A message from the National Humanities Alliance:
"Advocates from all 50 states and Washington D.C. will be meeting virtually with their Members of Congress and congressional staff to discuss federal funding for the humanities. They will be thanking Members of Congress for the funding in the American Rescue Plan and pushing for increased funding for a wide range of humanities programs in FY 2022!
Help bolster their efforts by writing to your Members of Congress today!
We’ve won incremental increases for the NEH in each of the past 6 years, but given the needs of the humanities community and the crucial role they have to play in the current moment, we are urging a far more robust increase this year. Take action for the NEH!
Call for Application and Nominations for Editor of TAPA (2022-2025)
The current TAPA Editor Andromache Karanika will end her term of service with volume 151 (2021). Therefore, we are now opening a search for the next TAPA Editor, to cover volumes 152-155 (2022-2025), and inviting applications and nominations for the position.
TAPA is the only journal published by the Society for Classical Studies. Though founded as a philological journal, TAPA is now expected to reflect a broad spectrum of topics, sub-fields, and theoretical and methodological approaches within Greek and Roman Studies.
This message is intended for members in the US. Yesterday, President Trump’s budget blueprint was published. It calls for the elimination of many crucial educational and cultural agencies including the NEH, NEA, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Institute of Museum of Library Services (IMLS).
A brief survey of grants made by the NEH over the last seven years shows the potential impact on our field. The NEH has funded:
- Numerous research fellowships for individual scholars as well as the SCS-administered TLL Fellowship and the fellowship program at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
- Digitization, publication, and editing of ancient coins, inscriptions, and papyri.
- Projects that explore the use of computational methods for analyzing ancient texts.
- Archaeological projects from Italy to Jordan.
The Department of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary invites applications for an adjunct teaching position for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. The teaching load will be two courses per semester, to include intermediate Latin and Greek Civilization. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted on line through the following link:
SCS member Michele Ronnick of Wayne State University has curated this exhibition of fourteen photographic reproductions of African-American Classical Scholars and Educators from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among those on display are several early members of the Society including William Sanders Scarborough (pictured). This 44th installation of the exhibit will be on display at the Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Florence and Chafetz House, at Boston University, 213 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215 from November 11, 2015, to January 8, 2016. An opening reception will take place on Wednesday November 11, 2015, from 6-8pm, and Prof. Ronnick will give a lecture entitled "Black Classicism In the Bay State" on Thursday November 12, 2016, at 4pm in Room 102 of Sargeant College (635 Commonwealth. Ave.).
On September 28, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., the NCLG will present this webinar. Students are becoming ever more adept with using technology, and, as teachers, we can find ways to use technology in our classes in way that engages students and promotes effective learning. Some of the free online tools that we will go over include Google documents, dictionaries, blogs, screencasts, videos, commentaries, texts, grammar reviews, and vocabulary reviews. We will focus on how to use each type of online tool in the context of the Latin literature classroom.
The College Board and ETS are currently recruiting college and university faculty interested in scoring Advanced Placement Latin Exams. Applicants must have taught Vergil and/or Caesar at the college level (in intermediate or advanced Latin classes) at some point in the past three years. For more information, see the following link: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/homepage/4137.html.
This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in literature, particularly East‐West precolonial, colonial, or postcolonial contacts that expose, problematize, or re‐create the sense of locality, historicity, and subjectivity. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. Conference volumes or edited volumes by multiple authors will not be considered at this time. Volumes of essays with a thematic focus written by a single author, however, are welcome. We also encourage the submission of revised doctoral dissertations which employ innovative concepts related to our topics. Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:
We received the following message in our in box this morning:
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Eidolon, a new online journal supported by the Paideia Institute.