Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin Canadien des Etudes Anciennes

13.12.1      2007 08 20      ISSN 1198-9149


Editors/Rédacteurs: J. W. Geyssen (University of New Brunswick):

Michael P. Fronda (McGill University):

Renaud Gagné (McGill University):





Published by e-mail by the Classical Association of Canada/

Publié par courrier électronique par la société canadienne des études classiques



President: James Murray (University of New Brunswick, Fredericton)

Secretary/ Secrétaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval)

Treasurer/ Trésorier: Annabel Robinson (University of Regina)


[1] Positions Available
[2] Conference Announcements

[1] Positions Available

From: Michele George

The Department of Classics at McMaster University invites applications for a definite tenure-track appointment in the area of Greek Art and Archaeology at the Assistant Professor level to commence July 1, 2008.

McMaster University is a research intensive university and the Department of Classics has undergraduate degree programs in Greek, Latin, and classical culture, as well as programs leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Classics or the equivalent, with specialization in Greek art and archaeology (Archaic, Classical, or Hellenistic periods), and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, with a clearly defined program of research which will result in publication. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Greek art and archaeology as well as Greek language and to contribute to all aspects of the Department’s graduate program.

Applicants should send a letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae and a sample of their writing (in hard copy), to:

Dr. Michele George, Chair,
Department of Classics,
McMaster University,
1280 Main West,
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M2, Canada
telephone: 905-525-9140 x23452
(Fax: 905 577-6930).

Applications must be received by November 30, 2007, and applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to reach the Department by the same date. All documentation submitted in support of your application becomes the property of the University and is not returnable.

The Department expects to be conducting interviews at the January 2008 meeting of the American Philological Association in Chicago.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

[2] Conference Announcements

From: Michele George

The Department of Classics at McMaster University announces:

The 6th E. Togo Salmon Conference in Roman Studies
"Roman Slavery & Roman Material Culture"
September 28-29, 2007,
McMaster University

Keynote speakers:
Keith Bradley, University of Notre Dame: "Apuleius and the sub-Saharan slave trade"

Natalie Kampen, Barnard College, Columbia University: "Slavery in the military: problems of iconography"

Christian Laes, Catholic University, Leuven: "Child labour and slave labour in Roman antiquity"

Speakers include:
Christer Bruun, University of Toronto: "Roman cognomina and the question of ‘servile descent"
Philip de Souza, University College Dublin: “Slavery in the Roman Iconography of War”
Sandra Joshel, University of Washington: "Geographies of Slave Containment and Movement"
Peter Keegan, Macquarie University: “Reading the "Pages" of the domus Caesaris – pueri delicati, slave education, and the graffiti of the Palatine paedagogium”
Noel Lenski, University of Colorado: “Working Models: Functional Art and the Ancient Conception of Labour"
Henrik Mouritsen, King's College, London: “Slavery and manumission in two aristocratic Roman households”

For more information, please consult the conference website:



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