We have a number of deadlines that fall prior to mid-November. Please see the following:
October 31: Nominations for the Forum Prize
Hotel reservations are now open!
The Hilton San Francisco Union Square is the official hotel for the 2022 Annual Meeting and will host the exhibit hall, all academic sessions, the opening night reception, and most related events. The discounted group rate is $169 per night (plus applicable taxes). Additional rooms are available at the Hilton Parc 55 across the street. A limited number are available for $159 per night (plus applicable taxes) for reservations made by October 31st. Click on the links below to make your reservations. You can also make a reservation by calling 1-800-HILTONS and using code AIA or SCS to make your reservation.
A Call for 2023 Program Directors
Would you like to direct a tour or workshop for the Vergilian Society in 2023?
Vergilian Society tours are designed to appeal to a wide range of travelers interested in the ancient Mediterranean. We welcome college students, high school students, instructors and nonprofessionals.
For 2023, we are particularly interested in tours of the ancient Mediterranean or study programs (such as Latin workshops) that are based at the Villa Vergiliana, a study center in the Bay of Naples, Italy.
If you have any questions about proposal submissions, please contact the Chair of the Villa Management Committee, John Wonder, at firstname.lastname@example.org
You'll find previous tour details at https://www.vergiliansociety.org/previous-tours/
The following members were elected in the ballot held this Summer. They take office in January 2022, 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 Education||
|Board of Directors||
Young Richard Kim
AIA and SCS have been working on detailed plans for our 2022 joint Annual Meeting based on the results of our recent survey. Since 60% of respondents expressed a preference for a hybrid meeting, we are planning for our first ever hybrid conference in January 2022. This means speakers will be able to present in person in San Francisco or remotely in each session, and attendees will be able to attend sessions in the hotel or virtually. This is an ambitious undertaking and some elements of the conference cannot easily have a hybrid format; for example, social events will need to be either in person or virtual. However, we aim to make the meeting as hybrid as is feasible given logistics, costs, and staff capacity. We anticipate a two-tier scale of registration rates, with virtual attendance costing less than in person attendance.
TLL Fellowship 2021-2022 Application Cycle
Supported by a Generous Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
This is a reminder that the AIA-SCS Future Meetings Survey is now available.
Please click here to access the survey, which should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
The survey will remain open until May 31.
The 2022 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 5 – Saturday, January 8 in San Francisco at the Hilton Union Square, with the Parc 55 hotel serving as an overflow property. AIA and SCS signed contracts with these hotels several years prior to COVID-19, and we realize that attendees’ expectations and needs have changed since then owing to concerns about public health, accessibility, and cost. With this in mind, please take some time to fill out our survey on the 2022 meeting and on longer term planning for our conferences. The survey results will assist us in determining the optimal format and structure for our 2022 meeting and beyond.
Guidelines for the 2021 Erich S. Gruen Prize have been updated.
The Erich S. Gruen Prize Committee invites all graduate students in North America to enter the second annual competition for the best graduate research paper on multiculturalism in the ancient Mediterranean. This year the prize will be a cash award of $500.
The prize is intended to honor Erich S. Gruen, renowned ancient historian and long-time Gladys Rehard Wood Professor of History and Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Gruen was born in Vienna in 1935 and came to the United States in 1939. One of the most respected and beloved scholars in the field, he has made lasting contributions to our understanding of ethnicity, identity, and exchange in the multicultural ancient Mediterranean world.
Last week, several members of the SCS Board of Directors participated in a powerful and important solidarity event organized by the Women’s Classical Caucus (WCC) and Asian and Asian American Classical Caucus (AAACC) after the shootings in Atlanta that resulted in the deaths of eight individuals, six of whom were Asian women. After this event, we reached out to AAACC to ask what actions SCS could meaningfully take to support the AAACC community and AAPI communities more broadly. As a result, the SCS Board of Directors has approved donations to the Asian Counseling and Referring Service and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
Summer 2021 Election Slate
The 2020-2021 SCS Nominating Committee, co-chaired by Laurel Fulkerson and Celia Schultz, has worked hard through the late Fall 2020 and early 2021. The Committee is pleased to present the following slate of candidates for election in Summer 2021. All candidates listed below have agreed to stand. SCS will publish candidate statements in the late spring or early summer and online voting will begin as usual on or around August 1.
President-Elect (one to be elected)
Financial Trustee (one to be elected)
Vice President for Education (one to be elected)
Directors (two to be elected)
(one candidate, Yurie Hong, has withdrawn)
Young Richard Kim