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Affiliated Groups

SCS affiliated groups have organizational structures independent of the SCS. The affiliated group has a common purpose and/or scholarly interest, usually representing a special field, ancillary discipline, and / or concerns equity and inclusion in the profession of Classics. Affiliated groups maintain membership lists, and some charge dues and circulate newsletters. Most have websites and a social media presence. Affiliated groups are chartered for five-year periods for participation in the SCS/AIA Joint Annual Meeting. The five-year charters are of two types: Category I and Category II, which are explained in more detail below.

However, SCS affiliated groups do far more than just hold events at the Annual Meeting. Some affiliated groups are major non-profit organizations in their own right. Some hold their own conferences, run fellowship programs, and offer study-abroad opportunities. Affiliated groups have historically been and continue to be leaders in advancing research, teaching, and equity and non-discrimination.

To learn about affiliated groups, see the complete listings and links to websites below. Please also note an important initiative currently led by affiliated groups. Classics and Social Justice, the Mountaintop Coalition, and the Women's Classical Caucus (in collaboration with the Sportula) are running a new intersectional mentoring program, an expansion of WCC's mentoring program.

In addition, be sure to check out our newest affiliated groups, the Association of Ancient Historians (chartered 2017), Eos: Africana Receptions of Greece and Rome (chartered 2017), Mountaintop Coalition (chartered 2018), International Ovidian Society (chartered 2018). 

The following groups currently have charters from the Program Committee:

Category I

Category II

A Category I charter entitles the affiliated group to meeting space, on a space-available basis, at the SCS/AIA Joint Annual Meeting for a business meeting and/or reception, provided the affiliated group has no outstanding financial obligations to the SCS. The business meeting and/or reception will be noted on the SCS Annual Meeting Program.

A Category II affiliation, in addition to all the privileges of a Category I charter, also entitles the affiliated group to a panel or paper session listing on the SCS Program, provided the papers for these sessions are anonymously refereed by the affiliated group. Abstracts for affiliated group panels are submitted directly to the designated organizers.

Affiliated groups may also submit proposals for non-anonymously refereed panels or workshops. These are evaluated by the program committee together with regular panel and workshop proposals. If you would like to apply for an affiliated group charter, please see the procedures here

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