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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.
Below is the list of eleven proposed panels for the 16th annual ISNS conference, to be held in Los Angeles on June 13-16, 2018, in conjunction with Loyola Marymount University.
- If you wish to submit a one-page abstract for a panel, please send it to the panel organizer(s) for that specific panel.
- If you wish to submit an abstract for the conference that does not fit well into any of the proposed panels, please send that abstract to the four conference organizers:
Eric Perl <Eric.Perl@lmu.edu>
David Albertson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Marilynn Lawrence <email@example.com>
John Finamore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
All abstracts (whether for specific panels or not) are due by February 26, 2018.
Papers may be presented in English, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, or Italian. It is recommended that those delivering papers in languages other than English provide printed copies to their audience at the conference.
Please note that anyone giving a paper at the conference must be a member of the ISNS. You may sign up and pay dues on the web site of the Philosophy Documentation Center:
The SCS is requesting comment from its members on the proposed Statement on Research and Cultural Property.
The initial statement, along with links to supporting materials and how to comment, can be found here: Research and Cultural Property Statement
This comment period will end on March 15th.
Winckelmann’s Victims. The Classics: Norms, Exclusions and Prejudices
Ghent University (Belgium), 20-22 September 2018
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Michelle Warren (University of Dartmouth) – Mark Vessey (University of British Columbia) – Irene Zwiep (University of Amsterdam)
“Der einzige Weg für uns, groß, ja, wenn
es möglich ist, unnachahmlich zu werden, is
die Nachahmung der Alten.”
Classics played a major and fundamental role in the cultural history of Western Europe. Few would call this into question. Since the Carolingian period, notably ‘classical’ literature has served as a constant source and model of creativity and inspiration, by which the literary identity of Europe has been negotiated and (re-)defined. The tendency to return to the classics and resuscitate them remains sensible until today, as classical themes and stories are central to multiple contemporary literary works, both in ‘popular’ and ‘high’ culture. Think for instance of Rick Riordan’s fantastic tales about Percy Jackson or Colm Tóibín’s refined novels retelling the Oresteia.