Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes
7.2 -- 2000 10 15 ISSN 1198-9149

Editors/Redacteurs: J. W. Geyssen & J. S. Murray
(University of New Brunswick)

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Published by e-mail by the Classical Association of Canada/
Publié par courrier électronique par la société canadienne
des études classiques
President: James Russell (University of British Columbia)
Secretary/Secretaire: I. M. Cohen (Mount Allison University) <>
Treasurer/Tresorier: C. Cooper (University of Winnipeg) <>

Contents of CCB/BCEA 7.2 (2000 10 15) CCB Archive
BCÉA Archives

[1] Positions Available <Back>

From: C. G. Brown, University of Western Ontario

Assistant Professor

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2001. Although no particular area of expertise is being sought, the successful applicant will participate in a programme with a full range of courses in classical civilization and languages, and be expected to have a strong commitment to research and teaching, as well as a solid background in Greek and Latin philology. Applicants should have the Ph.D. or be in the final stages of its completion. The closing date for applications is December 31, 2000. A curriculum vitae, the names of three referees (or a dossier from a university placement office), university transcripts, and a sample of scholarly writing should be sent to Professor C. G. Brown, Chair, Department of Classical Studies, The University of Western Ontario, Talbot College, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7. The position is subject to budgetary approval. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

From: John Barsby, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Professor of Classics

The Council of the University invites applications for the Chair of Classics, which will become vacant on the retirement of Professor John Barsby in the middle of 2001. This is an established Chair which was one of the three foundation chairs of the University. The University is seeking a scholar with a distinguished research record and a reputation as an effective and innovative teacher. The successful candidate will assume the Headship of the Department for an initial term, and evidence of academic leadership and administrative ability is essential, as well as a clear view of the future development of Classics in the contemporary university. The appointee will also be expected to play a senior role in the wider university, in committee work and contribution to policy-making. Professorial salaries, which are reviewed biennially, provide for a salary within the range NZ$84,000 to NZ$104,000 per annum.

Specific enquiries may be directed to the Dean, School of Liberal Arts, University of Otago (phone 64-3-479-5793; fax 64-3-479-5790; <>). Closing date 27 November 2000. The position will be available from 1 June 2001.

Method of Application Further details concerning this position, the University and the application procedure are available from the Deputy Director of Personnel Services, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand (Tel 64 3 479 8269, Fax 64 3 474 1607 or email <>. Further information about the University of Otago can be found at our homepage at

Applicants should send two copies of their curriculum vitae, together with the names, addresses and fax numbers of three referees, to the Deputy Director of Personnel Services by the specified closing date, quoting the appropriate reference number AG00/61.

If an applicant is short-listed for interview whanau support will be welcome. Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago I te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

For US and other jobs see the listings of 

The American Philological Association:

and the Atrium:

[2] Calls for Papers <Back>

From: Patricia A. Clark <>

The Fourth Biennial Conference on Travel in Egypt and the Near East will be held at Pollock Halls, Edinburgh, Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 July, 2001.

The Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE) brings together people from many disciplines and interests: historians and geographers; anthropologists and ethnographers; archaeologists and Egyptologists; craftsmen and musicians; classicists and theologians ... Some travellers in the region explored the cultures and the countries over several years; many stayed only a few weeks, but their records stand in archives and books. Artists and novelists were influenced by the Orient and their works have coloured Western impressions.

Sessions at the conference will be grouped into three broad themes, probably: Travels from the earliest times; Artists, writers, architects; Researchers and scientists (in the broadest sense). There will be special presentations on Edward Lane; the Crusaders through Muslim eyes; Ottoman Greece and the Balkans; and a specially arranged session on travel in North Africa.

For further details and to offer papers (20-25 minutes long), with abstracts (of which no more than 100 words will be made available to participants at the Conference), please contact Deborah Manley, 57 Plantation Road, Oxford OX2 6JE, fax 01865 310284, or e-mail, <>

[3] Study Tours and Summer Travel <Back>

From: John Geyssen, University of New Brunswick

UNB Intersession in Rome 2001

The Department of Classics and Ancient History and the Department of History, University of New Brunswick, will be sponsoring a study tour of Rome in the Spring of 2001. Students may opt to take a six-week program, 7 May-18 June, 2001, or a three-week program, 28 May-15 June, 2001. Courses offered include: Rome: CLAS 3393 Rome: From Ancient Times to the Renaissance (to 1527); HIST 3133: Rome: from Baroque to the Modern Era (1527 to the present); CLAS 3333: The Art of Imperial Rome; ENGL 3401 The Presence of Italy in 19th Century British Literature; HIST 3135 Contemporary Italy: Politics, Society and Culture; ITAL 1001: Introductory Italian.

The UNB Intersession in Rome is designed to give students an opportunity to become citizens of Rome and to appreciate, study and explore the layers of history, art and culture in this city. Participants in the 2001 Intersession will live as students in Rome while being taught by professors from the University of New Brunswick. Accommodations will be in the Domus Pacis Residence on the ancient Via Aurelia. Classes will be held in classrooms, museums, churches, archaeological sites and in other parts of the city. An important part of the Intersession will be a familiarization with living in Rome and getting around the city. Students will receive instruction on the geography of the city, on finding neighbourhood markets, on shopping, on how to order food and drink, on how to travel on public transportation, and on how to live as the Romans do. The basic fee for the Intersession includes shared accommodation with one or two other people in a room with private bath. Those wishing single accommodation will have to pay a supplementary fee. Daily continental breakfast and a full evening meal are included in the fee.

For more information, see the web site at, or contact Tom Goud <>, Peter Kent <> or John Geyssen <>

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