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

Annual Meeting

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The next joint annual meeting of the SCS and AIA will take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, Ontario.

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.

President's Letter

Changes to Bylaws, Regulations, and Committees

As I mentioned in my last message, at their meeting in June the Board of Directors adopted significant changes to the Bylaws and Regulations. Please do not stop reading here! These documents do not make interesting reading for most people, but they embody our sense of what we are about, and the changes are important.

Some of them are technical matters, improving consistency of language, adapting to modern technology for communication, and conforming to current legal standards; we had legal counsel review them, and she made lots of small changes. But the interesting changes mainly reflect two important developments. One is the gradual implementation of our strategic plan, and the other is our response to the financial stress that almost all learned societies face today. And they also reflect the experiences of the vice presidents in leading their divisions in recent years.

SCS News

Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings
Conference: "Ennius, Poetry, and History"

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.

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

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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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