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(Resposted from dignitymemorial.com)
Dr. Ashley A. Simone, 33, died September 16, 2021 in Colorado Springs, CO. She was born February 4, 1988 in Colorado Springs to Jeanie Young and Gary Crooks and grew up in Palmer Lake, CO.
Ashley graduated high school from The Classical Academy. She showed exceptional talent in art and an aptitude for Latin at an early age. During her junior high and high school years, Ashley enjoyed riding and showing horses. She also competed in 4-H horse judging and knowledge bowl competitions, and enjoyed many special friends who joined or supported her in those activities.
In 2009, while pursuing her undergraduate degree at Baylor University, Ashley traveled abroad for a semester of study at St. Andrews, Scotland. She spent the following summer in Athens, Greece, where she was an excavator at an archaeological dig.
Ashley completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Baylor, graduating magna cum laude in May of 2011. As a University Scholar, she studied Classics and Great Texts in Baylor’s Honors College and her undergraduate thesis was awarded outstanding distinction.
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 email@example.com
You'll find previous tour details at https://www.vergiliansociety.org/previous-tours/
For those interested, please send a proposal to the Chair of the Villa Management Committee. The proposal may be a paragraph describing the planned program or a longer version. The Vergilian Society has offered study programs since 1937, and our directors have enjoyed many rewarding experiences.
Symposium Cumanum, 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS
Title: “Dido Unbound: Queen of Carthage before, in, and after Vergil”
Co-Directors: Zara Torlone (Miami University), Giampiero Scafoglio (University of Nice).
Tentative Dates: June 21-25, 2022.
One of the fascinations occupying Classical Studies in North America and Western Europe during the 1980s and 1990s was the way images refract the particularities of societies that produce them. One look at the imaginary of sixth- or fifth-century Athens would provide you a blistering array of human forms: doughty warriors, mourning women, drunken gods; the young and the old, Greek and barbarian. This last pair seemed especially interesting at the twilight of the Cold War.
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
|Professional Ethics Committee||
Referendum items on converting appointed to elected positions on the board: Conversion of all three positions (graduate student member, contingent faculty member, and Equity Advisor) was approved.
SEARCH FOR EDITOR OF THE CLASSICAL OUTLOOK
We've extended the deadline for the SCS Outreach Prize to September 27, 2021.
The annual Outreach Prize of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), a prize of $300, recognizes an outstanding project or program by an SCS member or members that makes available and accessible an aspect of classical antiquity to an audience other than Classics scholars or students at their home institutions.
You can send nomination materials to the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Experiencing Space: Passages from Antiquity to the Middle Ages VIII
Tampere, August 17-19, 2022 (in person/hybrid conference)
The focus of the Passages conference series lies on society and the history of everyday life. This time we are concentrating on the social construction and experiences of space, aiming to understand how it affected social frameworks, built communities and shaped individual lives. The “Spatial Turn” has directed scholars’ interest towards the interconnection between communities, individuals and space, but larger comparisons between eras and cultures are still mainly missing. We aim to approach space as an analytical tool, “experience” offering a novel conceptual method for the study in this field.
Call for Papers:
Horror vacui: Fear of Space in the Ancient World
Biennial Classics Graduate Student Conference
Conducted virtually via Zoom
New York University
November 5th, 2021
Keynote: Amy Russell (Brown University)
One of the things that makes Classics exciting is its openness to new ideas and innovative approaches to the study of antiquity. For instance, classicists have been in the vanguard of the digital humanities, using new methods to curate and analyze texts (e.g. TLG, DLL, Open Greek and Latin, and so on), inscriptions (EAGLE, PHI), and papyri (papyri.info), adopting innovative GIS technologies and platforms (Pleiades, Orbis), and deploying powerful tools to unlock precious fragments of lost works. Classical archaeologists, too, have a particularly strong tradition of openness to new tools and techniques, from isotope geochemistry in the study of ancient marble to novel ways of cataloguing and quantifying material and visualizing ancient structures and sites. Vibrant subfields like bioarchaeology and zooarchaeology are inherently interdisciplinary. More broadly, ideas and approaches informed by anthropology, economics, and psychology have enriched the study of antiquity for decades.