Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin Canadien des Etudes Anciennes
13.6.1 2007 02 15 ISSN 1198-9149
Editors/Rédacteurs: J. W. Geyssen (University of New Brunswick): firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael P. Fronda (McGill University): email@example.com
Renaud Gagné (McGill University): firstname.lastname@example.org
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) email@example.com
Secretary/ Secrétaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval) Patrick.Baker@hst.ulaval.ca
Treasurer/ Trésorier: Annabel Robinson (University of Regina) firstname.lastname@example.org
 Association Announcements
 Calls for Papers
 Conference Announcements
 Association Announcements
From: Jonathan Edmondson email@example.com
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 Professor Jonathan Edmondson, CAC Awards Committee Chair, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3:
• 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, Professor Jonathan Edmondson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Note : La forme masculine a été employée pour alléger le texte.
Cette bourse est offerte en mémoire de Desmond Conacher, ancien Professeur d'études classiques à Trinity College, Toronto, Membre de la Société royale du Canada et Président honoraire de la Société canadienne d'études classiques. La Fondation a été constituée grâce aux généreux dons de la famille, des amis et des collègues de D. Conacher, ainsi que des universités auxquelles il était affilié. Ses objectifs sont d'encourager et de soutenir financièrement un jeune étudiant débutant des études supérieures en études classiques au Canada. La Fondation est administrée par la Société canadienne d'études classiques et son Comité de sélection. Une bourse de 2500 $ est attribuée chaque année.
Critères d’admissibilité. Les candidats doivent être des étudiants canadiens (citoyens ou résidents reçus) sur le point de commencer la première année d'un programme de deuxième cycle en études classiques (ou l'équivalent) dans une université canadienne. Les divers domaines de spécialisation propres aux études classiques et anciennes, tels que l'histoire ancienne, la philosophie ancienne et l'archéologie, sont admissibles. Les candidats doivent être âgés de moins de 28 ans au 1er janvier de l'année de la demande. Les principaux critères de sélection sont les réalisations académiques, les objectifs de carrière et les perspectives de succès, et le fait de posséder une formation de premier cycle pertinente.
Modalités de présentation. Les pièces suivantes devraient être acheminées au plus tard le 31 mars (à destination) à to Jonathan Edmondson, CAC Awards Committee Chair, Department of History, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto ON, M3J 1P3:
Procédure de sélection et annonce des résultats. Le comité de sélection se réunit à l'occasion du Congrès annuel qui se tient en mai. Les candidats seront informés des résultats peu de temps après. La bourse sera versée en septembre, après confirmation que le récipiendaire a bien complété son inscription dans un programme d'études supérieures d'une université canadienne. Le Comité de sélection peut réduire le montant de la bourse ou peut décider d'un prix honorifique de remplacement si la somme de la bourse et des autres bourses cumulées par le récipiendaire (incluant tout type de bourse, exemption de frais de scolarité, contrats d'assistanat d'enseignement ou de recherche, ou toute forme de revenu de cet ordre) excède le montant de 20,000 $. Dans ce cas, une bourse pourra être accordée au second en lice.
Informations. Les demandes d'informations supplémentaires devront être adressées par écrit au Président du Comité de sélection, M. Jonathan Edmondson <email@example.com>
 Calls for Papers
From: Hugh Mason firstname.lastname@example.org & Wade Richardson email@example.com
ICAN 2008 - IV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ANCIENT NOVEL
Crossroads in the Ancient Novel: Spaces, Frontiers, Intersections
LISBON, 21-26 July 2008
Until Professor Bryan Reardon organized the first International Conference on the Ancient Novel (ICAN I), in the U.K. in 1976, the serious academic study of the ancient novel was relegated to the fringes of classical scholarship. That conference resulted in the publication of several important monographs and articles. The accelerated pace of scholarly activity became so pronounced that Professor James Tatum organized a second International Conference on the Ancient Novel (ICAN II) at Dartmouth College in the United States in 1989. That conference established scholarly study of the ancient novel as a major academic discipline. Dr. Maaike Zimmermann and her colleagues organized a third International Conference on the Ancient Novel (ICAN III) at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands in 2000 to take account of the many major and sometimes controversial studies that had been published in the interval.
The ICAN meetings have been decisive in advancing research on the ancient novel and have steadily attracted the growing interest of classicists. They have also greatly transformed the nature of classical scholarship, the Ancient Novel being nowadays one of the fastest growing fields of research and an extremely innovative area in the field of classical and comparative studies. The Ancient Novel has become in fact more and more a crucial issue, in respect of the interpretation of ancient culture, identity, reading practices, and the history of the modern novel. It is, therefore, very important to take stock of the results of the research of the last decade and to present a survey of the various problems and directions of present and future research.
We are looking forward to hosting ICAN 2008, the third sequel to the original ICAN, in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, from 21-26 July, and introducing you to a remarkable city: Lisbon, formerly the gateway to the colonial world, a European Centre on the periphery, a city of intersections and exchange with Europe, the EC and the postcolonial world. For those who haven't visited Lisbon, you have a treat in store (it will be an exciting, unforgetable experience), and for those who have come before, Lisbon is always worth revisiting, because the city changes from year to year.
Now, as attractive as Lisbon is, it will merely provide the background for the real attraction of ICAN - the papers and presentations that you, the participants in the Conference, will be offering. To stimulate your interest, we have adopted the following theme for the Congress in 2008: "Crossroads in the Ancient Novel: Spaces, Frontiers, Intersections". With such a common theme the lectures will not concentrate only on space and geography. Intersection can be understood also in a wider, cultural sense. You will appreciate the particular resonance of this theme for Lisbon. Because of its intercultural nature, Lisbon is the perfect place for a Conference on the Ancient Novel focussing on the theme of the crossing of cultures, languages, races, mentalities: a Hellenistic theme, a whole range of topics which characterize the genre and are simultaneously at the centre of our contemporary cultural debate, since they have played a central role in the history of the modern novel too. For our Congress, we will use all of this as a metaphor for a host of concerns and issues that we hope will interest all of you.
We are organizing panels on:
- Archaeology and the Ancient Novel
- Early Christian Narrative and Jewish Narrative
- Exploring the Frontiers: The Novel as a Mapping of the World
- Frontiers of the Genre. Fluid Texts
- Gender and the Ways of Organizing Space
- Conversations between History and Literature
- The History of Scholarship on the Ancient Novels. Landmarks and Turning Points
- Imagining Empire and Imagining Self
- Literary Memory and New Voices in the Ancient Novels: The Intertextual Approach
- Literature as Resistance
- From Myth to Novel
- Mystery Cults in the Peripheries
- Modern Critical Theory and the Ancient Novel
- Papyrology and the Ancient Novel
- Philosophical Thought and the Ancient Novel
- The Picaresque and Menippean Patterns in the Ancient Novel
- The Reception of the Ancient Novel in Literature and Art
- Space and Cultural Intersections
- Sexual Cross-Overs
- Sea Voyages in the Ancient Novel
And we hope to arrange round-tables on:
- The Ancient Novel and the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
- Love and Desire in the Ancient Novel
- The Poetics of the Ancient Novel
- The Rhetoric of Fiction
- Virtues, Vices and Emotions in the Ancient Novel
During the six days of the conference there will be room for ca. 200 papers, and ca. 10 lectures in plenary sessions and panel discussions. The official languages of the Conference are English and Portuguese. Papers in French, Spanish, Italian and German will be accepted, as long as the participants provide a full version (or an handout of 2-3 pages) in English.
If you wish to present a paper at the Conference, you are requested to submit an abstract before 30 June 2007. Each paper will be allotted a total time of 20 minutes for presentation.
We have designed and composed a special Website for ICAN 2008 ( www.ican2008.ul.pt), online on 10 February, where you will be able to find more detailed information about the submission of abstracts.
The members of the International Advisory Committee of ICAN 2008 will judge and select the submissions, and those who have submitted abstracts will receive a definitive answer by 15 October 2007. This will give everyone enough time to apply for travel and other grants at their own university or institution.
We also intend to prepare a CD ROM with all the papers presented, and for that purpose we need to receive the full version of the papers before 30 April 2008.If you would like to participate without presenting a paper you are asked to fill in the registration form online before 15 January 2008. We should be very grateful if you would forward this announcement to those of your colleagues or students who may be interested in participating. We shall keep the cost of accommodation and conference fees as low as possible.
An arrangement has been made with TAP (the Portuguese Airline) for the event. The discounts offered are 10% in economy class and 20% in business class. All information may be found on the Conference Website.
We strongly encourage young scholars to participate and submit papers. ICAN 2008 in Lisbon will be a place of exchange and intersection of knowledge. We hope you will start thinking now about the stimulating and provocative papers you might be presenting on these topics, and we look forward to seeing you in Lisbon a year and a half from now.
We also ask you to inform us about any changes of address that may occur, or about mistakes in addresses as we have them now.
We hope you will make plans to attend ICAN IV in 2008, and we kindly invite you to send your reactions to this first announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Kiersten Neumann email@example.com
University of British Columbia
CNERS 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
11 & 12 May, 2007
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Graduate students of the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies are pleased to announce their 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. This conference aims to bring together graduate students from science, social science, humanities, fine arts, and beyond in an informal, friendly and supportive atmosphere where they can present their work, meet others in related areas, debate different points of view, and engage in conversations relating to the antiquity and beyond.
The Keynote Address will be given by Dr. Jonathan Hall, Phyllis Fay Horton Professor in the Humanities, Professor and Chair of Classics, and Professor of History at the University of Chicago, on the Friday evening, entitled “Vive la difference: The Limits of Structuralism in Approaches to Identity Formation.”
We are now accepting submissions from Graduate and Senior Undergraduate students for papers related to the general theme of Identity. This broad topic crosscuts time and discipline, finding relevance in both the ancient and modern worlds, and a variety of areas, such as the arts, social sciences, and sciences. Papers may address (but are certainly not limited to):
If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words by Friday, March 23, 2007. Please include your name, institution, degree and specialization, and any audio-visual equipment you may require. Presentations should be no more than 15-20 minutes in length.
Please send submissions and any further inquiries by e-mail to: Kiersten Neumann, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Further information can also be found at our website, http://cnersgradconf.advocatusdiaboli.ca/index.php?page=main .
 Conference Announcements
From: Cameron Kroetsch email@example.com
The Brock University Archaeological Society (BUAS) is eagerly anticipating this year's event being held at Brock University on Saturday, March 3, 2007. The Symposium will be held in Mackenzie Chown A Block 300 (also known as the Sankey Chambers) from 12:00pm-5:30pm. This year, six guest speakers will read papers that center around the topic: "Beyond the Grave: Ancient Death and Ritual".
We encourage you to register for the conference! All those who register by February 28, 2007 will receive a 50% discount on their registration fee. Registration fees are $10.00 and are payable on the day of the conference.
N.B. - A light buffet luncheon will be served during the break period (between sessions). Following the Symposium there will be a Banquet Dinner at Coppola's Ristorante in St. Catharines, Ontario. More information can be found at http://www.brocku.ca/buas/
From: Jonathan Edmondson firstname.lastname@example.org
CONFERENCE ON DISEASE IN GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
The Department of History (Arts) at York University is organizing a
conference on DISEASE IN GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY, to be held on March
9-10, 2007, at the Schulich School of Business on the main York campus
(4700 Keele Street between Finch and Steeles).
This two-day conference focuses on the relationships among diseases, human societies, and environments by focusing on three specific areas: 1. the preconditions and consequences of epidemic and endemic disease in historical context; 2. the roles played by migration of pathogens, vectors and people; and 3. new diseases in the globalizing world. The three themes will be explored through keynote speakers, panels of four papers, commentators, and general discussion.
Walter Scheidel (Classics, Stanford University) will give one of the three keynote lectures on "Contextualizing Disease in the Ancient World", while two of the other papers will address the ancient world: John Grattan (Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales), " 'Death ... more desirable than life?' The Environmental Impact of Copper Mining and Smelting in the Wadi Faynan, S. Jordan in the Roman period" and Mary Jackes (Anthropology, University of Waterloo), "Indigenous Malaria in Europe: Past and Future".
For full details and a registration form, see http://www.yorku.ca/uhistory/envconf/index.htm.
From: Roger Wilson <email@example.com>
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Professor R J A Wilson writes: the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) in UBC is delighted to announce that Professor Susanna Braund has been elected to a Canada Research Chair in Latin Literature and Reception (Tier 1), to be held in the Department from 1st July 2007. She will hold the title of Professor of Latin Poetry and its Reception. Professor Braund, currently Professor of Classics at Stanford, who has also held Chairs at Yale and at Royal Holloway College, University of London, is one of the most distinguished Latinists in the world, and author or editor of a dozen books, including Beyond Anger: a study of Juvenal’s Third Book of Satires (1988), a wide-ranging survey of Latin Literature (2002), and editions of Lucan, Civil War (1992), Juvenal, Satires Book I (1996) and Juvenal and Persius in the Loeb series(2004). She is one of only three Tier-1 Professors to be awarded to UBC in the most recent round, and the only one in the Faculty of Arts.
CNERS is also delighted to announce that Professor Mark Vessey has been appointed to an Honorary Professorship in Later Latin Literature and Culture in the Department. Professor Vessey, a member of faculty in the Department of English at UBC, is a prolific writer on, especially, the Christian writers of late antiquity. Some of his writings have been recently collected together in his Christian Latin Writers in Late Antiquity and their Texts (Ashgate Publishing 2005). He has also co-edited an edition and translation of two of the works of Cassiodorus (Liverpool University Press 2004), and co-edited four other books, including two on Augustine (1999 and 2005) and one on Erasmus (2002).
Other recent news about CNERS faculty is posted at the start of http://www.cnrs.ubc.ca/
From: Kathy Axcell firstname.lastname@example.org
The Classics Drama Group at Trent University presents:
MEDEA by Euripides
February 27 - March 2, 2007
First Peoples' Performance Space (FPHL 101)(Nozhem)
Peter Gzowski college (Symons Campus)
Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
Contact Kathy Axcell (email@example.com) or call 705-748-1011, 1814 for
The Classics Drama Group at Trent University presents:
performed by the Conacher Players
Sunday, April 1, 2007 at 3:00pm
George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, University of Toronto
Tickets: $10.00 ($5.00 for students/seniors);
For ticket reservations, please contact
Kathy Axcell (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-748-1011, 1814)
Department of Ancient History & Classics, Trent University
From: Leslie Macredie email@example.com
Wilfrid Laurier University Press announces the publication of Onward to the Olympics:
Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games, edited by Gerald P. Schaus and Stephen R. Wenn.
Leading archaeologists and historians of sport explore the origins of the ancient games, compare ancient and modern, discuss organization and financing, and examine the gender issue. The book concludes with a provocative essay predicting the future of the Olympics.
Next regular issue 2007 03 15
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org