(From the Cornell Alumni Magazine)
A former translator of the Pope's messages into Latin has joined the Cornell faculty to spread the practice of spoken Latin in the classroom.
"He took students on forays around campus to translate the Latin incorporated in maps and artwork; had them haggle with each other in ersatz marketplaces; studied the Latin mottos on state seals; cast them in a mock trial for shoplifting; and more."
You can read the full article here.
Latin Epigraphy Program in Rome in Summer 2018
The American Academy in Rome is pleased to offer in June 2018 an intensive introduction to the study of Latin and Greek inscriptions in the city of Rome.
AAR Summer Program in Roman Epigraphy, June 18 – June 29, 2018
Application Deadline: 31 January 2018
Instructor: John Bodel, Brown University
Gabrielle C. Stewart, a senior Classical Languages major at Duke University, has been named a Rhodes Scholar for 2018.
"In her time at Duke, she has demonstrated great leadership both on campus and off through her social justice work and her research on ancient Greece."
To read the full write-up, check out the article featured on Duke's website here.
NEH is offering emergency grants and the opportunity for affected institutions to repurpose existing grants.
For more information, visit the NEH announcement page.
(Photo: "Logo of the United States National Endowment for the Humanities" by National Endowment for the Humanities, public domain, edited to fit thumbnail template)
The SCS is delighted to share the results of a collaborative initiative led by Jane Chaplin, Barbara Gold, Bret Mulligan, and Michael Arnush.
The product of work by 31 department chairs, the new Handbook for Chairs of Undergraduate Classics Departments and Programs aims to assist current and future chairs and directors at institutions that focus on undergraduate Classics education.
Scott Jaschik from Inside Higher Ed has written a story about the statement the SCS board released last Fall.
"The statement notes that the ancient world was not monolithic and in fact was influenced by people of different regions and cultures."
Below is a list of the most recent NEH grantees and their Classically-themed projects, with support totaling nearly $1.1 million. The NEH helps fund a number of SCS initiatives, and their support affects the field of Classics at a national and local level.
Congratulations to SCS member Ineke Sluiter on being named British Academy Corresponding Fellow for 2017 alongside 65 other Fellows.
To read the full news story and read about the work of all 2017 Fellows, you can visit the British Academy's website.
(Photo: "The British Academy's royal seal depicts the Greek Muse Clio" by the British Academy's Web Master, brightened by user Ivtorov and licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)
(From the Washington Post)
Former SCS TLL Fellow Charles McNamara has written an article for the Washington Post on funding for TLL in the current U.S. political climate.
"On the shelf, [the TLL] resembles the Oxford English Dictionary, but administratively, the project looks a bit like CERN, the laboratory for the study of particle physics. Just as the 22 member states of CERN collaborate on long-term research too costly for one country to undertake alone, the TLL is home to scholars funded by countries from around the world, among them Japan, Denmark, Italy and the United States."
You can read the full article on the Washington Post website here.
The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS) has started a GoFundMe page in order to establish a scholarship in honor of Garrett Fagan, who passed away earlier this year.
"Garrett will always be remembered as an influential mentor, an inspiring teacher, a supportive colleague, a loving father, and a fierce friend, and for this reason, we've decided to establish a scholarship in Garrett's name for the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome."
You can visit the GoFundMe page to read the rest of the information about the proposed scholarship or to donate.