The Society for Classical Studies congratulates the following individuals and organizations announced as NEH Grantees in August 2023, for their projects in classical studies and adjacent fields:
NEH Institute for K-12 Educators: “The Ancient Olympics and Daily Life in Ancient Olympia: A Hands-On History”
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced a $175,000 grant to fund the Institute for K-12 Educators, “The Ancient Olympics and Daily Life in Ancient Olympia: A Hands-On History”, directed by SCS Members Nathalie Roy (Glasgow Middle School, Baton Rouge, LA) and Bob Simmons (Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL). The Institute will be held at Monmouth College next summer, July 7-20, 2024.
The application and more details about the program will follow in December.
KUT 90.5 in Austin, Texas is featuring the Black Classicists in Texas project, an in person and online exhibition that recovers the hidden history of early Black educators and classicists in central Texas.
News from Finland
Congratulations to Latin teacher William Lee, who has been named ACTFL Teacher of the Year. You can read more about this prestigious national award on the ACTFL website.
Congratulations to NEH grant winners announced in August 2022:
- Christopher Polt (Boston College) and T.H.M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University) for a grant of $224,081 to run a Summer Institute for Higher Education Faculty on "The Performance of Roman Comedy" in Summer 2023.
- Leigh Lieberman and the Alexandria Archive Institute / Open Context team for a grant of $249,879 to run a virtual and in-person institute over three years, "Networking Archaeological Data and Communities", on methods of managing and publishing digital archaeological data.
(publishing on behalf of Thea Sommerschield, a Marie Curie fellow at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Fellow at Harvard’s CHS)
Basler Homer-Kommentar [zur Ilias] (BK) / Homer’s Iliad. The Basel Commentary (BKE)
SEARCH FOR EDITOR OF THE CLASSICAL OUTLOOK
(Published on behalf of Werner Reiß)
It is with great pleasure that Professor Werner Riess and his team announce the launch of the new database TheDefix (Thesaurus Defixionum), which replaces the earlier version TheDeMa (Thesaurus Defixionum Magdeburgensis). TheDefix is an open access Heurist database hosted by the University of Hamburg, Department of Ancient History, and can be reached at the following link: