Monday 28 September 2015


Furthermore, we would like to make you aware of the following job offer by the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati. Read the full announcement below:

The Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor of Classics and Ancient History, to begin on August 15, 2016. Candidates are expected to be able to teach Ancient History at the undergraduate and graduate levels and Ancient Greek and Latin and Classical Civilization at the undergraduate level. A Ph.D. in Classics, History, or a related field by the time of the appointment is required. Tenure-track faculty are expected to make original contributions to knowledge through research and publication, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and to fulfill reasonable service obligations to the scholarly and local communities. Preliminary inquiries can be addressed to Kathleen Lynch, Chair, Ancient History Search Committee, with subject line “Ancient History Search:”
Candidates must apply online at and search for Requisition #7601. In addition to completing the online application form, candidates should attach a cover letter (letter of application), a curriculum vitae and a writing sample with the online application. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent via e-mail to: with the subject line "Ancient History Search". The committee will review applications starting November 15, 2015, and conduct interviews at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in San Francisco, January 6-9, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We actively seek a broad spectrum of candidates including women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans.”


We would like to share with you the following international call for applications by the LaScArBx, a cluster of laboratories, offering a 18 months postdoctoral position in Bordeaux, France. The deadline for applications is the 9th of November 2015. Read the full offer below:

The LaScArBx Cluster brings together three laboratories of the Universities of Bordeaux working in the field of Archaeology (broadly defined), in order to implement a large collaborative research programme entitled “Using the world in ancient societies: processes and forms of appropriation of space”. The associated labs (AUSONIUS, PACEA, IRAMAT-CRP2A) and the main features and objectives of the programme are described at:

The LaScArBx is offering a 18 months postdoctoral position assigned to AUSONIUS, a research laboratory specialized in Classics, Ancient (Greek and Roman) History, Archaeology and Medieval Studies (

Position profile
Applicants are expected to promote their own research project, which must be closely related to written/textual sources documenting either Antiquity or Middle Ages, in order to supply an original and significant contribution to the 3rd Axis of the LaScArBx programme  ("Written Memory") as well as to the 1rst Axis of AUSONIUS research topics ("Textual Corpora").

*Regarding Antiquity, we are looking for a specialist in one or more of the following disciplines : philology (production, transmission and reception of Greek and Latin texts; critical edition, Byzantine studies, etc.), epigraphy of the Greco-Roman world, papyrology (documentary and literary).
*Regarding Middle Ages, we are looking for a specialist of Medieval writing pratices (in particular as an expression and instrument of political power). Skills are required in codicology, palaeography, ancient languages (Latin, vernaculars and Medieval Arabic), edition of diplomatic sources, etc.

This call is specifically addressed to recognized level researchers, of any nationality, holding a doctorate degree (in Ancient History, Classical Studies or Medieval Studies) delivered by a French University (except Bordeaux) or a non-French institution. Fellows should not hold or have previously held a research position in Bordeaux area.
A fluent knowledge of French and/or English is a pre‐requisite. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, creative, with demonstrated abilities to work in a collaborative environment.

Location, duration and appointments
Host Laboratory: UMR 5607 AUSONIUS (Bordeaux-Montaigne University, FRANCE)
The duration of the stay is of 18 months.
In addition to the salary (€32,360 gross per year), a travel allowance and research funds (€5,000 for the duration) will be provided.

Procedure and Timetable
Applications must include:
Ø  a detailed curriculum vitae
Ø  a description of the research project (5 pages maximum)
Ø  letters of support from senior scientists
and will be sent before november 9th 2015 to the LaScArBx manager (, with copy to Pr. Jérôme France (, head of the host laboratory, and Pr. Valérie Fromentin (, coordinator of the LaScArBx.

The applicants preselected at this stage will be invited for an interview in december 2015. The successful applicant is expected to start working in Bordeaux on January 2016, but a later date is possible.”


After the summer break we are glad to come back to you with the latest news concerning events, findings, and other internationally important issues in the field of Classics.

Today we would like to announce to you that the International Plato Society is going to host its next Symposium Platonicum, with the title “Plato´s Phaedo”, from the 4th to the 8th of July 2016 in Brasilia.

Please have a look at the website ( in order to see all the relevant information. The site will be kept up to date by posting the latest details as soon as they are finalized.

Thursday 17 September 2015


We would like to make you aware of the fact that the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), the former American Philological Association, has published the latest information on its annual meeting that will be held in San Francisco from the 6th to the 9th of January 2016:

“In addition to the presentation of individual papers and panels, features of the annual meeting include the Placement Service, for institutions advertising positions and candidates seeking them; an exhibit hall for browsing and purchasing the latest books from a variety of publishers; roundtable discussion sessions; dramatic performances by the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance; meetings and receptions of affiliated groups; and much more.”

Please follow the link ( in order to find all the relevant information concerning registration, accommodation, and exhibitions. You may also access the full preliminary program for the meeting, which is updated on a regular basis.