Research ideas often develop out of chance encounters or unplanned circumstances. My dissertation project was born just like that: when the intersection between an author that I was falling in love with and a pressing question that emerged from a completely unrelated event started bugging my young researcher’s mind.
Blog: How to Conference Again: A Conversation with Kate Stevens
By Erika Sakaguchi | April 3, 2023
Blog: Power to Punish and Authority to Forgive: Imperial State and Imprisonment in 4th-Century Antioch
By aldesimoni | March 18, 2022
Dissertation Spotlight: A New History of Roman Emotion
By Jennifer Devereaux | November 12, 2021
The history of emotion studies
Blog: Funding Opportunities for Students and Teachers of Classics, Ancient History, Art History, and Archaeology
By Bill Beck | August 19, 2019
Below is an annotated list of funding opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and current and aspiring teachers of classical philology, ancient history, and classical archaeology. This post is divided into three parts, corresponding to the different target populations, originally discussed separately here, here, and here. The first part is relevant to undergraduate students; the second part concerns funding opportunities for graduate students; the final section is of interest to current and aspiring teachers of classics.
Blog: Being an Independent Scholar in Classics: Challenges and Reflections
By Helen Cullyer | June 14, 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