Supplementary Issue — Numéro spécial
19.01.1 2012–10–07 ISSN 1198-9149
Editor / rédacteur: Guy Chamberland (Thorneloe University at Laurentian University)
webpage / page web
Newsletter of the Classical Association of Canada
Bulletin de la Société canadienne des Études classiques
President / président: Patrick Baker (Université Laval) firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary / secrétaire: Guy Chamberland (Université Laurentienne) email@example.com
Treasurer / trésorière: Ingrid Holmberg (University of Victoria) firstname.lastname@example.org
Contents / Sommaire Obituary notice / Notice nécrologique
 Obituary notice / Notice nécrologique
From: Guy Chamberland
Alison Keith informs me of the passing of Robert J. Buck (Vermilion AL, July 5, 1926—Edmonton AL, September 21, 2012), former Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. A full obituary notice will appear in the next issue of the Bulletin.
 Association & CCB Announcements / Annonces de la Société et du BCÉA
No announcement in this issue / Rien à signaler dans ce numéro-ci
 Positions Available / Postes à combler
THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS
NEH FELLOWSHIPS, 2013-2014
Deadline: October 31, 2012
From: Mary Darlington
Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. It offers two major research libraries: the Blegen, with over 99,000 volumes dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean world; and the Gennadius, with over 120,000 volumes and archives devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization and, more broadly, the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. The School also sponsors excavations and provides centers for advanced research in archaeological and related topics at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and it houses an archaeological laboratory at the main building complex in Athens. By agreement with the Greek government, the School is authorized to serve as liaison with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism on behalf of American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to conduct archaeological work and to study museum collections.
Since its inception in 1994, the NEH Fellowship program at the American School has demonstrated its effectiveness by supporting projects for 36 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.
Eligibility: Postdoctoral scholars and professionals in relevant fields including architecture or art who are US citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the US for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Applicants must already hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of application. The ASCSA encourages younger scholars to apply.
Terms: Two to four fellowships, five to ten months in duration. Maximum stipend for a five-month project, $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. Term must coincide with American School’s academic year, September to June. School fees are waived, and the award provides lunches at Loring Hall for five days per week. The NEH Fellow will pay for travel costs, housing, partial board, residence permit, and other living expenses from the stipend. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School.
NEH Fellows will be expected to reside primarily at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (though research may be carried out elsewhere in Greece), contribute to and enhance the scholarly dialogue, as well as contribute to and expand scholarly horizons at the School.
Application: Submit “Senior Associate Membership application with fellowship (long form)” online on the ASCSA web site by October 31, 2012. Link to http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/student-associate-membership.
The following items should be attached to the Associate Member application submitted online on the ASCSA web site:
1. Short abstract of the project (up to 300 words).
2. A statement of the project (up to five pages), including desired number of months in Greece, a timetable, explicit goals, a selected bibliography, and the importance of the work, the methodologies involved, where applicable, and the reasons it should occur at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
3. Current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications. If you are not a US citizen, state US visa status /date of residence.
4. Three letters of reference from individuals familiar with your work and field of interest. These letters should comment on the feasibility of the project and the applicant's ability to carry it out successfully. Include a list of names, positions, and addresses of the referees. Instruct your recommenders to submit letters to email@example.com by November 2, 2012.
The following criteria will be used by the Selection Committee when considering applications.
1. Are the objectives and approaches clearly stated and coherent?
2. Will the project result in an important and original contribution?
3. Are the research perspectives and methodologies appropriate?
4. Is the projected timetable reasonable for the tenure of the fellowship?
5. What resources are necessary? Does the American School provide resources that are not available at the home institution?
6. Will residence in Greece contribute substantially to the success of the project?
7. Please address how you might contribute to, and enhance, the scholarly dialogue at the American School.
8. In what ways might this project expand scholarly horizons at the American School?
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232
Web site: www.ascsa.edu.gr or http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/grants
The awards will be announced during February 2013. Awardees will be expected to accept the award within two weeks of notification of funding, but no later than March 1, 2013.
Ms. Mary Darlington
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-683-0800 Ext 11
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
The discipline of Classics, part of the Classics and Archaeology program, in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, seeks to appoint a Lecturer in the field of Classics, with a specialization in ancient Greek language and literature of the pre-Classical or Classical periods. A Lecturer is equivalent to a tenure-track Assistant Professor in North American Universities. This is a readvertisement of the position advertised earlier this year.
Applicants should have an established research specialization as above, and demonstrate potential to achieve a high level of research performance through the steady production of refereed publications and success in obtaining research grants, as well as the demonstrated potential to attain academic promotion.
The successful candidate will also bring a demonstrated expertise in teaching. The appointee must be able to teach (a) ancient Greek and Latin languages at the beginners, intermediate and advanced levels; (b) mythology of the pre-Classical or Classical periods.
Application Close date: 3 November 2012
A full position description, along with information about online application, is available at:
Dr K.O. Chong-Gossard
Senior Lecturer, Classics and Archaeology, University of Melbourne
School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (SHAPS)
Room G06, Ground floor
Old Quadrangle Building (Building #150)
The University of Melbourne VIC 3010
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL
Assistant Professor in Latin Prose
From: James Rives
The Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks an assistant professor in Latin prose for a tenure-track appointment. The area of specialization is open, but we especially welcome candidates working on prose of the Republican or Augustan periods, and those with an ability to teach Latin epigraphy at the graduate level. Teaching duties will include graduate courses in Latin prose, as well as undergraduate courses in Latin and classical civilization. Applicants should demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and a serious commitment to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Preference will be given to those with Ph.D. in hand or those who can provide assurances of completing the degree by July 1, 2013. UNC Chapel Hill is an EOE employer. Women and minority scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/8381 and attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names of four people who will write letters of recommendation. Applications must be received by November 2, 2012 for consideration. The four letters of recommendation should be sent directly to: William H. Race, Chair, Latin Prose Search Committee, Department of Classics, CB# 3145, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3145. E-mail inquiries should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Department website is at www.classics.unc.edu.
The Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Roman archaeology at the rank of assistant professor. Preference will be given to applicants with a developed research plan based on primary fieldwork. Applicants should have the Ph.D. in hand at time of application; indicate teaching and research interests that are complementary to existing strengths in the archaeology program (http://classics.unc.edu/); and demonstrate excellence in research and a commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. UNC Chapel Hill is an EOE employer. Women and minority scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/8475 and attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names of four people who will write letters of recommendation. Applications must be received by November 15, 2012 for consideration. The four letters of recommendation should be sent directly to: Donald C. Haggis, Chair, Roman Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Classics, CB# 3145, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3145. E-mail inquiries should be addressed to: email@example.com.
THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS
EDITOR OF HESPERIA
From: Andrew Reinhard
For Immediate Release:
Tracey Cullen, Hesperia's editor for the past 14 years, has announced her retirement effective July 1, 2013. The ASCSA is now conducting a formal search for a new Editor of Hesperia. The job description and information on how to apply can be found here:
Inside and Out:
Interactions between Rome and the Peoples on the Arabian and Egyptian Frontiers
in Late Antiquity (200-800 CE)
From: Jitse Dijkstra
Thursday, October 11 (Carleton University, 303 Paterson Hall)
16:00 — Tea & cookies
16:30 — Welcome and introduction by Prof. John Osborne, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Carleton University
Keynote address by Christian Robin (CNRS, Paris), 'Les peuples au-delà de la frontière arabique de Byzance dans l'Antiquité tardive : découvertes épigraphiques récentes et derniers progrès'
18:00-18:30 — Reception offered by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Carleton
18:30- — Speakers' dinner, Arts Congress Room, 2017 Dunton Tower, offered by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Carleton
Friday, October 12 (University of Ottawa, Desmarais Hall, room 12110)
8:45-9:15 — Coffee and registration
9:15-9:30 — Opening remarks by Jitse Dijkstra. Welcome by Prof. Antoni Lewkowicz, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa, and Dominique Côté, Chair of the Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa
Session I: Tribal Societies Facing States: An Anthropological Approach
09:30-10:00 — Philip C. Salzman (McGill University) 'The Meeting of the Twain: Tribe and State'
10:00-10:30 — Stuart T. Smith (University of California at Santa Barbara), 'Desert and River: Consumption and Colonial Entanglements in Roman and Late Antique Nubia'
10:30-11:00 — Coffee break
Session II: The Origins
11:00-11:30 — Ariel S. Lewin (Università della Basilicata), 'Rome's Relations with Arab/Indigenous People in the 1st-3rd Centuries CE'
11:30-12:00 — Michael C.A. Macdonald (University of Oxford), '"Romans Go Home"? Rome and Other "Outsiders" as Viewed from the Syro-Arabian Desert'
12:00-13:30 — Lunch break
Session II: The Origins (continued)
13:30-14:00 — Hélène Cuvigny (CNRS, Paris), 'Papyrological Evidence on "Barbarians" in the Eastern Desert of Egypt (End 1st Century-Mid 3rd Century CE)'
14:00-14:30 — Helmut Satzinger (University of Vienna), 'The Barbarian Names on the Ostraca from the Eastern Desert (3rd Century CE)'
14:30-15:00 —Tea break
Session III: The 'Outside' Sources
15:00-15:30 — Conor Whately (University of Winnipeg), 'Arabs, Outsiders, and Stereotypes from Ammianus Marcellinus to Theophylact Simokattes'
15:30-16:00 — Hugh Elton (Trent University), 'Writing the Histories of Romans and Arabs in the Late Roman East'
16:00-16:30 — Geoffrey Greatrex (University of Ottawa), 'Procopius and Roman Imperial Policy in the Arabian and Egyptian Frontier Zones'
Saturday, October 13 (University of Ottawa, Desmarais Hall, room 12110)
Session IV: The 'Inside' Sources
09:00-09:30 — Robert G. Hoyland (University of Oxford), 'Arab Tribes and Arab Dynasties in the Service of the Empires of the Late Antique Middle East'
09:30-10:00 — Jitse H.F. Dijkstra (University of Ottawa), '"I, Silko, Came to Talmis and Taphis": Interactions between the Peoples beyond the Egyptian Frontier and Rome in Late Antiquity'
10:00-10:30 — Coffee break
Session V. 'Barbarian' Leadership: Middlemen between State and Tribe
10:30-11:00 — Greg Fisher (Carleton University), 'State and Tribe in Late Antique Arabia: A Comparative View'
11:00-11:30 — Pierluigi Piovanelli (University of Ottawa), 'The Kingdom of Axum and Its Neighbours in the Fourth Century'
11:30-12:00 — Joost Hagen (University of Leipzig), 'Letters to Leaders: Seven Documents from Qasr Ibrim'
12:00-13:30 — Lunch
Session VI. Church Interactions: The Religious Dimension
13:30-14:00 — Philip Wood (University of Cambridge), 'Missionaries and Martyrs in a Time of War: Nestorians and Miaphysites among the Arabs, 560-640 CE'
14:00-14:30 — George Bevan (Queen's University), 'The Chalcedonian and Miaphysite Interactions in Egypt, Nubia and beyond: Apocalyptic and the End of Roman Rule'
14:30-15:00 — Tea break
Session VII. The Aftermath: The Rise of Islam and a Christian Nubia
15:00-15:30 — R. Stephen Humphreys (University of California at Santa Barbara), 'Consolidating the Conquest: Arab-Muslim Rule in Syria and the Jazira, 630-775 CE'
15:30-16:00 — David N. Edwards (University of Leicester), 'Creating Christian Nubia – Processes and Events on the Egyptian Frontier'
16:00-16:15 — Greg Fisher and Jitse Dijkstra, closing remarks
18:00 — Welcome and introduction, Jitse Dijkstra and Greg Fisher
Public lecture, in collaboration with the Archaeological Institute of America, by Laïla Nehmé (CNRS, Paris), 'Northwest Arabia after the Fall of the Nabataean Kingdom: New Insights Based on Epigraphic and Archaeological Material', University of Ottawa, Desmarais Hall, room 12102
19:15-20:30 — Reception offered by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
Moving Forward Together: Because Classics Matters
OCA Fall Meeting and AGM
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Lillian Massey Building, U of T, 125 Queen's Park, Toronto
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
From: Lisa Trentin
The Ontario Classical Association cordially invites you to participate in the 2012 Fall Meeting / AGM. This meeting will be a wonderful and important opportunity for teachers and professors to come together to discuss ideas around outreach and cooperation between the high school and university panels. It is intended to provide insight into the innovations currently being undertaken at various high schools and universities in the province and internationally in the effort to encourage the study of Latin, ancient Greek and Classics. The initiatives, strategies, ideas, and materials shared should be of great assistance to all participants in their own endeavours.
The meeting will consist of a number of important presentations, including: a panel presentation on current initiatives carried out by the OCA (originally delivered at the CAC in May); a panel discussion comprising teachers and professors focusing on maintaining the study of Latin, ancient Greek and Classics at the high school and university levels; a presentation by Dr. Despina Hatzidiakos, Education Director for the Consulate of Greece, on how the government of Greece is supporting the study of its Classical heritage despite its current economic challenges; a presentation by Dr. Dimitri Nakassis, President of the AIA Toronto Society, on the outreach activities of the AIA; and a keynote presentation (via Skype) by Dr. Lorna Robinson, Director of the Iris Project, a UK-based educational charity promoting the languages and culture of the ancient (esp. Classical) world, on strategies to further develop outreach in Ontario.
For further information, and a registration form, please see the OCA website at: http://www.ontclassics.org/index_files/Page800.htm
We look forward to seeing you on October 20th!