Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes
7.6.2 -- 2001 02 23 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 7.6.2 (2001 02 23) CCB Archive
BCÉA Archives


[1] Positions Available <Back>

From: Sheila Ager, University of Waterloo

Instructor for CLAS 201 (Spring Term)

Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo is seeking an instructor for CLAS 201, Ancient Greek Society, in the spring term of 2001 (a regular length term that begins May 1).  The stipend is $4250.  Applications (vita and names of referees) may be sent to Professor Sheila Ager, Chair, Classical Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON N2L 3G1 <> fax 519-746-7881.  The deadline for applications is 31 March 2001.  In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.

From: Peter Kingston, McMaster University

Lecturer (Nine-Month Term)

The Department of Classics at McMaster University invites applications for a nine-month contractually limited appointment at the rank of lecturer, effective September 1st , 2001.   The current  salary for the nine month period of the appointment is $33,000. Qualifications  should include a Ph.D. complete or near completion, teaching experience and the ability to teach Greek, Latin and Classical Civilization. The successful candidate will teach 6 half year courses and be expected to participate in the research and administrative activities of the department. Applications, including a curriculum vitae and letters from three referees should be sent before May 1st, 2001 to Dr. Peter Kingston, Acting Chair, Department of Classics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M2.  E-mail: Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position.  McMaster University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women.


[1] Calls for Papers <Back>

From: David Mirhady, Simon Fraser University


An Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by the Classical Association of the Canadian West on the theme CLASSICS AND THE HUMANITIES at Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, British Columbia, February 22-23, 2002

Deadline:  APRIL 15, 2001

 The study of the Greek and Roman languages and cultures (Classics) has traditionally been a mainstay of western education.  But things have changed.  Latin is increasingly a rarity in high school education, and a familiarity with classical culture is no longer the sine qua non of an ëeducatedí person.  Moreover, the fate of classics is not isolated.  The liberal arts curriculum in general is increasingly marginalized in favour of technical and above all business skills.  In western Canada, departments of classics have recently been forced to merge with other
disciplines, such as history and religious studies.  At the same time, student interest in classical mythology and history has arguably never been higher.

There is need for new considerations of the roles of classics as a discipline and its place as one of a number of interdependent humanities disciplines, such as English, History and Philosophy, as well as disciplines that may not identify themselves within humanities, such as Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics.

Papers are invited dealing with all aspects of classical studies that give attention, implicitly or explicitly, to how their subject matter and methods may be defined within and outside the context of the humanities disciplines.  Interdisciplinary panels, which invite participation from individuals outside classics, are particularly encouraged.

For further information, contact David Mirhady <>

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