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3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHARMACY AND MEDICINE IN ANCIENT EGYPT
The organizing committee cordially invites you to attend the 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHARMACY AND MEDICINE IN ANCIENT EGYPT, to be held in Barcelona (Spain) on 25 - 26 October 2018.
The program includes the following speaker’s notes:
Prof. Rosalie David:
“Epidemics and their aftermath in ancient Egypt”
Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at The University of Manchester (UK).
Prof. Salima Ikram:
"Images and analyses: recent Advances in Mummy Studies”
Distinguished Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo (Egypt) and Invited Professor at Yale University (USA)
Prof. Eva-Maria Geigl:
“An Egyptian cat tale told by ancient DNA?”
Co-director of the Epigenome and paleogenome lab of the Institut Jacques Monod, University Paris-Diderot (Paris 7)/CNRS in Paris (France).
*In recent studies, Prof. Geigl and her team have demonstrated that the Ancient Egyptians were first to domesticate the cats.
Prof. Sahar Saleem:
"Ancient Egyptian medicine and health in the eyes of modern science"
Professor of Radiology at Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine of the Cairo University (Egypt). Leading member of Egyptian Mummy Project - Egypt.
Dr. Jesús Herrerín López:
Ex uno nihil fit nisi unum: Greek, Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew Perspectives. (Abstracts due Jan. 22 to Eric Perl <Eric.Perl@lmu.edu>)
Michael Chase <email@example.com>
At the beginning of his Commentary on the Liber De Causis (lib. 1, tract. 1, cap. 16, p. 13, 69-71 Fauser), Albert the Great writes: “This proposition, that from what is one and simple, only what is one can result (ab uno simplici non est nisi unum) is written by Aristotle in a letter which is on the Principle of the Being of the Universe (qui est de principio universi esse), and it is taken up and explained by Al-Farabi, Avicenna and Averroes”.
This is the first of several communications addressing the aftermath of the winter storm that coincided with the start of the Boston meeting. Please be alert for communications later this week about registration refunds. However, this message concerns annual meeting travel stipends.
If you received a stipend and attended the meeting or expended your stipend trying to get to the meeting, then there is nothing that you need to do. Thank you for attending or for trying to get to Boston under very difficult circumstances!
If you received a stipend and did not use the funds to travel (or attempt to travel) to Boston, you have two options:
(a) You may hold you stipend until next year and use it for the 2019 San Diego meeting. If you elect this option, you must inform the Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will not be eligible for a new stipend for 2019 if you retain your funding.
(b) If you do not anticipate attending in 2019, or do not want to hold onto the funds, please return the funding by check to the SCS office. Checks should be made payable to the Society for Classical Studies and sent to Society for Classical Studies, 20 Cooper Sq. 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10003
Please see winter and spring deadlines for SCS awards and fellowships:
Nominations for graduate student participants in summer Material Culture seminar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: January 15, 2018
Coffin Fellowship, for secondary school teachers traveling abroad: February 28, 2018
Zeph Stewart Award, supporting teacher training: March 2, 2018
Pedagogy Award, open to K-12 teachers and college and university faculty: March 2, 2018
Ludwig Koenen Fellowship for summer training in papyrology: March 28, 2018
Please visit our Annual Meeting page for updates:
As of this morning, we know of just one panel that is completely cancelled.
The SCS Committee on Diversity in the Profession invites annual meeting attendees to a reception on
Thursday January 4, 2018 at 9pm
St. George B, Westin Copley Place
Meet the committee members and learn about the new committee.
The SCS Advisory Board of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Fellowship is holding a reception on
Thursday January 4, 2018 at 6pm
Atrium Lounge, Marriott Copley Place
All interested in the TLL and the NEH-funded TLL Fellowship Program, administered annually by SCS, are invited to attend.
Ongoing discussions in academic circles about the value and purpose of 3-D immersive technologies have lately been sharpened by the emergence of consumer-ready VR and inexpensive game engines, especially Unity. One side of that discussion asserts that, in an academic context, these technologies are primarily valuable to the extent that they advance serious scientific and data visualization research. Others maintain that game design and “play” more broadly are equally important, and can transform how we teach many subjects. One approach does not exclude the other, of course, but my own experience has convinced me of the exciting potential of the latter, play-based, mode. For classicists, interdisciplinary as we are, the 3-D interactive future of research and teaching beyond textbooks holds important opportunities, especially if we take an active, collaborative role in shaping that future.
by Ronnie Ancona
Since my original article (see below) about Carl Sesar’s (then out of print) Catullus, many people have asked me whether the book is back in print. The very good news is that it has indeed been available, with some revisions, from Sesar’s own One Shot Press since 2013. He would be happy to answer questions about this publication via email (email@example.com) or snail mail (Carl Sesar, One Shot Press, 7 Bardwell St., Florence, MA 01062).
CARL SESAR, TRANSLATOR OF CATULLUS
by Ronnie Ancona