CONF: Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis

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Fifth Bristol Colloquium on Classical Myth

Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis
To be held in London, at the School of Advanced Studies, Malet Street, 3rd-6th September 2009.
Keynote speakers
Page DuBois (University of California, San Diego)
Jonathan Lear (University of Chicago)
Robert Segal (University of Aberdeen) – with response by Meg Harris Williams
Sonu Shamdasani (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London)
Speakers include
Richard Armstrong (University of Houston, Texas)
Erik Gunderson (University of Toronto)
Micaela Janan (Duke University)
Paul Allen Miller (University of South Carolina)
Daniel Orrels (University of Warwick)
Mark Payne (University of Chicago)
Jill Scott (Queens University, Ontario)
Bennett Simon (Harvard Medical School)
Gregory Staley (University of Maryland)
Victoria Wohl (University of Toronto)
Full conference fee £70; one day fee £20.
Schedule and booking form available at
Enquiries to Ellen O’Gorman & Vanda Zajko
e.c.ogorman AT; v.zajko AT

JOB: Professor of Ancient Western Mediterranean Art and Archaeology @ NYU

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Professor of Ancient Western Mediterranean Art and Archaeology

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University (ISAW), seeks to make a faculty appointment in the area of the art and archaeology of the ancient western Mediterranean, with particular focus on non-Roman cultures, particularly Etruscan or Punic, effective in fall, 2010. ISAW is a newly created, specially funded, cross-disciplinary institute for research and graduate education in the history, archaeology, and culture of the entire Old World, including Asia and Africa, from late prehistoric times to the eighth century AD. (See for details.) The rank of this tenured or tenure-track appointment is open, but we prefer to appoint at the recently tenured or advanced junior level. We seek individuals of scholarly distinction whose work will benefit from freedom from departmental structures and who will be stimulated by working closely with colleagues in other disciplines, approaches, periods, or geographical areas and who are committed to helping develop the intellectual life of such a community. Applicants with a history of interdisciplinary exchange are particularly welcome. The Institute’s graduate program emphasizes individual supervision and research seminars. The faculty is involved in choosing a group of visiting researchers each year.

Applications (letter, curriculum vitae, and list of referees) or nominations should be sent to:
Professor Roger S. Bagnall, Director
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th St.
New York, NY 10028

Applications by fax and email are not accepted. Review of candidates will begin on September 15, 2009. Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the country, with 13 schools, 3 institutes, and nearly 40,000 students. New York University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Kathryn Lawson by email at kel306 AT or by phone at 212-992-7860

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xiii kalendas sextilias

ante diem xiii kalendas sextilias

  • ludi Victoriae Caesaris (day 1) — games instituted by/adjusted by Octavian to honour his adoptive father shortly after the latter’s death (possibly moving Caesar’s own ludi Veneris Genetricis)
  • 64 A.D. — the Great Fire of Rome (day 3)
  • 356 B.C. — birth of Alexander the Great (according to one reckoning)
  • 1304 — birth of Petrarch