16.10  ~  2010 06 15  ~  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
      ~  No announcements this month

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

[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler
      ~  Sessional Lecturer - University of Alberta, Augustana Campus
11-month teaching term appointment - UNB Fredericton

[4] Calls for Papers; Conference & Lecture Announcements / Conférences
      ~  ACA call for papers (reminder)

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

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

[7] Varia
      ~  IAT and the teaching of Latin
      ~  AAH Directory of Ancient Historians (reminder)


[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler

From: Paula Dufresne

Sessional Lecturer Classical Studies
Augustana - Humanities
Competition No.  -  A105610572
Closing Date  -  Will remain open until filled.

The University's Augustana Campus enrolls about 1000 students in baccalaureate degree programs on a picturesque residential campus in the city of Camrose, 90 km southeast of Edmonton. Augustana is committed to building on its reputation for rigorous, high-quality teaching in the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences, and, in doing so, provides a distinctive undergraduate academic experience for students within one of Canada's leading universities. Augustana is the only Canadian member of the 25-member Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, an alliance in support of superior, accessible higher education. It seeks to attract promising scholars who will share its enthusiasm for teaching in a collegial, small-campus environment.

The Department of Humanities at the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus invites applications for the following sessional teaching position in Classical Studies. Subjects will include:

Greek Civilization
Greek and Roman Mythology

The successful candidate will be expected to hold a minimum of a Master's degree in Classical Studies, and will preferably have recent experience in university teaching at the undergraduate level.

This position has an approximate appointment of one academic year; salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Contract Academic Staff Agreement.

Applications, including curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of at least two academic references, should be submitted ASAP; however, the competition will remain open until filled.

For information about the Augustana Campus and particular programs, please consult the Faculty webpage at Inquiries before June 28, 2010 concerning this position should be directed to Dr. John Johansen, Acting Chair of Humanities, at Thereafter, to Dr. Kim Fordham, Chair of Humanities, at

How to Apply

Apply Online (
Note: Online applications are preferred.

before June 28, 2010
Dr. John Johansen, Acting Chair
Department of Humanities
University of Alberta, Augustana Campus
4901 - 46 Avenue
Camrose, AB T4V 2R3
Fax: (780) 679-1129

after June 28, 2010
Dr. Kim Fordham, Chair
Department of Humanities
University of Alberta, Augustana Campus
4901 - 46 Avenue
Camrose, AB T4V 2R3
Fax: (780) 679-1590

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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From: John Geyssen


The Department of Classics and Ancient History, on the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick, invites applications for an 11-month teaching term appointment at the rank of Instructor, to begin August 1, 2010.  The position is subject to budgetary approval. The successful applicant will have a PhD in hand or near completion and will be expected to teach six courses (three per semester), including courses in Classical Archaeology, Greek, Classical Mythology and Roman Civilization. For information about the Department of Classics, please visit our website at

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter outlining their teaching and research interests and experience accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier or comparable evidence of teaching experience, and the names and contact information of three people who can supply a letter of reference, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to
Dr. William G. Kerr, Chair,
Department of Classics and Ancient History,
University of New Brunswick,
PO Box 4400, Fredericton NB E3B 5A3.
Fax: (506) 447-3072;
Phone: (506) 458-7507;
Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) offers the province's only Honours and MA program in Classics, and the only Archaeology degree program in the Maritime provinces.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UNB is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.


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

From: Alison Barclay

Call for Papers Reminder: 2010 Meeting of the Atlantic Classical Association

October 15-16, 2010 at Saint Mary's University, Halifax NS

The Classics program at Saint Mary's University in Halifax will be hosting the Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Classical Association on Friday October 15 and Saturday October 16, 2010.

Papers of 20 minutes duration are invited on any aspect of the Ancient World or its reception. Please send the title and an abstract of not more than 200 words to 2010 ACA Conference, by August 31, 2010 to Alison Barclay ( or Myles McCallum ( Please also include your A.V. requirements.

Information about conference registration and places to stay will be available at the end of August.


[7] Varia

From: Margaret-Anne Gillis

Two years ago, the First Ministers met to discuss the economy and as a result they ratified the Internal Agreement on Trade which required every province to review their procedures for certifying professionals, doctors, dentists, engineers, bricklayers, plumbers, etc., and procedures in place for allowing professionals from other provinces to move with ease between the provinces as a means of increasing internal trade. Any barriers had to be reduced or removed entirely as a result of the IAT. In Ontario, teaching is more highly regulated than in any other province and this has prevented teachers from other provinces moving to Ontario and practicing without rigorous scrutiny, often taking up to five years to receive an OTC (Ontario Teaching Certificate) and often requiring teachers to take additional qualification courses. As a result of the IAT, Ontario's Ministry of Education has spent the past two years working with the Ontario College of Teachers to remove many barriers and create a more fluid system for teachers trained in other provinces to teach in Ontario. As well, Ontario trained teachers can work in other provinces without impediment. This is essentially reciprocity for teaching.

This is important for Classics. It means that Classics majors interested in teaching Latin at the secondary level can come to Ontario to certify and have that certification recognised in their home province. It means that teachers, who have Latin courses in their academic degree from other provinces, could come to Ontario and begin teaching Latin in the secondary schools here. On an even broader scale, this means that the Classics community of Canada can begin to consider the possibility of reviving Latin in the high school curricula of other provinces. If we think back to the 1950's and 1960's when Latin was a compulsory course at the secondary level in every jurisdiction in Canada, Classics programmes at the post-secondary level flourished because there was a direct application of the degree students were studying: teaching. During the 1970's and 80's, programmes at the secondary level began to disappear, most notably because of disinterest on the part of administrators and students and retirements by teachers. In the 1990's, even into the new millennium, Latin at the secondary level has all but disappeared everywhere, except in small isolated pockets and in Ontario. While Ontario's curriculum preserves Latin, the situation is far from idyllic. For the past twenty years, Classics departments, in Ontario and beyond, have been suffering enormous reductions to staff and funding. The two are linked. Now is the time for the Classics community to begin the work to revitalise Classics at the secondary level. Now is the time to begin the discussion.

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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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