Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin Canadien des Etudes Anciennes

13.6.4      2007 02 27      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] Calls for Papers

[2] Summer Study


[1] Calls for Papers

From: Kiersten Neumann

University of British Columbia

CNERS 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

11 & 12 May, 2007


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):

· cultural identity, including race, ethnicity, and language
· social identity, including gender, class, individual and group
· ideological and religious identity
· psychological identity
· the politics of identity
· identity theory
· the formation and development of identity
· problems of identity and/or identification

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, .

Further information can also be found at our website,

[2] Summer Study

From: Philip Kiernan

The University of Heidelberg's First International Summer Seminar in Ancient Studies

Life on the Fringes of Civilization

From July 23rd to August 2nd 2007, the Centre for Ancient Studies at the university of Heidelberg will offer its first ever International Summer Seminar. The seminar is a pilot project for what we hope will become an enlarged and regular programme (summer school) beginning in

The theme chosen for this year's programme is: Life on the Fringes of Civilization. Many inhabitants of the ancient world spent their entire lives far removed from the areas we usually consider as central to ancient civilizations. Such fringe areas often included boundaries between one cultural group and another. Where overlap occurred, there was both the promise of positive interaction (e.g. trade), but also the threat of conflict and war. As its main case study, the seminar will consider the frontier of the Roman Empire in Germany and its immediate hinterland. The developments and events that occurred in and around this border zone were often instrumental in determining the history of the entire Roman Empire. Participants will receive a series of classes on Roman Germany and the limes, including excursions to major monuments and archaeological sites. Additionally, a series of distinguished guest lecturers will discuss theoretical aspects of frontier and border archaeology both within Roman Germany, and in other regions, cultures and periods of the ancient world. Can useful generalisations about life in fringe areas be made? We hope to develop a lively discussion and interaction with the participants about this topic.

Participants interested in learning German at an introductory or advanced level can enrol in the International Summer School for German Language and Culture, which is organised by the International Office of the University of Heidelberg, and runs from August 3rd to 30th 2007.

The seminar is primarily intended for graduate students and upper level undergraduates of Archaeology, Ancient History, Classics and other related disciplines. Others are welcome to apply, but enrolment is expected to be limited to 10 to 15 participants.

The seminar will be based in the Centre for Ancient Studies, in the heart of old Heidelberg. The language of instruction is English. The deadline for applications is April 25th 2007.


Or write to:
Philip Kiernan
Institut für klassische Archäologie
Marstallhof 4
69117 Heidelberg




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