Contents / Table des matières

[1] Association Announcements & News / Annonces & nouvelles de l'Association
~ Invitation à organiser le Congrès de la SCEC en 2014 au Québec / Invitation to organize the 2014 AGM in Quebec

[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA
~ A new section in the CCB / Nouvelle rubrique dans le BCEA

[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler
~ McGill: Onassis Visiting Professorship in Classical Greek Archaeology
~ Mount Allison: Crake Doctoral Fellowship

[4] Calls for Papers; Conference & Lecture Announcements / Conférences
~ UNB: International Graduate and Undergraduate Conference on Archaeology
~ Mount Royal/Calgary: Second West Coast Symposium in the History of Medicine
~ Victoria: CIG Student Conference
~ Women's Network at the AGM (reminder) / Réseau des femmes au Congrès (rappel)

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

[6] Summer Study & Field Schools
~ St Mary's and Mount Allison: Archaeological field school in Italy

[7] Varia
~ Brock's MA in Classics: two new fields (Art & Archaeology, Text & Culture)
~ A competition to promote Ancient Greek, and classical philosophy and composition
~ Graduate Student Caucus (reminder) / Caucus des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs

[8] New Publications of CAC Members (Books Only) / Publications nouvelles des membres de la SCÉC (monographies seulement)
~ A new section in the CCB / Nouvelle rubrique dans le BCEA

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

De: Alison Keith

Par la présente j'invite officiellement tous les départements et programmes d'études classiques au Québec à considérer la possibilité d'organiser le congrès annuel de la SCÉC en mai 2014. Les départements et programmes intéressés devraient communiquer avec la présidente de la SCÉC ( au plus tard le 15 février 2011.

Le conseil de la Société s'attend à ce que votre soumission explique brièvement pourquoi votre département ou programme est intéressé à organiser le congrès et quelle est la capacité de votre institution ou département à l'organiser. Existe-t-il des facteurs qui favorisent votre institution à la date prévue ? Est-ce que votre université apportera son soutien financier et/ou logistique ? Est-ce qu'il y a un nombre adéquat de chambres en résidence universitaires et dans les hôtels de prix moyen à proximité du lieu du congrès ? Vous êtes invités à consulter les « Directives générales pour le Congrès Annuel », un document disponible sur le site Internet de la Société :

Les candidatures seront examinées lors de la prochaine réunion du conseil, en mars 2011. Une décision finale sera prise au plus tard avant le prochain congrès annuel, en mai 2011 à Halifax.

Alison Keith
Présidente, CAC/SCEC (2010-12)


I would formally like to invite all university Classics departments and programmes in Quebec to consider hosting the Annual Meeting in May 2014. All interested departments or programmes are asked to write briefly to the President (at as soon as possible and before February 15, 2011 at the latest to indicate their willingness to host the Annual Meeting in 2014.

Council asks that potential hosts provide a brief rationale why their particular department/programme is interested in hosting the meeting and well placed to do so. Are there any factors which would make a meeting at their institution in the given year particularly appropriate? Would their university be willing to provide support (both financial and logistical) for such a venture? Are there suitable accommodations available (both on-campus residence rooms and moderately priced hotels) in easy reach of the proposed meeting location? Potential volunteers might usefully consult the Guidelines for Annual Meeting document (in English and in French) posted on the CAC/SCEC website:

Council plans to discuss possible locations for the 2014 Annual Meeting at its next Council meeting (in March 2011) and to make a firm decision before the Annual Meeting in Halifax in May 2011 at the latest.

[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA

From: Guy Chamberland

If you have published very recently a book and are a member of the CAC, you are invited to submit the basic bibliographical information for inclusion in the CCB. Please see the details below in section [8].

Si vous avez publié un livre très récemment, vous êtes invités à me soumettre les informations bibliographiques essentielles pour inclusion dans le BCEA. Pour en savoir plus, voir ci-dessous section [8].

[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler

From: Hans Beck

McGILL UNIVERSITY – Onassis Visiting Professorship in Classical Greek Archaeology (fall term 2011)

The Department of History and Classical Studies, in cooperation with the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), invites applications from mid-career scholars (advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) for a one-term Onassis Visiting Professorship in Classical Greek Archaeology (fall term 2011, September 1st to December 31st). The specific field of expertise is open. The successful candidate will be required to teach six credits (HIST 231 Archaeology of the Ancient World; CLAS 347 Special Topics in Classics: Classical Archaeology) and offer advice on the development of a new position in Classical Archaeology. The remuneration will be CAD $ 29,000.

Applications should include a cover letter and full curriculum vitae, including a list of publications. All inquiries and submissions should be sent electronically to the Director of Classical Studies, Professor Hans Beck (, with the subject heading: "Archaeology position, fall 2011". The deadline for receipt of applications is February 15, 2011.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification. McGill University is an English language institution, but knowledge of French would be considered an asset.


From: Lori Geldart

The Crake Doctoral Fellowship in Classics ~ 2011/12

The Crake Foundation and the Department of Classics at Mount Allison University are pleased to announce the Crake Doctoral Fellowship in Classics for the academic year 2011-2012.
The Crake Fellowship is non-renewable, open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who, at the time of taking up the fellowship, have completed all course and residential requirements for the Doctorate in Classics, passed all preliminary examinations and completed the research for the thesis, and who can reasonably be expected to finish the doctorate during the year of the fellowship.

The holder will be asked to teach one course in each of the Fall and Winter terms, give a public lecture, and be in Sackville from September to the end of April.

In 2011-2012 the holder of the Crake Fellowship will receive $27,000 (CDN), with an allowance of up to $3,500 (CDN) to cover moving and other research-associated expenses. Applications may be made through email or post and should include official transcripts and three letters of reference. The thesis supervisor should be asked to write concerning the subject of the thesis and the expected date for its final submission. Applicants should also send a statement regarding the progress of their doctoral studies, including their schedule for completion, and a 1-2 page synopsis of their thesis.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Dr. Bruce Robertson, Head
Department of Classics
Mount Allison University
63D York Street
Sackville, New Brunswick 
E4L 1G9

The deadline for receipt of applications is January 28, 2011.

Mount Allison University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

[4] Calls for Papers; Conference & Lecture Announcements / Conférences

From: John Geyssen

University of New Brunswick
International Graduate and Undergraduate Conference on Archaeology
25-27 February 2011
Call for Papers

The Departments of Classics and Anthropology in conjunction with the Classics and Anthropology Societies at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, will host a graduate and undergraduate archaeology conference from Feb. 25-27, 2011.

The theme of this year's conference is "Screening through time: Archaeology as a Science and Social Science." Suggested topics include:

North American Archaeology
Old World Archaeology
Lithic Analysis
Faunal Analysis
Underwater Archaeology
Crisis Archaeology
Consulting Archaeology
Classical Archaeology

Presentations should be designed for twenty minutes in length and visual aids are encouraged. Video conferencing will also be made available to those participants unable to make the journey to New Brunswick.

Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. James Conolly, of the Department of Anthropology at Trent University. He will be presenting a lecture entitled: New Insights from Old Numbers: The Rise of Metadata Analysis in Archaeology:

With the rise and increasing richness of online sources of archaeological data, there has been a concomitant rise in the ability of archaeologists to undertake sophisticated metadata analyses. The ability to compile and analyze data from multiple published sources that collectively address a common problem or phenomenon provides enormous potential for insight into large-scale problems in the archaeological record. I will describe several examples that my research group and students have been recently involved in, and also address some of the analytical tools, including GIS, spatial analysis and simulation modelling that we have used to help us develop understanding of the cultural dynamics that underly the complex patterns we've identified.

The registration fee is $15, payable at the conference.  Abstracts should be around 200 words and should include a name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and university affiliation. The deadline for submissions is January 7th 2011, and all accepted papers shall be notified by January 10th 2011. Abstracts (preferably a .DOC file) and questions should be sent to either Margaret Cornfield, or Kathleen Elaschuk All are welcome and encouraged to submit an abstract regardless of experience.


From: Mark Humphries

Call for Papers: the Second West Coast Symposium in the History of Medicine

The Second West Coast Symposium in the History of Medicine will be held in Calgary, Alberta (Canada) on 1–2 April 2011, hosted by the Department of Humanities at Mount Royal University in combination with the Department of Greek and Roman Studies and the History of Medicine and Health Care Program at the University of Calgary. This conference is open to graduate and postdoctoral students, new scholars, and senior undergraduates from across North-America working in all fields related to the history of medicine and health care from ancient times to the modern period. The organizers are especially interested in receiving papers in the social history of medicine, the history of medical disciplines, medical epistemology, the history of disease, cultural concepts, and the medical marketplace.

Our mission is to foster interdisciplinary and transchronological exchanges and to provide a safe forum in which new and emerging scholars can share and discuss research with peers and faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutions.

Interested presenters should send a proposed title, a brief abstract (150 to 250 words), and a short CV to the organizing committee (Dr. Mark Humphries, Mount Royal University; Dr. Peter Toohey and Dr. Frank W. Stahnisch, University of Calgary) at the address below no later than 15 January 2011. Email proposals are preferred.

Dr. Mark Humphries
Department of Humanities
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T3E 6K6


From: Sonja Bermingham

The CIG Student Conference
The University of Victoria in association with The Canadian Institute in Greece is organizing the biennial CIG Student Conference entitled:
People and Peripheries: Living on the Edge
A Classics and Archaeology Conference
Conference Dates: March 18-19, 2011
Graduate Students and Senior Undergraduates are invited to submit abstracts before January 15, 2011.
For more information visit the Greek and Roman Studies Department website:


From: Fanny Dolansky
(La version française suit la version anglaise)

Call for papers for the Women's Network/Réseau des femmes panels at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada, 10-12 May 2011, in Halifax, NS


The Women's Network/Réseau des femmes of the CAC invites submissions for a panel on "Women, Gender and Law in the Ancient Mediterranean." We welcome proposals from a variety of methodological perspectives including those of legal and social historians, literary critics, papyrologists, and experts in epigraphy. Topics may address (but are not limited to) laws governing women's economic capacity; regulations on clothing and adornment; the representation of women in forensic oratory; the treatment of gender and law in literature; the legal status of prostitutes; social controls on sexual activity; women's access to the courts, legal remedies and benefits; and the relationship between gender, status and legal impediments.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words for proposed papers of 15-20 minutes in length should be submitted by January 21, 2011. Please use the on-line abstract submission for the CAC Annual Meeting and indicate "Women's Network/Réseau des femmes" panel. For questions regarding the panel, please contact Fanny Dolansky (fdolansky(at) or Judy Fletcher (jfletcher(at)


Appel à communications pour les séances du Réseau des femmes/Women's Network au Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne des études classiques, 10-12 mai 2011, Halifax, N.-É.


Le Réseau des femmes/Women's Network (qui fait partie de la SCÉC/CAC) invite les communications qui explorent le thème de notre séance de 2011: les femmes, le genre sexuel et le droit dans le monde ancien de la Méditerranée. Nous solicitons les contributions qui considèrent le thème de maintes perspectives méthodologiques telles que: juridique, socio-historique, critique littéraire, papyrologique et épigraphique. Les communications peuvent examiner les lois qui ont géré la capacité économique des femmes; les règlements quant à la tenue et la décoration personnelles; la représentation des femmes dans la rhétorique du barreau; la façon dont la littérature traite le genre sexuel et le droit; le statut juridique des prostituées; le contrôle social des rapports sexuels; l'accès des femmes à la cour; les recours et les avantages juridiques des femmes; le lien entre le genre sexuel, le statut et les obstacles juridiques. Cet appel à communications est destiné à être suggestif et non exclusif.

Les personnes intéressées sont priées d'envoyer directement au site du congrès un résumé de la communication proposée (de 300 mots) pour une communication du 15 à 20 minutes avant le 21 janvier 2011. Veuillez utiliser le lien "Soumission de proposition" et signaler la séance du Réseau des femmes/Women's Network.

Pour des détails supplémentaires, nous vous prions de contacter Fanny Dolansky (fdolansky(at) ou Judy Fletcher (jfletcher(at)

[6] Summer Study & Field School

From: Myles McCallum


The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at Saint Mary's University and the Department of Classics at Mount Allison University will be offering a joint field school at San Felice, Puglia, Italy. The field school will allow students to participate in an ongoing archaeological research project directed towards the examination of imperial land holdings in southern Italy and the process of cultural interaction and change in Puglia and Basilicata after the Roman conquest. Students will learn the basic techniques of archaeological excavation and field survey, finds processing, environmental archaeology, photography, drawing, and data entry. As part of the field school, students will be instructed by professors from Saint Mary's University, Mount Allison University, and Saint Francis Xavier University, and receive training from specialists in palaeoecology, environmental archaeology, archaeological ceramics, archaeological computing, and field survey. Students will work 5 days a week on site and will have their weekends free to visit nearby archaeological and touristic sites such as Lecce, Bari, Matera, the Gargano Peninsula, and Trani, or to participate in organized field trips to sites in the region. Students will live in rental accommodations in the Italian town of Gravina in Puglia (pop. 40,000) in the interior of Puglia.

- Directors: Dr. Myles McCallum (Saint Mary's University); Dr. Hans vanderLeest (Mt. Allison University)
- Dates of Field School: July 1 to August 5, 2011
- Application Deadline: February 15, 2011
- Academic Credit: 6.0 credit hours (3.0 credits in CLAS 3610, Field Study in Roman Archaeology and 3.0 credits in CLAS 3611, Laboratory Methods in Roman Archaeology). The course will be taken as a visiting student through Saint Mary's University.
- Participation Fee: $2,600.00 CAD. This fee covers room and board, all course equipment/supplies, and travel to and from the site during excavations. Nota bene: This does not include student airfare to and from Italy, or travel to Gravina in Puglia within Italy. Students should budget an additional $1,000.00 to $1,500.00 dollars depending on their travel dates and point of departure.
- Lodging: Rental apartments in Gravina in Puglia (Bari), Italy (dormitory style).
- Food: Students will eat lunches in the apartments and dinner at a local restaurant
- Other costs: Student travel on weekends; souvenirs; internet access. These incidental costs will likely total between $300 and $500 CAD.
- Prerequisites: 3.0 credits in Classics or archaeology
- Contact Information: For application information, please contact Dr. McCallum at or via telephone at (902) 420-5815

[7] Varia

From: Allison Glazebrook

The Department of Classics at Brock University is pleased to announce the addition of two new fields to its MA in Classics.

Art and Archaeology
The Art and Archaeology stream provides an opportunity for students to specialize in the visual and material culture of the ancient world. Faculty strengths cover chronological periods from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity, alongside intellectual interests in topics ranging from mortuary archaeology to maritime interconnectivity, from villa landscapes to imperial architecture, from Greek vases to Roman dolls, and more. Recent research in the field and museum has taken faculty and students to Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, and Turkey; these projects, along with our archaeology laboratory and Cypriot Museum, provide a variety of hands-on learning experiences for students. The Art and Archaeology stream allows a focus on the role of objects and artifacts as key contributors to the broad understanding of antiquity.

Text and Culture
The Text and Culture stream provides an opportunity for students to specialize in the literary and historical cultures of the Greco-Roman world. Faculty strengths cover chronological periods from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity, alongside intellectual interests in a wide range of cultural topics. Historical fields of research include maritime trade and economy, ancient spectacle and sport, gender and sexuality, religion, domestic and military history. In literary studies, faculty specialize in epic and elegy, rhetoric and historiography, and the reception of Classical texts beyond antiquity. The Text and Culture stream allows students to focus on literary and historical documents in their socio-cultural contexts, theoretical approaches to interpretation, alternative texts (such as inscriptions on stone and ceramics, papyri and numismatics) and innovative combinations of literary, historical, and material culture.

We are accepting students to these new fields for a September 2011 admission. Our application deadline is January 31, 2011. For information on our MA programme and our Department faculty see


From: Andreas Drekis

Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to inform you today on our newly launched competition „Agon Armonias“. The competition is launched by us, the „Hellenikon Idyllion”, a meeting site for music and culture at the Greek Peloponnese, with the objective of promoting the Ancient Greek language and classical philosophy. It is addressed to people who want to be (or already are) poetically and compositionally active. Please see the attached information on our competition and our institution. I would also ask you to introduce this competition to your association, your members, your teaching staff and/or your students.

I'd like to thank you very much and my most cordial greetings to you from Greece,

Andreas Drekis


[Editor's note: Mr Drekis' announcement will be found here:]


From: Donald Sells
(La version française suit la version anglaise)

The Graduate Student Caucus of the Classical Association of Canada would like to announce the approval of a Constitution by its membership. The purpose of the Caucus is to connect and support graduate students in Classics and Ancient History across Canada, to represent their interests in the CAC, and to support student involvement in the broader academic community. The GSC is a bilingual organization, which meets at the Annual Meeting of the CAC, and encourages on-line discussions among its members, as well as regional events for graduate students. The Constitution, in both English and French, can be found at:
If you wish to become a member, please send a blanck email to: with GSC as object and you will receive an invitation shortly.


Le Caucus des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs (CECS) de la Société Canadienne des Études Classiques (SCEC) est heureux d'annoncer que sa constitution a été adoptée par ses membres. L'objectif du CECS est de mettre en contact et de soutenir les étudiants aux cycles supérieurs en études classiques et en histoire ancienne à travers le Canada. Le CECS est bilingue ; il se réunit lors du congrès annuel de la SCEC et encourage les discussions en ligne entre les étudiants ainsi que l'organisation d'évènements régionaux pour les étudiants aux cycles supérieurs. La constitution est accessible en français et en anglais sur le site de la SCEC :
Si vous souhaitez devenir membre, il vous suffit d'envoyer un email vide avec pour objet CECS à l’adresse suivante : et vous recevrez une invitation à vous joindre au groupe Google.

[8] New publications of CAC Members (Books Only) / Publications nouvelles des membres de la SCÉC (monographies seulement)

From: Guy Chamberland

Members of the CAC can announce the publication of their books in this new section. Books should have been published very recently (in the last few weeks or months) and be related to the field of Classics. Please provide the basic bibliographical information and a short table of content OR very brief summary. If possible, include a link to the publisher's web page for the book.

Les membres de la SCEC peuvent maintenant annoncer leurs nouveaux livres dans le CCB. Cette nouvelle rubrique est réservée aux livres publiés très récemment (dans les dernières semaines ou derniers mois) dans le domaine des études anciennes ou "classiques". Veuillez fournir les informations bibliographiques essentielles et une brève table des matières OU un très court résumé. Pensez aussi à inclure un lien à la page web du livre sur le site de la maison d'édition.