Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Afterlife of Cicero (call for papers) and opening Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology

Today’s information contains a call for papers from the Warburg Institute in London. They are planning a conference on the afterlife of Cicero in May 2015. Deadline for abstracts is July 11th. The second piece of news is an announcement of a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Anatolian archaeology, this time at the University of Chicago. See below for more complete information.
The Afterlife of Cicero (Warburg Institute, 7–8 May 2015)
Call for Papers
The Warburg Institute, the Institute of Classical Studies and the Department of Greek and Latin at University College London will be hosting an international conference on the afterlife of Cicero in London on 7–8 May 2015, organised by Peter Mack, Gesine Manuwald, John North and Maria Wyke.
We invite 40-minute papers about the impact of Cicero’s writings and personality on intellectual and cultural history, on the visual arts, philosophy, politics, rhetoric and literature. Since so much of Cicero’s writings is extant, they cover a wide variety of genres and topics, and we are also able to get a glimpse of his personality from his letters, Cicero has had an enormous influence on western culture. By examining a diverse series of significant case studies, the conference aims to make a contribution to assessing Cicero’s impact more fully. Papers dealing with any period between late antiquity and 1900 will be especially welcome. Aspects of particular interest include Cicero’s role for early Christian writers, in the middle Ages, in the Ciceronian debate, for the American founding fathers and the French revolution, for the development of modern democracies and political rhetoric and in (early-)modern literature.
The conference will take place in the Warburg Institute; the proceedings will be jointly published by the two Institutes as Supplements to the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. We shall ask the authors for publishable versions of the papers three months after the conference.
If you have a suggestion for a paper that you would like us to consider, please submit a title, an abstract (of up to 300 words) and a brief CV (up to one page) by 11 July 2014 to Jane Ferguson, The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB or
Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology

The Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014. The appointment would commence on July 1, 2015, or soon thereafter.

We welcome applications from specialists in the archaeology of Anatolia before the Hellenistic period. The successful applicant must hold the Ph.D. degree before the appointment begins and will be expected to teach courses in Anatolian archaeology and history, to supervise B.A. and M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and to carry out independent research and publication. Participation in an active field project in Turkey as a director or senior staff member will be an asset.

Applicants should provide a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) referees (including email addresses, if possible) from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited. These materials must be submitted to the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website:
No additional materials should be submitted at this time.

Job posting number 02175

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer

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Foy Scalf
Head of Research Archives
Oriental Institute


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