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The Classics Graduate Forum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking papers for a graduate colloquium entitled “Constructing Identity in the Ancient World.” The colloquium will take place on October 26-27, 2018 and will feature a keynote address by Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer (University of Chicago). Submissions from all disciplines and approaches are encouraged, and we invite you to pass the attached Call for Papers along to all graduate students and departments that may be interested.
Abstract submissions are due June 1, 2018 and should be submitted to uwclassics.colloquium@gmail.
How can digital humanities projects within the field of Classics preserve and allow public access to endangered materials? The Wisconsin Palmyrene Aramaic Inscription Project (WPAIP) is already addressing theses question head-on. WPAIP is a digital humanities project housed at the Digital Collections of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and established by Jeremy M. Hutton. Similar to the Palmyra Portrait Project of Aarhus University in Denmark, which works to collate and digitize Palmyrene portraiture, the primary goal of WPAIP is to collate and digitize Palmyrene Aramaic inscriptions. This allows researchers to then analyze the language of Palmyrene Aramaic, the development and variations of its script, and other features.
Though these inscriptions are usually from the ancient city of Palmyra, they can also be found throughout the ancient Roman world, including Roman Britain and in the city of Rome itself. In fact, some feature bilingual and trilingual inscriptions with Latin and Greek texts that range from funerary inscriptions to dedicatory altars.
“Constructing Identity in the Ancient World”
Madison, WI: October 26-27, 2018
8th Annual Graduate Colloquium
Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Keynote presentation by
Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics and the Program in Gender Studies
Nominations for the SCS Awards for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics at the College Level are due on June 1, 2018. Nominate an excellent teacher today! You can find more information about the award and nomination process here.
SCS is pleased to announce two winners of this year's Koenen Fellowships for Training in Papyrology:
Chaya Cassano, CUNY Graduate Center and Queens College
Phillip Caprara, Washington University in St. Louis
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The deadline for submitting individual abstracts and lightning talks is Wednesday April 25 at 11.59pm (EDT). You can access the program submission system at:
Below is the complete programme of the KCL International Postgraduate Workshop "Lyric Beyond Lyric - 'Submerged' Traditions, Generic Interactions, and Later Receptions".
The programme can be found below as well as on our Facebook page (@Lyric-Beyond-Lyric) and on https://independent.
The workshop will take place on 24 May 2018 at the Strand campus, King's College London (room S0.13). Our confirmed keynote speaker will be Prof Pauline LeVen (Yale University).
To attend the workshop, registration via Eventbrite is mandatory for all attendees (excluding confirmed speakers and respondents). The conference is free to attend and lunch and refreshments will be provided. The Eventbrite registration for the event will close at 8 pm on 11 May 2018.
We are saddened to report the passing of Dr. Vincent J. Rosivach, SCS Life Member and very active member of CANE.
"His legacy in the humanities and the College of Arts and Sciences will continue, and students are encouraged to honor his legacy by continuing to foster their education and immerse themselves into the wonders of classical history and literature."
You can read his full obituary on the Fairfield Mirror here: http://fairfieldmirror.com/news/longtime-fairfield-professor-passes-away/
A Day in the Life of A Classicist is a monthly column on the SCS blog, celebrating the working lives of classicists.
Nadya Williams is Associate Professor of History at the University of West Georgia.
As an academic who is also a homeschooling mom, crazy is the normal for me. I am married to another academic, and thus we set our schedule together. To make sure that we have at least some time together as a family, we start the day with a family breakfast around 8 am. By 9 am, the 12-year-old starts his homeschooling day (he has a list of assignments to work through, and I check as needed), and I start the work day. Sometimes the toddler gets out his toy computer, and starts pounding on it in imitation of mama typing. Solidarity!