[MGSA-L] job posting UIC

Anastassios (Tassos) Anastassiadis, Prof. tassos.anastassiadis at mcgill.ca
Sun Dec 9 13:58:17 PST 2018

Dear colleagues,

(sic) « the candidate will have to demonstrate competence, either through research or teaching, in all eras of Greek history »

WoW! I thought Plato to NATO courses were  outdated, but UIC actually proves to the ignoramus that I am,  that there exist Plato to NATO scholars who can do research or teaching from the Minoans and Mycenaeans to Greek-Americans without forgetting Classical Antiquity, the Hellenistic kingdoms, the Roman Empire, the Byzantines, Frankish and Venetian Mediterranean, the Ottoman Empire, Greece, diaspora Greeks, and wouldn’t that be fancy if that person could also know Greek Judaism and Greek Islam?
Please let me know who these UberScholars are. I already have trouble catching up with reading scholarship on two miserable centuries and  doing research in four languages, that I am really looking forward learning from the mentoring of their likes, since they can juggle with centuries, and even millennia,  on their fingertips. Oh, they must exist since UIC has identified a field.

And when one thinks, that I was being  petty enough to believe that what they might really be looking for is for a classicist  who because they have been to Greece as tourists or speak Greek, actually « qualify »  as experts  on all the other periods…

More prosaically: The fact that this position stems out of the suppression of a purely Modern Greek lecturer position, and risks,  just as in other recent cases,  turning into a glorified classicist’s position is not just cause for frustration and despair, but outrage, especially given the circumstances and UIC’s track record in Greek studies.

With sincere concern,

Tassos Anastassiadis
History and Classical Studies Department
McGill University

Le 9 déc. 2018 à 21:37, MGSA exec. director <mgsa.org at gmail.com<mailto:mgsa.org at gmail.com>> a écrit :

Dear friends, please take note:
Warmest wishes,
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