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Please see the following deadlines, some of which have recently been extended:
Nominations for the Forum Prize: October 23 (extended deadline)
Classics Everywhere microgrant applications: October 26 (extended deadline)
Nominations for the Precollegiate Teaching Award: November 2 (extended deadline)
Pearson Fellowship applications: November 6
Registration for the 2021 virtual annual meeting is now open!
You can register here: https://aia-scs-2021.secure-platform.com/
Welcoming New Board Members
In consultation with the Graduate Student Committee and Committee on Contingent Faculty, the SCS Board of Directors has approved two new appointed board positions, with voice but without vote, for a graduate student and contingent faculty member-at-large. These appointments will become effective in January 2021. It is intended that these two seats will become elected positions with full voting rights, but this will most likely require changes to the method of SCS elections, which will in itself require a member vote for approval.
The following members were elected in the ballot held this Summer. They take office in January 2021, except for the two new members of the Nominating Committee who take office immediately. Thank you to all SCS members who agreed to stand for election this year.
Vice President for Publications and Research
|Vice President for Professional Matters||
Dan-el Padilla Peralta
|Professional Ethics Committee||
Katherine Lu Hsu
In support of racial justice, the SCS Executive Committee has approved donations to the National Bailout Collective and African American Policy Forum. Many thanks to SCS members who suggested these organizations. The SCS Executive Committee has also approved a donation to the William Sanders Scarborough Fellowship Fund of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.
Dear members and past annual meeting attendees,
Many thanks to all of you who filled out our recent virtual annual meeting survey. Based on your feedback, AIA and SCS have decided that it would be best to spread a virtual meeting over six days from January 5 -10, 2021. We plan on opening registration on or around October 1, 2020 and will publish registration rates by early September. We have begun work on a schedule and appreciate your patience as we continue to work on the logistics and program.
Helen Cullyer, Executive Director, SCS
Rebecca King, Executive Director, AIA
The SCS Board has joined many other scholarly societies in endorsing this letter imploring the federal government to "reinstate the temporary visa exemptions for international students and faculty members while we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, including at least the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters."
You can read more at the link above.
If you want to take action, please consult the National Humanities Alliance's action alert on the issue here.