ED: EpiDoc Training Sessions

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*EpiDoc Training Sessions 2009*
London 20-24 July
Rome 21-25 September

The EpiDoc community has been developing protocols for the publication
of inscriptions, papyri, and other documentary Classical texts in
TEI-compliant XML: for details see the community website at
http://epidoc.sf.net. (*Note:* the new Duke Databank of Documentary
Papyri at http://papyri.info is encoded in EpiDoc XML.)

Over the last few years there has been increasing demand for training by
scholars wishing to use EpiDoc. We are delighted to be able to announce
two training workshops, which will be offered in 2009. Both will be led
by Dr Gabriel Bodard. These sessions will benefit scholars working on
Greek or Latin documents with an interest in developing skills in the
markup, encoding, and exploitation of digital editions. Competence in
Greek and/or Latin, and knowledge of the Leiden Conventions will be
assumed; no particular computer skills are required.

*London session,* 20-24 July 2009. This will take place at the Centre
for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London, 26-29 Drury
Lane. The cost of tuition will be £50 for students; £100 for employees
of universities or other non-profit institutions; £200 for employees of
commercial institutions. Those interested in enrolling should apply to
Dr Bodard, gabriel.bodard AT kcl.ac.uk by 20 June 2009.

We hope to be able to offer some follow-up internships after the
session, to enable participants to consolidate their experience under
supervision; please let us know if that would be of interest to you.

*Rome session,* 21-25 September 2009. This will take place at the
British School at Rome. Thanks to the generous support of the
International Association of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, the British
School and Terra Italia Onlus, tuition will be free.

Those interested in enrolling should apply to Dr Silvia Orlandi,
silvia.orlandi AT uniroma1.it by 30 June 2009.

*Practical matters*
Both courses will run from Monday to Friday starting at 10:00 am and
ending at 16:00 each day.

Participants should bring a wireless-enabled laptop. You should acquire
and install a copy of the Oxygen XML Editor
(http://www.oxygenxml.com/download_oxygenxml_editor.html) *and* either
an educational licence ($48) or a 30-day trial licence (free). Don’t
worry if you don’t know how to use it!

CONF: Pacific Rim Roman Literature Seminar 2009 at UCL

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*Pacific Rim Roman Literature Seminar 2009
University College London, 7-9 July (Archaeology Lecture Theatre)
Utopia and Dystopia in Roman Literature*


Tuesday, 7 July 2009

from 9.30 registration

10.00 Welcome
10.15–11.00 NIALL W. SLATER (Emory University)
"Seneca’s Apocolocyntosis as Dystopic Prelude to a Neronian Golden Age"

11.30–12.15 PAUL BURTON (Australian National University)
"Cicero’s Utopian Amicitia:
Some Epistemological Problems with the ‘Friendship of Virtue’"
12.15–13.00 KATHRYN TEMPEST (Roehampton University)
"Cicero and the Rhetoric of Utopia: The Pro Marcello"

14.30–15.15 ANDREW TURNER (University of Melbourne)
"The reception of Greek New Comedy in Latin literature and scholarship:
new evidence from the Terence scholia"
15.15–16.00 EMMA GEE (University of St Andrews)
"A Smattering of Science"

16.30–17.15 BARBARA WEINLICH (Texas Tech University)
"The Dimension(s) of Utopia in Moralistic Discourse:
Mythic Past and Contemporary Rome in Propertius 3.13"
17.15–18.00 RHIANNON EVANS (University of Melbourne)
"Noble savages? Utopian others in Roman ethnography"

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

9.30–10.15 DOROTA DUTSCH (University of California, Santa Barbara)
"The Dynamics of Utopia in Vergil’s Eclogues"
10.15–11.00 ROBIN BOND (University of Canterbury)
"Vergil, Horace and Juvenal: Utopia/Dystopia"

11.30–12.15 SJARLENE THOM (University of Stellenbosch)
"The lyric utopia: taking a stand for lyric in Horace Odes 3.7–12"
12.15–13.00 JOHN GARTHWAITE (University of Otago)
"Utopia Regained in Calpurnius’ Eclogues?

Thursday, 9 July 2009

9.30–10.15 JESSICA DIETRICH (Australian National University)
"The Ideal of Virtuous Female Suicide in Flavian Literature
10.15–11.00 PETER DAVIS (University of Tasmania)
"Journey to a better world?: Argo’s Voyage in Seneca’s Medea and Valerius

11.30–12.15 JOHN PENWILL (La Trobe University)
"Roman Dystopia and the Battle of Cannae in Punica 8–10"
12.15–13.00 FRANCES LEE MILLS (La Trobe University)
"Between Dreams and Realities: The Interpretation of Omens in Silius Italicus’

14.30–15.15 WILLIAM J. DOMINIK (University of Otago)
"The reception of Silius Italicus in modern scholarship"
15.15–16.00 JEAN-MICHEL HULLS (Downside School)
"No place like Rome? Modelling utopia and dystopia onto Statius’ Silvan city"

16.30–17.15 JACQUELINE CLARKE (University of Adelaide)
"Utopias and Dystopias of the Body in Prudentius’ Hymn of Fasting (Cath. VII)"
17.15–18.00 STEPHEN HARRISON (Corpus Christi College Oxford)
"Utopian Palaces in Apuleius and La Fontaine"

All welcome!

If you would like to attend, please register by sending an email to the conference organizer Gesine Manuwald at g.manuwald AT ucl.ac.uk by 15 June 2009.

Conference fee (to cover refreshments and lunches): £20 full conference, £7 day rate (payable in cash upon arrival).

For further information please contact the conference organizer.

JOB: PhD position (Heroic space in Attic drama) Universiteit van Amsterdam

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PhD position (m/f)
Noord-Holland), 38 hours per week
University of Amsterdam

For the offical announcement see

Job description
The Institute of Culture and History (ICG) of the UvA has a vacant PhD
position (Heroic space in Attic drama) per 1 September 2009, as part of the
NWO funded project Space in Ancient Greek Literature.

The candidate is expected to research and complete a PhD dissertation within  a period of three years and three months, and to participate in the graduate curriculum of the national research school of classics OIKOS.

MA in Classics, obtained no longer than five years ago. An MA in a research  Master and/ or an MSt, MPhil or some other form of postdoctoral research training is a definite pre. The Master thesis preferably deals with a topic from Greek literature.

Additional information about the job:

Project desciption: The project here advertised, Heroic space in Attic
drama, forms part of a larger NWO program Space in Ancient Greek Literature,  which in its turn forms part of a larger project, a multi-volume
narratological history of Classical Greek literature. So far two volumes
have appeared: I.J.F. de Jong, R. Nünlist, A. Bowie (eds.) Narrators,
Narratees, and Narratives in Ancient Greek Literature, Studies in Ancient
Greek Narrative 1, Leiden, Brill 2004; I.J.F. de Jong, R. Nünlist, (eds.)
Time in Ancient Greek Literature, Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative 2,
Leiden, Brill 2007.

The third volume will deal with space, discussing issues such as the amount  of attention paid to space, the distribution of the space descriptions over  the text; the presentation of space (is the information provided by the narrator, representing his own focalization or that of an anonymous viewer, or is it one of the characters who is focalizing or speaking?), its thematic  function (when it becomes a factor of importance in the plot, e.g. when its central hero is traveling), symbolic function (e.g. city versus country, inside versus outside, public versus private, etc.), or characterizing function (when the description of objects or housing tells us something about a character).

By way of elaboration on the chapters on drama, the PhD project Heroic space  in Attic drama will discuss in detail aspects of space in one or more plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, or Euripides, taking its cue from studies such as  Issacharoff 1981, Kuntz 1993, and Rehm 2002. It will deal with the setting and the relationship between the onstage space and the offstage space. But  the main aspect to be discussed concerns the fact that ancient drama while treating contemporary issues always is situated in the heroic past: how is the physical outlook of this heroic past (re)constructed? In view of the paramount importance of the Homeric epics in fifth century Athens the heroic  space of drama is likely to have been modeled after that of epic, but as some – small scale – investigations of anachronism in tragedy have shown, the contemporary world may intrude; see Easterling 1985 and Dunn 2006. While  the seventh century Homeric (re)construction of the heroic world is a matter  of intense discussion and debate since more than a century, the (re)construction of the heroic world in fifth century Athens so far is still largely to be explored.

University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a university with an internationally
acclaimed profile, located at the heart of the Dutch capital. As well as a
world center for business and research, Amsterdam is a hub of cultural and
media activities. The University of Amsterdam is a member of the League of
European Research Universities.

The Faculty of Humanities undertakes teaching and research with a strong
international orientation in a large number of disciplines within the field
of language and culture. The faculty is situated in the center of Amsterdam
and maintains close contacts with many cultural institutions in the city. It
employs almost a thousand staff members and its courses are attended by
approximately 6,500 students.

Conditions of employment
Duration of the contract: 3 years and 3 months
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:
The PhD candidate will be appointed for a period of three years and three
months, starting from September 2009 or later (but not after 31 December
2009) at the Faculty of Humanities of the UvA under the terms of employment
currently valid for the Faculty. A contract will be given in the first
instance for one year, with an extension for the following three years on
the basis of an evaluation of, amongst other things, a written piece of
work. The salary (on a full time base) will be Euro 2.042 during the first
year(gross per month) and will reach EUro 2.612 during the fourth year, in
accordance with the CAO for Dutch universities.

Additional Information

Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.

   * About the organization
   * About the department
   * About the function

A full text of the NWO program of which this PhD project forms a part can be
found in the attachment below or required from drs. Paul Koopman
(icg-fgw AT uva.nl). Further information can be obtained from Professor Irene
J.F. de Jong (i.j.f.dejong AT uva.nl or 0031-20-5252559).

You can apply for this job before 02-06-2009 by sending your application to:

Spuistraat 134
1012 VB Amsterdam

E-mail address: icg-fgw AT uva.nl
Applications for this position, preferably in pdf format, should be sent to
drs. P.J. Koopman, Instituut voor Cultuur en Geschiedenis, Spuistraat 134,
1012 VB Amsterdam (icg-fgw AT uva.nl). They should consist of 1) a letter of
application; 2) a copy of recent work, preferably a MA thesis; 3) a sketch
(1500-2000 words) of how the applicant intends to fill in the rough project
proposal summarized above and described in more detail in the NWO program ‘Space in Ancient Greek Literature’. The deadline for submission is 1 June 2009 at the latest. Please state the vacancy number. Applications received after this date or those that are incomplete will not be taken into consideration.

When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number AT 09-3018.

The short URL code for this job opening is: 00361-1811.
You can use this as a direct link to the job by adding the code to the URL