National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships 2017-2018

Application Deadline October 18, 2016

NATIONAL HUMANITIES CENTER

Residential Fellowships 2017-18

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residencies. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career as well as senior scholars from all areas of the humanities are welcome; emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. Fellows have private studies; the library service delivers all research materials. Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; a stipend and travel expenses are provided. The deadline for applications is October 18, 2016. http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/become-a-fellow/

The National Humanities Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age. We are dedicated to fair treatment, diversity, and inclusion.

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Crete/Patras Ancient Emotions Conference II
Medical understandings of emotions in antiquity

University of Patras, December 8-10 2017

View full article. | Posted in Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings on Mon, 04/10/2017 - 9:51am by Erik Shell.

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April, 2017

Below is a list of the most recent NEH grantees and their Classically-themed projects. The NEH helps fund a number of SCS initiatives, and their support affects the field of Classics at a national and local level.

Grantees

  • Matthew Simonton (Arizona State University, West Campus) - "Demagogues and Popular Culture in Ancient Greece
  • Valencia Community College (Directed by Sean Lake) - "Tragedy, Catharsis, and Reconciliation: Vocies from Ancient and Modern Warfare"
  • Kristina Killgrove (University of West Florida) - "Death comes to Oplontis: Recording and Analyzing Skeletons of Victims of Mt. Vesuvius (79 AD)
  • Touchstones Discussion Project, Inc. (Directed by Howard Zeiderman) - "Completing the Odyssey: A Journey Home"
  • Lofton Durham (Western Michigan University) - "Jacques Milet's Destruction of Troy and the Making of the French Nation"
  • Thomas Keeline (Washington University) - "Latin Textual Scholarship in the Digital Age: An Open-Access Critical Edition of Ovid's Ibis"
  • Aquila Theatre Company Inc. (Two Projects, both directed by Peter Meineck) - "The Warrior Chorus: Our Trojan War" and "Our Trojan War: Ancient and Modern Expressions"
  • Megan Nutzman (Old Dominion University) - "Ritual Cures Among Cristians, Jews, and Pagans in Roman and Late Antique Palestine

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View full article. | Posted in Awards and Fellowships on Thu, 04/06/2017 - 8:09am by Erik Shell.

Fidelity of Fides: Authenticity in the Classical World
October 13th-14th, 2017
University of Toronto, Department of Classics
Graduate Student Conference

Keynote Speakers:
James Porter (University of California, Berkeley) 
Erik Gunderson (University of Toronto)

View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Thu, 04/06/2017 - 7:49am by Erik Shell.

The deadline for the SCS Koenen Fellowship for Training in Papyrology has been extended to April 15, 2017.

You can go here to read more about the program and see if you're eligible.

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(Photo: "library" by Viva Vivanista, licensed under CC BY 2.0)

View full article. | Posted in Awards and Fellowships on Wed, 04/05/2017 - 2:41pm by Erik Shell.

Boethius

"Teaching Classics in Prisons: Humanism, Identity, and the Building of Civic Bridges."

Rutgers Classicist, Emily Allen-Hornblower, will be sharing her experience bringing ancient Greek and Latin texts into America's prisons, testimony to the vitality of the classics in the most unexpected places. The presentation will take place on Thursday, April 6, @ 5:30pm on Fordham's Rose Hill campus (Duane Library 351). All are welcome to attend. Contact Professor Matthew McGowan, Chair of Classics: mamcgowan@fordham.edu

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(Photo: "Boethius Imprisoned" by Bkwillwm, public domain.

View full article. | Posted in Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings on Tue, 04/04/2017 - 8:38am by Erik Shell.

The North American Workshop in Platonic Philosophy announces a call for abstracts for a 3-day workshop on Plato and Platonism, including ancient, medieval (Latin, Byzantine, Arabic, and Judaic), and modern philosophers working in the Platonic tradition, at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, August 8-10, 2017.

Invited Speakers:
Lloyd Gerson (University of Toronto)
Sarah Klitenic-Wear (Franciscan University)

Please send abstracts of 250-450 words to co-organizers Danielle Layne (layne@gonzaga.edu) and Gary Gabor (ggabor01@hamline.edu) by May 31; notification by June 8. Accepted participants will be expected to attend all sessions; papers will be made available to participants August 5.

Subsidized low-cost on campus lodging available; financial assistance available. If interested, please contact workshop organizers as early as possible. Workshop fee of $45.

Questions, please contact Gary Gabor (ggabor01@hamline.edu).

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View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:34am by Erik Shell.

A corpus and usage-based approach to Ancient Greek:
from the Archaic period until the Koiné

(Riga, University of Latvia, April 12-14, 2018)

Invited speakers (alphabetically):
Klaas Bentein (Ghent University)
Guiseppe Celano (Leipzig University)
James Clackson (University of Cambridge)
José Luis García Ramón (Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, Harvard University)
Chiara Gianollo (University of Bologna)
Dag Haug (University of Oslo)
Geoffrey Horrocks (University of Cambrigde)
Daniel Kölligan (University of Cologne)
Martti Leiwo, Sonja Dahlgren & Marja Vierros (University of Helsinki)
Amalia Moser (University of Athens)
Paul Widmer & Florian Sommer (University of Zürich)

View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:31am by Erik Shell.

CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio. WWE House Show, 6/26/11

Milman Parry’s theory that the Homeric poems are the result of oral-formulaic composition, is central to the study of ancient epic. It can also be difficult to explain to students or non-Classicist friends, since the Iliad and Odyssey are now consumed primarily as books, not oral poems. Most oral traditions are at the tail end of their existence and most members of contemporary, literate societies have little experience with them. There is little to be done about the first of these issues, but we can address the second. While we may not have access to a significant body of oral composition, there are art forms created in the moment of performance that can be quite helpful in explaining how the Homeric epics were created and consumed by audiences. The most notable of these is professional wrestling.

View full article. | Posted in on Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:00am by William Duffy.

On Friday March 31, SCS received the following letter from Prof. Franco Montanari, President of FIEC.
 
We thank Prof. Montanari and FIEC for this statement of support for Classics and the humanities in general in the US.
 
Sir / Madam,
 
Recent developments in the funding of teaching and research in the Humanities in the United
States have become a cause of concern for the entire community of Classical Studies wordwide.
 
FIEC is an umbrella federation of all major associations of Classics in the world, including the
Society of Classical Studies, based in the US. We wish to express our stongest support to all our
colleagues who teach and conduct research at a time when the Humanities face a massive lack of
support from their government, which may result in major funding cuts.
 
Classical Studies are one of many tools used by scholars in the search of truth, respect and
solidarity between all peoples. At a time when biased opinions are presented as facts on a routine
basis, the study Greek and Latin, of the history of ancient peoples, of their archaeology, is of the
utmost importance to all those who believe in a fair and careful examination of facts, be it in the
View full article. | Posted in General Announcements on Sun, 04/02/2017 - 7:41pm by Helen Cullyer.

Congratulations to Sarah Ahbel-Rappe (University of Michigan), Mary Bachvarova (Willamette University), and Megan Nutzman (Old Dominion University) for their 2017 ACLS Fellowships!

You can read the full list of 2017 recipients on the ACLS website.

Note: We've added Megan Nutzman as of April 3, 2017. We failed to mention her in the first version of the story as she was listed as being in a History department, not Classics.

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(Photo: "library" by Viva Vivanista, licensed under CC BY 2.0)

View full article. | Posted in Awards and Fellowships on Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:36am by Erik Shell.

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