2019 Annual Meeting
January 3–6, 2019
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
333 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
September 20, 2017
(by Michele Renee Salzman)
As Chair of the Sesquicentennial Program Committee, I am pleased to announce that the 2019 Meeting will feature a number of special events. We have organized a special plenary session, open to the public, that will feature Mary Beard. In addition, the committee has been planting the seeds of many special panels that will highlight changes that have taken place in Classical Studies in the past 150 years. There will be a paper session to mark the origins of the Society organized by Matthew McGowan, focusing on Classics in 1869. Ward Briggs has been researching the history of the American Philological Association in the last fifty years as part of this proposed panel. Another panel will reflect the location of our meeting, tentatively entitled “Classics in the New World: California & Latin America.”
The Committee is also taking this opportunity to contemplate the future of Classics. Joe Farrell is planning a presidential panel on global classics. Stephen Hinds is organizing a panel on the “Future of Classics.” In addition, the SCS will feature recent developments in Digital Studies and Mapping, the latter being the subject of a panel being proposed by Richard Talbert, whose work that resulted in the Barrington Atlas for the Ancient World (Princeton, 2000; App for Ipad, 2013) was supported by the SCS.
In light of recent challenges to the Humanities and Classics in particular, the Sesquicentennial Committee feels this is an important moment to reconsider the contribution of Classics and to contemplate its role in the 21st century. We encourage you to propose panels, papers, roundtables, or a newly designed option, six minute lightening talks.
The Committee welcomes ideas, and you can email any one of its members directly. We look forward to celebrating the impact of Classics in the last 150 years at our 2019 Annual Meeting in January in San Diego.
Sesquicentennial Advisory Committee:
- Matthew McGowan (Fordham University)
- Stephen Hinds (University of Washington)
- Michele Renee Salzman (University of California, Riverside, Chair of the Sesquicentennial Committee)
- Laura McClure (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
- Ward Briggs (University of South Carolina)
- Joe Farrell (University of Pennsylvania)
- Ralph Hexter (University of California, Davis)
- Sarah Bond (University of Iowa)
- Roger Bagnall (New York University)
- S. Georgia Nugent (President, Society for Classical Studies)