Postdoctoral Fellow in Ancient Philosophy

One-year postdoctoral position in Ancient Philosophy

The Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy [CPAMP] at the University of Toronto is delighted to announce the availability of a one-year postdoctoral position in Ancient Philosophy, to begin no later than 1st September 2020. (It may be possible for the Fellowship to be extended for a second year, but this should not be assumed as part of an application.) The Fellow will be based in the Department of Classics at Toronto, but will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of CPAMP, which is run in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Centre for Medieval Studies, and to be available for up to 3 hours a week to assist in the organization of CPAMP activities. The value of the Fellowship is CA$50,000: some opportunity for paid teaching might also be available.

To be eligible, you must have been awarded a PhD in a relevant field (but from any Department or Program) by March 31, 2020, and have no more than three years (or full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.

If you wish to apply, please send pdfs (or preferably a single, combined pdf) to the address below containing: your CV, contact details for at least two and no more than three referees, a 500-word description of your research plans, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Your email cover should briefly indicate how your work will complement the existing work of CPAMP, and may offer any other information you consider relevant to your application (but in general quality of information will be preferred over quantity).

The deadline for receipt of applications is midnight (EST) March 31, 2020. Application materials, and any inquiries in the meantime, should be sent to:

George Boys-Stones
george.boys.stones@utoronto.ca

Professor of Classics and Philosophy
Department of Classics, University of Toronto.

Bursaries for Summer Courses in Greek and Latin

The following information is also available as a PDF or DOC file.

To support this bursary, please visit this link and donate to the “Department of Classics Departmental Trust.” Thank you for supporting greater diversity within the field of Classics.  

The Department of Classics is promoting language study by students from underrepresented groups in our summer language courses. We are offering bursaries to cover tuition ($700 per semester course), and for those visiting from outside the Toronto area, up to an additional $1,000 per semester. 

In the first summer term, starting in early May and running through June, we offer LAT101, LAT 201, and GRK 101.

In the second summer term, staring in July and running through mid-August, we offer LAT 102, LAT 202, and GRK 102.

If you are interested in applying for a bursary, please send by March 23rd a cover letter as well as a copy of your university transcript (an unofficial copy is fine) to the Undergraduate Coordinator, Professor Kevin Wilkinson, at:

undergrad.classics@utoronto.ca

In your cover letter please briefly explain your interests in taking Ancient Greek and/or Latin (e.g., academic background, current interests in classical antiquity or related fields, plans for future study). Please also describe the ways in which you might contribute to diversity (e.g., on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status). We are especially interested in applicants with expressed financial need.

If you are coming from another university in North America or overseas, please see the following link for information about applying and enrolling in courses through Woodsworth College (the online process is straightforward but you will need a Letter of Permission from your own university registrar or study abroad office):

https://wdw.utoronto.ca/visiting-students/apply

Woodsworth College also has limited accommodation spaces for visiting students; please find information about that through the Woodsworth College website:

https://wdw.utoronto.ca/residence/summer-housing

For preliminary and (when available) official course timetables see the following link:

https://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/dates-and-deadlines/course-timetables

If you have additional questions about our summer language courses, feel free to contact the Undergraduate Coordinator, Professor Kevin Wilkinson, at:

undergrad.classics@utoronto.ca

University of Toronto Reception at the SCS/AIA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.!

All Canadian scholars and students, alumnae and alumni, as well as other friends of the department, are most welcome to the Reception hosted by the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto at the Annual SCS/AIA meeting in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, 2 January, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Mint Room at the Marriott Marquis hotel.

U of T Classics at the CAC-SCEC

Many members of the Department of Classics will be giving presentations (and live tweeting!) at the CAC-SCEC annual meeting at McMaster University, May 7 – 9. In chronological order, here are our speakers on the CAC-SCEC program:

Ephraim Lytle, “Paradoxography and Science in Aelian’s De natura animalium: Leonidas of Byzantium, the Red Sea and Peripatetic Biology”, TUES 8:30 –10:30

Chiara Graf, “Seneca’s Comets: Competing Conceptions of Wonder in the Natural Questions“, TUES 8:30 –10:30

Kenneth Yu, “Inspired Encyclopaedism: The Antischolasticism of the Catalogue of Giants in Philostratus’ Heroikos“, TUES 8:30 –10:30

Rachel Mazzara, “Interpretatio Romanaas Dynamic Equivalence: Tacitus and Translation Studies”,  TUES 8:30 –10:30

Edward Parker, “The Ideological Contestation of Epieikeia in Demosthenes and Isocrates”, TUES 8:30 –10:30

Alison Keith, “Iterative Structures in Ovid’s Amores 2″, TUES 11:00 – 12:30

Lorenza Bennardo, “Lost Underworlds in Classical Literature and Italian Renaissance Philology”, TUES 2:30 – 4:00

Seth Bernard, “Hephaestus at Populonia? Economy, Metallurgy, and Cult in a New Graffito from the Acropolis”, TUES 2:30 – 4:00

David Wallace-Hare, “Titans of Industry: Profession and Deity Choice in Imperial Votive Dedications”, TUES 2:30 – 4:00

Drew Davis, “Ex pecunia publica: Italian Public Spending and Urbanization in the Late Republic”, TUES 4:30 – 6:00

Clifford Orwin, “On Thinking with Classics”, WED 8:30 – 10:30

Carrie Fulton, “Ceramics and LBA Maritime Networks: Results from the 2018 Underwater Survey of Maroni Tsaroukka”, WED 8:30 – 10:30

Joseph Gerbasi, “Socrates, Athens, and the Law”, WED 8:30 – 10:30

Gianmarco Bianchini, “Epigraphic Reception of the Ovidian Text at Pompeii: the Case of CIL, IV 1595 = CLE 927″, WED 8:30 – 10:30

Christer Bruun, “Roman Birthdays – Fact or Fiction?”, WED 8:30 – 10:30

Marion Durand, “In the Thick of It: From the Trenches of the Job Market in North America and Abroad”, WED 11:00 – 12:30

Emelen Leonard, “Sex work and the sophist: Lucian’s Dialogues of the Courtesans as a reflection of imperial Greek culture”, 11:00 – 12:30

Katherine Blouin, “Sprung from the Earth: Indigeneity and the Ancient History Classroom”, WED 2:30 – 4:00

Naomi Neufeld, “Inscribed Vessels, Ritual, and Identity at the Sanctuary of Gravisca”, WED 2:30 – 4:00

Eleanor Irwin, “Breaking the glass ceiling to translating Plato: Georgiana, Lady Chatterton, Florence Nightingale and Florence Melian Stawell”, WED 4:30 – 6:00

Hugh Mason, “Lupus in Fabula, seriously? Traps and Fables in Daphnis and Chloe 1.11-12″, THURS 8:30 – 10:30

Jonathan Burgess, “Aristotle’s “Constitution of the Ithacans” and the Odyssey”, THURS 8:30 – 10:30

Jesse Hill, “Catullus, Ennius, and the Pursuit of Novelty”, THURS 11:00 – 12:30

David Sutton, “Omnibus e Meis Amicis Antistans: Catullus, Veranius and the Homosocialities of Male Friendship”, THURS 11:00 – 12:30

 

Ann-Marie Matti wins coveted Faculty award!

At the Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony held on April 24th at the Faculty Club, the Business Officer of the Department of Classics, Ann-Marie Matti, received the Distinguished Service Award from David Cameron, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science.

This is a tremendous recognition of the invaluable work that Ann-Marie, known to generations of students and faculty, continues to carry out for the Department. Only one such award is given out each year within the whole Faculty.

The department, faculty, students, and staff, join in congratulating Ann-Marie and in offering thanks for her professionalism, commitment to our mission, and humour.

Read more about Ann-Marie Matti in this summer’s departmental newsletter.

At the Awards ceremony, from the left: Christer Bruun (Chair), Ann-Marie Matti (Business Officer), Chiara Graf (Past President of GCCU, our graduate student association), Erik Gunderson (Associate Chair)

 

UofT “Classics and Ancient History” ranked no. 13 in the world

The Department of Classics on the St. George campus together with our Classicist and Ancient History colleagues at UTM and UTSC were awarded spot no. 13 in the recent QS World University Ranking. Place no. 1 is held by the Sapienza University of Rome.

We are among the most successful fields in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the U of T; our colleagues in many other departments are doing very well too.

Among the first fifty programs in Classics and Ancient History, the University of Toronto was the only one from Canada. Eleven institutions from the US were ranked; five just above the U of T and six lower down.

QS World University Ranking is one of the four or five international rankings that are published every year. Often rankings are not field-specific.