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By Helen Cullyer | June 15, 2018

SCS’s Executive Director reflects on the experiences, challenges, and future of independent scholarship in our ongoing series on the subject.

All of our Independent Scholar blogposts have drawn on personal experiences, and mine is also personal.  Your posts have certainly helped me think more deeply and creatively about how the national classical society can support independent scholarship. My response falls into two parts: a celebration of the scholarly work that independent scholars are all currently doing in different ways, and some constructive responses to the challenges that independent scholars face.  


Now to address some challenges:

1. Access to Scholarly Resources

By 2034417 | April 13, 2018

This blog entry is the first in a new series, Letters from CAMP, that will appear throughout the year and explore the various practicalities and benefits of the performance of ancient drama in its many forms.

Two years ago at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, a Senior Scholar of great distinction stood in the middle of a room crowded with many of the finest minds in classical scholarship, looked around, and said loudly, “Look at all these f**king a**holes.”  To the best of my knowledge, this was a first. Most scholars have been tempted to say the same when faced with a crowd of SCS conference goers, but most are a bit more circumspect in their language. 

By parian | December 11, 2017

This article was originally published on the Amphora blog on January 6, 2016.

By Hamish Cameron and Hannah Čulík-Baird | December 19, 2016

In June 2016, Twitter user @paregorios laid down the gauntlet to SCS attendees:

hey #AIASCS folks … #BAM2016 has set the bar for your tweeting of the 2017 joint meetings #gauntletdown

https://twitter.com/paregorios/status/740590250221703168?lang=en

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