JOB: Greek Language and Lit @ Penn State

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The Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at The
Pennsylvania State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track
appointment in Greek language and literature at the assistant
professor level, beginning August 2010. Applications are welcome from
candidates with active research interests in any area or period of
ancient Greek poetry or prose. Primary teaching responsibilities
include Greek language and literature at the undergraduate and
graduate levels and large lecture courses on Greek mythology and
civilization. The successful candidate has the opportunity to take a
leadership role in developing the strengths of Penn State’s Greek
program. The department embraces the entire Mediterranean world in
antiquity within its purview and therefore welcomes candidates who can
contribute to dialogue across the fields of Classics and Ancient
Mediterranean Studies.

Requirements include Ph.D. completed by December 2009, teaching
experience, and evidence of scholarly publication. Please submit a
letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly
writing (no more than thirty pages), and three letters of
recommendation. Electronic submission of applications is preferred and
may be sent to Sandi Moyer at sjm1 AT If you cannot submit your
application electronically, please send materials to: Chair, Hellenist
Search Committee, Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean
Studies, Penn State, Box A, 108 Weaver Bldg., University Park, PA
16802-5500, USA. Applications received by November 16, 2009 are
assured of consideration, but dossiers will be accepted until the
position is filled. Preliminary interviews of selected candidates
will be conducted at the Annual APA/AIA Meeting in Orange County, CA,
January 6-9, 2010. Penn State is committed to affirmative action,
equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

CFP: From Ancient to Modern

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History: From Ancient to Modern
28-31 December 2009

The History Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and
Research (ATINER) will organize its 7th International Conference on History
in Athens, Greece on 28-31 of December 2009. The conference will be held in
downtown Athens, within walking distance of the Acropolis (Parthenon) and
other historical sites of Athens.

Papers (in English) from all areas of history are welcome. Special sessions
will be organized in the following areas: Ancient Greek and Roman History,
Cultural History, History of Religion, Arts History, Economic History,
Political and Social History, Sports History (History of Olympic Games),
History of Sciences, History of Philosophy, Intellectual History, Modern
American History, Latin American History, African History, Asian History,
European History, Personalities in Philosophy and History, Interactions of
Civilizations (East-West & North-South), Historiography, Historic
Preservation and the Future of Historical Studies. Selected papers will be
published in a Special Volume of the Conference Proceedings. You may
participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or
observer. The conference website is
The first 6 conferences produced a number of books. Visit our site for titles, table of

contents and order form.

The registration fee is 250 euro, covering access to all sessions,
conference material and 2 lunches. Special arrangements will be made with
local hotels for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In
addition, planned tours to historical sites and nearby islands will be
organized. A special evening is organized on Monday December 28th with live
Greek music and dinner. Wednesday 30th, 2009 a one-day cruise is organized
to the islands of Aigina, Hydra and Spetses. On Thursday the 31st, 2009 a
half day tour around Attica will be organized and a gala dinner will be held
under the Acropolis to celebrate NEW YEAR’S EVE. During the tour we will
visit among other sites: Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus,
Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were
held in 1896 and on Acropolis: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the
Erectheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the
monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon.

Please submit a 300-word abstract via email only by September 18th, 2009 to
the following address: Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Professor of History, Sam
Houston University, USA and Vice-President of ATINER. 8 Valaoritou Street,
Kolonaki, 10671 Athens, Greece. Tel.: + 30 210 363-4210 Fax: + 30 210
363-4209 Email: atiner AT Abstracts should include: Title of Paper,
Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address and at least
3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. We also invite
people to chair sessions, act as reviewers and editors of the book(s) that
will be published after the conference. If you want to participate without
presenting a paper, i.e. chair a session, evaluate papers to be included in
the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing, or any other
offer to help please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos,
gtp AT, Director, ATINER.