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The mission of the Society for Classical Studies is “to advance knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the ancient Greek and Roman world and its enduring value.” That world was a complex place, with a vast diversity of peoples, languages, religions, and cultures spread over three continents, as full of contention and difference as our world is today.  Greek and Roman culture was shared and shaped for their own purposes by people living from India to Britain and from Germany to Ethiopia. Its medieval and modern influence is wider still. Classical Studies today belongs to all of humanity.

For this reason, the Society strongly supports efforts to include all groups among those who study and teach the ancient world, and to encourage understanding of antiquity by all. It vigorously and unequivocally opposes any attempt to distort the diverse realities of the Greek and Roman world by enlisting the Classics in the service of ideologies of exclusion, whether based on race, color, national origin, gender, or any other criterion. As scholars and teachers, we condemn the use of the texts, ideals, and images of the Greek and Roman world to promote racism or a view of the Classical world as the unique inheritance of a falsely-imagined and narrowly-conceived western civilization. 


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Third Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Heritage of Western Greece

with special emphasis on Μίμησις – Μimēsis:  imitation, emulation, representation, reenactment

Sicily Center for International Education
Syracuse, Sicily, May 25-28, 2017

The cultural and intellectual legacy of Western Greece—the coastal areas of Southern Italy and Sicily settled by Hellenes in the 8th and 7th centuries BCE—is sometimes overlooked in academia.  Yet evidence suggests that poets, playwrights, philosophers, and other maverick intellectuals found fertile ground here for the growth of their ideas and the harvesting of their work.  The goal of the Fonte Aretusa organization is to revive the distinctive spirit of Western Greece by exploring it from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including art history, archaeology, classics, drama, epigraphy, history, philosophy and religion.

View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:19am by Erik Shell.

As part of the celebrations of the Bimillenium of Livy’s death in 2017, the Center for Livian Studies (University of Padua, Italy) will hold an International Conference in Padua on 6-10 November 2017.

The conference will approach Livy’s Ab Urbe condita libri and their reception from a broad and multidisciplinary perspective, focusing on a) Literary and Philological aspects; b) Historical and Archaeological aspects; c) Livy’s reception.

The conference will include key lectures delivered by invited specialists and sessions reserved to young scholars.

PhD students, post-doc and researchers are invited to submit abstracts for a 20 minutes talk on the aforementioned subjects. Possible themes of the talk may be:

View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:16am by Erik Shell.

Newberry Fellowships

The Newberry Library's long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library's collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment.

View full article. | Posted in Awards and Fellowships on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:14am by Erik Shell.

Please note that we have extended the deadline from November 30, 2016 to February 1, 2017.


View full article. | Posted in SCS Announcements on Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:54am by Helen Cullyer.

National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week

View full article. | Posted in SCS Announcements on Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:58am by Erik Shell.


on Ancient Greek Thought and Practices from Homer to Plato

March 30th (2 pm) – 31st, 2017 (5 pm) in Besançon, France.

Scientific Committee : Michel Fartzoff, Karin Mackowiak, Arnaud Macé Logiques de l'Agir EA 2274 & Institut des sciences et techniques de l'Antiquité EA 4011 ;


View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:57am by Erik Shell.

10th Moisa Meeting: The ‘Revolution’ of the New Music
Jesus College, Oxford, 28–30 July 2017

View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:54am by Erik Shell.

Please note the following deadlines:

Applications for the Minority Scholarships in Classics and Classical Archaeology are due by 5pm (eastern) on December 16.  The purpose of the scholarship is to further students’ preparation in classics or classical archaeology with opportunities not available during the school year.

View full article. | Posted in SCS Announcements on Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:24am by Helen Cullyer.

Bust of a Roman Lady

The online companion to the print book The Worlds of Roman Women is an important resource that should be far more widely known and used than it is. It offers annotated primary texts, images, and pedagogical materials for teachers of Latin and was called “the gold standard for a web translation resource for intermediate as well as more advanced students,” by Andrew Reinhard nearly a decade ago,[1] and this judgment is still accurate—not because of a sleek or beautiful interface, but because of the wealth of carefully curated content it provides.

View full article. | Posted in on Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:00am by Mary Pendergraft.

REMINDER:  Call for Papers: Symposium of the Modern Greek Studies Association

Please note these January submission deadlines for the 2017 Symposium of the Modern Greek Studies Association (to be held 2-5 November 2017 at Stockton University, NJ):

January 15, 2017 ‐ Individual Abstract Submission Deadline.
January 31, 2017 ‐ Panel Submission Deadline.
January 31, 2017 ‐ Special Session (roundtable, workshop, or luncheon brainstorming session) Proposal Submission Deadline.

To see the Call for Papers and to submit an abstract, please visit   

Questions?  Please email Neovi Karakatsanis ( or Gonda Van Steen (


View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Fri, 12/02/2016 - 7:34am by Erik Shell.


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