Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin Canadien des Etudes Anciennes

13.9      2007 05 18      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] Calls for Papers

Editor's Note: I will be out of the country from 26 May through the end of June. Consequently, no bulletins will be published during that time. If you have something you know you would like sent out, please send to me prior to 20 May. I apologize for the inconvenience.

[1] Positions Available

From: Sonja Berming


Subject to funding, The Department of Greek and Roman Studies has sessional teaching available in the following courses for 2007-2008:

LATI 201 Introduction to Latin Literature
LATI 101 F01 Introductory Latin I
LATI 101 F02 Introductory Latin I
GRS 312 Greek and Roman Satirical Literature

GRS 314 Age of Nero
LATI 102 S01 Introductory Latin II
LATI 102 S02 Introductory Latin II

The Department solicits expressions of interest from individuals qualified to teach these courses. Preference will be given to instructors who already have experience teaching the courses. Please send (by e-mail) expressions of interest which include a current CV and an indication of which of these courses have been previously taught, to Gordon S. Shrimpton, Chair, Department of Greek and Roman Studies,, by May 30, 2007. A decision should be made within 10 days.

These appointments are within CUPE, local 4163 (component 3), Sessional Lecturers certification. The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginal persons. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian Citizens and permanent residents. The Department of Greek and Roman Studies reserves the right to fill additional teaching assignments from the pool of applicants for this posting.

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2007

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[2] Calls for Papers

From: John Humphrey

Canadian Institute in Greece
Call for Papers

The Canadian Institute in Greece (formerly the Canadian Academic Institute in Athens) will be holding its fourth biennial student conference on October 12 and 13, 2007 at the University of Calgary.

Papers, of about 20 minutes in length, should discuss topics relating to Greece from the Bronze Age to the end of the Byzantine world. Graduate students and senior undergraduates are encouraged to submit abstracts of 150 words no later than June 30, 2007.

A private donation to the conference will allow the UofC’s Department of Greek and Roman Studies to provide a partial subsidy of travel expenses.

Abstracts and any questions should be sent to Dr John Humphrey at:

From: Rebecca Nagel

A Classical Association of the Canadian West Conference

March 14-15, 2008

Call for Papers: “Commemoration in Antiquity”

The University of Alberta will host a CACW conference on March 14-15, 2008 in Edmonton, Alberta. The keynote speaker will be Prof. Alain Gowing of the University of Washington.

Papers are invited on all topics of interest to classicists, but we particularly encourage papers on topics related to the theme of commemoration in antiquity. Topics might include:
triumphal arches and columns
buildings and statues in honour of a person or event
funeral monuments and ancestor portraits
place names and localized memories
funerals and eulogies
birthdays and anniversaries
performance of the past in ritual and theatrical contexts
narratives of the past in forensic and panegyric contexts
periodization and the use of historical events for time-reckoning
the function of historians and librarians
memory and epistemology of the past
amnesty, damnatio, book-burning, and other forms of public forgetting

Papers are invited on the topic of memory and Greek history for a special panel in honour of Prof. Gordon Shrimpton of the University of Victoria.

The Classical Association of the Canadian West brings together those from western Canada interested in ancient Greece and Rome (as well as their friends and colleagues from elsewhere) to encourage scholarly exchange.

Abstracts of 100-150 words for talks of twenty minutes should be sent by September 14, 2007 to Prof. Rebecca Nagel at . We are seeking funding support for the conference from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Therefore, titles and abstracts must also be accompanied by the following:
Family name, given name, initials
Institutional affiliation (if any) and department
Degrees received; please specify the discipline
Recent positions held
Recent publications and those relevant to the theme of the conference
Audio-visual or other requirements
E-mail and postal address

Please send proposals and enquiries to: Prof. Rebecca Nagel, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, 2-28 Tory, Edmonton AB T6G 2H4, Canada. Phone: 780-492-2570. E-mail: .


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