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Sesquicentennial Events

Sesquicentennial Events

October 26, 2018       

Digital Approaches to Teaching the Ancient Mediterranean

Sponsored by the Institute for Study of the Ancient World and the Society for Classical Studies

November 13, 2018    

Transforming Classics: 150 Years of Classical Studies in New York

Co-organized by the Society for Classical Studies and the NYU Center for Ancient Studies, with sponsorship by the NYU College of Arts and Science, the Department of Classics, and Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, NYU
November 13, 2018, 5:30-7:45PM
Followed by a reception from 7:45-8:45PM

On November 13, 1868, a group of scholars resolved to form the American Philological Association (APA), now the Society for Classical Studies (SCS). The APA was originally a society for "lovers of philology". The organization shifted gradually, however, as new humanities disciplines and fields emerged, to become the largest North American organization devoted to classical philology and then to Classics / Classical Studies, and was renamed the Society for Classical Studies in 2014.  Throughout the 150-year history of the APA / SCS, New York's scholars, teachers, students, and institutions have played a central role in developing and transforming our field. Speakers will discuss how New York-based organizations and programs have: (a) shaped what counts as Classics; (b) changed who gets to participate in and lead the field; and / or (c) opened up new directions that connect the study of the Greco-Roman world with other ancient and modern traditions. 

Opening Remarks (5:30-5:40PM)

Helen Cullyer, Society for Classical Studies, and Matthew S. Santirocco, New York University

Keynote Remarks by Ward Briggs, University of South Carolina: “New York Pioneers: The Empire State and the Development of Classical Scholarship in America” (5:40-6:00PM)

Discussants (6:00-7:10PM)

  • Dee Clayman, CUNY Graduate Center, on the New York Graduate Classics Consortium
  • Hardy Hansen and Katherine Hsu, Brooklyn College, on the CUNY Latin / Greek Institute
  • Jennifer Snyder, Brooklyn Latin School, on Latin in New York schools
  • Jason Pedicone, The Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study, on Paideia
  • Helene Foley, Barnard College, Columbia University, on performance
  • Ute Wartenberg-Kagan, American Numismatic Society, on collecting institutions
  • Matthew McGowan, Fordham University, and Ron Janoff, Montclair State University, on local and regional Classics associations

Concluding Remarks by Roger Bagnall, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University: “Classics in a Connected Eurasian Antiquity” (7:10-7:25PM)

Discussion (7:25-7:45PM)

Reception (7:45PM)

January 3-6 2019       

AIA-SCS Annual meeting in San Diego

Featuring public lectures by

Luis Alfaro, Thursday, January 3, 8:15PM

Mary Beard, Saturday, January 5, 6:00PM

March 15, 2019

After the War: A Staged Reading of Emily Wilson's translation of the Odyssey.

Read about this event here.

BAM Fisher (Fishman Space), Brooklyn, NY


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