Our Mission

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

Annual Meeting

San Diego

The next joint annual meeting of the SCS and AIA will take place at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego, California.

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

Presidential Letter - Annual Meeting Location (Pt. 1)

In my first presidential letter, right after the annual meeting last January, I wrote about the need to consider not only where we meet, but at what time of year. This letter addresses the first question; I will write separately about the other one.

When I wrote my previous letter, we had already signed contracts for meetings through 2024, and since then we have signed another for 2025; the details are here. So, no immediate change is possible, but we still must move quickly since we have to make decisions that far in advance in order to get the venues we want, when we want them, and at an affordable price. It will soon be time to sign a contract for 2026, no matter where, or on what specific days we want to meet.

SCS News

Classics in the News
(Message sent to SCS by James McNamara)
Calls for Papers
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Calls for Papers
Plato's Alcibiades I
Classics in the News
The Association of American Colleges & Universities and the American Asso

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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