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Our colleagues at the American Classical League have sent us this message:
On Saturday September 27, the ACL/JCL/ETC Office is moving. Its new address will be:
860 NW Washington Blvd.,
Hamilton, OH 45013
The ACL's phone number and fax number, will remain the same: 513-529-7741 (phone) 513-529-7742 (fax). During this period it may take us longer to process orders and respond to your messages. We will be transitioning phone service on Monday, Sept. 29; so, it may be best to email on Monday. Once we are settled, we will create a 'virtual visit' so that you can see our new home.
In July’s column, I drew out some thematic similarities between the January 2014 movie The Legendary Hercules starring Kellan Lutz and the July 2014 movie Hercules (henceforth “Rockules”) starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. In this month’s column, I discuss Rockules as an adaptation of Steve Moore’s Hercules: The Thracian Wars comic books.
Congratulations to SCS member (and Outreach Prize winner) Rob Ketterer of the University of Iowa who has received the Newberry Library—American Musicological Society Short Term Fellowship for 2014-15 to use the Library's resources for his project Early Opera, Ancient History, and European Relations with the Ottoman Empire.
The Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies is now offering a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Ancient Languages. The certificate is designed for students who have completed their undergraduate degree and who would like to strengthen their language training in order to pursue graduate or advanced study in the fields of Classics, Ancient History, Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology, Biblical Studies, Egyptology, Historical Linguistics, Ancient Philosophy.
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences has released its report on its survey of humanities departments for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Academy covered the 2007-2008 academic year when it first conducted this survey, but this new report is the first one to include a sample of classical studies departments. SCS made its database of classics departments available to the Academy so that it could carry out this work. While this report provides valuable information about the state of our field, SCS will continue to conduct its regular census of classics departments, and, in fact, we ask department chairs to be on the lookout later this month for a link to a questionnaire to cover the 2013-2014 academic year.
The deadline for the submission of applications for the majority of the research fellowships offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is September 24, 2014. Read descriptions of the various ACLS Fellowship programs here.
From January 5-16, 2015, with the kind collaboration of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Library, BAV), the American Academy in Rome will offer its first Winter School in Greek Paleography and Codicology. The two curators of Greek manuscripts at the BAV, Dr Timothy Janz and Dr András Németh, will teach the courses and supervise manuscript research. The two-week course will introduce participants to various aspects of manuscript studies and offer an interactive dialogue between theory and practice.
Paleography and codicology seminars in the first week will familiarize the participants with different forms of Greek script through sight-reading practice. As a special strength of this course, extensive library visits at the BAV will enable each student to improve individual research skills according to given criteria, with the aid of the tutors. At the Library, each student will undertake a thorough codicological and paleographical study of a particular manuscript, selected and agreed upon on an individual basis between the participant and the tutors. Discussion sessions will offer a chance to discuss and share research experience within the group and to discuss various problems of theory and practice based on experience at the Vatican Library.
Several evening lectures by specialists will complete the course, including Msgr. Paul Canart of the Vatican Library and Professor Nigel Wilson of Oxford University.
The Stanford Humanities Center provides a collegial environment for faculty who are undertaking innovative projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Humanities Center and the broader Stanford community, sharing ideas and work in progress with a diverse cohort of scholars and benefitting from a wide variety of campus resources. Fellowship term: September 2015 – June 2016. Application deadline: October 1, 2014.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD and be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree by the start of the fellowship term. The Center is open to projects employing information technology in humanities research. For full eligibility requirements, see http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/non-stanford-faculty/
How to Apply: Detailed instructions and a link to the online application are available at: http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/non-stanford-faculty/. External Faculty inquiries: email@example.com. Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305-4015, firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington University in St. Louis is now accepting applications for a new PhD program in Classical Studies. Building on unique strengths and resources within and beyond the Department of Classics, the program will offer special tracks in ancient performance, Greek and Roman music, ancient history, and ancient philosophy. The department’s terminal MA program will continue.
PhD students receive full tuition remission and a sizable stipend. More information is available on the department’s web site (http://classics.artsci.wustl.edu/graduate), and potential applicants can also contact Cathy Keane, Director of Graduate Studies (email@example.com).