Our Mission

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

Letter from S. Georgia Nugent

Presidential Letter

June 19, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Recent weeks and months have seen an increase in the cultural tensions in our nation—and, indeed, the world.  It is not uncommon now for disagreements to escalate quickly into verbal attacks, threats of violence, and even—as recently took place in Washington, DC—actual violence.  Unquestionably, this tendency has been facilitated by social media.  But our digital media are only a means or instrument.  More troubling is the mentality fueling the rush to attack, across the political spectrum; and that is an unwillingness to verify information, weigh arguments, and attempt to make independent, rationally-grounded judgments.  These habits of mind are the very bedrock of learning and of scholarship; they are the principles on which the SCS, as a learned society, is founded and which we have a duty to uphold and protect.  

SCS News

Awards and Fellowships
The Committee on Diversity in the Profession of the Society for Classical Stu
Awards and Fellowships
The deadline to receive nominations for the SCS Award for Exellence in Precol
Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings
The Latin and Linguistics Workshop (LLW) combines the field
In Memoriam
(From our colleagues at Wadham College)

Support SCS

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.

Benefits of Membership

  • Subscription to TAPA and access to TAPA online in Project Muse.
  • Two newsletters each year containing information about Society activities as well as other programs and funding opportunities of interest to Classicists
  • Complimentary copies of Amphora, the Society's outreach publication.
  • Discounts on books from Oxford University Press and Blackwell Books via the SCS web site
  • Reduced registration rates for the joint annual meeting with AIA and for candidates and subscribers using the SCS Placement Service, which provides the most comprehensive listing of positions available in the field
  • The opportunity to submit abstracts for and make presentations in SCS sessions during the Joint AIA/SCS Annual Meeting
  • Eligibility for consideration for SCS awards for outstanding scholarship and public programs in Classics
  • Individual Subscriptions to the ACLS Humanities E-books Series
  • Discounts on subscriptions to the American Journal of Philology and Arethusa through Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Opportunities to serve on SCS boards and committees and make an impact on the field of Classics

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.

Go to the Classics Advisory Service's home page.

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