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Annual Meeting

Every winter, the Society for Classical Studies holds a joint meeting with the Archaeological Institute of America. In addition to the presentation of individual papers and panels, features of the annual meeting include the Placement Service, for institutions advertising positions and candidates seeking them; an exhibit hall for browsing and purchasing the latest books from a variety of publishers; roundtable discussion sessions; dramatic performances by the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance; meetings and receptions of affiliated groups; and much more.

2018 Annual Meeting


January 4–7, 2018

Boston Marriott: Copley Place
110 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

Latest Annual Meeting News 

February 13, 2017

The SCS Program Submission system for the 2018 annual meeting in Boston is now open. You can submit: (a) abstracts for individual papers; (b) proposals for panels, seminars, workshops, roundtables, and committee panels; and reports on affiliated group and organizer-refereed panels for which organizers have already conducted a peer-review process for abstracts.  You can also use the submission system for applications for new or renewed affiliated group charters and proposals for organizer-refereed panels that will take place in 2019.  For the full range of options, click here.

You must be an SCS member to submit, so have your JHUP username and password ready. If you are a member, this is the same login information you use to log in to the main SCS website.  You will also be asked to enter your member number before you can complete your submission.

Please also note if you are submitting a panel, seminar, workshop, or roundtable, you must have all materials for your application ready before you start, as the system does not accept incomplete submissions.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for an Affiliated Group Panel or Organizer-Refereed Panel, do not use the program submission system.  These abstracts must be submitted via email.  See the Calls for Abstracts on this page.

The link to the program submission site is

January 24, 2017

Please see the following dates and deadlines:

The SCS Online Program Submission system will open on February 13.

April 7 at 11.59pm eastern time is the deadline for submission of: panel, workshop, seminar, and roundtable proposals for the 2018 meeting; reports on affiliated group, committee, and organizer-refereed panels for the 2018 meeting; proposals for organizer-refereed panels to be held in 2019; and applications for new or renewed affiliated group charters.

April 26 at 11.59pm eastern time is the deadline for submission of all individual abstracts.

Please remember that in order to submit an abstract or proposal you must be a SCS member and that no member is allowed to give more than one paper at the meeting.  

January 12, 2017

Dear SCS Members:

The Program committee hopes that those of you who attended the 2017 SCS Meeting in Toronto found it stimulating and enjoyable.  We want to thank our Toronto hosts for their help.  Attendees will get a survey, and we encourage responses to help with future meetings. For those of you who missed them, we have filmed two of the sessions, the Presidential Panel on Communicating Classical Scholarship and the Panel on Digital Classics and the Changing Profession.  These will be available soon.

I want to call your collective attention to some exciting new developments that you will see at the SCS Meeting in Boston in January 2018 and at the Sesquicentennial Meeting in San Diego in January 2019.  The Program Committee encourages members to utilize many new formats for presenting their research and for discussing ideas.  It is well known that member-organized panels, workshops, seminars and roundtables are certainly more coherent, and that may explain the higher acceptance rate for these types of activities as compared to individual papers. Please look at the website for the full range of options.  The Program Committee sees these formats as allowing members to explore new topics and kinds of presentations.  So, for example, a workshop can be devoted to works in progress, to discussion of a particular text, or to analysis of the impact of an important new book.  Formats for workshops are quite flexible, including, for example, five-minute speed talks as well as pre-circulated papers.

As many of you know, I am chair of a special committee, consisting of myself, Stephen Hinds, and Matthew McGowan, whom the Board of Directors has charged with focusing attention and orchestrating events for the Sesquicentennial Meetings in San Diego in January 2019.  We welcome any suggestions from members for this meeting. We are planning a series of events, including panels on Classics in America as well as Classics within a global perspective. More information will appear as these panels are finalized, but in the meantime, we want to hear from members about their ideas about how best to celebrate the Sesquicentennial.  Please email the committee with your ideas.  


Michele Renee Salzman

Vice President for Program

Chair of the Sesquicentennial Committee

History Department

University of California, Riverside

October 18, 2016

The Call for Abstracts for the first of the SCS Committee Panels has gone live.

October 7, 2016

The Call for Abstracts for Organizer Refereed Panels and Affiliated Group Panels have gone live.


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