From: James B Rives email@example.com
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The History Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://www.unc.edu/depts/history/) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning as early as 1 July 2007. PhD preferred. We seek applicants specializing in Greek history from the archaic to Hellenistic periods. Candidates for the position should demonstrate strong scholarly promise and a commitment to the Department¹s teaching mission. Applicants should arrange to have sent four letters of recommendation, and should send directly a letter of application outlining research and teaching interests and a curriculum vitae to Professor Richard Talbert, Chair, Ancient Greece Search Committee, Department of History, CB# 3195, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3195. The application deadline is 27 November 2006. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an AA/EOE.
The Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for two openings in Greek prose, one a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, the other either tenure-track at the assistant professor level, or tenured or tenure-track at the associate professor level. We are particularly interested in Greek historiography, but also invite applications from scholars working on rhetoric and oratory, philosophical prose, and the novel. For both positions, we would welcome complementary interests or skills in other areas, for example religion, law, epigraphy, sexuality, gender, cultural theory, poetry, comparative grammar. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in research and a commitment to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; teaching experience is preferred. Preference will be given to those who have the Ph.D. in hand. Women and minority scholars are encouraged to apply. UNC Chapel Hill is an EOE employer. Please send, by December 1, 2006, a letter of interest that includes a current e-mail address, a curriculum vitae, and four letters of recommendation to: Professor James Rives, Chair, Greek Prose Search Committee, Department of Classics, CB# 3145, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3145. Applicants who wish to be considered for the rank of associate professor with tenure should so indicate. Finalists will be interviewed at the APA/AIA Annual Meeting in San Diego. E-mail inquiries should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Department's website is at
The Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for an open rank position in Classical Archaeology. The area of specialization is open, but an active program of fieldwork is desirable. We welcome particularly candidates with a developed plan of research in Roman field archaeology, who employ innovative methodologies and multidisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of cultural landscapes and the reconstruction of ancient societies. Applicants should have the Ph.D. in hand at time of application and demonstrate excellence in research and a commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Women and minority scholars are encouraged to apply. UNC Chapel Hill is an EOE employer. Please send, by December 1, 2006, a letter of interest that includes a current e-mail address, a curriculum vitae, and four letters of recommendation to: Professor Donald C. Haggis, Chair, Classical Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Classics, CB# 3145, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3145. Finalists will be interviewed at the APA/AIA Annual Meeting in San Diego. E-mail inquiries should be addressed to: email@example.com. The Department's website is www.classics.unc.edu.
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University of Windsor Classics Undergraduate Conference 2007
Call for Abstracts
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Humanities Research Group at the University of Windsor is pleased to sponsor its second annual Classics Undergraduate Conference to be held on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, 2007. The conference will open on Friday with a keynote speech by Dr. Mark Golden of the University of Winnipeg entitled “Greek Games and Gladiators”.
Undergraduate majors in Classics or related fields are invited to submit abstracts of 300 words maximum for a 15 to 20 minute talk on any aspect of ancient Greece or Rome. Please include name and address as well as a phone number or e-mail address with the submission, which is to be made to Dr. Max Nelson (who can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is January 31, 2007 and notification of acceptance will be provided by February 15, 2007. Please note that a stipend of up to $500 per speaker may be available to defray the cost of travel and/or lodging. Requests to receive a stipend will be entertained once the notifications of acceptance have been sent out.
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Call for Proposals for “The Oral, The Written, and Other Verbal Media: Interfaces and Audiences”: A Conference and Festival
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 19-21, 2008
The organizers of the first international, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and trans-historical conference and festival focusing on the interface of the oral and the written invite proposals for participation. In keeping with the plenitude of modes and forms of oral and textual discourse, the organizers will welcome diverse modes of presentation, including, but not limited to, oral performances, academic talks and panels, readers’ theatre (dramatized readings of scholarly
dialogues), workshops, and projects-in-progress sessions. Our goal is to generate conversations among performers, audiences, and scholars, including graduate students, from a wide range of academic disciplines, cultures, and historical periods, and to foster opportunities for collaboration among those interested in speech and other voicings on the page. Because Saskatoon is located in a territory highly populated with Indigenous peoples whose oral traditions are still vital and developing, the festival will highlight Aboriginal performers in a Crow Hop Café featuring storytelling, Indigenous Hip Hop, music, and other oral performances. Are you studying legal contracts in medieval Europe as they move from the oral to the written, or Indigenous treaty narratives from decolonizing parts of the world? Are you asking what happens to oral stories when they are transmuted into fiction, drama, printed poetry, or visual media? Are you trying to reconstruct the oral delivery of sermons or epics on the basis of their printed forms? Are you working with Elders on the transcription of oral narratives, and would you like to discuss successes and obstacles in a workshop with others engaged or interested in this sort of work? Are you an oral storyteller/keeper or dub or spoken word poet interested in talking about your practice with scholars? Do you have other ideas for workshops related to the conference and festival theme? If you see your work reflected in these or related questions, please contact us. Other issues and topics that might be addressed:
• aesthetics, ethics, & politics at the interface of the oral & the written
• the body &/or gender at the interface of the oral & the written
• contesting writing’s empire
• memory and commemoration at the interface of the oral and the written
• oral occasions, contexts, circumstances & modes of public address as represented in writing
• oral and written poetics & modes of meaning-making
• orality, textuality, & authority; orality, textuality, & modernity
• orature, writing, and genre: sacred narratives, proverbs, jokes, ballads, sagas, legends, folklore, sermons, oratory, & disputations
• recording oral narratives for community histories or school curriculum
• translation/transcreation of orature
• the oral and the written in visual arts
• strategies for textualizing the oral
• what audiences are well or ill served by textualizing the oral
Please forward inquiries and proposals (300-500 words) by 31 December 2006 to either of
Professor Susan Gingell
Department of English
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK Canada S7N 5A5
Professor Neal Mcleod
Department of Indigenous Studies
First People's House of Learning
Peter Gzowski College
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8