Liverpool are integrated
within the long-established School of Archaeology, Classics and
Egyptology. There are fourteen full-time permanent members of staff with
classical research interests (see full list below), as well as others
with related interests in, amongst other areas, Egyptology and
Near-Eastern archaeology. Classical research and teaching at Liverpool
cover a broad range chronologically, geographically and in terms of
approach. Distinctive areas of strength are: epigraphy, classical
archaeology and the history of archaeology, Greek and Roman
historiography; the literature of the Roman empire, social and cultural
history, and the interface of Greco-Roman and other, especially
Near-Eastern, civilisations. The wider 'classical environment' in
Liverpool also includes a specialist in the history of early medieval
Italy in the School of History, and a strong contingent of ancient
philosophers in the Department of Philosophy.
The School provides instruction for some 500 undergraduates, 30 masters
and 55 research students. It currently has eleven undergraduate degree
programmes: the BA in Ancient History and Archaeology, Classics,
Classical Studies, Classical Studies with a Modern European Language, the
Archaeology of Ancient Civilisations, Archaeology, Egyptology, Egyptian
Archaeology, Geography and Archaeology, and the BSc in Evolutionary
Anthropology, and in Archaeology. The School also makes a major
contribution to full-time and part-time Combined Honours provision in the
Faculties of Arts, Science, and Social and Environmental Studies.
At postgraduate level there are now six Masters programmes: MA in Ancient
History, Classics, Archaeology, and Egyptology, and MSc in Archaeology,
and Palaeoanthropology. The School places a great emphasis on the
expansion of its postgraduate courses and on the recruitment of
high-calibre students to its active Postgraduate Research School.
The School prides itself on its vibrant research environment. This is
reflected in, for example:
Research Seminars. There are two regular series of classical seminars: a
research seminar for outside speakers which runs weekly during teaching
semesters, and a staff work-in-progress seminar. There are also joint
seminars with Manchester and Leeds (the Transpennine Seminar, Epigraphy
North), seminar series in Egyptology and Archaeology, as well as graduate
seminars and an active student society.
Conferences. Conferences organised by Liverpool staff, many of which have
resulted in published volumes, include: Xenophon and his World, Science
and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture, Hellenistic Economies I and II,
Purse and Paideia: Money in Plutarch and the Second Sophistic, Pontus and
the Outside World, The Middle Euphrates in Antiquity, and Realities and
Representations of Travel in Ancient Greece and the Near East. Planned
conferences include Polybius (July 2007), and the Annual Meeting of the
Classical Association (in March 2008, to coincide with Liverpool's year
as European Capital of Culture).
Resources. The School and University have a number of funds available
for travel to (or organising) conferences, publication expenses,
pump-priming of research projects, or for assistance with teaching
administration. The University is investing considerable extra resources
in library facilities, including a major extension to the University
Library and two substantial additional tranches of funding for the
purchase of classical research monographs.
Organisation of teaching. Teaching is organised in such a way as to
enable all staff to sustain a programme of research. Permanent and
fixed-term staff have equivalent teaching loads. All staff have (at
least) one research day per week. And all second- and third-year modules
are normally related to staff research interests.
From: Michele George
General description of the post
- The successful candidate will have expertise in an area of the
literature, history or culture of the Greco-Roman world or of its later
reception, will offer a well-formulated programme of current and future
research promising real advances in knowledge and understanding, and will
be expected to play a full part in the research life of the School.
- S/he will teach undergraduate and postgraduate students at all levels,
and be able to develop modules, within a broad range of literary,
historical or cultural topics, with a wide appeal both within the School
and in other departments. Members of staff normally have sole charge of
the design and delivery of the modules for which they are responsible. A
willingness to undertake limited language teaching would be an
- The new appointee will also be expected to play a limited role in
departmental administration, and will from the outset have a pastoral
role as a Personal Tutor to undergraduate students.
Applications, Presentations and Interviews
The interview process has two parts. Candidates will give a short
presentation about their present and future research to an audience of
staff and research students (the presentation will be 20 minutes in
length, with a further 10 minutes allocated for questions) and will then
be interviewed formally by the appointing committee. Short-listed
candidates may in addition be asked to supply both a sample of their
research and ideas for possible modules, in advance of the interview
process; any such request will come together with the invitation to
Further details of the School, staff research interests, and degree
programmes can be found at http://www.liv.ac.uk/sace
Potential candidates are welcome to contact the Head of the School,
Professor Christopher Mee (0151 794 2445, e-mail: email@example.com
Professor Tom Harrison (email: firstname.lastname@example.org
) if any further
details are required.
Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture
6th E.T. Salmon Conference
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Sept. 28-29th, 2007
The 6th E. T. Salmon conference in Roman Studies will bring together
archaeologists, art historians, and social historians to consider the
evidence for slavery in the visual and archaeological evidence of ancient
Rome, and to examine its potential and its limitations. Although there
is a substantial body of scholarship on many conventional sources for
Roman slavery, the role of the material culture of ancient Rome — its
art, artifacts, and physical remains — has yet to be addressed
coherently and methodically. Recent scholarship in Roman history and
culture, however, is setting a new course in slavery studies that
demonstrates how material culture can elucidate Roman attitudes toward
the institution of slavery and towards slaves themselves in ways that
significantly augment the textual accounts.
Our keynote speakers represent several areas of interest in Roman
- Professor Keith Bradley, University of Notre Dame
- Natalie Kampen, Barnard College
- Christian Laes, Catholic University, Leuven
We are seeking papers that consider elements of Roman material culture
(broadly defined) and its contribution to the study of Roman slavery. The material treated might include iconographic issues, architecture,
freedmen as former slaves, commemoration in its various forms, or
epigraphy, among many others. Our preference is for papers that analyze
and discuss the nature of the evidence and its use in historical inquiry,
rather than the presentation of data.
Abstracts of 500 words, with a single page CV, should be sent
electronically as attachments in Word to:
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is June 30, 2006. Notification of
acceptance will be sent by September 1, 2006.
From: Kathy Axcell
Please distribute this notice to anyone who might be interested.
KAKOS: Badness and Anti-Values in Classical Antiquity
The Penn Leiden Colloquia on Ancient Values IV, 2006
1-3 June, 2006
Terrace Room, Logan Hall
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Free and Open to the Public
- Yelena Baraz (Trinity College): "From Vice to Virtue: The Denigration
and Rehabilitation of Superbia in Ancient Rome"
- Kristina Chew (Saint Peter's College): "The Bad and the ugly: Kakos and
Disability in Sophocles' Philoctetes"
- Matthew Christ (Indiana University): "Imagining Bad Citizenship in
Classical Athens: Aristoph. Eccl. 730-876"
- Elaine Fantham (Princeton University): With Malice Aforethought: Genre,
Ethics and Forensics of Malitia"
- Nick Fisher (Cardiff University): "The Boyfriend, the Flatterer and the
Sycophant: Related Forms of Kakos in Democratic Athens"
- Susannah Herman (Leiden University): "Who's Bad? Calling Other People
Kakos in Sophocles' Ajax"
- Martijn Icks (Radboud University, Nijmegen): "Heliogabalus, a Monster on
the Roman Throne — The Literary Construction of a 'Bad' Emperor
- Andromache Karanika (University of California, Irvine): "Fortune Verses:
Constructions of Evil in Magical papyri"
- Tood C. Krulak (University of Pennsylvania): "Philosophical Antecedents
to Iamblichean Theodicy"
- Jeremy Leftt (University of Pennsylvania): "Ugliness and Value in the
'Life of Aesop'"
- Florence Limburg (Leiden University): "The Representation and Role of
Badness in Seneca's Moral Teachings: A Case from the Naturales
- Kathryn Morgan (University of California, Los Angeles): "Base Speech
Acts and the Problem of Badness in Pindar"
- John Mulhern (University of Pennsylvania): "Kakia in Aristotle"
- James Porter (University of Michigan): "The Disgrace of Matter in
- Ed Sanders (University College London): "Pathos Kakon: Aristotle and the
Rhetoric of Phthonos"
- Deborah Steiner (Columbia University): "Beetle Tracks: Entymology,
Scatology and the Discourse of Abuse"
- Ian Storey (Trent University): "'Bad' Language in Old Comedy"
- Christopher Van den Berg (Yale University): "Malignitas in its Social
and Aesthetic Contexts"
- Amanda Wilcox (Williams College): Nature's Monster: Caligula as Exemplar
in Seneca's Dialogues"
- Christian Wildberg (Princeton University): Less in Good is More in the
Bad: Plotinus on Evil"
- Anna Zawadzka (University of Warsaw): "White Skin is Bad: Stereotyping
of the Celts"
From: Carol Merriam
The Department of Classics at Brock University is pleased to announce the
following permanent appointments, who will join the department in July
Ms. Fanny Dolansky
From: James Allan Evans
Dr. Elizabeth Greene
Dr. Katharine von Stackelberg
Request for Information
I am preparing an essay on the Classical Tradition in Canada for Brill's
New Pauly, which will devote its final volume, I gather, to the history
of classics in various countries. I'd like to know more about the Quebec
system of education after the 'Quiet Revolution.'
From: Martin Cropp
Report of the CFHSS March Board of Directors Meeting
A summary report on the March 25-26 Board of Directors' Meeting of the
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is now
available on the Federation's website (http://www.fedcan.ca
James Allan Evans' book on Herodotus, titled The Beginnings of History:
Herodotus and the Persian Wars, will be published by Edgar Kent
Publishing (books distributed by the University of Toronto Press). The
volume is a collection of his articles on Herodotus with a preface by
Robert Fowler, Dean of Arts, University of Bristol.
Next regular issue 2006 06 15
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