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

Presidential Letter of January 2019

We have now reviewed the video of the Panel on the Future of Classics, which will be disseminated online today, February 14, 2019. 

The video makes it clear that what was said to Prof. Padilla Peralta was: “You may have got your job because you’re black, but I would prefer to think you got your job because of merit.”

Despite this factual correction to Presidential letter of 1/10/19, the SCS leadership stands by the substance of the Presidential letter and the actions taken onsite in San Diego, which have been reviewed by the Professional Ethics Committee. We repeat here that the future of classical studies depends on expansion, inclusion, and focused attention on and action to remedy the under-representation of people of color in Classics.

Mary T. Boatwright

SCS President

SCS News

In Memoriam
(Written by Meredith Hoppin, Department of Classics, Williams College
SCS Announcements
The Odyssey: A Staged Reading and Discussion
Presidential Letters
We have now reviewed the video of the Panel on the Future of Classics, which

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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