Member News

By Erik Shell | July 20, 2016

Congratulations to Denis Feeney (President, 2013) on being named British Academy Corresponding Fellow for 2016 alongside 19 other Corresponding Fellows, 42 Fellows from the UK, and four Honorary Fellows. The outgoing BA President Lord Nicholas Stern sent a newsletter today detailing the appointments after the official online announcement on July 15th.

A full list of this year's fellows and remarks by the incoming president Sir David Cannadine can be found here.

(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)

By Adam Blistein | April 20, 2016

Congratulations to Denis Feeney (President, 2013) and Ralph J. Hexter (Financial Trustee, 2013-2019) who are among the 213 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  The Academy was founded in 1780 and is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers.  See the entire list of new members here

By Adam Blistein | October 26, 2015

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.).

By Adam Blistein | October 13, 2015

SCS Members Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, Hamilton College, and Fiona McHardy, University of Roehampton, have received the first Teaching Literature Book Award from the Idaho State University Department of English and Philosophy.  The Department gave this award, an international prize for the best book-length work on teaching literature at the college level, for the collection of essays edited by Professors Rabinowitz and McHardy:  From Abortion to Pederasty: Addressing Difficult Topics in the Classics Classroom, published in 2014 by The Ohio State University Press.

By Adam Blistein | October 1, 2015

We regret to report the death of Gregory Dobrov, PhD, associate professor and post-baccalaureate program director in the Department of Classical Studies at Loyola University Chicago.  Prof. Dobrov joined the Department of Classical Studies in 1998 and rose to the rank of associate professor. In 2011, he became the founding director of the post-baccalaureate program in Classical Studies. Throughout his career, Prof. Dobrov focused much of his scholarship on ancient Greek comedy.  He published Beyond Aristophanes:  Transition and Diversity in Greek Comedy with our Society (Scholars Press 1995).  Recently, he edited A Companion to the Study of Greek Comedy (Brill 2010).

By Adam Blistein | September 22, 2015

Dr. Maria S. Marsilio, Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, and Honors Program Director at St. Joseph's University received the University's Christian and Mary Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at its commencement in May 2015.  The University gives this award for outstanding teaching to a single faculty member each year.

By Adam Blistein | September 21, 2015

The following members were chosen in the elections held this Summer.  They take office on January 9, 2016, except for the two new members of the Nominating Committee who take office immediately.


S. Georgia Nugent

Financial Trustee

David W. Tandy

Vice President, Outreach

Matthew M. McGowan

Board of Directors

Alison Keith

Jeffrey S. Rusten

Education Committee Member

By Information Architect | January 24, 2015

From ASU News: "Libraries have always bridged past and present, preserving and innovating. To lead ASU’s libraries in a transformative time, Arizona State University has today named James J. O’Donnell, former Georgetown provost, classicist and pioneer in emerging digital technologies, to the post of university librarian. O’Donnell will fill the position vacated by Sherrie Schmidt, who retired as university librarian on June 30, after 20 years of leadership. O’Donnell will also be a professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. His appointment takes effect Feb. 3, 2015."

By Adam Blistein | January 24, 2015

Four SCS Members were in the 2014 cohort of ACLS Fellows.  Below is each winner's name, type of fellowship, institution, and project title.

John P. Bodel, ACLS Fellowship, Brown University, The ancient Roman funeral

Ari Z. Bryen, ACLS Fellowship, West Virginia University, Law and the Boundaries of Authority in the Roman World

Laura Lynn Garofalo, Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Reconstructed Pasts and Retrospective Styles in Flavian Rome

Robert A. Kaster, ACLS Fellowship, Princeton University, A New Critical Edition of Suetonius’s "Lives of the Caesars"

By Adam Blistein | January 24, 2015

Haun Saussy, University of Chicago, has received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for his project Translation as Citation, or Zhuangzi Inside Out.


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