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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 American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fello
Calls for Papers
The University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with the University of St Andre
Calls for Papers
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Classics in the News
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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

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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