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Workshop: Perseids' "Teach the Teachers" at Tufts University

Teach the Teachers Workshop

Tufts University Boston MA August 14-16th, 2017

The Perseids Project in conjunction with  the Department of Classics at Tufts University is calling for participants in the second Teach the Teachers workshop.

This three-day workshop aims to showcase the Perseids platform and explore the uses of these tools in a classroom setting. Registration for this workshop will be free and financial support for travel and lodging will be provided. We are looking for participants who teach at the High school or secondary school level, as well as Phd candidates and graduate students.

The purpose of this workshop is to facilitate the exchange of new ideas for the implementation of the Perseids Platform in the classroom. We encourage you to experiment with our tools before attending the workshop, so that you can bring your own ideas about implementations in the classroom for discussion.

Participants should submit a statement of up to 500-700 words in length. Funding will be provided on an as-needed basis. Submissions will be accepted until May 1st

Statements should demonstrate that an applicant has a strong desire to work with new and experimental teaching techniques. No experience with digital methods is required, but those with experience will be supported at their own level. Although we work primarily with Greek or Latin teachers, we encourage educators who work with other ancient languages to apply. An ideal candidate needs to be willing to approach teaching these subjects in new ways and should be prepared to implement them in the classroom. 

Send submissions in the form of a pdf to teachtheteachers2016@gmail.com

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Fidelity of Fides: Authenticity in the Classical World
October 13th-14th, 2017
University of Toronto, Department of Classics
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Keynote Speakers:
James Porter (University of California, Berkeley) 
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The deadline for the SCS Koenen Fellowship for Training in Papyrology has been extended to April 15, 2017.

You can go here to read more about the program and see if you're eligible.

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View full article. | Posted in Awards and Fellowships on Wed, 04/05/2017 - 2:41pm by Erik Shell.

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"Teaching Classics in Prisons: Humanism, Identity, and the Building of Civic Bridges."

Rutgers Classicist, Emily Allen-Hornblower, will be sharing her experience bringing ancient Greek and Latin texts into America's prisons, testimony to the vitality of the classics in the most unexpected places. The presentation will take place on Thursday, April 6, @ 5:30pm on Fordham's Rose Hill campus (Duane Library 351). All are welcome to attend. Contact Professor Matthew McGowan, Chair of Classics: mamcgowan@fordham.edu

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View full article. | Posted in Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings on Tue, 04/04/2017 - 8:38am by Erik Shell.

The North American Workshop in Platonic Philosophy announces a call for abstracts for a 3-day workshop on Plato and Platonism, including ancient, medieval (Latin, Byzantine, Arabic, and Judaic), and modern philosophers working in the Platonic tradition, at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, August 8-10, 2017.

Invited Speakers:
Lloyd Gerson (University of Toronto)
Sarah Klitenic-Wear (Franciscan University)

Please send abstracts of 250-450 words to co-organizers Danielle Layne (layne@gonzaga.edu) and Gary Gabor (ggabor01@hamline.edu) by May 31; notification by June 8. Accepted participants will be expected to attend all sessions; papers will be made available to participants August 5.

Subsidized low-cost on campus lodging available; financial assistance available. If interested, please contact workshop organizers as early as possible. Workshop fee of $45.

Questions, please contact Gary Gabor (ggabor01@hamline.edu).

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View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:34am by Erik Shell.

A corpus and usage-based approach to Ancient Greek:
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Invited speakers (alphabetically):
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Daniel Kölligan (University of Cologne)
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Milman Parry’s theory that the Homeric poems are the result of oral-formulaic composition, is central to the study of ancient epic. It can also be difficult to explain to students or non-Classicist friends, since the Iliad and Odyssey are now consumed primarily as books, not oral poems. Most oral traditions are at the tail end of their existence and most members of contemporary, literate societies have little experience with them. There is little to be done about the first of these issues, but we can address the second. While we may not have access to a significant body of oral composition, there are art forms created in the moment of performance that can be quite helpful in explaining how the Homeric epics were created and consumed by audiences. The most notable of these is professional wrestling.

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On Friday March 31, SCS received the following letter from Prof. Franco Montanari, President of FIEC.
 
We thank Prof. Montanari and FIEC for this statement of support for Classics and the humanities in general in the US.
 
Sir / Madam,
 
Recent developments in the funding of teaching and research in the Humanities in the United
States have become a cause of concern for the entire community of Classical Studies wordwide.
 
FIEC is an umbrella federation of all major associations of Classics in the world, including the
Society of Classical Studies, based in the US. We wish to express our stongest support to all our
colleagues who teach and conduct research at a time when the Humanities face a massive lack of
support from their government, which may result in major funding cuts.
 
Classical Studies are one of many tools used by scholars in the search of truth, respect and
solidarity between all peoples. At a time when biased opinions are presented as facts on a routine
basis, the study Greek and Latin, of the history of ancient peoples, of their archaeology, is of the
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Congratulations to Sarah Ahbel-Rappe (University of Michigan), Mary Bachvarova (Willamette University), and Megan Nutzman (Old Dominion University) for their 2017 ACLS Fellowships!

You can read the full list of 2017 recipients on the ACLS website.

Note: We've added Megan Nutzman as of April 3, 2017. We failed to mention her in the first version of the story as she was listed as being in a History department, not Classics.

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View full article. | Posted in Awards and Fellowships on Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:36am by Erik Shell.

The draft budget proposed by President Trump's White House seems unlikely to be adopted.  Many believe it is simply an habitual negotiator's opening salvo, intended more to "start the bidding" than to be taken seriously at face value.

However, it is serious, because of the strong statement of values that it represents.  Along with the decimation or elimination of many critical programs that foster the health of our polity and our planet, Trump's budget, by proposing to eliminate the NEH and the NEA, asserts that the United States has no national interest in the support of the humanities or the arts.  

As educators, we join with many fellow scholars, represented by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), to protest and reject this vision of our nation, as a society with no investment in research, scholarship, history, philosophy, religion, language, literature, or creative arts.  The SCS will continue to join with advocacy organizations, including the National Humanities Alliance and the ACLS, to register our views as an organization.

But we urge members to also engage in "grassroots" participation, mindful of the dictum that "all politics is local."  In the current political milieu, the most effective action is for constituents to communicate their views to their local representatives in Congress.  Here are some ways to contact your representatives:

View full article. | Posted in Presidential Letters on Wed, 03/29/2017 - 2:03pm by Helen Cullyer.

Dear SCS Members,

As you know, we are now accepting submissions for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Boston.  The deadline for submitting all proposals and reports except individual abstracts is 11:59 pm, Eastern Time, on April 7, 2017.
The deadline for individual abstracts is 11:59 pm, Eastern Time, on April 26, 2017.

You can access the program submission system at the following link:

http://program.classicalstudies.org/

We also have one fellowship deadline approaching.  Applications for the Ludwig Koenen Fellowship for Training in Papyrology should be received in the SCS office by April 4.

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View full article. | Posted in SCS Announcements on Mon, 03/27/2017 - 8:40am by Erik Shell.

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