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Advancing knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the ancient Greek and Roman world and its enduring value.

Annual Meeting

The next joint annual meeting of the SCS and AIA will take place at the Boston Marriott: Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts.

For information about submitting abstracts and proposals to the SCS Program Committee, as well as abstracts for organizer-refereed and affiliated group panels, please go to the annual meeting page.

From the SCS Leadership

Public Statement from the SCS Board of Directors on Executive Order

In light of the executive order on immigration issued on Friday, January 27, 2017, the Society for Classical Studies publicly reaffirms its commitment to the international community of scholars and to the importance of the free movement of scholarship and ideas.  We believe that the selective ban placed on the entry to the United States by individuals of particular nationalities and (in effect) of particular religious beliefs, the suspension of all refugee processing, and the suspension of the Visa Interview Waiver Program are harmful to students, scholars, and academic institutions in this country and, given the importance of the middle eastern region to the study of classical antiquity, of particular concern to our discipline.

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The Art of Praise: Panegyric and Encomium in Late Antiquity
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Donations from both members and nonmembers make the Society for Classical Studies stronger. A gift to our annual giving campaign supports current programs, and a pledge to our new Endowment for Classics Research and Teaching will enable the SCS to make high quality information about the Classical World available in accessible formats to the largest possible audience.

Member Spotlight

Charles Pazdernik

Charles Pazdernik - Before and After His Bicycle Accident

On the morning of July 14, 2014  Dr. Charles (Chuck) Pazdernik was involved in a very serious accident while cycling to work, damaging his spinal cord at the neck.  After a speedy surgery, Chuck was fitted with a "halo" to keep his head immobile while his spine healed; he lacked any sensory or motor function below his chest.  Chuck began a very long recovery, which at first aimed to strengthen his upper body and to prepare him for life in a wheelchair.  While Chuck and his family worked hard to understand...

Classics Advisory Service

By Marie-Lan Nguyen (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Classics Advisory Service helps college and university teachers maintain and strengthen their programs in Classics (broadly understood to include Greek and Latin languages and literatures, history, archaeology, and all other aspects of classical civilization). Among the services we provide are assistance with external Program Reviews, and advice and support for strengthening current programs and preserving threatened programs. The SCS now also provides guidelines for establishing and improving undergraduate programs.

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