The President’s Award of the Society for Classical Studies is established to honor an individual, group, or organization outside of the Classics profession that has made significant contributions to advancing public appreciation and awareness of Classical antiquity. To date the Award has been given three times:
- to Garry Wills in 2010
- to Daniel Mendelsohn in 2013
- and to Eric Hewett and Jason Pedicone for the Paideia Institute in 2015
Nominations for this Award are open to the profession and the public. Nominations, containing a letter describing the nominee’s contributions, along with a brief biography or C.V., should be sent to the SCS Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 1 of each year (note this new, earlier deadline).
The selection will be made by the SCS Executive Committee, enhanced for this purpose by the Vice President for Outreach and the Chair of the Development Committee (unless they happen to be members of the Executive Committee), at its meeting by conference call each spring. The Committee’s recommendation will be presented for decision to the Full SCS Board at its September meeting. The Award will be announced in December and presented at the subsequent Annual Meeting of the SCS in January.
The Award will consist of an inscribed gift from the Society.