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THE IMPACT OF LEARNING GREEK, HEBREW, AND ‘ORIENTAL’ LANGUAGES ON SCHOLARSHIP, SCIENCE, AND SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE
LECTIO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
13-15 December 2017
UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN (BELGIUM)
Please be aware that the deadline for individual abstracts for the 2018 annual meeting in Boston is April 26 (next Wednesday). You can submit your abstract here.
Also keep in mind the following upcoming deadlines for other SCS opportunities:
- SCS Committee Volunteer Form: June 15. You can go to this page to find links to committee descriptions and the volunteer form itself.
- Collegiate Teaching Award Nominations: June 2
- Precollegiate Teaching Award Nominations: September 8
- Outreach Prize Nominations: September 18
The online Packard Humanities Institute’s Classical Latin Texts (PHI) makes freely available material that was originally included on the PHI’s CD ROM 5.3, issued in 1991. It contains the vast majority of Latin literary texts written before 200 CE, as well as a handful of Latin texts from late antiquity. It therefore offers an alternative to two other free online resources: The Latin Library and the Perseus Project. The former has already been reviewed for this blog by Ted Gellar-Goad, and some of his criticisms of it apply equally to PHI. In particular, due partly to copyright issues, users in search of an apparatus criticus, grammatical reading aids, and any sort of commentary will find none of that here. What they will find is a cleanly-edited and robust collection of well-known and less well-known Latin authors, as well as a trio of aids to translation and scholarly analysis.
We are delighted to announce the following winners of the 2017 Pedagogy Awards:
Ronnie Ancona (Hunter College, CUNY) has been awarded funds in order to attend the Paideia Institute's Living Latin in NYC program.
Sarah E. Bond (University of Iowa) has been awarded funds in order to present at Digital Humanities 2017 on the use of digital mapping techniques in teaching complex literary texts.
Sarah Harrell (Bentley Upper School) has been awarded funds in order to participate in the Vergilian Society's Latin Authors in Italy: a Study Tour for Teachers
Donald Mastronarde, SCS Member and Vice President for Publications and Research, has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
CALL FOR PAPERS
XXVIth International Conference of 2017
The XXVIth International Conference and the VIIIth International Bilingual Summer Seminar on XENOPHON, organized by the OLYMPIC CENTER FOR PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE (OCPC) , will take place in Ancient Olympia and Neochorion -Zacharo, Greece, July 28-31 , 2017 .
The topics of the Conference (A) and the Seminar (B) are:
A. PHILOSOPHY AND THE ARTS WITH AN EMPHASIS
(1) ON A HOLISTIC APPROACH
(2) ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF
N. KAZANTZAKIS AND J.P. ANTON TO PHILOSOPHY AND THE ARTS
B. XENOPHON’S VIEWS ON PHILOSOPHY, THE ARTS AND HOLISM
Ι. The Conference will explore a variety of views on:
• Philosophy and The Arts: Comparative, Evaluative and Holistic Approach
• N. Kazantzakis’s Contribution to Philosophy and the Arts
• J. P. Anton’s Contribution to Philosophy and the Arts
April 30, 2017: Abstract is due (300-500 words)
June 30, 2017: Full Paper is due (2.500 words)
*** In case the abstracts or papers are not acceptable the authors will be promptly informed.
This article was originally published in Amphora 12.1. It has been edited slightly to adhere to current SCS blog conventions.
The SCS, with help from Ph.D.-granting institutions, has compiled a list of the current In-Progress dissertations as of this academic year (2016-2017). The page will be updated as information of new or completed dissertations comes in to the office.
You can view the new page here.
Crete/Patras Ancient Emotions Conference II
Medical understandings of emotions in antiquity
University of Patras, December 8-10 2017
Below is a list of the most recent NEH grantees and their Classically-themed projects. The NEH helps fund a number of SCS initiatives, and their support affects the field of Classics at a national and local level.
- Matthew Simonton (Arizona State University, West Campus) - "Demagogues and Popular Culture in Ancient Greece
- Valencia Community College (Directed by Sean Lake) - "Tragedy, Catharsis, and Reconciliation: Vocies from Ancient and Modern Warfare"
- Kristina Killgrove (University of West Florida) - "Death comes to Oplontis: Recording and Analyzing Skeletons of Victims of Mt. Vesuvius (79 AD)
- Touchstones Discussion Project, Inc. (Directed by Howard Zeiderman) - "Completing the Odyssey: A Journey Home"
- Lofton Durham (Western Michigan University) - "Jacques Milet's Destruction of Troy and the Making of the French Nation"
- Thomas Keeline (Washington University) - "Latin Textual Scholarship in the Digital Age: An Open-Access Critical Edition of Ovid's Ibis"
- Aquila Theatre Company Inc. (Two Projects, both directed by Peter Meineck) - "The Warrior Chorus: Our Trojan War" and "Our Trojan War: Ancient and Modern Expressions"
- Megan Nutzman (Old Dominion University) - "Ritual Cures Among Cristians, Jews, and Pagans in Roman and Late Antique Palestine