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Now and Then: (In)equity and Marginalization in Ancient Mediterranean Studies
March 12th and 13th, 2021 (via Zoom)
The First Biennial Bryn Mawr College SPEAC Conference for Undergraduate and Graduate Research
Deadline for submission: December 1st, 2020
The gods and goddesses worshipped by ancient Greeks and Romans belonged to particular cultural, social, and political contexts. Your task is to imagine at least one new Olympian deity who exists in the context of the modern world. How would contemporary norms affect the god’s attributes and the ways they would be worshipped? Your entry could take the form of a myth in the style of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a poem in the style of a Homeric Hymn, a portion of a play, or any number of other genres or formats.
A groundbreaking new article written by Brown University classicist and graduate student Kelly Nguyen explores classical reception in and beyond Vietnam for the first time. In the process, she adds “Vietnamese voices to [the] ongoing discourse on the accessibility of classics.” She spoke with the SCS blog's EIC, Sarah Bond, about her new article, how she became interested in classical reception within Vietnamese literature, and the “double-edged sword” of the cultural capital held by the field of Classics.
44th ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP
MARCH 5-6, 2021
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
The William Sanders Scarborough Fellowships
Deadline: November 1, 2020
The following members were elected in the ballot held this Summer. They take office in January 2021, 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 Publications and Research
|Vice President for Professional Matters||
Dan-el Padilla Peralta
|Professional Ethics Committee||
Katherine Lu Hsu
Ayelet Haimson Lushkov
Sarah Culpepper Stroup
In last year’s introductory Greek class, I watched a student rejoice when asked to give a (partial) synopsis of the verb ‘λύω.’ While synopses are rarely met with enthusiastic responses, this student knew that the synopsis, if correctly produced, would make him stronger. My class was playing Olympus, a term-length board game played in one-hour instalments throughout the quarter, and he had just drawn the Agōgē card.
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.
- Eleni Hasaki (University of Arizona) and Diane Harris Cline (George Washington University) - "Social Networks of Athenian Potters: Networks, Tradition and Innovation in Communities of Artists"
- Rega Wood (Indiana University, Bloomington) - "Richard Rufus Project"
- Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) - "Digital Ancient Rome"
- Noah Heringman (University of Missouri, Columbia) - "Vetusta Monumenta: Ancient Monuments, a Digital Edition"
- Alexander Jones (New York University) - "The ANcient Sciences in Cross-Cultural Perspective"
- Rachel Kousser (CUNY Research Foundation, Graduate School and University Center) - "The Last Years of Alexander the Great (330-323 BCE)"
- Michael Satlow (Brown University) - "Seeking the Gods: The Spiritual Landscape of Late Antiquity"
- Pramit Chaudhuri (University of Texas, Austin) - "Computational Tools for Diachronic and Cross-cultural Study of Literature: Multilingual Stylometry and Phylogenetic Profiling"
- Jessica Powers (San Antonio Museum of Art) - "Art, Nature, and Myth in Ancient Rome"
American Philosophical Society, RESEARCH PROGRAMS
Information and application instructions for all of the Society's programs can be accessed at our website, http://www.amphilsoc.org. Click on the "Grants" tab at the top of the homepage.
Preliminary CfP: Edited Volume on “Cicero in Greece, Greece in Cicero”
Submissions are invited for an edited volume on “Cicero in Greece,
Greece in Cicero”.
In 2021 it will be 2100 years since Cicero’s trip to Greece in 79 BCE,
which was a significant factor in moulding him as an orator,
philosopher and politician. This provides the opportunity to put
together new and unpublished material on Cicero’s presence in Greece
literally, namely for the years he spent in nowadays Modern Greek
territory, including his aforementioned travel in 79/78 BCE and the
period of his exile in 58/57 BCE, and metaphorically, that is the
reception of Cicero in Late Roman, Byzantine, Post-Byzantine, Early
Modern, and Modern Greece through translations, studies, imitations,
etc. It is also an opportunity to approach from a new point of view
the presence of Greece in Cicero, namely how the Greek world, people,
language, civilisation, history, philosophy, politics and political
theory, religion, geography, etc. appear in his work.
Abstracts for proposed submissions are invited on any of the
aforementioned topics. Diverse, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary
and other approaches to the material are welcome and encouraged. Early
career researchers are also encouraged to apply.