CONF: Visions of Leadership in the Ancient World (RIA Colloquium)

Seen on Classicists (please send any responses to the people/institution mentioned in the post, not to rogueclassicism!):

The Royal Irish Academy Committee for Classical and Near Eastern Studies cordially invites you to a colloquium on “Visions of Leadership in the Ancient World”, which will be held on the 4th and 5th of November in the Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

* Thursday 4 November, 18:00-20:00:

Prof. Amélie Kuhrt (University College London)
Achaemenid Images of Power (followed by reception)

* Friday 5 November, 9:30-17:00:

Dr. Ashley Clements (Trinity College Dublin)
Kings and Customs: Monarchical Rulers and the Rule of Nomos in Herodotus

Dr. Zuleika Rodgers and Dr. Martine Cuypers (Trinity College Dublin)
Theorizing Theocracy: Judaean Priesthood and Kingship

Dr. Alexander Thein (University College Dublin)
Leadership in Late Republican Rome

Dr. Michael Williams (NUI Maynooth)
A Tale of Two Bishops: Doctrine and Leadership in Late Antique Milan

For further information and registration please contact Martine Cuypers at cuypersm AT

Citanda: Roman Republic Network

This was mentioned on the Classicists list a while ago … here’s a bit from the info page:

The purpose of this website is to exchange knowledge amongst scholars interested in the Roman Republic.

It aims to provide a forum for scholars working in all fields of historical, literary, linguistic or achaeological research involving the Roman Republic (c. 500-27 BC) and the nations surrounding it. A particular focus of the website are the processes of integration and identity formation that took place in this period in Italy and beyond.

The website intends to be the focal point for a network of scholars interested in these issues, and to facilitate contact between them. It will be used for sharing ongoing research, for example by publishing working papers on which you would like to receive feedback, and bibliographies, teaching resources, links, and other information that you think will be of interest to others.
If you would like to contribute, please contact Saskia Roselaar, saskia.roselaar AT

… there’s a few working papers up at the site (among other things) but it seems to have stalled. Perhaps some of rogueclassicism’s readers have something to contribute?

CFP: ‘From the Cradle to the Grave’: Reciprocity & Exchange in Medicine and the Making of the Modern Arts

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Seen on Classicists (please send any responses to the people/institution mentioned in the post, not to rogueclassicism!):

‘From the Cradle to the Grave’: Reciprocity & Exchange in Medicine and the
Making of the Modern Arts

Date: 14th April 2011, University of Exeter

Conference website:

Keynote Speakers: Professor Brian Hurwitz (King’s College London) and
Deborah Kirklin MD (University College London & Editor of Medical Humanities)

‘From the Cradle to the Grave’ is an interdisciplinary event designed to
bring together postgraduate students and early career academics working
throughout the humanities, including the fields of English, Modern
Languages, Politics, Film, Classics, Medical History, Drama and Theology.
The conference will focus on the impact of health and medicine in the
‘making and unmaking’ of all modern arts, from the nineteenth century
onwards. Rather than simply examining finished texts, films, artworks or
pieces of theatre/film, the central goal of this conference is to examine
the processes by which medicine and the arts have influenced each other
across time and place and explore the ways in which both fields continue to

We will be hosting an art and screen exhibition on the relationship between
hospital art and health using artistic pieces from Devon and Cornwall,
organised in conjunction with Arts and Health South West and Royal Devon and
Exeter Hospital. The conference will also incorporate a plenary discussion
on the nature of ‘Medical Humanities’ and publishing within the field, as
part of Deborah Kirklin’s keynote address.

We encourage papers examining contemporary and historical relationships
between medicine and the arts. Possible themes include but are not limited to:
• Representations of medicine in culture (e.g. music, visual cultures, film,
and the impact of culture on health/medicine
• Ethical implications of combining medicine and the arts
• Formulating and conceptualising the field of ‘Medical Humanities’
• Theoretical and empirical approaches to studying relationships between
medicine /
Medical History and the arts
• The politics, processes and limitations of exchange between medicine and
the arts
• Practice-based applications of reciprocity, such as promoting health
through the arts

We welcome papers in alternative formats, for example incorporating
performance pieces of music, dance, film or theatre. Writers, texts or
topics need not be canonical and we actively encourage papers discussing
writers, texts, visual media, theories and artefacts from around the world.

Abstracts (350 words for papers of twenty minutes duration) are invited by
21st December 2010. Please email abstracts and enquiries to conference
organisers Sam Goodman (sgg204 AT or Victoria Bates (vlb204 AT

The conference will be free of charge to attend, although we will encourage
delegates to give voluntary charitable donations to Paintings in Hospitals.
A limited number of travel bursaries of up to £50 are also available on
application. If you need a bursary, please express your interest to the
conference organisers when submitting your abstract.

JOB: Papyrology @ UMich

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PAPYROLOGY. The Department of Classical Studies and the University Library of the University of Michigan expect to make an appointment in Papyrology at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor (50%) and Archivist of the Papyrus Collection (50%), starting in September 2011.

Teaching responsibilities in the Department will include both undergraduate and graduate courses in Greek (especially koinê) and Latin and courses in classical civilization, as well as instruction in papyrology. The responsibilities for the Archivist position include management of the Papyrus Collection and its library, including further digitization of its holdings, publication of texts from the collection, support for researchers using the collection, and public outreach and development.

The Ph.D. must be completed by August 2011, but preference will be given to candidates whose dissertations are complete at the time of application. Please send a dossier including a letter of application, at least three letters of recommendation, current C.V., evidence of teaching experience, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a writing sample to the Papyrology Search Committee, Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, 2160 Angell Hall, 435 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003, or in a pdf format to lsa-classics-search AT , by November 19, 2010. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

JOB: Hellenist @ Brown (TT)

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THE DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS at Brown University has been authorized to
search for an ancient Greek historian (open rank). The area of specialization is
open, as is the rank (tenure-track Assistant Professor to tenured Full Professor). The
successful candidate will teach Greek history, as well as Classical Greek language
and literature. Prerequisites for consideration include distinction in scholarship
and teaching in any aspect of Greek history. PhD must be in hand by June 30,

CANDIDATES should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae.
Untenured applicants should submit a single example of their writing, and
commission three letters of recommendation; tenured candidates should submit
the names and contact information of at least five references.

APPLICATIONS should be sent to:
Chair of the Ancient Greek History Search Committee
Department of Classics
Brown University
Box 1856
Providence, RI 02912, USA

Email submissions accepted. Send to with the subject heading
“Greek Historian Applicant”

REVIEW of applications will begin on November 1. The department will be conducting interviews of
candidates at the annual meeting of the American Philological Association in San Antonio, TX, in
early January 2011.

INQUIRIES may be directed to John_Cherry AT

Brown University is committed to diversity in its faculty and encourages
applications from qualified women and under-represented minority candidates.