Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin Canadien des Etudes Anciennes
14.1 2007 09 15 ISSN 1198-9149
Editors/Rédacteurs: J. W. Geyssen (University of New Brunswick) & J. R. Porter (University of Saskatchewan) 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
 Positions Available
 Conference Announcements
 Association Announcements
From: Liapis Vayos email@example.com
The 2008 Classical Association of Canada Annual Meeting will take place at the University of Montreal (Montreal, QC) from Monday May 12 to Wednesday May 14, 2008. We are envisaging a deadline for publications on or around January 11, 2008. Further details on submissions, accommodation and other practicalities will be announced (soon, we hope) on a dedicated website.
From: Jonathan Edmondson firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW PHOENIX SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUMES
Colleagues will be pleased to learn of the recent publication of two new volumes in the Phoenix Supplementary series:
(1) This past spring a volume of essays on Mortuary Landscapes of Roman North Africa, edited by Lea M. Stirling (University of Manitoba) and David L. Stone (Florida State University) appeared as Phoenix Supplementary volume 43 (249 pp., with 43 plates, figures, and maps). Based on a wealth of material research from current fieldwork, this collection of essays investigates how North African funerary monuments acted as regional boundaries, markers of identity and status, and barometers of cultural change. The essays cover a broad range in terms of space and time – from southern Libya to eastern Algeria, and from the seventh century BCE to the seventh century CE. A comprehensive introduction explains the importance of the ‘landscape perspective’ that these studies bring to North African funerary monuments, while individual case-studies address such topics as the African way of death among the Garamantes, the ritual reasons for the location of certain Early Christian tombs, Punic burials, Roman cupula tombs, and the effects of rapid state formation and imperial incorporation on tomb builders. Unique in both scope and perspective, this volume will prove invaluable to a cross-section of archaeological scholars.
(2) On 1 September the first in the new Phoenix Supplementary Volumes subseries, Studies in Gender, appeared: a volume of essays edited by Bonnie Maclachlan (University of Western Ontario) and Judith Fletcher (Wilfrid Laurier University) entitled, Virginity Revisited: Configurations of the Unpossessed Body (204 pp. . It includes essays by Eleanor Irwin, Ann Ellis Hanson, Holt N. Parker, Kate Cooper, Ilse Friesen, Jenifer Sutherland, Thomas Lennon and Anne Geddes Bailey. Virginity Revisited is a collection of essays that examines virginity not as a physical reality but as a cultural artefact. By situating the topic of virginity within a range of historical ‘moments’ and using a variety of methodologies, Virginity Revisited illuminates how chastity provided a certain agency, autonomy, and power to women. This is a study of the positive and negative features of sexual renunciation, from ancient Greek divinities and mythical women, in Rome's Vestal Virgins, in the Christian martyrs and Mariology in the Medieval and early Modern period, and in Grace Marks, the heroine of Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace.
To order these volumes, please see the University of Toronto Press website: http://www.utpublishing.com.
Phoenix welcomes new book-length manuscripts both for its two new subseries, Studies in Gender and Studies in Greek and Roman Social History, and for the main Supplementary Series. All enquiries should be directed to Jonathan Edmondson, Editor of the Phoenix Supplementary Series, at email@example.com.
From: Frances Pownall firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to ask everyone to encourage students to submit entries for the essay contest (details on CAC website).The junior competition is particularly problematic this year as I have received only three entries so far. Given this dearth of entries, I will accept essays for inclusion in this year's contest until September 30, 2007.
From: Martin Cropp email@example.com
(English text follows)
PRIX DU MÉRITE DE LA SCEC: APPEL À NOMINATIONS
À sa dernière assemblé générale (23 May, 2007) la société a adopté un nouveau règlement 13 pour établir un Prix du mérite, dans l’intention de reconnaître la contribution remarquable d’un membre pour la discipline. Nous reproduisons au-dessous le texte de ce nouveau règlement, incorporé maintenant dans les statuts de la société (voir ‘Direction’ sur notre site électronique).
Nous invitons par la présente des nominations au premier Prix du mérite, selon la procédure prescrite par l’article (b) du règlement. Toutes nominations et demandes de renseignements doivent être addressées au président sortant de la société et président du comité de sélection, M. Martin Cropp (Greek & Roman Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4: firstname.lastname@example.org). La date limite est le 15 décembre, 2007.
(a) La Société attribue un Prix du mérite pour reconnaître les efforts soutenus et méritoires d’un membre à l'accomplissement des objectifs de la Société (tels que définis à l’article 2 des Statuts). Le Prix consiste en une mention honorifique et un certificat offerts lors de l'assemblée générale annuelle. Le Prix est l’occasion pour la Société de reconnaître la contribution remarquable d’un membre pour la discipline, telle que, par exemple, un enseignement d'excellence et innovant, la formation et l'encadrement d'étudiants comme de collègues, la promotion des civilisations grecque et romaine auprès du grand public et les services rendus à la Société.
(b) Le Prix du mérite est accordé selon la procédure suivante. Chaque année, avant le 15 septembre, la Société fait parvenir aux membres un appel à nominations dont la date limite est fixée au 15 décembre. Chaque nomination devra être co-signée par un proposeur et un secondeur et fournira un exposé des motifs qui justifient la nomination. Peu avant ou à l'occasion de sa réunion d'automne, le conseil constitue un comité présidé par le président sortant et composé d’un membre ordinaire du conseil et de deux membres de la Société. Le comité fera part de sa (ses) recommandation(s) au conseil à l’occasion de la réunion du printemps. Un ou plusieurs Prix peuvent être octroyés chaque année. Le comité se charge de la rédaction du texte de la (des) mention(s) qui sera (seront) lue(s) à l'assemblée générale annuelle de la Société.
CAC AWARD OF MERIT: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
At its last Annual General Meeting (23 May, 2007) the Association adopted a new Bylaw 13 establishing an Award of Merit which will recognize and celebrate a member’s outstanding service to the discipline. The new Bylaw is now part of the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws (see under ‘Governance’ on the Association’s website), and is reproduced below.
We hereby call for nominations for the first annual Award of Merit, in accordance with the procedure outlined in section (b) of the Bylaw. Enquiries and nominations should be addressed to this year’s Past President and Committee chair, Prof. Martin Cropp (Greek & Roman Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4: email@example.com). The deadline for nominations is December 15, 2007.
(a) The Association shall administer an Award of Merit in order to recognize a member’s longstanding and meritorious efforts in fulfilling the goals of the Association (as defined in Article 2 of the Constitution). The Award shall consist of a citation and certificate presented at the Annual General Meeting. The Award is an opportunity for the Association to acknowledge outstanding service to the discipline, such as, but not limited to, excellent or innovative teaching, mentoring of students and faculty colleagues, promoting knowledge of the ancient Greek and Roman world among the general public, and service to the Association.
(b) The Award of Merit shall be made according to the following procedure. Each year before September 15th, the Association shall issue a call for nominations to all members, with a deadline for submissions of December 15th. Each nomination shall be signed by a nominator and a seconder, and shall include a statement of the specific reasons for the nomination. At or before its Fall meeting the Council shall strike a committee consisting of one ordinary Council member, two regular members of the Association, and the Past President as chair. This committee shall report its recommendation(s) to the Council at its spring meeting. One or more awards may be made in any year. The Committee shall compose citation(s) to be presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Association.
 Positions Available
From: Monica Hretsina firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are invited for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Greek and Roman History, Department of Humanities, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), to begin July 1, 2008. Applicants should be comfortable teaching core surveys of both Greek and Roman history as well as upper level courses in Roman history.
Candidates with experience in related disciplines such as Near Eastern studies, Late Antiquity and Archaeology are particularly encouraged to apply, and a commitment to an integrative approach to the study of the ancient Mediterranean world would be a definite asset.
The department particularly encourages applications from scholars who can contribute to interdisciplinary teaching and research and whose work pushes beyond conventional boundaries. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and will supervise graduate students in his/her area of expertise. The successful applicant will be expected to assist in the redesign of an undergraduate program in Classical and related studies on the University’s Scarborough campus. Ph.D. and clear evidence of excellence in teaching and research are required.
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Toronto is a tri-campus university with a unitary graduate department. UTSC is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment and a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages. Additional information on the Department can be found at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~humdiv/index.html.
Applicants should send a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a writing sample and teaching materials to Professor William R. Bowen, Chair, Department of Humanities. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to Professor Bowen. Applications and reference letters may be submitted electronically (preferred) to ClassicsSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca or mailed to Classics Search, Department of Humanities, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario, M1C 1A4, Canada.
The closing deadline for applications is November 15, 2007.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
From: Sharon Boatswain email@example.com
Division of Humanities
Literature and Culture of Ancient Rome
The Division of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, York University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the Literature and Culture of Ancient Rome. This appointment is to commence July 1, 2008, and is subject to budgetary approval.
Proficiency in Latin and Greek is required. Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. in hand by the commencement of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who approach the literature and culture of ancient Rome from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. The successful candidate will show evidence of a vigorous research agenda and promise of excellence in teaching.
Candidates should be able to teach in York’s first- and second-year interdisciplinary Foundations program, develop upper-level undergraduate courses, and contribute to the teaching of Latin and Greek language; they must also have the potential to undertake graduate teaching and supervision. The successful candidate will be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate will join the Program in Classical Studies within the Division of Humanities.
York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
A letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a sample of the applicant’s written work (no longer than 20 pages) should be sent by November 30th, 2007 to:
Professor Patrick Taylor, Chair
Division of Humanities, Faculty of Arts
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 416-736-5158, Fax: 416-736-5460
From: James B Rives email@example.com
The Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks an assistant professor in Greek poetry. Possible fields of specialization include archaic poetry, classical Greek drama, Hellenistic poetry and drama. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in research and a commitment to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Preference will be given to those with Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2008. Complete applications must be received by November 1, 2007 for consideration, and should consist of a letter of interest, an e-mail address, curriculum vitae, and four letters of recommendation. Send applications to: Professor Sharon James, Chair, Greek Search Committee, Department of Classics, 212 Murphey Hall, Campus Box 3145, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27599-3145. We will conduct interviews at the APA meeting in Chicago. E-mail inquiries should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Department's website is at www.classics.unc.edu. Women and minority scholars are encouraged to apply. UNC Chapel Hill is an EOE employer.
From: James B Rives email@example.com
The Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for an open-rank position in Classical Archaeology. An active program of fieldwork and specialization in Roman archaeology are desirable. Applicants should have the Ph.D. in hand at time of application; indicate teaching and research interests that are complementary to existing strengths in the archaeology program (www.classics.unc.edu); and demonstrate excellence in research and a serious commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Women and minority scholars are encouraged to apply. UNC Chapel Hill is an EOE employer. Complete applications must be received by November 1, 2007 for consideration, and should consist of a letter of interest, an e-mail address, curriculum vitae, and four letters of recommendation. Send applications to: Professor Donald C. Haggis, Chair, Classical Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Classics, CB# 3145, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3145. E-mail inquiries should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
From: James B Rives email@example.com
The Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a position in Late Ancient/Medieval Latin, either tenure-track at the assistant professor level, or tenured or tenure-track at the associate professor level. The area of specialization is open, but we particularly welcome candidates working in Late Antiquity (4th to 7th centuries), and those with an ability to teach paleography at the graduate level. Teaching duties will include graduate and undergraduate courses in Late Ancient and Medieval Latin and civilization, and undergraduate courses in Classical Latin and civilization. The successful candidate will be expected to take an active part in the interdepartmental program in Medieval Studies. UNC Chapel Hill has recently received a sizeable grant for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in research and a commitment to teaching; 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. Complete applications must be received by November 1, 2007 for consideration and should consist of a letter of interest, an e-mail address, curriculum vitae, and four letters of recommendation. Send applications to: Professor James Rives, Chair, Late Ancient/Medieval Latin 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 Chicago. E-mail inquiries should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Department's website is at www.classics.unc.edu.
From: Deborah Boedeker Deborah_Boedeker@brown.edu
The Department of Classics at Brown University has been authorized to announce a search for a senior Latinist (Associate or Full Professor). The successful candidate will teach primarily Latin language and literature, as well as courses in translation. Prerequisites for consideration include distinction in scholarship and teaching in any aspect of Latin language and literature. Candidates should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of at least five references. Applications should be sent to: Chair of the Latinist Search Committee, Department of Classics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA. Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2007. The department will meet with candidates at the annual meeting of the American Philological Association in Chicago, January 3-6, 2008. Inquiries may be directed to John_Bodel@brown.edu. Brown University is committed to diversity in its faculty and encourages applications from qualified women and under-represented minority candidates.
 Conference Announcements
From: Thomas Schmidt Thomas.Schmidt@lit.ulaval.ca
L'Institut d'études anciennes et le Département des littératures de l'Université Laval ont le plaisir d'annoncer la tenue du colloque suivant:
Regards sur la Seconde Sophistique et son époque
Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and its times
Université Laval (Québec)
28-30 septembre 2007
Consulter le programme [pdf].
From: Jonathan Edmondson email@example.com
Beginning in 1933 with the publication of J.T. Muckle’s Algazel’s Metaphysics: A Mediaeval Translation, the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies has produced over 300 titles in its various series: Studies and Texts, Mediaeval Sources in Translation, Papers in Mediaeval Studies, Subsidia Mediaevalia, and the Etienne Gilson Series, as well as volumes of Toronto Medieval Latin Texts and Publications of the Dictionary of Old English. Along with our journal, Mediaeval Studies, this corpus of works has helped lay the North American foundations for the study of the Middle Ages. To celebrate 75 years of scholarly publishing, the Institute is proud to announce a new series: British Writers of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period – Editions, Translations, and Studies. We welcome submissions to this new series, or to any of the Institute’s continuing series. We are also interested in manuscripts dealing with the late classical period or examining transmission of classical texts in the Middle Ages. Please contact Professor James P. Carley, Chair, Manuscript Review Committee, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 59 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C4.
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