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.

2021 Annual Meeting


January 7–10, 2021

Hilton Chicago
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Latest Annual Meeting News 

Be aware of housing scams for the Chicago Annual Meeting.

No one at the AIA, SCS, or Hilton hotels will ever contact you via telephone or email asking you to book a hotel room to attend the Annual Meeting. 

Relevant Program Submission System deadlines are below. Please note that the Program Committee has changed these due to COVID-19.

February 20: The Program Submission System is now open. You have to be a paid up member of SCS for 2020 in order to submit.

1) Update for Affiliated Group Reports: The deadline for submission of the Affiliated Group Panel Reports is now 8 June, although we encourage any affiliated group that is ready to submit by April 21 to do so via the program submission system. If you submit your report after April 21, you must email it to

2) Panels, Seminars, Workshops Roundtable Discussions etc.: The deadline for submitting proposals, applications, and reports except for the above mentioned Affiliated Group Panel Reports and Individual Abstracts and Lightning Talks is 11:59 pm, Eastern Time, on April 21, 2020.

3) Individual Abstracts and Lightning Talks: The deadline for Individual Abstracts and Lightning Talks is 11:59 pm, Eastern Time, on April 28, 2020


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