16.11  ~  2010 07 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
      ~  Your e-mail address / Votre courriel

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

[4] Calls for Papers; Conference & Lecture Announcements / Conférences
      ~  CACW Conference -- second call for papers
      ~  ACA Conference -- call for papers -- reminder

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

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

[7] Varia
      ~  AAH Directory -- Final reminder
      ~  Keep Latin & Classical Studies in Scottish schools


[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA

From: Guy Chamberland

If you are among the CCB subscribers who will soon be moving to a new institution, please remember to inform me of your new email address.

Certains abonnés au BCEA vont commencer un nouveau programme d'études ou un nouvel emploi à l'automne. S.V.P. assurez-vous de me communiquer votre nouveau courriel si tel est le cas.


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

From: Reyes Bertolín

Call for Papers

Classical Association of the Canadian West
March 11-12, 2011
Department of Greek and Roman Studies
The University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

"Peasants, Potters and Prostitutes. Lower Classes in Greek and Roman Antiquity"

The CACW invites scholars and graduate students to submit abstracts on the topic of lower classes in the ancient Greek and Roman world. Topics may include but are not limited to:

workers in art, literature, and history
disenfranchised or marginal individuals and groups
opportunity for social mobility
social or political consciousness of lower class individuals
recreation and leisure amongst the lower classes

There will be a special session on ancient medicine and its workers.
Abstracts on other topics in Greek and Roman Studies will be considered if space permits. Papers shall be no longer than 20 minutes.

Please send your title and abstract (max. 300 words) and short CV indicating your degrees, position and recent publications (max. 20 lines)

Deadline for abstract submission: September 20th, 2010

Contact: Dr. Reyes Bertolín, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, The University of Calgary ( - 403 220 7868)

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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 AV requirements.

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


[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
- 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: Shona Harrison

Keep Latin and Classical Studies in Scottish Schools

Dear all,
I am contacting you in anticipation that you will be able to assist in efforts to ensure that Latin does not disappear from the curriculum in Scotland, particularly in the state sector. The examination board, the SQA, proposes not to develop qualifications in Latin at the first/lower levels, contrary to the Curriculum for Excellence.. Qualifications for Classical Studies have now been secured but is essential to secure a discrete Latin qualification at National Level 4 to ensure parity of esteem and progression with other languages.
If there are no qualifications at the first/younger levels for pupils, schools will inevitably remove Latin from the school curriculum.
A Facebook has been set up outlining the concerns encouraging classicists and those who care about education to contact the SQA and Michael Russell, the Education Secretary for Scotland to ensure a "re-think" of these proposals, which appear to discriminate against Latin.
Could I ask you to look at the Facebook page, simply titled Keep Latin and Classical Studies in Scottish Schools, and give your support to ensure that a classical language remains available to pupils in Scottish schools. (You do not need to be a Facebook user to access these pages.)

Shona J.A. Harrison
Classics Teacher


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