The Association from time to time announces academic posts, scholarship opportunities, notices of competition deadlines and meetings of CASA. The most recent notices are shown below.

CfP CASA Conference (Cape Town, 19-22 January 2022)

34th Biennial Conference of the Classical Association of South Africa
Order and Chaos
19 – 22 January 2022
University of Cape Town


The Classical Association of South Africa (CASA) invites proposals for papers for its 34th Biennial Conference, to be hosted by the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Cape Town, 19-22 January 2022. Proposals need not be limited to the conference theme ‘Order and Chaos’, and papers on any topic on the ancient world and its reception are welcome.

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Odyssey Book 11 in Mozambique

Watch a reading of Rhapsody 11 of the Odyssey, organized by Dr. Carla Bocchetti (French Institute of South Africa). The video was produced in Maputo, Mozambique (as part of the CHS ‘Odyssey Round the World’ series) and the reading is from Professor Richard Whitaker’s Southern African English translation together with translations into other languages, including Changana, Cicopi, Citshwa, Gitonga, Shimakonde, and Swahili.
The recording will be available from the 9th of December

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Junior Lecturer position at NWU, Potchefstroom

The purpose of the position is to undertake the responsibilities in respect of the teaching of Latin, Ancient Culture Studies, Legal Terminology; research in the Focus Area for Ancient Texts; as well as general administration in the School for Ancient Languages and Text Studies.

Junior Lecturer Latin
Contract: Permanent
Position number: P000163
Peromnes: A9

North-West University (Potchefstroom)
Faculty of Theology
School of Ancient Language and Text Studies

Minimum Requirements:
Honours Degree in Latin- NQF Level 8
Membership in National Subject Associations

Other competency requirements:
2 years’ experience in lecturing of Latin language courses on NQF levels 4-7
1 year’ experience in lecturing of legal termination on NQF level 5
1 year’ experience in lecturing Ancient Culture courses on NQF level 5-7
1 year of supervision on postgraduate levels (if applicable)
1 year’ experience in teaching of online courses
2 years’ involvement and presentation of paper at relevant national and international subject association

Behavioural competencies:
A dynamic personality that can deal with organisational responsibilities and be innovative and creative.

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Junior Lecturer position at Stellenbosch

Junior Lecturer

(Ref. LSW04/225/1020)

The Department studies the ancient cultures and languages of the Mediterranean and Western Asia and offers modules in Ancient Cultures, Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Greek, Latin and Classical Legal Culture.

Position Type: Permanent


  • Undergraduate teaching of Ancient Cultures and Latin or Greek;
  • Postgraduate supervision (on Honours and Master’s level);
  • Researching topics in Ancient Cultures and/or Latin and/or Greek and publishing research findings;

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Online Launch ‘Catullus: Selected Lyric Poems’

Join us for the launch of a new translation of selected lyric poems from Catullus by Richard Whitaker and Douglas Reid Skinner. The event will be held via Microsoft Teams on 20th October 2020 from 17h00 to 18h30 (SAST).

From the publisher’s website: ‘This selection of poems from his small extant body of work aims to show how – whether he composes a tender love lyric to his mis­tress or a boyfriend, an abusive attack on a politician or literary rival, an address to an intimate friend, a vitriolic or obscene satire, or an occasional piece on some small incident of social life – Catullus is deeply engaged with his subject, a writer passionate about his craft, and fully in touch with the centuries of Greek and Roman poetry that came before him.’

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