New Editor and Assistant Editor of Amphora

The American Philological Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ellen Bauerle of the University of Michigan Press as Editor, and Dr. Wells Hansen of Milton Academy as Assistant Editor, of Amphora, its Outreach publication, effective January 2012.

Ellen has for several years worked as the editor for classics and archaeology at the University of Michigan Press. She also oversees book production for the not-for-profit Michigan Classical Press, and in the past has created and sold ebooks on the web.  Recipient of a BA in Greek and English from Oberlin College, and an MA and PhD in Classics from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, she has been an Eric P. Newman Fellow at the American Numismatic Society and Seymour Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.  Ellen is delighted that Amphora is evolving to include the latest technologies, as additional ways of reaching its key constituencies among interested nonspecialists, scholars, teachers and students at the secondary level, and administrators.  

In addition to his role as housemaster at Milton Academy outside of Boston, where he manages the academic and social programs of about 40 students each year, Wells teaches in Milton's classics department. He also works with university partners and private clients in Asia to promote talent identification and development, especially in math and science. After earning his BA in classics from Boston College, and his MA in classics at the University of Chicago, Wells received his doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. A longstanding APA member, he has published numerous journal articles about classical topics, especially Roman poetry. Wells has a particular interest in developing the visibility of Amphora in social media and in social aspects of the web.

Many thanks to the members of the Amphora Editor Search Committee for their efforts in identifying and selecting these two talented colleagues: Adam Blistein (ex officio); Barbara Weiden Boyd, Bowdoin College; Matthew Dillon, Loyola Marymount College; John Gruber-Miller, Cornell College; Davina McClain, Louisiana Scholars' College (ex officio), Kathryn Morgan, University of California  at Los Angeles.

Judith P. Hallett
University of Maryland, College Park, Vice-President for Outreach

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We are pleased to announce that a special issue of EPEKEINA (International Journal of Ontology. History and Critics) dealing with the Roman conception of time and cultural history is now available at:

http://www.ricercafilosofica.it/epekeina/index.php/epekeina

The title chosen for the whole volume is “Evil, Progress, and Fall: Moral Readings of Time and Cultural Development in Roman Literature and Philosophy”, since most of the contributions pertain to the Section “Latin Philosophy and Culture”, edited by Rosa Rita Marchese and Fabio Tutrone. However, this issue also hosts thematically different sections, such as the Proceedings of a conference on Latin Platonism recently held in Cardiff. Articles are in English, Italian and German, and can be dowloaded as PDF files.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact either Fabio Tutrone (fabio.tutrone@unipa.it) or Rosa Rita Marchese (ritamarchese@neomedia.it)

View full article. | Posted in General Announcements on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:10pm by Adam Blistein.

Aquila Theatre’s Youstories & the Center for Ancient Studies at NYU Present Warstories: Ancient And Modern Narratives Of War on Tuesday, November 11th, Veteran’s Day, 2014.  The program for the event is as follows:

Metropolitan Museum of Art – 1000 5th Avenue, 11 am-12 pm
11:00 am Gallery Talk: Stories of War and Homecoming in Classical Drama and Art,

Hemmerdinger Hall, 31 Washington Place – NYU, 1 pm-9 pm
1:00 pm  - “A Presentation of Veteran Artworks,” Society of Artistic Veterans

5:30 pm – “Welcome,” Matthew S. Santirocco, Senior Vice Provost, Professor of Classics and Angelo J. Ranieri Director of Ancient Studies and Peter Meineck, Clinical Associate Professor of Classics, NYU

“Opening Address: Telling Who We Are,” Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and Law, NYU

Aquila Theatre Presents scenes from “A Female Philoctetes” Based on Sophocles

“Response, ” Nancy Sherman, University Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University

Audience Discussion, Moderated by Nancy Sherman and Peter Meineck

Reception

For more information, contact aquila@aquilatheatre.com or (914) 401-9494.

View full article. | Posted in Classics in the News on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:37pm by Adam Blistein.
Click here to read about a special event taking place at the annual meeting on Thursday evening January 8:  a performance of Anne Carson's Antigonick directed by the author.
View full article. | Posted in SCS Announcements on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:17pm by Adam Blistein.

From ASU News: "Libraries have always bridged past and present, preserving and innovating. To lead ASU’s libraries in a transformative time, Arizona State University has today named James J. O’Donnell, former Georgetown provost, classicist and pioneer in emerging digital technologies, to the post of university librarian. O’Donnell will fill the position vacated by Sherrie Schmidt, who retired as university librarian on June 30, after 20 years of leadership. O’Donnell will also be a professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. His appointment takes effect Feb. 3, 2015."

View full article. | Posted in Member News on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:59am by Information Architect.
Click here to read about air and train travel to New Orleans as well as transportation between the meeting hotels and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
View full article. | Posted in SCS Announcements on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:51am by Adam Blistein.

Every year the Women’s Classical Caucus presents three awards, recognizing excellence in the following categories:

   1. an article (book chapter, etc.) published in the three calendar years prior to the nominating year given in honor of Barbara McManus: $250

   2. an oral paper presented at a major conference in the year prior to 30 June of the nominating year by a pre-Ph.D. scholar (ca. 20 minutes in length as delivered): $150

   3. an oral paper presented at a major conference in the year prior to 30 June of the nominating year by a post-Ph.D. scholar (ca. 20 minutes in length as delivered): $150

View full article. | Posted in Awards and Fellowships on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:01pm by Adam Blistein.

Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The deadline for the nation-wide Rome Prize competition is 1 November 2014.  Applications will also be accepted between 2-15 November 2014 for an additional fee.

Fellows are chosen from the following disciplines:

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Literature (awarded only by nomination through the American Academy of Arts and Letters)
  • Music Composition
  • Visual Arts
  • Ancient Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Modern Italian Studies

Rome Prize recipients are generally invited to Rome for eleven months (some design fellowships are six months and some pre-doctoral art history fellowships are two years).

The Rome Prize consists of room and board, a stipend and separate work space, and privileged access to Rome.  Rome Prize winners are the core of the Academy's residential community, which also includes Affiliated Fellows, Residents and Visiting Artists and Visiting Scholars.

View full article. | Posted in Awards and Fellowships on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 4:08pm by Adam Blistein.

Anchoring Innovation is the new research agenda of OIKOS, the National Research School in Classical Studies in the Netherlands. This agenda was developed with the financial support of Leiden University, Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Amsterdam and University of Groningen. It looks at innovation processes in various domains, including politics, religion, architecture, literature, linguistics and technology, in classical antiquity. The concept of “anchoring” refers to the many different ways in which people connect new developments and initiatives in these domains with the old, the familiar and traditional. Discourse-cohesion, intertextuality, memory studies, architectural transitions can be considered examples of ‘anchoring innovation’. To help us implement this research agenda we are currently looking for 4 PhD students and 4 postdocs:

Radboud University Nijmegen 1 PhD candidate Greek / Latin
1 PhD candidate Ancient History / Classical Archaeology 1 Postdoc Latin, 1.0 fte, 3 years
1 Postdoc Roman Archaeology, 1.0 fte, 3 years

University of Groningen
1 Postdoc Greek / Latin, 1.0 fte, 3 years
1 Postdoc Ancient History, 1.0 fte, 3 years

Leiden University
1 PhD candidate Latin

University of Amsterdam
1 PhD candidate Greek

View full article. | Posted in Awards and Fellowships on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:59pm by Adam Blistein.

‘Myths of the Mediterranean’ is an international conference at the Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins (Cannes, France), November 29–30, 2014, organized by Fabian Meinel & Katia Schoerle.  It aims to provide a broad perspective on the place and function of myth in Graeco-Roman antiquity and beyond, focusing in particular on transfers and transformations of myth as a tool to negotiate crucial sociocultural questions. The conference is targeted at both academic and lay audiences.

The conference will begin with the place of myth in Homer. After a look at the dissemination of myth across the ancient Mediterranean and its role in classical Athens, it will inquire about the transformations of myth in Rome and, fast-forwarding, the 19th and 20th century. Classical myth found particular resonance in different modern contexts such as fin-de-siècle Vienna and post-war France, which used myth for their own political agendas. The concluding section brings in a different, and entirely contemporary, perspective, looking at ‘myths’ in current perceptions of Mediterranean societies.

The conference programme is available at www.mouginsmusee.com/news/2014/09/myths-of-the-mediterranean

View full article. | Posted in Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04pm by Adam Blistein.

The Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique (SIBC), the not-for-profit organization that oversees the publication of L’Année, has reorganized. Rather than giving one office editorial control over the others, all offices will now have editorial control over the content that they produce. SIBC will also form an editorial board to oversee the production of each volume, with an editor to ensure consistency and quality control. Dr. Lisa Carson, Director of the American Office of L’Année, will be the SCS representative on the editorial board.

The French Office of L’Année is changing.  CNRS has withdrawn from the project, and the University of Lille (3) will establish a new one beginning in 2015.

L'Année philologique on the Internet now covers 87 years of classical bibliography with volumes 1 (1924-1926) to 83 (2012).  As of the end of July 2014, 17,000 records from volume 83 (2012) had been posted online.  Because of the withdrawal of CNRS from the project, publications from France and other countries for which the French Office is responsible are momentarily not included.  However, both SIBC and the new French Office at the University of Lille will strive to deal with any backlog in indexing as quickly as possible. 

The online version of L’Année has the following new features:

View full article. | Posted in SCS Announcements on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:00pm by Adam Blistein.

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