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Position Announcement Editor, Vergilius
The Board of Trustees of the Vergilian Society is seeking applicants for the position of editor for its journal Vergilius. Vergilius publishes annually peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of Vergil, along with the renowned annual Vergil Bibliography. Vergilius has a wide readership and good circulation. Recent updates to the journal include online publication with no window, expanded contributor base, and occasional columns (for pedagogy, broadly conceived, and reader response).
The Editor's term is three years, renewable once, beginning in January 2019. The Editor of Vergilius is also a member ex officio of the Executive Committee of the Vergilian Society, typically attending two meetings per year, one, usually via Skype, in the fall and one at the SCS meetings. She or he shall be responsible for all activities connected with the publication of the journal, excluding payment of publication and mailing costs, and shall submit an annual report to the Board of Trustees and to the General Membership. The Editor of Vergilius recommends to the Executive Committee Associate Editors, if any, and appointees to the Editorial Board. The Editor of Vergilius may receive an honorarium, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.
It is with great regret that we report the passing of Walter Sherwin, former professor and leader at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus.
"Early in his career at UMBC, he established what would later become the Ancient Studies Department, and after receiving a Fulbright grant to study in Rome in 1967, he developed the university's first study abroad program — an opportunity for UMBC students that continues today."
You can find the full story from UMBC's David Rosenbloom here.
by Dr. Ellen Bauerle
After five years seeing the ebb and flow of classical practitioners’ thoughts about outreach, it’s time for me to step down as editor of Amphora. I have very much enjoyed working with the many members of the Amphora editorial board – I’ve made some good new friends, learned about a lot of things going on in the international ferment we call classical studies – and made new discoveries about current pedagogical trends. In the last five years Amphora has moved from an all-print publication format, then to print + website, and now to website-only: I am sure there will be additional developments upcoming as Amphora continues to change and adapt.
Authors: John Jacobs, David J. Murphy, Ann R. Raia
Another of our new monthly columns here on the SCS blog explores the contributions of independent scholars within classics. There is a thriving community of classicists outside of the university system who, while often overlooked, are integral to the strength and survival of our field.
One constituency in our profession who can go unnoticed are those scholars who do research but are not affiliated with a college or university. Although professionally trained, they usually lack the support of a departmental community and the resources and recognition provided by institutional affiliation. Some of these scholars already participate in conferences organized by national and regional Classics organizations. In 2015, SCS formed an Independent Scholar Advisory Group to discover the identity of these scholars and to strategize for their formal presence as colleagues in our traditional classical associations. In the same year, CAAS started to offer events for independent scholars at its annual conference.
The deadline for nominations of graduate students to participate in this year's 2018 Summer Seminar on Material Culture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been extended to February 15. Click here for more details.
(Photo: Marble Head of Empress Fausta. Gift of Betty Campanile, 1982.07.000. Image courtesy of the Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
The Classics Ph.D. and M.A. program at the University of Missouri - Columbia is currently under review from the administration, which intends to shut down these two programs.
You can read an open letter to the field by Dawn Popielski on the Departments Facebook page.
Deadlines to submit content for the 2019 Sesquicentennial Annual Meeting in San Diego are now live.
April 9 is the deadline for the following:
- All proposals for panels, workshops, seminars, and roundtable discussions.
- Reports from organizers of committee, organizer-refereed, and affiliated group panels who have issued their own CFPs.
- Proposals for organizer-refereed panels for 2020.
- Applications for new affiliated group charters and for renewals of current charters.
April 25 is the deadline for all individual submissions:
- Individual abstracts for oral presentation (20 minute papers) and for posters.
- Short abstracts for new lightning talks (see individual submission guidelines).
These can be found on the 2019 Annual Meeting Page. Also, do note the new "Lightning Talks" format, with its description below.
Fifteen distinguished classical scholars (full list below) will be coming together to present papers at the Biggs Family Residency Reunion, a celebration of the annual week-long Residency in Classics at Washington University that began in 1990 and will be taking place at Washington University in St. Louis from April 11-13, 2018.
Details of the program, the Residency, travel and more are available here:
Please feel free to send inquiries or interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the organizers (listed below).
Henry Biggs (email@example.com), Evalx.com fan and a Biggs
Scholars speaking at the Biggs Family Residency Reunion:
Mary T. Boatwright
Deadlines for Affiliated Group (AFG) Panels and Organizer Refereed Panels (ORP) at the 2019 Annual Meeting are fast approaching.