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. Most recently, some affiliated groups have created or expanded mentorship programs. See the WCC's mentoring initiative and the Asian and Asian American Classical Caucus mentoring program.
To learn about affiliated groups, see the complete listings and links to websites below.
In addition, be sure to check out our newest affiliated groups, Hesperides: Classics in the Luso-Hispanic World (chartered 2021), and the First Generation Low-Income Federation (chartered 2021, website coming soon).
The following groups currently have charters from the Program Committee:
- American Academy in Rome
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens
- Associated Colleges of the Midwest/Great Lakes Colleges Association
- Association of Ancient Historians
- Classical Association of the Middle West and South
- College Year in Athens
- Etruscan Foundation
- First Generation Low-Income Federation
- Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication
- INSTAP Study Center for East Crete
- Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome
- Mountaintop Coalition
- Multiculturalism, Race & Ethnicity in Classics Consortium
- National Committee for Latin and Greek
- American Association for Neo-Latin Studies
- American Classical League
- American Friends of Herculaneum Society
- American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy
- American Society of Papyrologists
- Asian and Asian American Classical Caucus
- Classics and Social Justice
- Digital Classics Association (DCA)
- Eos: Africana Receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome
- Eta Sigma Phi
- Friends of Numismatics
- Hesperides: Classics in the Luso-Hispanic World (trilingual website)
- International Ovidian Society
- International Plutarch Society
- International Society for Neoplatonic Studies
- Lambda Classical Caucus
- Medieval Latin Studies Group
- Quintilian Society
- Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
- Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacology
- Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions
- Society for Early Modern Classical Recption
- Society for Late Antiquity
- Society for the Oral Reading of Greek and Latin Literature
- Society for the Study of Greek and Latin Languages and Linguistics
- Vergilian Society
- Women's Classical Caucus
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.