Classics at Howard University

Howard University is the only HBCU in the United States with a Classics Department, which has been a part of the institution since its inception in 1867. SCS has recently received the following news from the Department:

"Howard University has decided to close the Department of Classics as part of its prioritization efforts and is currently negotiating with the faculty of Classics and with other units in the College as to how they might best reposition and repurpose our programs and personnel. These discussions have been cordial, and the faculty remains hopeful that the department can be kept intact at some level, with its faculty and programs still in place." 

The Board of Directors of the Society for Classical Studies strongly supports all the faculty, including all non-tenure track faculty, and students in the Department of Classics. The SCS Classics Advisory Service will continue to make itself available to all at Howard in order to advise and support the department, its programs, students, and all faculty.

The SCS Board of Directors, 4/16/21


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The Department of Classical Philology and Neo-Latin Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Szeged, Hungary is pleased to announce its International PhD Student Conference Sapiens Ubique Civis IV – Szeged 2016. The aim of the conference is to bring together an international group of young scholars working in a variety of periods, places, languages, and fields. Papers on a wide range of classical subjects, including but not limited to the literature, history, philology, philosophy, linguistics and archaeology of Greece and Rome, Byzantinology, Neo-Latin studies, and reception of the classics are welcome.

Lectures: The language of the conference is primarily English but German papers are welcome as well. Thematic sessions and plenary lectures will be scheduled over four days. The time limit for each lecture is 20 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of discussion.

Abstracts: Abstracts of at most 300 words, plus title and references, should be sent by email as a Word attachment to no later than May 22, 2016. The document should also contain author information including name, affiliation and contact email address, and the title of the presentation. Acceptance notification will be sent to you till June 12, 2016.

View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 10:19am by Information Architect.

Dear Attendees:

Welcome to the 2016 SCS-AIA Meetings in San Francisco!  I hope that you brought your umbrellas as well  The SCS Program Committee has worked hard to put together a stimulating program.   We want to encourage dialogue at the meetings.  So please enjoy the discussions, and share your ideas on Twitter, Facebook, or in person.   If you use Twitter, remember to use the conference hashtag #aiascs

I have already highlighted particular panels,  including the Presidential Panel on Thursday, January 7, at 5 p.m. (See the program for details) and the SCS Program Committee’s session on Friday Jan. 7, 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., dedicated to  “The Future of Classical Education: A Dialogue.” 

There are many more panels to attend.  Just use your new APP to keep track of events.  After the meetings, I will send you a survey to get your feedback.  For now, I look forward to stimulating conversation at the meetings.  

Michele Renee Salzman
Vice President for Programs, SCS

View full article. | Posted in Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings, SCS Announcements on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 11:20pm by Adam Blistein.

I apologize for the problems that some Placement Service users have encountered in getting access to their accounts during the last few days.  We believe we have fixed those problems.  Please be assured that anyone who created a Placement account during the current academic year should have access to it until June 2016 regardless of his or her dues status.  If you still encounter difficulty reaching your account, please write to

Adam D. Blistein
Executive Director

View full article. | Posted in SCS Announcements on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 10:40am by Adam Blistein.

I am pleased to report that Dr. Brandtly Jones of St. Anne's Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia, will receive the 2015 Precollegiate Teaching Award.  His citation is posted here.  Recipients of other awards to be presented at the Plenary Session in San Francisco were announced earlier.

View full article. | Posted in Awards and Fellowships, SCS Announcements on Sat, 01/02/2016 - 6:45pm by Adam Blistein.

Guangqi International Center for Scholars of Shanghai Normal University May 31–June 2, 2017 Jointly sponsored by the Chinese National Social Science Foundation, Shanghai Normal University, and Dickinson College Keynote speakers:

  • Michael von Albrecht (Universität Heidelberg)
  • Maurizio Bettini (Università di Siena)
  • John Miller (University of Virginia)
  • Alison Sharrock (University of Manchester)
  • Gareth Williams (Columbia University)
  • Wei Zhang (Fudan University)

Welcome addresses:

  • Fritz-Heiner Mutschler (Universität Dresden/Peking University)
  • Yang Huang (Fudan University)

Concluding addresses:

  • Laurel Fulkerson (Florida State University)


View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Thu, 12/31/2015 - 3:10pm by .

The SCS Local Arrangements Committee chaired by John Klopacz and John Wonder has prepared a comprehensive and useful guide to their city for members attending the annual meeting. 

View full article. | Posted in Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings, SCS Announcements on Mon, 12/28/2015 - 7:42pm by Adam Blistein.

The Annual Conference of the Classical Association, in association with the University of Kent and the Open University will take place on 26-29 April 2017, in Canterbury (UK).  Papers (20 minutes) or panels (3 or 4 x 20-minute papers) are solicited. Abstracts may be submitted after: 31 March 2016. Closing date for abstracts: 31 August 2016. Further details will be provided in March 2016.

Suggested conference themes are:

  • Classical receptions
  • Livy bimillenary              
  • Classical bodies
  • Classics in the contemporary world
  • Spatial classics
  • Classical texts
  • Classical material culture
  • Ancient history and classical archaeology in the 21st century.
  • Classical religion and myths
  • Classical science
  • Classics and Byzantine Studies
View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers, Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings on Mon, 12/21/2015 - 9:24pm by Adam Blistein.

Dear Attendees:

It is less than a month before the 2016 SCS-AIA Meetings in San Francisco.  The SCS Program Committee has worked hard to put together a stimulating program.  It is a very good sign that so many of the seminars with pre-circulated papers are full, but there will be many stimulating sessions to attend.  We want to encourage dialogue with us and with each other.  If you use twitter, remember to use the conference hashtag, #aiascs.

I want to call your attention to a few panels that I think will be particularly rewarding.   First, there are two panels that address the state of Classics.  John Marincola, in his Presidential Panel, aims to focus attention on the position of contingent faculty and what we, as individuals and a learned society, can do to aid this group.  The Presidential Panel will take place on Thursday, January 7, at 5 p.m. (See the program for details).  

The SCS Program Committee has also organized a session, on Friday Jan. 8, 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., dedicated to  “The Future of Classical Education: A Dialogue.”  After so many reports about the status of Humanities and Classics this past year, the SCS Program Committee decided to dialogue about the future of the field in the US and the UK.  Joy Connolly, New York University, is the Presider and we have papers from a wide variety of perspectives, including:

View full article. | Posted in Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings, SCS Announcements on Mon, 12/21/2015 - 11:06am by Adam Blistein.

Presidential Panel.  Please read President John Marincola's letter about the panel he has organized for the San Francisco meeting entitled "The Spring from the Year":  Contingent Faculty and the Future of Classics

AbstractsClick here to read the abstracts of papers to be presented at the annual meeting. 

Message from the Program Chair.  Michele Renee Salzmann, Vice President for Program, welcomes member to the annual meeting and points out some sessions of interest.

View full article. | Posted in Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings, SCS Announcements on Mon, 12/21/2015 - 10:45am by Adam Blistein.


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