CFP: Journal of Hellenic Religion vol. 3

The Journal of Hellenic Religion’s (JfHR) will proceed shortly to produce the third volume of the Journal, which will be forthcoming in the mid 2010.
The JfHR is a peer-reviewed annual periodical. It has as a main theme the original interdisciplinary study of ancient Greek Religion and Theology (i.e. history, philosophy, politics-sociology and archaeology-anthropology).

The theme / subject of the forthcoming Volume 3 will focus on the ancient Greek beliefs of afterlife and death, their mourning, lamentation and funeral practices.

The articles should include full bibliography and endnotes.

The editorial panel may request editions and small alterations and a summary of the peer-reviewed process will be send after the author’s request. The authors hold their article’s copyright. The contributors will be requested to sign the ‘Licence To Publish’ based on the JISC and Surf Foundation guidelines.

Please view (URL: the Contribution Guideline for more information of the word limitation.
Submission of any material must be on electronic form (doc, rtf), accompanied with the legal name and a current email and postal address of the author and emailed it to the Editor (see contact details below)

Thank you in advance of your contributions.

Nikolaos Markoulakis
Nottingham Trent University
Maudslay Building
Burton Street, NG1 4BU
Phone: +44 (0) 115 848 4354
fax: +44 (0) 115 848 4612
Email: n.markoulakis AT
Visit the website at

CONF: Digital Classicist seminar series

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We have had to make a small change to the Digital Classicist/ICS Work-in-Progress seminar series.  The updated programme is copied here.

*Digital Classicist/ICS Work in Progress Seminar, Summer 2009*

Fridays at 16:30 in STB3/6 (Stewart House), Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

(NB: July 17th seminar in British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DW)

*June 5:* Bart Van Beek (Leuven)
‘Onomastics and Name-extraction in Graeco-Egyptian Papyri’

*June 12:* Philip Murgatroyd (Birmingham)
‘Starting out on the Journey to Manzikert: Agent-based modelling and
Mediaeval warfare logistics’

*June 19:* Mark Hedges & Tobias Blanke (King’s College London)
‘Linking and Querying Ancient Texts: A multi-database case study with epigraphic corpora”

*June 26:* Marco Büchler & Annette Loos (Leipzig)
‘Textual Re-use of Ancient Greek Texts: A case study on Plato’s works’

*July 3:* Roger Boyle & Nia Ng (Leeds)
‘Extracting the Hidden: Paper Watermark Location and Identification’

*July 10:* Cristina Vertan (Hamburg)
‘Teuchos: An Online Knowledge-based Platform for Classical Philology’

*July 17:* Christine Pappelau (Berlin) **NB: in British Library**
‘Roman Spolia in 3D: High Resolution Leica 3D Laser-scanner meets
ancient building structures’

*July 24:* Elton Barker (Oxford)
‘Herodotos Encoded Space-Text-Imaging Archive’

*July 31:* Leif Isaksen (Southampton)
‘Linking Archaeological Data’

*August 7:* Alexandra Trachsel (Hamburg)
‘An Online Edition of the Fragments of Demetrios of Skepsis’


We are inviting both students and established researchers involved in the application of the digital humanities to the study of the ancient world to come and introduce their work. The focus of this seminar series is the interdisciplinary and collaborative work that results at the interface of expertise in Classics or Archaeology and computer Science.

The seminars will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact any of the following:
Gabriel.Bodard AT
Stuart.Dunn AT
Juan.Garce AT
Simon.Mahony AT
or see the seminar website at

JOB: Generalist @ UArizona (one year)

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The Department of Classics at the  University of Arizona in Tucson seeks a highly qualified candidate for a full-time, benefits-eligible, one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August, 2009.  We are seeking a broadly trained classicist who will teach six courses,  including one each in elementary and intermediate Greek, one in the
classical tradition, and two other large enrollment courses depending upon the candidate’s areas of expertise.

To apply, please follow the link to the University’s Human Resources site and search for job #43091.

Inquiries may be directed to:
Pamela J. Goldsmith
Senior Business Manager
Department of Classics
LSB 203
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ  85721
goldsmip AT

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 (*Note:* the new Duke Databank of Documentary
Papyri at 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 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 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
( *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 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.