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Every year the Women’s Classical Caucus presents three awards, recognizing excellence in the following categories:
1. an article (book chapter, etc.) published in the three calendar years prior to the nominating year given in honor of Barbara McManus: $250
2. an oral paper presented at a major conference in the year prior to 30 June of the nominating year by a pre-Ph.D. scholar (ca. 20 minutes in length as delivered): $150
3. an oral paper presented at a major conference in the year prior to 30 June of the nominating year by a post-Ph.D. scholar (ca. 20 minutes in length as delivered): $150
Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The deadline for the nation-wide Rome Prize competition is 1 November 2014. Applications will also be accepted between 2-15 November 2014 for an additional fee.
Fellows are chosen from the following disciplines:
- Historic Preservation and Conservation
- Landscape Architecture
- Literature (awarded only by nomination through the American Academy of Arts and Letters)
- Music Composition
- Visual Arts
- Ancient Studies
- Medieval Studies
- Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
- Modern Italian Studies
Rome Prize recipients are generally invited to Rome for eleven months (some design fellowships are six months and some pre-doctoral art history fellowships are two years).
The Rome Prize consists of room and board, a stipend and separate work space, and privileged access to Rome. Rome Prize winners are the core of the Academy's residential community, which also includes Affiliated Fellows, Residents and Visiting Artists and Visiting Scholars.
Anchoring Innovation is the new research agenda of OIKOS, the National Research School in Classical Studies in the Netherlands. This agenda was developed with the financial support of Leiden University, Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Amsterdam and University of Groningen. It looks at innovation processes in various domains, including politics, religion, architecture, literature, linguistics and technology, in classical antiquity. The concept of “anchoring” refers to the many different ways in which people connect new developments and initiatives in these domains with the old, the familiar and traditional. Discourse-cohesion, intertextuality, memory studies, architectural transitions can be considered examples of ‘anchoring innovation’. To help us implement this research agenda we are currently looking for 4 PhD students and 4 postdocs:
Radboud University Nijmegen 1 PhD candidate Greek / Latin
1 PhD candidate Ancient History / Classical Archaeology 1 Postdoc Latin, 1.0 fte, 3 years
1 Postdoc Roman Archaeology, 1.0 fte, 3 years
University of Groningen
1 Postdoc Greek / Latin, 1.0 fte, 3 years
1 Postdoc Ancient History, 1.0 fte, 3 years
1 PhD candidate Latin
University of Amsterdam
1 PhD candidate Greek
‘Myths of the Mediterranean’ is an international conference at the Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins (Cannes, France), November 29–30, 2014, organized by Fabian Meinel & Katia Schoerle. It aims to provide a broad perspective on the place and function of myth in Graeco-Roman antiquity and beyond, focusing in particular on transfers and transformations of myth as a tool to negotiate crucial sociocultural questions. The conference is targeted at both academic and lay audiences.
The conference will begin with the place of myth in Homer. After a look at the dissemination of myth across the ancient Mediterranean and its role in classical Athens, it will inquire about the transformations of myth in Rome and, fast-forwarding, the 19th and 20th century. Classical myth found particular resonance in different modern contexts such as fin-de-siècle Vienna and post-war France, which used myth for their own political agendas. The concluding section brings in a different, and entirely contemporary, perspective, looking at ‘myths’ in current perceptions of Mediterranean societies.
The conference programme is available at www.mouginsmusee.com/news/2014/09/myths-of-the-mediterranean
The Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique (SIBC), the not-for-profit organization that oversees the publication of L’Année, has reorganized. Rather than giving one office editorial control over the others, all offices will now have editorial control over the content that they produce. SIBC will also form an editorial board to oversee the production of each volume, with an editor to ensure consistency and quality control. Dr. Lisa Carson, Director of the American Office of L’Année, will be the SCS representative on the editorial board.
The French Office of L’Année is changing. CNRS has withdrawn from the project, and the University of Lille (3) will establish a new one beginning in 2015.
L'Année philologique on the Internet now covers 87 years of classical bibliography with volumes 1 (1924-1926) to 83 (2012). As of the end of July 2014, 17,000 records from volume 83 (2012) had been posted online. Because of the withdrawal of CNRS from the project, publications from France and other countries for which the French Office is responsible are momentarily not included. However, both SIBC and the new French Office at the University of Lille will strive to deal with any backlog in indexing as quickly as possible.
The online version of L’Année has the following new features:
We have posted calls for abstracts from organizer-refereed panels and affiliated groups authorized to hold sessions at the 2016 annual meeting.
By the middle of October all members with valid e-mail addresses (except life members) will receive a message from the Johns Hopkins University Press offering them the opportunity to pay their dues online. Later in the month, the Press will also mail a printed invoice.
This summer the Board of Directors accepted a recommendation from the Finance Committee to increase dues. This is the first increase in dues since 2011 and was implemented to keep dues levels in line with inflation rather than to bring in a substantial amount of new income. In addition, the Board accepted the Committee’s recommendations that (a) the number of dues categories be reduced and (b) dues for members making $100,000 or more be calculated at a slightly higher rate than those for members at lower income levels. Also, a new dues category, for members earning $160,000 or more, was established at the top of the salary range. As a result of the new categories, dues for some members will decline slightly, and, except at the highest salary levels, no one’s dues will increase by more than $10. Members who joined the society before 1980 and who have paid dues for 30 consecutive years are eligible for a lower dues rate. That rate is now $64, the rate otherwise paid by members earning between $30,000 and $40,000.
Newberry Library Fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs. Applicants may apply for both Long- and Short- Term Fellowships within one academic year. All applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Newberry’s online catalog and collection guides before applying.
We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year. For more information, visit our website: www.newberry.org/fellowships
Long-Term Fellowships (Deadline: December 1, 2014). Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities. Applicants must hold a PhD at the time of application in order to eligible. Applicants may apply for 4 to 12 months of support, with a stipend of $4,200 per month. For more information, including a list of available Long-Term Fellowships, please visit www.newberry.org/long-term-fellowships.
The Vergilian Society has published its list of tours to take place in Summer 2015.
Bella Vivante will lead this tour from July 13-28, 2015. This Greek theatrical tour, in English, will explore in place the physical and dramatic origins of theatre in Ancient Greece. We will:
- Visit ancient theatre sites and learn the principles of their construction.
- Read select ancient Greek plays in English and explore ancient theatrical production.
- View performances of ancient Greek plays, some in ancient theatres such as Epidauros, and discuss the elements of their modern productions.
- Meet with contemporary Greek dramatists to discuss stagings of ancient Greek plays.
- Give our own reading/performance in an ancient theatre.
- Have time to relax, experience Greek culture, and savor scrumptious Greek food and drink!
We will visit sites and museums and view performances in and around our 2 bases of Athens and Nauplion. The tour will include in Greece
- Services of HERC (Hellenic Educational & Research Center)
- Lodging: quality hotels w/ breakfasts
- In-country travel: private, luxury buses
- Museum & site entry fees
- Performance tickets
For further information, write to: email@example.com