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“Deconstructing the Open Greek and Latin Project: The First Thousand Years of Greek”
An AIA-SCS Pre-Meeting Workshop, presented in coordination with the SCS
January 3, 2018, 9:00 to 5:00, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Interested in open access, the digital humanities, or conducting digital scholarship in your research and/or teaching? Aren't sure what these topics have to do with classics or archaeology, or even how to get started? Then, please consider joining us next January 3 at the AIA-SCS pre-meeting workshop "Deconstructing the Open Greek and Latin Project"!
In this workshop, partners from the Perseus Digital Library, the Harvard Library and Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the University of Leipzig, Mount Allison University, and the University of Virginia Library will come together to demonstrate research tools, explain how to involve students in digital scholarship, provide open data for hands-on exploration from the Open Greek and Latin Project, as well as create a growing and supportive open access community.
International Association for Presocratic Studies
Sixth Biennial Conference: 25-29 June 2018
Delphi, Greece: European Cultural Centre of Delphi
Chair of Organizing Committee: Richard McKirahan
The International Association for Presocratic Studies (IAPS, founded in 2008) announces its Sixth Biennial Conference. The meeting will take place at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Greece 25-29 June 2018.
IAPS understands “Presocratics” to be the figures for whom either fragments of their work or relevant testimonia are collected in Hermann Diels’ Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker (6th edn. 1951, edited by Walther Kranz). IAPS welcomes presentations on philosophical, philological, textual, doxographical, scientific, historical, literary and religious topics having to do with the Presocratics, on connections between Presocratic thought and other figures (e.g., the Sophists)and other areas of intellectual activity (e.g., mathematics, medicine or music), and on the reception of Presocratic thought in antiquity and later times.
IAPS welcomes participation from scholars at all stages of their careers, from graduate students to senior figures in the field.
To receive further information about the conference, please send a message with the title “IAPS 6” to Prof. Richard McKirahan <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Call for Papers
Workshop: Language and Reality in Ancient Philosophy
Tuesday 16th January 2018, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Keynote speaker: David Ebrey (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).
Ancient philosophers gave significant attention to the nature of language and its relation to reality. This workshop aims to stimulate scholarly exchange on the issue(s) and invites abstracts dealing with ancient philosophy of language, ancient metaphysics, and the relation between language and reality. Abstracts of up to 1000 words suitable for presentations of up to 40 minutes should be submitted by Saturday 21st October, 2017 to T.Nawar@rug.nl.
- The subject line of the email should read: 'SUBMISSION: Language and Reality in Ancient Philosophy (GRONINGEN)'.
- The abstract should be attached as a .PDF file.
- The abstract should be suitable for anonymous review.
- The author's name, affiliation, and email address should be specified in the email to which the abstract is attached, but not in the abstract itself.
Deadlines Extended Because of Severe Weather Conditions
- The deadline for nominations for the Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level has been extended to September 18, 5pm.
- The deadline for receipt of applications for graduate and contingent faculty travel funding for the 2018 Annual Meeting has also been extended to September 18, 5pm.
- All paper ballots received by 5pm on Monday, September 18 will be counted in the elections. Paper ballots do not have to be received on Friday, September 15.
This article was originally published in Amphora 11.1. It has been edited slightly to adhere to current SCS blog conventions.
“Zero to Hero, in no time flat … Zero to Hero, just like that!” The Muses’ song from the Disney film Hercules could apply equally well to the sudden, spectacular rise of Hercules in pop entertainment of the late 1990s. Those proved lively years for the hero in American film and TV, spearheaded by the 1997 Disney animated movie and by television’s Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, starring Kevin Sorbo (1995-99). The two quickly spun off more TV series: Disney’s Hercules: The Animated Series (1998-99, 65 episodes of 30 minutes each) and Young Hercules (1998-99, 50 episodes also of 30 minutes each) starring Ryan Gosling. Both spinoffs reimagined the mythological hero specifically for younger viewers and gave him unprecedented exposure in children’s weekday TV.
A memorial service for Albert Henrichs, Eliot Professor of Greek, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 27th, 2017, in Memorial Church in Harvard Yard. All are welcome.
See map for details.
You can read our In memoriam for Albert here.
Teachers of Classics have been impacted by hurricane Harvey and we are expecting reports from classicists in the Caribbean and continental US affected by Irma.
ACL and SCS are launching a joint initiative that will help connect institutions in need with our members who are able to offer assistance.
If you are a teacher or faculty member at an institution whose academic programs have been interrupted, suspended, or impacted by the recent hurricanes, you can fill out the form linked below to request financial assistance that will accelerate the recovery of your classes and programs.
Once we have received your form, an ACL or SCS staff member will contact you to verify your identity and the nature of your request. We will then publish verified requests on our websites and via our social media accounts so that individuals can reach out to institutions in need and offer direct financial help. We feel that this is the quickest way of getting funds to the schools, colleges, and universities that need them.
NEH is offering emergency grants and the opportunity for affected institutions to repurpose existing grants.
For more information, visit the NEH announcement page.
(Photo: "Logo of the United States National Endowment for the Humanities" by National Endowment for the Humanities, public domain, edited to fit thumbnail template)
a transdisciplinary conference on distributed authorship
UCLA, October 5-7 2018.
Co-Organizers, Francesca Martelli and Sean Gurd
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 15, 2018
Long associated with pre-modern cultures, the notion of “distributed authorship” still serves as a mainstay for the study of Classical antiquity, which takes 'Homer' as its foundational point of orientation, and which, like many other disciplines in the humanities, has extended its insights into the open-endedness of oral and performance traditions into its study of textual dynamics as well. The rise of genetic criticism within textual studies bears witness to this urge to fray perceptions of the hermetic closure of the written, and to expose the multiple strands of collaboration and revision that a text may contain. And the increasingly widespread use of the multitext in literary editions of authors from Homer to Joyce offers a material manifestation of this impulse to display the multiple different levels and modes of distribution at work in the authorial process. In many areas of the humanities that rely on traditional textual media, then, the distributed author is alive and well, and remains a current object of study.
Workshop: Creating a Digital Commentary for Teaching
Dickinson Latin Workshop
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Creating a Digital Commentary for Teaching
Bret Mulligan (Haverford College) and Chris Francese (Dickinson College)
Place: Dickinson College, Tome Hall 115, 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Do you write your own notes on Latin texts for your students? Are you frustrated with the limitations of Microsoft Word when it comes to parallel display of text, notes, and vocabulary? Now you can create attractive, usable reading texts online with vocabulary lists and notes simultaneously displayed, and the ability to include hyperlinks and add audio-visual material. This workshop will demonstrate and provide practice with a new plugin for the WordPress CMS that mimics the easy-to-read format of Dickinson College Commentaries. In addition, participants will see demonstrations of and practice using a variety of online tools that are helpful in the creation and annotation of reading texts: The Bridge for vocabulary list creation; DCC core vocabulary; Pleiades for geography; digitized grammars and reference works for simplifying annotations; Johan Winge’s macronizer; and others.