Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 9.5 (2003 01 15)

Editors/Redacteurs: J. W. Geyssen & J. S. Murray   (University of New Brunswick)    <
Published by the Classical Association of Canada/ Publié par la société canadienne des études classiques

President: Catherine Rubincam (University of Toronto at Mississauga)  <>
Secretary/Secretaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval) <>
Treasurer/Tresorier: Craig Cooper (University of Winnipeg) <>
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Positions Available
        2. Conference Announcement
        3. Call for Papers
                  (Nottingham, UK)


Positions Available
From: Teresa Smith, Queen's University
Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor
level in Roman Archaeology

Queen's University at Kingston - Department of Classics invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Roman Archaeology.  The appointment will commence July 1, 2003.  The position is subject to budgetary approval.

Applicants will have a Ph.D. in Roman archaeology.  Excellence in research and teaching is expected.  Specialists in the area of the late republic/early empire are particularly encouraged to apply.  Beyond teaching the specialty in undergraduate and graduate programs, the successful candidate will also be expected to teach the classical languages and Classical Studies courses to undergraduates.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and samples of writing.  These materials and three confidential letters of reference should be sent to Professor Dietmar K. Hagel, Head, Department of Classics, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6.  Phone (613) 533-2745; fax (613) 533-6739; email .   Deadline for applications is March 31, 2003.

Queen's University is committed to an employment equity programme and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, gay men and lesbians.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.  Academic staff at Queen's University are governed by a collective agreement, the details of which are posted at .
Conference Announcement
From: University of British Columbia
Family: Hearth and Home
Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
University of British Columbia
May 16-17, 2003
Organizers of the 2003 Society for Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies (SCANNERS) Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, to be held May 16-17 at the University of British Columbia, invite papers from interested graduate (and senior undergraduate) students relating to the conference theme of FAMILY: HEARTH AND HOME.

Papers from a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, especially Religious Studies, History Philosophy, Near Eastern Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Women’s Studies, English, Archaeology, or Classics.  Any aspect of the domestic sphere is fair game, from the physical house and hearth itself to aspects of the family’s domestic activities (legal, economic, philosophical, or religious, to name but a few), whether historical or literary.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:  legal, moral, philosophical, or religious aspects of marriage, divorce, adultery, or children; domestic space and architecture of ancient or modern societies; economic activities within a household; the hearth as the centre of the household and family; domestic religious rituals and ceremonies; royal families; families in the Hebrew or Christian Bible, the Koran, or other sacred texts; religious conversion and family pressure; religious or military brethren as ‘family’; military marriages; families in literature; inheritances and dowries; political exiles and their families; orphans.

Abstracts of 250 words for a 15 minute presentation should be submitted by March 10, 2003 to:
SCANNERS 2003 Conference
Attn: K. Aberle
BUCH C260, 1866 Main Mall,
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC   V6T 1Z1
For further information, contact Karen Aberle at <>
which are posted at .

Call for Papers
From: Judith FletcherWilfrid Laurier University
Call for Papers
International Conference: The Oath in Greek Society
June 30 to July 2, 2004
University of Nottingham, UK
In spite of the fundamental importance of oaths across an enormously wide range of social interactions throughout the ancient Greek world, there has been very little research dedicated to this topic.  This international conference is designed to remedy this omission and to kick off a major project on the theme intended to last several years.  Papers (of no more than 30 minutes) are invited on any aspect of the oath in Greek-speaking societies in antiquity (down to ca. 600 CE), including but not limited to the employment and functions of oaths in political, military, juridical, cultic and wider social contexts, their deployment in literary texts, theoretical discussion of them, and developments in oath practices resulting from Greeks' contacts with other cultural and religious traditions.

The conference will be held at Nightingale Hall on the University's parkland campus just outside the historic city of Nottingham.

Enquiries or abstracts (300-400 words; please state your institutional affiliation) should be sent, preferably by email, not later than 15 June 2003, to both the organizers:
Prof. Alan H. Sommerstein
Department of Classics
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, UK

Prof. Judith Fletcher
Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University
Alvin Woods 3-205
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3C5

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