I meant to post this a few days ago (tip o’ the pileus to Terrence Lockyer):
Seen on the Rome-Arch list (please direct any queries to the folks mentioned in the item and not to rogueclassicism):
Tenure Track Faculty Hire in Art History and Classics
Ancient Visual Culture
Digital Humanities Initiative
University of Georgia
The Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Department of Classics at the University of Georgia invite applications for a tenure-track, joint appointment of an assistant professor specializing in ancient visual culture and the reception of the classical tradition and skilled at integrating imaging technologies within his/her scholarship and teaching. Candidates should hold the Ph.D. in art history and present evidence of successful research and teaching in digital humanities. This appointment is part of an ongoing effort by the University of Georgia to build a significant digital humanities infrastructure involving faculty and facilities housed in various departments and collaborating with the Willson Center for the Humanities.
The successful candidate will be asked to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ancient visual culture that are interdisciplinary in approach and that incorporate digital technology, allowing students to visualize the natural and built landscapes of the ancient past and study how that physical context impacted art, literature, philosophy, and other cultural endeavors. These courses will be cross-listed in both departments. The candidate must be committed to scholarship and demonstrate potential achievement in the discipline commensurate with the university’s research mission. S/He must have excellent communication skills and participate in committee work and other service to the undergraduate and graduate programs.
The Lamar Dodd School of Art, housed in a new, state-of-the-art building, has 55 full-time faculty members, including 8 art historians, and enjoys a close working relationship with the nearby Georgia Museum of Art. The classics faculty numbers 13, with specialties in Greek, Latin, classical archaeology, ancient history, late antiquity, linguistics, and the classical tradition. Both units are part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
This position will be available August 2011. The final application deadline for full consideration is January 31, 2010. Applicants should submit a detailed letter summarizing their qualifications, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, an example of scholarship, and other supporting materials to
Chair, Art History and Classics Search Committee
Lamar Dodd School of Art, The University of Georgia
270 River Road Athens GA 30602-7676
www.art.uga.edu<http://www.art.uga.edu> and www.classics.uga.edu<http://www.classics.uga.edu>
The Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an EEO/Affirmative Action Institution.
Tip o’ the pileus to John Younger for posting notice of this to AegeaNet via the University of Heidelberg:
Seen on the Classics list (please direct any queries to the folks mentioned in the item and not to rogueclassicism):
Amphora, the Outreach publication of the American Philological Association, is seeking two classicists, preferably with university, secondary school or equivalent institutional associations, a record of publication, and editorial experience to serve as its Editor and Assistant Editor. These appointments will take effect in January 2012, when the terms of the incumbent Editor and Assistant Editor conclude. The initial term of appointment for both Editors will be for two years, with the possibility of reappointment. The Editor receives an honorarium of $500 per issue; the Assistant Editor, an honorarium of $500 per year.
Sponsored by the APA Committee on Outreach, and currently appearing on an annual basis in both electronic and print formats, Amphora aims to convey the intellectual excitement of classical studies to a broad readership. It offers accessible articles written by professional scholars and experts on topics of interest that include classical languages, literature, mythology, history, culture, tradition and recepton, archaeology and the arts, as well as reviews of books, films and websites.
Engaging and informative, Amphora is intended for a diverse group of classics enthusiasts: K-12 teachers and students, classicists at colleges and universities, present and former classics majors, administrators in the field of education, community leaders, and interested academics and professionals in other fields. Although Amphora is currently published once a year, the APA may return to publishing two issues annually if its budget permits.
The Editor is in charge of determining the direction and content of each issue, soliciting individual articles, finding qualified referees, selecting suitable photographs and illustrations, and editing and proofreading the final text.The Assistant Editor assists the Editor with these tasks and solicits books for review, assigns reviewers, and edits the content of reviews in coordination with referees. Both work closely with an Editorial Board on the selection and review of articles and also collaborate with the APA’s Information Architect to increase the interactive possibilities of Amphora as an online publication, and with the Vice-President of the Division of Outreach to prepare "press releases" about selected articles for media outlets with a wide circulation.
The search committee for both positions is chaired by Professor Judith P Hallett, University of Maryland, College Park, the current APA Vice-President for Outreach. Its members, drawn from both the Amphora editorial board and the APA Board of Directors, are Dr. Adam Blistein, APA Executive Director, ex officio; Professor Barbara Weiden Boyd, Bowdoin College; Professor Matthew Dillon, Loyola-Marymount University; Professor John Gruber-Miller, Cornell College; Professor T. Davina McClain, Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University, ex officio; and Professor Kathryn A. Morgan, University of California at Los Angeles.
We welcome applications that propose innovative publication strategies and ideas for increasing the journal’s audience. Those interested in either or both positions should send a letter outlining their qualifications along with a curriculum vitae to Dr. Blistein, blistein AT sas.upenn.edu by March 15, 2011.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,Two days ago we published three supplements, and would like to offer them to our individual subscribers at an even lower price until February 28th:
S80. ROMAN SCULPTURE IN ASIA MINOR. Proceedings of the International Conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Italian excavations at Hierapolis in Phrygia, edited by F. D’Andria and I. Romeo. 385 pages on 80# enamel gloss, about 340 figs. List price $149.00 Web price to individuals $119.00 Price to individual JRA subscribers $99.00
S81. THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF SANCTUARIES AND RITUAL IN ETRURIA, edited by N. T. de Grummond and I. Edlund-Berry. 167 pages, 148 figs. List price $87.00 Web price to individuals $69.50. Price to individual JRA subscribers to JRA $59.50.
S82. EARLY ROMAN THRACE: NEW EVIDENCE FROM BULGARIA, edited by Ian P. Haynes. 158 pages, 178 figs. List price $87.00 Web price to individuals $69.50. Price to individual subscribers to JRA $59.50.
We would like also to mention the two supplements publised two months ago:
S78. ROMAN DIASPORAS: ARCHAEOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO MOBILITY AND DIVERSITY IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE, edited by Hella Eckardt. 246 pages, 50 figs. List price $87.00 Web price to individuals $69.50.
S79. THE FORMATION OF ROMAN URBANISM, 338-200 B.C.: between contemporary foreign influence and Roman tradition, by Jamie Sewell. 190 pages, 63 figures. List price $87.00 Web price to individuals $69.50.
For the tables of contents of all these volumes, please click on the individual title on the home page at
Opinion piece on the ‘influence’ of Classics in US policy-type circles, using the ‘non-influence’ of Kagan and Hansen as examples. Kind of wishy-washy:
The topic this week is Alexander’s fusion of European and Asiatic styles of monarchic rule: