CONF: Rome in Bloomsbury

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Rome in Bloomsbury Fall 2009: Water, water, everywhere

Dr Zena Kemash, Magdalen College, Oxford
October 6th, 2009, 1pm, Birkbeck, Malet Street room 153
The Social Meanings of Water Technology in the Roman Near East

Dr Eleanor Ghey, British Museum
October 20th, 2009, 1pm, Birkbeck, Malet Street room 153
Immersed in the Gods: Bath Houses on Temple Sites

Dr Andy Merrills, University of Leicester
November 3rd, 2009, 1pm, Birkbeck, Malet Street room 153
Roman Nile-ism: Describing and Depicting the Nile in the Late Republic and Early Principate

Dr Hannah Friedman, Oxford Roman Economy Project
November 17th, 2009, 1pm, Birkbeck, Malet Street room 153
Canals and Connectivity: Infrastructure Costs in the Roman Empire

All welcome. Seminars are an hour in length, including time for discussion.
For further information contact Jen Baird, j.baird AT bbk.ac.uk or Meredith Wiggins,
meredithwiggins AT hotmail.co.uk

CONF: Keeling Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, 11-13 November 2009

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The eighth Keeling colloquium, on Self-Knowledge in Ancient Philosophy, will take place on 11-13 November 2009.

Provisional timetable:

Wednesday 11 November
10.30-1 M.M. McCabe (King’s College London) From the cradle to the cave: what happened to self-knowledge in the Republic?
Respondent: Amber Carpenter (York)
3-6 Aryeh Kosman (Haverford) Self-knowledge and self-control in the Charmides: the self as object and companion
Respondent: Amber Carpenter (York)

Thursday 12 November
10-1 Melissa Lane (Princeton) Weakness of virtue, not will: Plato on self-knowledge and akrasia
Respondent: Miriam Leonard (UCL)
3-6 Tad Brennan (Cornell) Reading Plato’s Mind
Respondent: Miriam Leonard (UCL)

Friday 13 November
10-1 Jean-Baptiste Gourinat (Paris) Self-perception and perception of one’s body in Stoicism
Respondent: Chris Gill (Exeter)
3-6 Gwenaëlle Aubry (Paris) An alternative to Cartesianism? Plotinus’s theory of the Self and its posterity in Ralph Cudworth
Respondent: Chris Gill (Exeter)

The meetings on Wednesday and Thursday will be in room 106, first floor, Gordon House (entry from Gordon Street). The Friday meetings will be in the Garden Room on the ground floor of the Bernard Katz building; entry is simplest from Gower Street, and when you reach the "auto-icon" of Jeremy Bentham, it’s through the doors just beside him.

No registration or prior notification is required from those attending; please just turn up. Apart from speakers and respondents, those attending are asked to make their own arrangements for meals, and for accommodation if required.

JOB: Latin Lit @ UW-M

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, WI

The Department of Classics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
invites applications for an open-rank faculty position in Latin
literature, with an emphasis on prose, to begin fall semester, 2010.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment,
demonstrated excellence in scholarly research and publication, and
possess a broad interest in both graduate and undergraduate teaching.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach a full range of
courses, including Latin language and literature, literature in
translation, and Roman civilization, as well as to advise M.A. theses
and Ph.D. dissertations. We welcome special interests in linguistics,
historiography, rhetoric, or cultural studies.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae, and at
least three letters of recommendation to Professor Laura McClure,
Chair, Department of Classics, University of Wisconsin胞adison, 1220
Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706. (Applicants at the senior
level need only submit the names of three references.)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by
December 1, 2009. Interviews will be conducted at the APA in Anaheim.

For further information about the department, please view our website:
http://classics.lss.wisc.edu

Inquiries may be directed to Laura McClure (lmcclure AT wisc.edu). Unless
confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the
applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be
guaranteed confidentiality and employment may require a criminal
background check. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an EOE/AA
employer.

JOB: Generalist @ NIU

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The Department of History at Northern Illinois University invites

for an anticipated tenure-track assistant professorship
in Ancient Mediterranean History beginning August 16, 2010. Ph.D.
required at time of appointment; teaching experience preferred.
Ability to teach upper-division undergraduate courses in Ancient
Greece, Ancient Near East, and Ancient Rome; survey course in
Western Civ to 1500; and graduate courses in area of expertise. The
department and the university are committed to the principle of
diversity and encourage applications from candidates who can
contribute to this objective. Send letter of application, C.V.,
official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, teaching
portfolio, and a chapter-length writing sample to Professor Nancy M.
Wingfield, Chair, Ancient History Search Committee, Department of
History, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115. No
electronic submissions please. Review of applications will begin on
October 30 and continue until the position is closed. NIU is an AA/
EEO Institution.

CONF: Edinburgh Classics Research Seminars

Edinburgh Classics Research Seminars

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Semester 1

Week 1
23 Sep 09
7pm: CAS Meeting – DHT Faculty Room South:
PROF. ELIZABETH MOIGNARD (Glasgow)
‘Homecomings and departures’

Week 2
30 Sep 09
DR. SHELLEY HALES (Bristol)
‘The ghosts of Pompeii’

Week 3
7 Oct 09
PROF. JOHN MARINCOLA (Florida State/Edinburgh
‘Contextualising Hellenistic historiography’

Week 4
14 Oct 09
DR. ELIZABETH BARTMAN (Independent scholar)
‘Ethnicity in Roman portraiture’

Week 5
21 Oct 09
DR. SCOTT SCULLION (Oxford)
‘Maenads and Men’

Week 6
28 Oct 09
7pm: CAS Meeting – DHT Faculty Room South:
PROF. JOHN MARINCOLA (Florida State/Edinburgh)
‘Plutarch and the Persian wars: myth, history and identity in Roman Greece’

Week 7
4 Nov 09
DR. JON COULSTON (St Andrews)
‘Credible triumph? Presenting barbarian defeat on the pedestal reliefs of Trajan’s Column’

Week 8
11 Nov 09
DR. ST JOHN SIMPSON (British Museum)
‘Ancient Iran in the British Museum: collections, displays and research’

Week 9
18 Nov 09
PROF. YAN SHAOXIANG (Capital Normal University Beijing)
‘Greek and Roman History in China’

Week 10
25 Nov 09
DR. EMMA BUCKLEY (St Andrews)
‘Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage: an Ovidian play?‘

Week 11
2 Dec 09
PROF. CATHARINE EDWARDS (Birkbeck)
‘The politics of imperial virtue‘

9 Dec 09
7pm: CAS Meeting – DHT Conference Room:
DR. RICHARD MILES (Cambridge)
‘Hannibal, Heracles and the Second Punic War’

Semester 2:

Week 1
13 Jan 10
7pm: CAS Meeting – DHT Faculty Room South:
PROF. T.P. WISEMAN, FBA (Exeter)
‘Ariadne in Ovid and Catullus’

Week 2
20 Jan 10
DR. MICHAEL KULIKOWSKI (Tennessee)
‘Murranus the Pannonian: civilizing the provincial barbarian’

Week 3
27 Jan 10
PROF. HELEN KING (Reading)
‘Following Phaethousa: gender and transformation in the reception of [Hippocrates] Epidemics 6.8.32’

Week 4
3 Feb 10
PROF. IAN HAYNES (Newcastle)
‘Recent excavations at Birdoswald on Hadrian’s Wall’

Week 5
10 Feb 10
DR. BRUNO CURRIE (Oxford)
‘The Pindaric first person in flux’

Week 6
17 Feb 10
7pm: CAS Meeting – DHT Faculty Room South:
PROF. LAWRENCE KEPPIE (Hunterian Museum, Glasgow)
‘Searching for Trimontium on the map of Roman Scotland’

Week 7
24 Feb 10
PROF. STEPHEN HARRISON (Oxford)
‘Some Problems in Ovid’s Poetic Career’

Week 8
3 Mar 10
DR. JASON KOENIG (St Andrews)
‘Landscape and the representation of reality in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses’

Week 9
10 Mar 10
DR. IPHIGENEIA LEVENTI (Volos)
‘Architectural sculpture in Athens in the time of the Peloponnesian
War’

Week 10
17 Mar 10
DR. RICHARD RAWLES (Edinburgh)
‘Ibycus and epic’

Week 11
24 Mar 10
PROF. JUDITH MOSSMAN (Nottingham)
‘Sophocles’ Antigone and Electra and civic identity’

21 Apr 10
7pm: CAS Meeting – DHT Conference Room:
PROF. C.J. TUPLIN (Liverpool)
‘Marsyas meets the Great King: the mythic landscape of classical Celaenae’

5 May 10
DHT Conference Room:
PROF. FERGUS MILLAR (Oxford)
‘Jerome and Palestine’

All meetings at 5pm in Faculty Room North, David Hume Tower (ground floor), George Square, unless otherwise stated.

For further information please contact
Ursula Rothe (ursula.rothe AT ed.ac.uk) or
Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (l.llewellyn-jones AT ed.ac.uk).