Follow SCS News for information about the SCS and all things classical.
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
The MoH conferences are organized by the Society for the History of the Humanities and bring together scholars and historians interested in the history of a wide variety of disciplines, including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, media studies, musicology, and philology, tracing these fields from their earliest developments to the modern day.
We welcome panels and papers on any period or region. We are especially interested in work that compares scholarly practices across humanities disciplines and civilizations.
Please note that the Making of the Humanities conferences are not concerned with the history of art, the history of music or the history of literature, and so on, but instead with the history of art history, the history of musicology, the history of literary studies, etc.
29th International Conference of Philosophy
Greek Moral and Political Philosophy – From Pre-Socratics to Neo-Platonism
July 7-12, 2017
Call for Abstracts: submission deadline 15th of May, 2017
This conference will bring together scholars and researchers from all areas whose work concerns important issues involving Greek moral and political philosophy. Submissions may concern topics such as:
1. Ethical and political views of Pre-Socratics
2. Plato’s moral and political philosophy
3. Aristotle’s moral and political philosophy
4. Greek philosophy of Hellenistic and Roman age (moral and political philosophy, logic, ontology, metaphysics, epistemology etc.)
5. Moral and political philosophy of Neo-Platonists.
We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines, including Hellenistic Philosophy of Greek and Roman period (Panaetius, Poseidonius, Cicero, Seneca, Lucretius, Mousonius etc.), logic, ontology, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politic, as well as other relevant disciplines and fields. Each paper session will have 20 minutes for presentation followed by Q/A session. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words excluding bibliography. Abstracts should be send at: email@example.com
Texts and Contexts is an annual conference held on the campus of the Ohio State University devoted to Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, incunables and early printed texts in Latin and the vernacular languages. The conference solicits papers particularly in the general discipline of manuscript studies, including palaeography, codicology, reception and text history. In addition to the general papers (of roughly 20 minutes), the conference also hosts the Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture, established in memory of the late Virginia Brown, who taught paleography at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies for some 40 years. We also welcome proposals for sessions of two to three papers which might treat a more focused topic. Please send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for abstracts: August 1, 2017.
The Société d’Etudes Platoniciennes will hold the SEP WORKSHOP 2017 on June 8 and 9 at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (45, rue d'Ulm, Paris). This public event is dedicated to the presentation of ongoing, unpublished research on Plato and the platonic tradition, and will take place in the presence of the Société d’Etudes Platoniciennes’ members. In depth discussion of presented papers is warmly encouraged. The workshop is open to confirmed scholars as well as PHD students. Contributions in French, Italian, Spanish, German and English are welcome.
Applicants should send a short presentation (1000 words maximum) before March 20th 2017 to the following address : etudesplatoniciennes@gmail. com
The outcome of the anonymous reviewing process will be known on April 10th.
We are saddened to announce the passing of Robert Germany, Classics professor at Haverford College. Below is a statement written by his colleagues at Haverford:
Robert Germany, Associate Professor of Classics at Haverford College, died suddenly on March 7th, 2017, a devastating loss to his family, friends, colleagues, and students. He was a person for whom teaching, scholarship, conversation with colleagues, and talk around the family dinner table were very much of a piece, rooted in and nourished by his intellectual curiosity, his love of learning, his deep affection for languages, and his desire to share all of these. He was a great sharer, and it was impossible to talk with Robert for any length of time, whatever the subject, without learning something new.
Re-imagining the Greeks: Contemporary and Cross-cultural Approaches to Greek Tragedy
Conference at Amherst College
The Theater and Dance Department at Amherst College will host a three-day international conference, Re-imagining the Greeks: Contemporary and Cross-cultural Approaches to Greek Tragedy, in Holden Theater March 23-25, 2017.
Each day will be devoted to a different region/culture around the world, and its cross-cultural approach to plays from ancient Greece. The first day will be about Japanese adaptations, the second about Black interpretations (African and American), and the third about American adaptations. The conference will combine scholarly discussions, workshops based on non-western performative approaches, and live performances.
“In the past few decades, we have witnessed a worldwide trend of adapting and re-imagining ancient Greek plays,” says Yagil Eliraz, organizer of the conference. “These cross-cultural approaches prove that Greek tragedy is a universal resource, and not the exclusive property and cradle of the West. The conference will offer the opportunity to focus on the performative aspects of these contemporary adaptations, and will bring together scholars and practitioners from various disciplines.”
2017-18 Fellowship Winners
The TLL Fellowship has been awarded to Elizabeth Palazzolo (PhD, University of Pennsylvania).
The recipient of the Lionel Pearson Fellowship is Peggy Xu (University of Chicago), who has been admitted to the MPhil program in Classics at the University of Cambridge.
The Coffin Fellowship has been awarded to Maegen Cooper, Latin teacher at Columbia Independent School in Columbia, Missouri. Maegen will attend the Paideia Institute's Living Caesar in Gaul program this summer.
Congratulations to our fellowship recipients and many thanks to the selection committees for their hard work!
Performing Problem Plays
CAMP Panel, 2018 SCS Meetings in Boston
From comic elements and happy endings in Euripides to potential mass murder in Aristophanes’ Clouds (Kopff) and rape in Terence, problematic scenes in plays challenge generic categorization. In turn, prescribed dramatic conventions and generic constraints lead to the belief that, for instance, Seneca’s Oedipus simply could not have been performed (Hutchinson, Fitch). Meanwhile, logical inconsistencies in dialogue and narrative discontinuities encourage textual emendation: Willink, for instance, excises Orestes 554 on the grounds that the line “contributes nothing to, indeed gratuitously weakens, Or[estes]’ argument” (175), and Rutenberg removes the choruses from his adaptation of Seneca’s Oedipus because they “tend to hold up the action” (14). But perhaps these and other problems are not inherent in plays. Perhaps, instead, they derive from preconceived notions about how drama should and should not work. Perhaps, then, these problems may be resolved if performance, rather than theory, guides interpretation.
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library will host the
20th colloquium of the Comité international de paléographie latine on 6-8 September 2017
"Scribes and the Presentation of Texts (from Antiquity to ca. 1550) "
The list of speakers for the conference can be found at this link (click here and go to "Programme").
The Colloquium will be followed by an optional trip to the medieval collections at The Cloisters in New York City.
Hotel rooms for the conference can now be reserved at the New Haven Hotel or the Courtyard by Marriott.
Information to book accommodations at the New Haven Hotel: contact the reservations line at 1-800-644-6835 reference the group code “Comité international de paléographie latine (CIPL)” in order to receive the group rate. This code will not be valid for online bookings and can only be used through central reservations line listed above.
Information to book accommodations at the Courtyard by Marriott please follow this link.