16.9  ~  2010 05 17  ~  ISSN 1198-9149

Editor / rédacteur: Guy Chamberland (Thorneloe University at Laurentian University)

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Published by e-mail by the Classical Association of Canada
Publication électronique de la Société canadienne des études classiques

President / président: Alison Keith (University of Toronto)
Secretary / secrétaire: John Serrati (McGill University, Montreal)
Treasurer / trésorière: Ingrid Holmberg (University of Victoria)


Contents / Table des matières

[1] Association Announcements & News / Annonces & nouvelles de l'Association
      ~  CAC Travel Assistance

[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA
      ~  No announcements this month

[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler
      ~  No announcements this month

[4] Calls for Papers; Conference & Lecture Announcements / Conférences
      ~  Conventiculum Buffaloniense Spoken Latin Workshop
      ~  AAH Annual Conference, 2011

      ~  Randolph College -- Ancient Drama in Performance: Theory and Practice

[5] Scholarships & Competitions / Bourses & concours
      ~  No announcements this month

[6] Summer Study & Field Schools
      ~  No announcements this month

[7] Varia
      ~  Directory of Ancient Historians (AAH)
      ~  Sabbatical/Research Housing in Italy
      ~  Vates: The Journal of New Latin Poetry


[1]  Association Announcements & News / Annonces & nouvelles de l'Association

From: Ingrid E. Holmberg

CAC Travel Assistance

The CAC has some limited funds to re-imburse travel for its members to the Annual Meeting. The link to the form for the travel application is on the home page for the Annual Meeting. Please note that the due date is June 15.


[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA

No announcements this month


[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler

No announcements this month


[4] Calls for Papers; Conference & Lecture Announcements / Appels aux communications; conférences

From: Neil Coffee

Conventiculum Buffaloniense Spoken Latin Workshop, June 28-30, Buffalo, NY

The third annual Conventiculum Buffaloniense will take place at the University at Buffalo (UB) north campus in Buffalo, NY from Monday, June 28 through Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

Participants in the workshop will engage in immersive active-Latin activities that provide practice in basic expressions for oral communication. The workshop organizers are: Neil Coffee, Associate Professor of Classics at UB and Anna Andresian, teacher at Sage Ridge School, Independent Day School, Reno, NV.

The session schedule is in development, but will be modeled on that of last year, including an opening night dinner on the first day (Monday, June 28). For more information and to register, please visit the workshop's web page. Participants are asked to send in their registration forms by May 15. (NB: Registrations will be accepted past the deadline of May 15, but participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.)

Questions regarding the workshop should be directed to Neil Coffee at

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From: Randall Howarth

The Association of Ancient Historians announces the themes and location of their 2011 Conference and issues the following Call For Papers.

The event will be held at and hosted by Mercyhurst College, Erie PA Thursday May 5 through Sunday May 8, 2011. Erie's airport is served through Detroit, Philly, and Cleveland.

The Thematic title of the 2011 meeting is "Adaptation in the Ancient World." Papers are now solicited in the following areas of inquiry:
**Maritime Interconnectivity in the Mediterranean (Chair, Elizabeth Green of Brock University)
**Greek and Roman Historiography (Chair, John Marincola of Florida State University)
**Ancient Political Theory (Chair, Ryan Balot of the University of Toronto)
**Tyranny and Response (Chair, Sian Lewis of the University of St. Andrews )
**New Directions in the History of War (Chair, Lee Brice of Western Illinois University)
**Swords and Sandals: The Ancient World in Modern Media (Chair, Rachael Goldman of CUNY)
**Religious Innovation and Empire (Chair, Robert von Thaden of Mercyhurst College)
**Women and Religion in the Ancient World (Chair, Michele Salzman of UCR)
**Egypt (Chair, Carlis White of Slippery Rock University)
**The Ancient Near East (Chair, Cindy Nimchuk of Mercyhurst College)
**Open panel(s) for strong papers in other categories (Chairs, TBA)

Individual papers--20-30 minutes long--will be delivered in plenary session, with sufficient time for Chair response and audience comment.  Please remit one page abstract and recent Vita by email to the chief organizer, Randall S. Howarth, at or by regular post to the same at Mercyhurst College, 501 East 38th street, Erie PA 16546.  Abstracts should be received by November 1 so that sufficient time remains to distribute to the appropriate chairs for comment and for the publication of winning titles in the December edition of the AAH Newsletter.

The organizers will adhere to the traditional practices of the AAH by
***having a welcome reception on the opening Thursday night
***holding all sessions in plenary format
***providing a banquet on Saturday night

In addition, Mercyhurst College is pleased to announce that Professor Lawrence Tritle of Loyola Marymount University, will give a Key note address on the Friday night in Mercyhurst College's Performing Arts center.  The AAH awards travel subventions for junior faculty and graduate student attendees.  Please visit their website for pertinent info:

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From: Amy R. Cohen

Call for Papers -- Ancient Drama in Performance: Theory and Practice

Ancient Drama in Performance: Theory and Practice will coincide with the 2010 Randolph College Greek Play: Euripides' Hecuba, an original-practices production.  The play and response to it will be the culmination of a day of scholarly and practical exchanging of ideas on ancient theatre.  We are inviting proposals from scholars and practitioners of all levels for papers on topics to do with ancient drama in performance, including but not restricted to the staging, texts, design, repertory, personnel, and the social impact of plays in the ancient Greek and Roman world, as well as of plays as re-performed in the modern world.  Papers will be delivered in an outdoor Greek theatre (or a round indoor space if it rains), which means that papers that deal with original practices in some way would find a comfortable setting, but all topics concerned with the plays as a practice are welcome.  Presenters who would like to demonstrate their performance ideas will be provided with student actors (with or without masks), with whom arrangements can be made prior to the meeting.  Papers are limited to 10 minutes (presentation without actors) and to 13 minutes (presentations with student actors).*  Presenters should be aware that they will hear the sound of a drum when two minutes remain and will exit pursued by a Fury when time is out.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Kenneth Reckford, and a response to Hecuba by Mary-Kay Gamel.

Please submit a 300 word abstract and a short bio to by 18 June 2010 (please note new deadline).

A longer description of the conference is at  Another notice will go out when general registration for the event opens.

* Ten minutes is a perfect amount of time to present one idea very well and to tantalize an audience into wanting to know more from you when you meet later. 


[5] Scholarships & Competitions / Bourses & concours

No announcements this month


[6] Summer Study & Field School

No announcements this month


[7] Varia

From: Leanne Bablitz

The Association of Ancient Historians is currently gathering information for a new "Directory of Ancient Historians." They have asked me to collect information for those in Canada who consider themselves ancient historians and wish to have their information included in the book. Please forward the following information (as you wish it to appear in the directory) to me in an email ( with the subject heading "AAH directory":
- your name;
- your rank/position;
- where you received your PhD;
- your work mailing address;
- your work phone;
- home phone (if you wish);
- your fax;
- your email address;
- your web page address; and
- your research interests.
(Please use short phrases - can be multiple, but no more than three). If you know of someone who may not receive the CCB, please pass this along to them. We obviously want to reach as many historians as possible! The deadline for submissions is July 31st, 2010.

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From: Frank Burke

Sabbatical/Research Housing in Italy

Availability for our research home in Lucca, Italy has expanded for the coming academic year: from early November 2010 to mid June 2011. It will be available again from August 15, 2011 to June 15, 2012.

Our child-friendly, recently renovated home has 880 square feet inside and a 400-square-foot terrace with excellent vistas. There are two bedrooms and a studio with sofa bed, plus a spacious kitchen/living room and bathroom. We are ideally equipped for research (high-speed internet, satellite tv, fax, voltage transformers, etc.). We have air conditioning and heating, dishwasher and washing machine. Our tenants are entitled to a 10% discount on Italian language courses.

We seek long-term renters, though we will entertain requests for shorter term rentals, particularly in the summer and spring, in case a longer term rental does not materialize. We do not rent for periods of less than two weeks. For more information and photos, see:
Please direct any questions you may have to Frank Burke,, or Annette Burfoot,

Frank Burke, PhD
Professor, Department of Film and Media
Queen's University
Kingston, ON Canada K7L 3N6
Tel: 613 533-2178
Fax: 613 533-2063

In Italy:
Viale Castracani, 282
Lucca 55100 Italia
Tel: (011 39) 0583 49 17 73
Cell: (011 39) 334 711 3261

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From: Mark Walker

Vates: The Journal of New Latin Poetry

The first issue of VATES: The Journal of New Latin Poetry, a brand-new (and free!) publication devoted to the art of writing Latin verse, can be read online or downloaded at

I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please spread the word by forwarding this to all your friends and colleagues.

Mark Walker, editor


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