Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin Canadien des Etudes Anciennes

15.5      2009 01 15     ISSN 1198-9149


Editor/Rédacteur: Michael P. Fronda (McGill University)


Published by e-mail by the Classical Association of Canada/Publié par courrier électronique par la société canadienne des études classiques 

President: Jonathan Edmondson (York University, Toronto)
Secretary/ Secrétaire: John Serrati (McGill University, Montreal)
Treasurer/ Trésorier: Annabel Robinson (University of Regina)



[1] CCB/BCEA Announcements

[2] Association Announcements and News

[3] Positions Available

[4] Calls for Papers and Conference/Lecture Announcements

[5] Scholarships and Competitions

[6] Summer Study and Field Schools

[7] Varia

[1]  CCB/BCEA Announcements

No announcements this bulletin.

[2] Association Announcements and News

No announcements this bulletin.

[3] Positions Available

From: Lea Stirling

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Roman Archaeology, 2009-2010
University of Manitoba, Canada

With funding from the Canada Research Council (CRC) Chair in Roman Archaeology, the Department of Classics, University of Manitoba, will offer a one-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Roman Archaeology to commence July 1, 2009 (start date flexible). This postdoctoral fellowship will have an annual value of $40,000 Canadian, with a research allowance of $2000. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to undertake an independent research project dealing with a topic in Roman Archaeology or Art. The supervisor of this postdoctoral fellowship is Dr. Lea Stirling, CRC Chair in Roman Archaeology (Tier 2), whose interests encompass both archaeology and ancient art. Applicants should be not more than three years beyond their completed PhD; candidates with a defense scheduled by May 2009 are welcome to apply.

Although no teaching is required, the Postdoctoral fellow may also have the opportunity to teach up to 6 credits for additional remuneration subject to the availability of funds and the needs of the Department of Classics.

Qualified scholars may apply by sending a description of their proposed research project and curriculum vitae, and arranging for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Roman Archaeology
Department of Classics
University of Manitoba
220 Dysart Rd.
Winnipeg MB
R3T 2M8

The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2009. The University exercises a Canadian-first policy; however, all those qualified are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is February 20, 2009. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Lea Stirling, CRC Chair in Roman Archaeology (Tier 2), at, or (phone) 204-474-7357.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).

[4] Calls for Papers and Conference/Lecture Announcements

From: Chelsey Young (

3rd Annual Classics and Archaeology Conference

The University of New Brunswick in association with The Canadian Institute in Greece
Presents a Classics & Archaeology Conference:
“From Weft to Trowel:
Looking at Women from Ancient to Modern Times”
MARCH 20-21, 2009


The Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of New Brunswick in conjunction with the Canadian Institute in Greece will be hosting a Conference on Classics and Archaeology, March 20-21, 2009. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Laurel Bowman from the University of Victoria, B.C.

All graduate and senior undergraduates are invited to submit abstracts regardless of experience. The focus will be on women from a literary, archaeological and anthropological perspective; however, ALL VARIETIES OF TOPICS will be accepted. Presentations should be about fifteen to twenty minutes in length and visual aids are encouraged.

Abstracts should be around 300 words and should include a name, address, e-mail address, phone number and the university affiliation. The deadline for submissions is January 20, 2009, and all students will be notified by January 30, 2009. Abstracts (preferably as a word document) should be sent to Chelsey Young ( The registration fee is $15, payable at the conference.


From: Mike Sampson

Call for Papers for the 2009 issue of Animus

The 2009 issue of Animus will be devoted to the theme of Greek Tragedy. In the Poetics, Aristotle remarks on the philosophical nature of tragedy, in part due to the fact that, like philosophy and unlike history, tragedy deals with universals. At its peak in fifth-century Athens, the performance of tragic drama was an important part of the polis' religious life, and the dramas themselves often reflected religious and political concerns. The plays explore both theological questions about the relationship between the various gods, between the gods and humanity, and the relation of both humans and gods to the necessity of fate, as well as politico-ethical questions concerning the institutions of state and family, social roles (of foreigners, slaves, and women), the variety of possible ends or goods to be pursued, and virtues of character - in other words, the very questions that would come to be addressed in another form by philosophy.

Animus invites articles that address the literary, religious, political and philosophical meaning of Greek tragedy. We are especially interested in philosophical commentary on particular plays, but will also welcome studies on problems that occur or recur within particular plays. Since tragedy has maintained a lasting impact throughout various epochs of Western thought, we also invite submissions that explore the reception and interpretation of Greek tragedy in subsequent periods.

Submissions should be sent electronically by email attachment to the address All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract (maximum length 100 words).


Departments are encouraged to post the Call for Papers, which can be downloaded here [PDF].


Form Daniel Barber <>

Thirteenth Annual Graduate Student Colloquium, University of Virginia (UPDATED)

The Classics Graduate Student Association of the University of Virginia invites abstracts for its Thirteenth Annual Graduate Student Colloquium, to be held in Charlottesville on March 14, 2009. Our keynote speaker will be Shadi Bartsch, W. Duncan MacMillan II Professor of Classics at Brown University.

The purpose of this colloquium is to investigate how the form of the letter developed in antiquity, what limitations and expectations marked the epistolary form, and why the letter became a viable artistic medium in its own right.

Potential topics include actual correspondence, such as documentary papyri, imperial edicts, and letters of historical figures; letters as a literary genre, such as poetic, philosophical, and apostolic epistles; the role of letters in other literary works, such as epic poetry, tragedy, and history. What is the difference between public and private letters? To what extent is a private letter truly private? What does the publication of letters say about the writer's agenda? How do we explain the production of spurious letters? What is the difference between the addressee and the audience of a letter? How does the medium of the letter influence the message conveyed?

We welcome submissions from all areas of classical studies, including art history, history, archaeology, philosophy, comparative literature, religious studies, women's and gender studies, drama, and politics.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as attachments by January 10, 2009 February 1, 2009. to Stacie Thyrion at slt9f at The author's name should not appear on the abstract, but should be included in the body of the email, as should the title of the paper and the author's institutional affiliation, email address, and mailing address.

Any other questions may be addressed to colloquium organizers Rachel Bruzzone (rmb9p at or Georgia Sermamoglou-Soulmaidi (gs2g at

[5] Scholarships and Competitions

From Gerald Schaus (

Canadian Institute in Greece: Graduate Fellowship in Athens

The Canadian Institute in Greece invites applications for the Homer and Dorothy Thompson Fellowship to be held at the Institute in Athens from 1 September, 2009 to 31 May, 2010.

The applicant must be pursuing graduate or post-doctoral studies and have a clear need to work in Greece, and must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.

In addition to his or her studies, the Fellow will help the Assistant Director of CIG with work in the office and library (10 hours per week). Therefore, some previous experience in Greece and some knowledge of Modern Greek is an asset.

Stipend of $6000 and free accommodations in the CIG hostel for the period of the fellowship.

To apply, write to Dr. Sheila Campbell ( by 1 March 2009, including a curriculum vitae, outlining proposed research. Please provide the names of three referees with their email addresses who are willing to support your application.


L’Institut canadien en Grèce: Une bourse des études avancées

L’Institut canadien en Grèce (ICG) sollicite des candidatures pour la bourse d'études Homer et Dorothy Thompson à l'Institut à Athènes du 1er septembre 2009 au 31 mai 2010.

Le candidat devrait poursuivre des études avancées ou post-doctorales et avoir besoin de séjourner en Grèce, doit être citoyen canadien, ou immigrant reçu.

En plus de ses études, le Boursier assistera l’Directeur Adjoint de l’ICG dans le travail du bureau et de la bibliothèque (10 heures par semaine). On recommande donc, une expérience antérieure en Grèce et une connaissance minimale du grec moderne.

Allocation de 6000$, et logement à l’hôtellerie de l’ICG pendant le séjour.

Écrire avant le 1 mars 2009, en incluant un curriculum vitae, une description du programme de recherche et les nommes et adresses de poste éléctronique de trois personnes qui pouvent écrire une lettre de recommandation, à Dr. Sheila Campbell (


[6] Summer Study and Field Schools

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[7] Varia

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