"Transforming Classics: 150 Years of Classical Studies in New York"
On November 13, 1868, a group of scholars resolved to form the American Philological Association (APA), now the Society for Classical Studies (SCS). The APA was originally a society for "lovers of philology."
Throughout the 150-year history of the APA/SCS, New York's scholars, teachers, students, and institutions have played a central role in developing and transforming our field.
On November 13, 2018, the Society for Classical Studies, along with the Center for Ancient Studies, will present "Transforming Classics: 150 Years of Classical Studies in New York." Speakers will discuss how New York-based organizations and programs have:
- shaped what counts as Classics;
- changed who gets to participate in and lead the field; and/or
- opened up new directions that connect the study of the Greco-Roman world with other ancient and modern traditions
This event is free and open to the public. You can register by filing out this registration form.
5:30 p.m. - "Opening Remarks" by Helen Cullyer (SCS) and Matthew Santirocco (NYU/Center for Ancient Studies)
5:40 p.m. - "New York Pioneers: The Empire State and the Development of Classical Scholarship in America," a Keynote Address by Ward Brigs (University of South Carolina)
6:00 p.m. - Discussants
- "The New York Graduate Classics Consortium" by Dee Clayman (CUNY Graduate Center)
- "The CUNY Latin/Greek Institute" by Hardy Hansen and Katherine Hsu (Brooklyn College)
- "Latin in New York Schools" by Jennifer Snyder (Brooklyn Latin School)
- "The Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study" by Jason Pedicone (Paideia Institute)
- "Performance" by Helene Foley (Barnard College and Columbia University)
- "Collecting Institutions" by Ute Wartenberg-Kagan (American Numismatic Society)
- "Local and Regional Classics Associations" by Matthew McGowan (Fordham University) and Ron Janoff (Montclair State University)
7:10 p.m. - "Classics in a Connected Eurasian Antiquity," Concluding Remarks by Roger Bagnall (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World/NYU)
7:45 p.m. - Reception