Contents / Table des matières

[1] Association Announcements & News / Annonces & nouvelles de l'Association
~ Annual meeting of the CAC / Congrès annuel de la SCÉC

[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA
~ From the Editor / Un mot du rédacteur

[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler
~ Memorial: 8-month Teaching Term Appointment

[4] Calls for Papers; Conference & Lecture Announcements / Conférences; appels à communications
~ Call For Papers: 2011 Meeting of the Atlantic Classical Association

[5] Scholarships & Competitions / Bourses & concours
~ Conacher Scholarship (reminder) / Bourse Conacher (rappel)

[6] Summer Study & Field Schools
~ McMaster: Greek and Latin in the Summer (reminder)

[7] Varia
~ AAH Directory of Ancient Historians (reminder)

[8] New Publications of CAC Members / Publications nouvelles des membres de la SCÉC
~ No new publication this month / Pas de nouvelle publication ce mois-ci

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

From: Peter O'Brien

Annual Meeting of the CAC / Congrès annuel de la SCÉC

Subscribers are reminded that the Annual Meeting of the CAC-SCEC will take place from Tuesday, May 10 – Thursday, May 12 at Dalhousie University in Halifax. On-site registration will begin in the afternoon of Monday, May 9, and paper sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. on May 10. 

Pre-registration on the conference website is required. Regular registration fees will be collected until April 8. After April 8, a surcharge will apply. The online registration process requires you (1) to log on to the conference site (if you have not already done so, you'll need to create an account); (2) to click the "registration" tab, where you will find registration categories and options. (3) Please note that after completing online registration, you must finish the process manually by making out a cheque to "Dalhousie University” and sending it to the following postal address: 

CAC-SCEC Registration
Department of Classics
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS 

Remember that after April 8, late surcharges apply!

We very much look forward to welcoming many to Nova Scotia in May! You will find useful information about our conference and your stay in Halifax on the conference website. A full preliminary programme will be posted by March 18. Please direct any queries to or

[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA

From: Guy Chamberland

I am sending this Bulletin a little early, on this sixth day before the Ides of March, since I'll be away for about 10 days from March 11th. If you have a position or conference to advertise, you may want to contact the WebMaster to post it on the CAC website. There is also a link, above, to the CAC FaceBook page. I'll issue a special Bulletin for any time-sensitive announcement when I return.

[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler

From: Kathryn Simonsen

8-Month Teaching Term Appointment

The Department of Classics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, invites applications for an 8-month teaching appointment to begin September 1, 2011. 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 Latin Language, Classical Civilization, Roman Religion and Literature.

Applications should be directed to:

Dr. Kathryn Simonsen, Acting Head,
Departmenrt of Classics,
Memorial University of Newfoundland,
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7.
fax: 709-864-3670
phone: 709-864-8593

For information about the Department of Classics, please visit our website at

Letters of application should reach the Acting Head by April 1, 2011 and should be accompanied by a current 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. Applicants must provide evidence of excellence in teaching.

Memorial University of Newfoundland is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programmes to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University 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 / Conférences; appels à communications

From: Kathryn Simonsen

Call for Papers for the 2011 Meeting of the Atlantic Classical Association
October 14-15, 2011 at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

The Department of Classics and the Faculty of Arts at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s will be hosting the Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Classical Association on Friday October 14 and Saturday October 15, 2011.

Papers of 20 minutes duration are invited on any aspect of the Classical World (literature, history, archaeology, art history, philosophy, etc.). Please send an abstract of not more than 200 words and include your name and affiliation, the title of your paper and any A.V. requirements. Abstracts must be submitted by e-mail attachment to Milo Nikolic ( by July 31, 2011.

Conference registration deadline is September 15th, 2011.

[5] Scholarships & Competitions / Bourses & concours

From: Patrick Baker
(Version française sous l'anglais)

The Desmond Conacher Scholarship 2011

Call for applications — This scholarship is offered in memory of Desmond Conacher, formerly Professor of Classics at Trinity College, Toronto, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and Honorary President of the Classical Association of Canada. Its purpose is to assist and encourage a young scholar entering graduate studies in classics. The scholarship is administered by the Classical Association of Canada. One award of $2,500 is offered each year.

Eligibility and criteria — Applicants must be Canadian students (citizens or permanent residents) intending to enter the first year of graduate studies in a classics or similar programme at a Canadian university. Specializations within the general area of classics such as ancient history, ancient philosophy, and classical archaeology are eligible. Applicants must be less than 28 years of age on January 1st of the year of application. The main criteria are academic achievement, professional promise, and an appropriate undergraduate preparation.

Application procedure — Applications should be sent, to arrive by April 11th, to Professor Patrick Baker, CAC Awards Committee Chair, Départment d'histoire, Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, 1030, avenue des Sciences humaines, local 5307, Université Laval, Québec, QC, G1V 0A6. For full details of the items required for an application, see the relevant part of the CAC/SCEC website:

Further information — Questions should be addressed to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Professor Patrick Baker <>.

Bourse Desmond Conacher 2011

Appel de candidatures — Cette bourse est offerte en mémoire de Desmond Conacher, ancien Professeur d’Études Classiques à Trinity College, Toronto, Membre de la Société royale du Canada et Président honoraire de la Société Canadienne d’Études Classiques. Ses objectifs sont d'encourager et de soutenir financièrement un jeune étudiant débutant des études supérieures en études classiques au Canada. La Fondation est administrée par la Société canadienne d'études classiques et son Comité de sélection. Une bourse de 2500 $ est attribuée chaque année.

Critères d’admissibilité — Les candidats doivent être des étudiants canadiens (citoyens ou résidents reçus) sur le point de commencer la première année d’un programme de deuxième cycle en études classiques (ou l’équivalent) dans une université canadienne. Les divers domaines de spécialisation propres aux études classiques et anciennes, tels que l’histoire ancienne, la philosophie ancienne et l’archéologie, sont admissibles. Les candidats doivent être âgés de moins de 28 ans au 1er janvier de l’année de la demande. Les principaux critères de sélection sont les réalisations académiques, les objectifs de carrière et les perspectives de succès, et le fait de posséder une formation de premier cycle pertinente.

Modalités de présentation  — Un dossier de demande devrait être acheminé au plus tard le 11 avril (à destination) à M. Patrick Baker, Président du comité de sélection de la SCEC, Départment d'histoire, Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, 1030, avenue des Sciences humaines, local 5307, Université Laval, Québec, QC, G1V 0A6. Pour une liste détaillée des pièces requises pour le dossier de demande, veuillez consulter le site web de la SCEC:

Informations Les demandes d’informations supplémentaires devront être adressées par écrit au Président du Comité de sélection, M. Patrick Baker <>.

[6] Summer Study & Field School

From: Claude Eilers


The Department of Classics at McMaster University is pleased to announce that the first Summer Program in Classical Languages offered at the McMaster campus in the summer sessions of 2011/12. Our offerings will include:

• LATIN 1Z03, Beginner's Latin I (May 2 – June 17) will cover Wheelock's Latin chapters 1-16

• LATIN 1ZZ3, Beginner's Latin II (June 20 – Aug. 5) will cover Wheelock chapters 17-32

• LATIN 2A03, Intermediate Latin I (May 2 – June 17) will finish Wheelock and begin reading adapted texts

• LATIN 2AA3, Intermediate Latin II (June 20 – Aug. 5) will begin reading unadapted Classical authors

• GREEK 1Z03, Beginner's Greek I (May 2 – June 17) will cover Hansen and Quinn's, Greek an Intensive Course, units 1-6

• GREEK 1ZZ3, Beginner's Greek II (June 20 – Aug. 5) will cover Hansen and Quinn units 7-11

• GREEK 2A03, Intermediate Greek I (May 2 – June 17) will finish Hansen and Quinn

• GREEK 2AA3, Intermediate Greek II (June 20 – Aug. 5) will begin reading Classical texts

For more information, see the website at

or email Dr. Claude Eilers at

Instructors, please let your students and colleagues know !!

[7] Varia

From: Leanne Bablitz

The Association of Ancient Historians, North America's premiere professional organization for scholars of the Ancient Mediterranean world, is updating its Directory of Ancient Historians in the United States and Canada.  Data for the entries were assembled from universities and colleges across the two countries and is available on the AAH website at

Many of you already sent me your information but perhaps some of you forgot.  Could everyone who considers themselves an historian please go to the above site, check their own information and also see if there are people that you think should be on the list who aren't.  If you find such people, please send the missing person/people an email and tell them to get their information into the website – there's an online form available there. I would really like to see this listing be as complete as possible before it moves to a print format.

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

No new publication this month / Pas de nouvelles publications ce mois-ci