Our Mission

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

Annual Meeting

D.C.

The next joint annual meeting of the SCS and AIA will take place at the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. in Washington, DC, District Of Columbia.

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

Statement on Proposed Executive Order on Classical Design for Federal Buildings

The following was approved by the SCS board of directors on February 7, 2020.

The Society for Classical Studies joins the Society of Architectural Historians in opposing the proposed Executive Order “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again.”  As students and scholars of the ancient Greco-Roman world and its ongoing cultural impact, we recognize that classical antiquity provided some of the many traditions that have shaped this nation, and we appreciate the examples of neo-classical architecture, both public and private, to be found throughout the United States.  But we firmly believe that the architectural style of public buildings should not be dictated in advance, but rather freely and deliberately chosen in view of all relevant considerations, and we reject the supposition that a style derived from classical models is necessarily better suited than any other to express the history, values, and aspirations of the American people.

SCS News

Calls for Papers
Hybrid Epicenters: Peripheral Adaptation in Flavian Literature
Public Statements
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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.

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
  • 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.

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