The deadline for nominations of graduate students to participate in this year's 2018 Summer Seminar on Material Culture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been extended to February 15. Click here for more details.
(Photo: Marble Head of Empress Fausta. Gift of Betty Campanile, 1982.07.000. Image courtesy of the Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Please see winter and spring deadlines for SCS awards and fellowships:
Nominations for graduate student participants in summer Material Culture seminar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: January 15, 2018
Coffin Fellowship, for secondary school teachers traveling abroad: February 28, 2018
Zeph Stewart Award, supporting teacher training: March 2, 2018
Pedagogy Award, open to K-12 teachers and college and university faculty: March 2, 2018
Congratulations to Michele Valerie Ronnick and Ruth Scodel, who were both awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards by Eta Sigma Phi this Fall. Read more about the awardees and their achievements in Nuntius, Eta Sigma Phi's publication.
Below is a list of the most recent NEH grantees and their Classically-themed projects. The NEH helps fund a number of SCS initiatives, and their support affects the field of Classics at a national and local level.
The University of Texas at Austin
Joint Classics Philosophy Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy
Gregory Vlastos Archive: Research Possibilities 2017-2018
From March 12 to March 23, 2018 Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, in cooperation with Venice International University, will offer an advanced seminar on “Literature and Culture in the Ancient Mediterranean: Greece, Rome and the Near East”.
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