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The Sicilian Orator and the Platonic Dialogue
Exedra Mediterranean Center
Syracuse, Sicily, 23-26 November, 2021
with a pre-conference seminar on selections of his writings in Greek (November 22-23) and an excursion to the archaeological site and museum of Leontini, November 27.
Sex, Rage, & Change:Feminist Adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses
a public conversation with Nina MacLaughlin, Paisley Rekdal, and Stephanie McCarter
4 p.m. CST Thursday, April 8, 2021
Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions
SPRING LECTURE SERIES 2021
Après le deluge: plagues, propaganda, and the mobility of the divine
Please join SAMR members in a lecture series this Spring devoted to the exploration of ancient ritual responses to questions that have filled our minds, hearts and news feeds over an extraordinary year. Four speakers have will explore contemporary issues, including disease, identity, mobility and disempowered cultural groups through the lenses of ancient ritual practice. All are welcome -mark your calendars!
All sessions will be held at this Zoom address: https://pugetsound-edu.zoom.us/j/93329292263
March 11, at 12 noon EST
“Osor-Hapi: North African Cult Paradigms during the Hellenistic and Roman Periods.”
Dr. Vivian A. Laughlin
The Perception of Climate and Nature in Ancient Societies
International Online Conference
14th May 2021
Organised by Classical Students Association of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Call for Papers
The Classics Everywhere initiative, launched by the SCS in 2019, supports projects that seek to engage communities worldwide with the study of Greek and Roman antiquity in new and meaningful ways. Most of the projects funded take place in the US and Canada, though the initiative is growing and has funded projects in the UK, Italy, Greece, Belgium, Ghana, and Puerto Rico. This post highlights projects that foster engagement and education for school-aged children and young adults from California to Canada, Chicago to New York.
The Executive Committee of the SCS has issued the following statement:
For several years, serious issues have arisen concerning online communications within the classics community. The SCS reminds its members to respect the dignity of one another in professional and private communications. These communications include, inter alia, social media posts and direct messages, private emails, and messages posted to email listservs. In view of these concerns the SCS Professional Matters Division is preparing guidelines for social media and other online communications.
Summer 2021 Election Slate
The 2020-2021 SCS Nominating Committee, co-chaired by Laurel Fulkerson and Celia Schultz, has worked hard through the late Fall 2020 and early 2021. The Committee is pleased to present the following slate of candidates for election in Summer 2021. All candidates listed below have agreed to stand. SCS will publish candidate statements in the late spring or early summer and online voting will begin as usual on or around August 1.
President-Elect (one to be elected)
Financial Trustee (one to be elected)
Vice President for Education (one to be elected)
Directors (two to be elected)
(one candidate, Yurie Hong, has withdrawn)
Young Richard Kim
Nominating Committee (two to be elected)
Program Committee (one to be elected)
Goodwin Committee (two to be elected)
Committee on Professional Ethics (two to be elected)
In Part 2 of our guest series for the SCS Blog, the Women’s Classical Caucus (WCC) invites you to celebrate the winner of its 2020–2021 Leadership Award: Suzanne Lye, Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The award recognizes Dr. Lye’s extraordinary leadership and initiative in establishing, administering, and fundraising for the SCS-WCC Covid-19 Relief Fund. Since April 2020, this emergency microgrant fund has distributed no-strings-attached awards of up to $500 to North American classicists in need.