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Conference at Victoria University of Wellington, 27-29 August 2018
First call for papers
Readers have been attracted to the remarkable and wondrous, the admirable and the uncanny in Tacitus. But in order to appreciate what is mirum or novum, we also need to understand the apparently mundane material between the monstra. Tacitus famously derides the praises of new public buildings as a topic more worthy of the daily gazette than illustres annales (A. 13.31.1); his own criteria for selection, however, and his own judgments on what is worthy of note, have often differed in interesting ways from the preoccupations of his readers.
Abstracts (250 words) are invited on the topic of Tacitus’ wonders.
Submissions on comparative material are very much welcome.
Reflection is invited on the consequences of different methods of dividing or reconciling historical events and historiographical representation, e.g. Woodman (1993), O’Gorman (2001), Haynes (2003), and Sailor (2008). In preparing abstracts, it will be helpful to consider the challenge extended by Dench (in Feldherr, 2009), the ‘awkward question’ of whether the much admired Tacitean text ‘represents anything other than itself’. Papers treating the Classical tradition, reception and history of scholarship are welcome.
Human | Nature: Environmental Humanities in Historical Perspective
March 23-24, 2018
The Ohio State University
Keynote Speaker: Timothy Saunders, Volda University College
Opening Remarks: Chris Otter, The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University Department of Classics, in collaboration with OSU’s Discovery Theme for Environmental Humanities and the Humanities Institute, is proud to announce its 15th annual graduate student colloquium.
A sense of urgency characterizes contemporary discussions about ecological welfare and anthropogenic effects on the non-human environment. At the core of this discourse lie questions with a long history of artistic, philosophical, political and religious expression. The proper management of space and resources, the negotiation of shifting boundaries between the “human” and “natural” worlds (however one chooses to define these categories), as well as the contemplation of humanity’s place among the living and nonliving co-inhabitants of Earth are all pursuits basic to human survival and livelihood. Moreover, the ways earlier generations found to represent the natural world they experienced and their human community's place within it have shaped the way we think and talk about such matters today.
Digital Publication in Mediterranean Archaeology
Current Practice and Common Goals
A conference organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and The Shelby White and Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications, in partnership with the Archaeological Institute of America
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 E. 84th Street
New York, NY
Friday, October 20, 2017
“Deconstructing the Open Greek and Latin Project: The First Thousand Years of Greek”
An AIA-SCS Pre-Meeting Workshop, presented in coordination with the SCS
January 3, 2018, 9:00 to 5:00, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Interested in open access, the digital humanities, or conducting digital scholarship in your research and/or teaching? Aren't sure what these topics have to do with classics or archaeology, or even how to get started? Then, please consider joining us next January 3 at the AIA-SCS pre-meeting workshop "Deconstructing the Open Greek and Latin Project"!
In this workshop, partners from the Perseus Digital Library, the Harvard Library and Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the University of Leipzig, Mount Allison University, and the University of Virginia Library will come together to demonstrate research tools, explain how to involve students in digital scholarship, provide open data for hands-on exploration from the Open Greek and Latin Project, as well as create a growing and supportive open access community.
International Association for Presocratic Studies
Sixth Biennial Conference: 25-29 June 2018
Delphi, Greece: European Cultural Centre of Delphi
Chair of Organizing Committee: Richard McKirahan
The International Association for Presocratic Studies (IAPS, founded in 2008) announces its Sixth Biennial Conference. The meeting will take place at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Greece 25-29 June 2018.
IAPS understands “Presocratics” to be the figures for whom either fragments of their work or relevant testimonia are collected in Hermann Diels’ Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker (6th edn. 1951, edited by Walther Kranz). IAPS welcomes presentations on philosophical, philological, textual, doxographical, scientific, historical, literary and religious topics having to do with the Presocratics, on connections between Presocratic thought and other figures (e.g., the Sophists)and other areas of intellectual activity (e.g., mathematics, medicine or music), and on the reception of Presocratic thought in antiquity and later times.
IAPS welcomes participation from scholars at all stages of their careers, from graduate students to senior figures in the field.
To receive further information about the conference, please send a message with the title “IAPS 6” to Prof. Richard McKirahan <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Call for Papers
Workshop: Language and Reality in Ancient Philosophy
Tuesday 16th January 2018, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Keynote speaker: David Ebrey (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).
Ancient philosophers gave significant attention to the nature of language and its relation to reality. This workshop aims to stimulate scholarly exchange on the issue(s) and invites abstracts dealing with ancient philosophy of language, ancient metaphysics, and the relation between language and reality. Abstracts of up to 1000 words suitable for presentations of up to 40 minutes should be submitted by Saturday 21st October, 2017 to T.Nawar@rug.nl.
- The subject line of the email should read: 'SUBMISSION: Language and Reality in Ancient Philosophy (GRONINGEN)'.
- The abstract should be attached as a .PDF file.
- The abstract should be suitable for anonymous review.
- The author's name, affiliation, and email address should be specified in the email to which the abstract is attached, but not in the abstract itself.
Deadlines Extended Because of Severe Weather Conditions
This article was originally published in Amphora 11.1. It has been edited slightly to adhere to current SCS blog conventions.
“Zero to Hero, in no time flat … Zero to Hero, just like that!” The Muses’ song from the Disney film Hercules could apply equally well to the sudden, spectacular rise of Hercules in pop entertainment of the late 1990s. Those proved lively years for the hero in American film and TV, spearheaded by the 1997 Disney animated movie and by television’s Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, starring Kevin Sorbo (1995-99). The two quickly spun off more TV series: Disney’s Hercules: The Animated Series (1998-99, 65 episodes of 30 minutes each) and Young Hercules (1998-99, 50 episodes also of 30 minutes each) starring Ryan Gosling. Both spinoffs reimagined the mythological hero specifically for younger viewers and gave him unprecedented exposure in children’s weekday TV.
A memorial service for Albert Henrichs, Eliot Professor of Greek, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 27th, 2017, in Memorial Church in Harvard Yard. All are welcome.
See map for details.
You can read our In memoriam for Albert here.
Teachers of Classics have been impacted by hurricane Harvey and we are expecting reports from classicists in the Caribbean and continental US affected by Irma.
ACL and SCS are launching a joint initiative that will help connect institutions in need with our members who are able to offer assistance.
If you are a teacher or faculty member at an institution whose academic programs have been interrupted, suspended, or impacted by the recent hurricanes, you can fill out the form linked below to request financial assistance that will accelerate the recovery of your classes and programs.
Once we have received your form, an ACL or SCS staff member will contact you to verify your identity and the nature of your request. We will then publish verified requests on our websites and via our social media accounts so that individuals can reach out to institutions in need and offer direct financial help. We feel that this is the quickest way of getting funds to the schools, colleges, and universities that need them.