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Third Annual Conference: Temple/Carleton Consortium on Women, Marriage and the Household from Antiquity to the Present: An Interdisciplinary, Global Conference
WOMEN AND RITUAL ACTS
When: May 12-14, 2022
Where: Temple University Rome: Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15 and Virtual participation available via Zoom
Co-Directors: Karen Klaiber Hersch and Jaclyn Neel
Call for Applications: Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection
Hellenic (formerly Library) Research Fellowship Program 2022-2023
**Contingent on continued on-campus operations during 2022-2023 academic year**
Thanks to generous ongoing funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, and the Tarbell Family Foundation, the University Library is pleased to offer the continuation of the Hellenic (formerly Library) Research Fellowship Program (HRFP) for a 10th year. The name change is intended to better convey and reflect the focus of the program. The Program supports the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento, CA.
As the annual meeting program submission deadlines approach, we have had a few reports from people who can't log into the program submission site but can log into our main website (https://classicalstudies.org)
In order to address these difficulties, we've made some technical adjustments. As of today (4/19/22), if you are an active member, you will be able to log into both sites, classicalstudies.org and the program submission system. If you are not an active member for 2022, you will not be able to log into either site.
You can check your membership status at https://scs.press.jhu.edu/membership/log-in
If you are planning to make a submission, please do not leave it until the last minute to check your membership status.
SASA (Save Ancient Studies Alliance) is looking for experienced and passionate educators for a paid role during the summer! SASA has received a generous grant of $10,000 from the Delmas Foundation to support their Summer Mini-Reading Groups.
These groups are small, informal discussion groups, centered on ancient texts! They are free to participants, and are hosted on Zoom. We are now looking for talented and dedicated academics to lead 3 and 8 week reading groups.
In an April 2020 post for Eidolon, I gathered predictions on “classics after coronavirus.” Two years later, it’s hard to believe all that’s changed — and all that’s stayed the same. Thanks to advocacy for more inclusive and global approaches to antiquity, the term “classics” can scarcely be used without scare quotes. Even the simple preposition “after” seems hopelessly outdated: we’re all learning to live and work alongside a virus that’s here to stay.
Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri Workshop
Where: Carleton University, Ottawa
When: July 6–8 2022
The College of the Humanities at Carleton University is partnering with the University of Manitoba to offer a three-day practical workshop on the Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri (DCLP) in Ottawa, July 6–8 2022.
The 2021-2022 SCS Nominating Committee, co-chaired by C.W. (Toph) Marshall and Patrice Rankine, has worked hard through the late Fall 2021 and early 2022. The Committee is pleased to present the complete slate of candidates for election in Summer 2022. All candidates listed below have agreed to stand. SCS will publish candidate statements in the early summer and online voting will begin as usual on or around August 1.
The Ancient Worlds, Modern Communities initiative (AnWoMoCo), launched by the SCS in 2019 as the Classics Everywhere initiative, supports projects that seek to engage broader publics — individuals, groups, and communities — in critical discussion of and creative expression related to the ancient Mediterranean, the global reception of Greek and Roman culture, and the history of teaching and scholarship in the field of classical studies. As part of this initiative, the SCS has funded 132 projects, ranging from school programming to reading groups, prison programs, public talks, digital projects, and collaborations with artists in theater, opera, music, dance, and the visual arts. To date, it has funded projects in 28 states and 11 countries, including Canada, UK, Italy, Greece, Spain, Belgium, Ghana, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and India.
This post discusses four AnWoMoCo funded projects: an outreach program in CT called “Ancient Worlds in Our Community” (AWOC); a new adaptation of the Oresteia in Long Island; the publication of a book on Neoclassical influences on Chicago architecture; and Project Nota, a database of women Latin authors from all periods.
The Politics of Archaism in the Imperial Period
An international colloquium at the University of Bristol (1 July 2022)
This colloquium is generously sponsored by the Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition, the University of Bristol, the Classical Association, and the Institute of Classical Studies. Its scope is to stimulate research on a crucial aspect of Roman Imperial culture, namely the widespread employment of archaism in Greek and Latin by the most authoritative intellectuals of the period, such as Dio of Prusa, Lucian of Samosata, Maximus of Tyre, and Aelius Aristides for Greek; Fronto, Apuleius, and Aulus Gellius for Latin.
The Department of Classics at UCLA is pleased to announce the following opportunity designed to advance the department's goals of diversity and inclusion. The department is offering a one-year tuition scholarship for our post-baccalaureate program in Classics for the academic year 2022-2023, designed to benefit a promising candidate for graduate work who needs an extra year of preparation in the ancient languages before applying to graduate programs in Classical Studies. Members of groups who contribute to the University’s diversity—including members of groups that have been historically and are presently underrepresented in the academy (e.g., racial and ethnic minorities and individuals from low income backgrounds) are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should have completed a bachelor’s program or equivalent in Classics or a related field and must be legally authorized to work/study in the United States at the time of submitting the application.