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We have posted the papers from the panel that the Committee on Ancient History organized for the 2014 annual meeting in Chicago. Georgia Tsouvala organized the panel entitled History in Classics/Classics in History.
The 2013-2014 Placement Service season is about to end; so, the portal is no longer accepting new registrations from candidates. Please join us in a few weeks for the 2014-2015 Placement Year and for interviewing at the 2015 New Orleans Annual Meeting. Early next week we will publish the June 2014 issue of Positions for Classicists and Archaeologists. After that, all positions advertised during the current academic year will be available at this URL.
The NPR news program, All Things Considered, recently featured an interview with Peter Meineck of the Aquila Theatre Company and the actors he has assembled for a new performance of Philoctetes that casts a woman in the lead role and veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan in the chorus.
For the last annual meeting in Chicago, the Committee on Education organized a panel entitled "Classics and Study Abroad". Click here to read organizer Eric Dugdale's introduction to the panel as well as abstracts of the five talks that cover various aspects of this important aspect of studying Classics.
The summer is in full swing for most of us and those who for whatever personal or institutional reason (try to) maintain a research program are turning our thoughts to what we want to accomplish before classes start again. It’s exciting to be able to devote ourselves more fully to our writing and research, but the summer poses not only that opportunity but its own set of challenges: with so much unstructured time and so many appealing distractions it can easily slip away.
Two long-time SCS members were among the 33 scholars and leaders in other fields elected this year to membership in the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States. They are
- Sarah B. Pomeroy, Distinguished Professor of Classics and History Emerita, City University of New York
- Richard J. Tarrant, Pope Professor of the Latin Language and Literature, Harvard University
We congratulate Professors Pomeroy and Tarrant on this high honor.
In accordance with the Board’s direction, yesterday Executive Director Adam Blistein submitted the filings necessary for the legal change of the Association’s name to Society for Classical Studies. We are, of course, announcing the advent of this transition first to the membership; but will also distribute a press release to relevant organizations, publications, and individuals within and outside the field of Classical Studies. We expect to receive confirmation of the name change from the State of Delaware (where we are incorporated) in about a week, and the new name will gradually appear in stationery and our credit card and checking accounts over the coming month.
I am pleased to share with you the new logo in the attached PowerPoint document that shows several versions of the logo as it will appear in various media and on our new stationery. As directed by the Board, the Name Change Committee began planning for our organizational transition to the Society for Classical Studies and started the process of logo design in October 2013. We have devoted almost eight months to this effort in order to give the transition the careful deliberation warranted by such a momentous change.
The Pontificium Institutum Altioris Latinitatis of the Salesian Pontifical University will be organizing an International Conference on the vitality of Latin and the methods to teach and learn it: “Studia Latinitatis provehenda. Vitalità del latino ed esperienze didattiche”. The conference marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Institute and will be held in Rome from 7th to 8th November 2014. For further information, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org