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ROMAN DAILY LIFE IN PETRONIUS AND POMPEII
an NEH Summer Seminar for Pre-Collegiate Teachers (July 16-August 3, 2018)
In the summer of 2018 (July 16-August 3), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers on the topic of Roman Daily Life. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and some graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The Petronius reading forms a central core of the seminar, and thus an intermediate level of Latin proficiency (1 year of college level Latin) is required. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The NEH pays each person $2700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (approximately $1500) – note that each participant is responsible for their own travel expenses. The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee).
Inscribing Death: Memorial and the Transmission of Text in the Ancient World
Yale University, February 23, 2017
Cross-culturally, spaces of the dead have been productive places for considering the inherent difficulty of transmitting traditions and texts. This nexus between text, tradition, and death is seen across a range of genres including law, treaties, and wisdom sayings. Within these genres, the efficacious and correct reception of texts and traditions as lived by actual individuals is paramount. "Inscribing Death" brings scholars together to explore the dynamic connections between textual anxiety and anxiety about death in the ancient world, including ancient Mesopotamia and the Levant, Greco-Roman Egypt, and late antique Judaism and Christianity. It will also seek to integrate ongoing interdisciplinary work with ritual theory, sociolinguistic approaches to ancient textuality, linguistic anthropology, and, more broadly, the material turn in the study of the ancient world in order to further our understanding of ancient attitudes toward the nature of transmission and the reception of traditions and texts in the spaces of the dead.
Sing, Muse: Literary, Theoretical, and Historical Approaches to Music in Classical Antiquity
Eleventh Annual Graduate Conference in Classics
Friday, April 13, 2018
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Keynote Speaker: Timothy Power, Rutgers University
Musical Performance: “Old Songs”
3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHARMACY AND MEDICINE IN ANCIENT EGYPT
The organizing committee cordially invites you to attend the 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHARMACY AND MEDICINE IN ANCIENT EGYPT, to be held in Barcelona (Spain) on 25 - 26 October 2018.
The program includes the following speaker’s notes:
Prof. Rosalie David:
“Epidemics and their aftermath in ancient Egypt”
Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at The University of Manchester (UK).
Prof. Salima Ikram:
"Images and analyses: recent Advances in Mummy Studies”
Distinguished Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo (Egypt) and Invited Professor at Yale University (USA)
Prof. Eva-Maria Geigl:
“An Egyptian cat tale told by ancient DNA?”
Co-director of the Epigenome and paleogenome lab of the Institut Jacques Monod, University Paris-Diderot (Paris 7)/CNRS in Paris (France).
*In recent studies, Prof. Geigl and her team have demonstrated that the Ancient Egyptians were first to domesticate the cats.
Prof. Sahar Saleem:
"Ancient Egyptian medicine and health in the eyes of modern science"
Professor of Radiology at Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine of the Cairo University (Egypt). Leading member of Egyptian Mummy Project - Egypt.
Dr. Jesús Herrerín López:
Ex uno nihil fit nisi unum: Greek, Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew Perspectives. (Abstracts due Jan. 22 to Eric Perl <Eric.Perl@lmu.edu>)
Michael Chase <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At the beginning of his Commentary on the Liber De Causis (lib. 1, tract. 1, cap. 16, p. 13, 69-71 Fauser), Albert the Great writes: “This proposition, that from what is one and simple, only what is one can result (ab uno simplici non est nisi unum) is written by Aristotle in a letter which is on the Principle of the Being of the Universe (qui est de principio universi esse), and it is taken up and explained by Al-Farabi, Avicenna and Averroes”.
This is the first of several communications addressing the aftermath of the winter storm that coincided with the start of the Boston meeting. Please be alert for communications later this week about registration refunds. However, this message concerns annual meeting travel stipends.
If you received a stipend and attended the meeting or expended your stipend trying to get to the meeting, then there is nothing that you need to do. Thank you for attending or for trying to get to Boston under very difficult circumstances!
If you received a stipend and did not use the funds to travel (or attempt to travel) to Boston, you have two options:
(a) You may hold you stipend until next year and use it for the 2019 San Diego meeting. If you elect this option, you must inform the Executive Director (email@example.com). You will not be eligible for a new stipend for 2019 if you retain your funding.
(b) If you do not anticipate attending in 2019, or do not want to hold onto the funds, please return the funding by check to the SCS office. Checks should be made payable to the Society for Classical Studies and sent to Society for Classical Studies, 20 Cooper Sq. 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10003
Please see winter and spring deadlines for SCS awards and fellowships:
Nominations for graduate student participants in summer Material Culture seminar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: January 15, 2018
Coffin Fellowship, for secondary school teachers traveling abroad: February 28, 2018
Zeph Stewart Award, supporting teacher training: March 2, 2018
Pedagogy Award, open to K-12 teachers and college and university faculty: March 2, 2018
Ludwig Koenen Fellowship for summer training in papyrology: March 28, 2018
Please visit our Annual Meeting page for updates:
As of this morning, we know of just one panel that is completely cancelled.
The SCS Committee on Diversity in the Profession invites annual meeting attendees to a reception on
Thursday January 4, 2018 at 9pm
St. George B, Westin Copley Place
Meet the committee members and learn about the new committee.