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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
Fidelity of Fides: Authenticity in the Classical World
October 13th-14th, 2017
University of Toronto, Department of Classics
Graduate Student Conference
James Porter (University of California, Berkeley)
Erik Gunderson (University of Toronto)
The deadline for the SCS Koenen Fellowship for Training in Papyrology has been extended to April 15, 2017.
You can go here to read more about the program and see if you're eligible.
"Teaching Classics in Prisons: Humanism, Identity, and the Building of Civic Bridges."
Rutgers Classicist, Emily Allen-Hornblower, will be sharing her experience bringing ancient Greek and Latin texts into America's prisons, testimony to the vitality of the classics in the most unexpected places. The presentation will take place on Thursday, April 6, @ 5:30pm on Fordham's Rose Hill campus (Duane Library 351). All are welcome to attend. Contact Professor Matthew McGowan, Chair of Classics: email@example.com
The North American Workshop in Platonic Philosophy announces a call for abstracts for a 3-day workshop on Plato and Platonism, including ancient, medieval (Latin, Byzantine, Arabic, and Judaic), and modern philosophers working in the Platonic tradition, at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, August 8-10, 2017.
Lloyd Gerson (University of Toronto)
Sarah Klitenic-Wear (Franciscan University)
Please send abstracts of 250-450 words to co-organizers Danielle Layne (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Gary Gabor (email@example.com) by May 31; notification by June 8. Accepted participants will be expected to attend all sessions; papers will be made available to participants August 5.
Subsidized low-cost on campus lodging available; financial assistance available. If interested, please contact workshop organizers as early as possible. Workshop fee of $45.
Questions, please contact Gary Gabor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A corpus and usage-based approach to Ancient Greek:
from the Archaic period until the Koiné
(Riga, University of Latvia, April 12-14, 2018)
Invited speakers (alphabetically):
Klaas Bentein (Ghent University)
Guiseppe Celano (Leipzig University)
James Clackson (University of Cambridge)
José Luis García Ramón (Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, Harvard University)
Chiara Gianollo (University of Bologna)
Dag Haug (University of Oslo)
Geoffrey Horrocks (University of Cambrigde)
Daniel Kölligan (University of Cologne)
Martti Leiwo, Sonja Dahlgren & Marja Vierros (University of Helsinki)
Amalia Moser (University of Athens)
Paul Widmer & Florian Sommer (University of Zürich)
Milman Parry’s theory that the Homeric poems are the result of oral-formulaic composition, is central to the study of ancient epic. It can also be difficult to explain to students or non-Classicist friends, since the Iliad and Odyssey are now consumed primarily as books, not oral poems. Most oral traditions are at the tail end of their existence and most members of contemporary, literate societies have little experience with them. There is little to be done about the first of these issues, but we can address the second. While we may not have access to a significant body of oral composition, there are art forms created in the moment of performance that can be quite helpful in explaining how the Homeric epics were created and consumed by audiences. The most notable of these is professional wrestling.