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Opportunities to volunteer for SCS Committees and elected offices are now available to members. Committee appointments will begin in 2018 and elected offices in 2019:
We rely on the work of volunteers to direct the Society's policies and collaborate with SCS staff in implementing programs that are important for our members and the field as a whole. Member participation is, and always will be, an impactful part of that effort.
Andromache Karanika will officially become the Editor of TAPA in January 2018, but will handle incoming submissions effective immediately.
Please send all submissions electronically to email@example.com, following TAPA guidelines. Craig Gibson will remain the official Editor through 2017 and is in charge of producing this year's issues (147.1 and 2).
This article was originally published on the SCS website on August 8, 2015; it has been reformatted and edited to adhere to current blog conventions. All links are active, however, some infromation such as pricing may have changed.
This message is intended for members in the US. Yesterday, President Trump’s budget blueprint was published. It calls for the elimination of many crucial educational and cultural agencies including the NEH, NEA, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Institute of Museum of Library Services (IMLS).
A brief survey of grants made by the NEH over the last seven years shows the potential impact on our field. The NEH has funded:
- Numerous research fellowships for individual scholars as well as the SCS-administered TLL Fellowship and the fellowship program at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
- Digitization, publication, and editing of ancient coins, inscriptions, and papyri.
- Projects that explore the use of computational methods for analyzing ancient texts.
- Archaeological projects from Italy to Jordan.
After a temporary 30% discount, Oxford University Press has permanently increased its discount on all Classics titles for SCS Members to 25% off, up from 20% previously. OUP has also added a new, 30% discount subscription to the Oxford Classical Dictionary, an exclusive benefit for SCS members only.
Roman Cultural Memory
Sao Paulo, Brazil 7th-9th March 2018
A series of three conferences will explore the impact of the bourgeoning field of memory studies on the study of Latin Literature and Culture.
The first conference at King's College London (Nov. 2016) has focused on cultural memory in the Roman Republic.
The second conference at Paris (June 2017) will look at Augustan cultural memory and the third conference in Sao Paulo (March 2018) will concentrate on cultural memory under the Roman Empire.
We are inviting submissions of abstracts for the third session in Sao Paulo, Brazil (7th - 9th March 2018). Papers will focus on cultural memory under the Roman Empire (i.e. post-Augustan)
For a full description of the project please visit the conference website
Teach the Teachers Workshop
Tufts University Boston MA August 14-16th, 2017
The Perseids Project in conjunction with the Department of Classics at Tufts University is calling for participants in the second Teach the Teachers workshop.
This three-day workshop aims to showcase the Perseids platform and explore the uses of these tools in a classroom setting. Registration for this workshop will be free and financial support for travel and lodging will be provided. We are looking for participants who teach at the High school or secondary school level, as well as Phd candidates and graduate students.
The purpose of this workshop is to facilitate the exchange of new ideas for the implementation of the Perseids Platform in the classroom. We encourage you to experiment with our tools before attending the workshop, so that you can bring your own ideas about implementations in the classroom for discussion.
Arrival has gotten serious buzz in academic circles, and for good reason. The premise of the film is the idea that the language you speak shapes the kind of thoughts you can have. Formally, that idea is called the “linguistic relativity hypothesis” or Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, and the film thus brings one of the more controversial and intriguing theories in the scholarly study of language before the popular imagination. It is an idea that could fundamentally change what we think we know about the ancient world.
A reminder that there are two deadlines for submissions for the SCS Annual Meeting in January 2018 in Boston.
Individual abstracts are due by 11.59pm eastern on April 26.
However, all other submissions (panels, workshops, reports on affiliated group panels, roundtables etc.) are due by 11.59pm eastern on April 7.
The program submission system is available at http://program.classicalstudies.org
The Making of the Humanities VI
University of Oxford, Somerville College, UK
September 28-30, 2017
The sixth conference on the history of the humanities, ‘The Making of the Humanities VI’, will take place at the University of Oxford, Humanities Division and Somerville College, UK, from 28 till 30 September 2017.
Goal of the Making of the Humanities (MoH) Conferences