We wanted to update you on some upcoming prize, award, and nomination deadlines:
The Outreach Prize of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) recognizes outstanding projects or events by an SCS member or members that make an aspect of classical antiquity available and attractive to an audience other than classics scholars or students in their courses.
The deadline for nominations is September 14.
Registration for the Joint AIA/SCS Annual Meeting is now open!
SCS is now accepting applications for travel stipends for the 2019 Annual Meeting in San Diego. Click here for more information and to apply.
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(From the National Humanities Alliance)
This afternoon, the House of Representatives will consider an amendment to the FY 2019 Interior Appropriations bill that would cut the proposed FY 2019 budget of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by 15% or nearly $23 million. This would be a setback to the increased funding that appropriations committees in the House and the Senate have supported to date.
The House will consider this amendment TODAY.
We have updated our "Related Careers" page to include information on career paths open to Classicists and professional academics who study the ancient world.
This update includes a write-up from the Career Networking event at our 2018 Annual Meeting in Boston, as well as past conversations about academic career paths and new online resources.
You can view the new page here: https://classicalstudies.org/placement-service/related-careers
Ruth Scodel, SCS delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies, has written up her report of the annual ACLS meeting.
You can read her full report below:
The most important news from this year’s meeting of ACLS may be from the president’s report: the organization is financially healthy.
The deadline for members to volunteer for SCS committees and leadership positions is today, May 2nd.
These positions include many current SCS committees including the curriculum and preparation for a variety of teaching, research, and other careers. Descriptions of various positions and offices can be found here.
To volunteer, you can fill out the form linked on the Members Only page of our website. You must log in to the site to access this page. Appointed committee members will begin their terms in 2019. Most elected offices will begin in 2020.
The deadline for submitting individual abstracts and lightning talks is Wednesday April 25 at 11.59pm (EDT). You can access the program submission system at:
The deadline to submit an individual abstract for the 2019 SCS Annual Meeting in San Diego is 11:59p.m. on Wednesday, April 25th.
SCS members can submit their abstracts via the Program Submission Site here: https://program.classicalstudies.org/