Mark Masterson, Senior Lecturer of Classics at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) and member of the SCS for over 20 years, has been awarded a grant $476,000 from the Marsden Fund administered by Royal Society for his research project, "Revealing Desire between Men in the Byzantine Empire". He will be holder of this grant for three years starting in 2018. Here is a link to the awards the Royal Society made this year:
Call for Nominations
The Use of Art and Material Culture in Scholarship and Teaching
A Seminar in Material Culture for Graduate Students in Classics and Ancient History
Directed by Professors Antony Augoustakis and Daniel Leon
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
21 May – 29 June 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL
Supported by generous grants from the Leon Levy Foundation and the School of Literatures, and Cultures and Linguistics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The SCS Outreach Prize Committee has awarded the 2017 Outreach Prize to Professor Roberta Stewart of Dartmouth College for her work in developing book discussion groups on the Homeric poems with military veterans. Professor Stewart's long-running initiative is now a major collaborative project of Dartmouth College and New Hampshire Humanities, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The C.J. Goodwin Award of Merit Committee has selected three winners of this year's Goodwin Award. All three will be honored at the Plenary Session at the Boston Annual Meeting. You can click on the names below to read the full citations.
James I. Porter, The Sublime in Antiquity, Cambridge University Press, 2016
Amy Russell, The Politics of Public Space in Republican Rome, Cambridge University Press, 2015
Peter T. Struck, Divination and Human Nature: A Cognitive History of Intuition in Classical Antiquity, Princeton University Press, 2016
The SCS Teaching Excellence Awards Committee has awarded three prizes this year to the following teachers at the college and university level:
E. Del Chrol (Marshall University)
Shelley Haley (Hamilton College)
Mary Pendergraft (Wake Forest University)
The winners will receive their awards at the Plenary Session at the Boston Annual Meeting. Please click on the names above to read the full citations.
This is a reminder that the deadline for the SCS's TLL Fellowship is November 15.
Call for Applications to the 2018-2019 Shohet Scholars Grant Program for Research on the Ancient Mediterranean
by International Catacomb Society
The Shohet Scholars Grant Program of the International Catacomb Society is now accepting applications to the Shohet Scholars cohort of 2018-2019. Submission deadline is January 15, 2018.
This annual grant program funds research on the Ancient Mediterranean from the Hellenistic Era to the Early Middle Ages. Shohet Scholars may do their research in the fields of archeology, art history, classical studies, history, comparative religions, or related subjects. Of special interest are interdisciplinary projects that approach traditional topics from new perspectives.
The deadline to receive nominations for the SCS Award for Exellence in Precollegiate Teaching has been extended to October 2, 2017.
Teachers, full- or part-time, of grades K-12 in schools in the United States and Canada who at the time of the application teach at least one class of Latin, Greek, or classics at the K-12 level are eligible.
Nominees do not have to be SCS members.
To learn more about the nomination process, visit the award's webpage.
The Committee on Diversity in the Profession of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) invites applications from minority undergraduate students from across North America for scholarships to be awarded for Summer 2018. The purpose of the scholarship is to further students’ study of classics or classical archaeology with opportunities not available during the school year. Eligible proposals might include (but are not limited to) participation in classical summer programs or field schools in the Mediterranean or language training at institutions in the U.S., Canada, or Europe. The maximum amount of each award will be $4,500.
The receipt deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, December 8, 2017; results will be announced by the end of January 2018. All application materials should be sent as e-mail attachments to the Executive Director of the SCS, Dr. Helen Cullyer, at email@example.com.
The Pearson Fellowship Committee invites nominations for the 2018-2019 Lionel Pearson Fellowship, which seeks to contribute to the education of American- and Canadian-trained classicists by providing for a year of study at an English or Scottish university. The competition is open to outstanding students who have completed in academic year 2016-2017, or will complete in academic year 2017-2018, a B.A. in Greek, Latin, Classics, or closely related fields at any American or Canadian college or university. Faculty should nominate students by October 2, 2017. Click here to see full instructions and details of the Fellowship.