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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“Soul and Nature in Aristotle and Aristotelianism”

This Conference is intended to provide a formal occasion and central location for philosophers and scholars of the Midwest region (and elsewhere) to present and discuss their current work on Aristotle and his interpreters in ancient and medieval philosophy.

Presented by the Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy with the support of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University

Twelfth Annual Marquette Summer Seminar on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition
26-28 June 2017
Beaumier Conference Center B-C
Raynor Memorial Library

Marquette University
Department of Philosophy
Marquette Hall
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

ATTENDING ONLY: Send Registration check with name, address, academic affiliation.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
FOR ALL PRESENTERS AND ATTENDEES
(fees cover breakfasts, refreshments, picnic dinner one night)
Advance Registration ($45 by check) Deadline: May 1.
NOTE => After May 1 Registration only at the door: $50 cash.
CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO: Marquette University
(Fees are waived for Marquette students, faculty and staff for on campus events only.)

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Call for Papers
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

115th Annual Conference, November 10-12, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association invites proposals for presentations at its 115th annual meeting. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at Chaminade University of Honolulu, HI, November 10-12. The conference’s standing sessions in Classics include panels in Ancient-Modern Relations, Classics (Greek), Classics (Latin), and Classics (Reception). Proposals should be submitted online by May 21, 2017. A full list of session topics, abstract submission guidelines, and the online proposal submission form can be found here.

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View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Tue, 05/02/2017 - 10:46am by Erik Shell.

SCS Award Winners

We are delighted to announce the following award winners:

Minority Scholarship Award Winners:

Perla Azucena Castillejos

Linda Mcnulty

Samantha Morris

Zeph Stewart Teacher Training Awards:

Amanda Miller

Christopher David Parkinson

Koenen Fellowship for Training in Papyrology:

Rachel Bernstein

Caroline Cheung

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View full article. | Posted in Awards and Fellowships on Mon, 05/01/2017 - 9:20am by Erik Shell.

War and games have much in common: multiple contestants compete to win within a physically determined set of realities, each using strategies that are frequently buffeted by interventions of chance and chaos. It is no surprise, then, that war games have been used as predictive tools by military leaders since at least the early 19th century (see the recent collection Zones of Control [2016]). Less familiar is the idea of using games as reconstructive tools in academic military history, although the ancient historian Philip Sabin (Lost Battles [2009]; Simulating War [2014]) has done excellent work on this topic.

View full article. | Posted in on Mon, 05/01/2017 - 12:00am by Sarah Murray.

(from legacy.com)

William J. Mayer, 72, formerly of New York, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Presbyterian SeniorCare's Southmont, Washington.

Born July 10, 1944, in New York, he was a son of the late Mildred and Emil Mayer.

He was a loving brother of Dr. George (Judy) Mayer of Peters Township.

He was a magna cum laude graduate of Albany State College and earned a master's degree from Columbia University. He taught the Classics at Hunter College in New York City until he retired. He was a member of various Societies of Classics. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Phillipstown, N.Y., where he was an elder.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church, 250 Brookwood Road, Venetia, PA 15367, with the Rev. Louise Rogers, officiant. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Presbyterian SeniorCare or Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church.

(A message from ACL President, Kathy Elifrits)

View full article. | Posted in In Memoriam on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:39pm by Erik Shell.

Classicists and friends of Classics will be saddened to learn that Anne Pippin Burnett, a renowned scholar of Greek poetry and for many years a beloved teacher at the University of Chicago, died peacefully this past weekend at her home in Kingston, Ontario at the age of 91.

View full article. | Posted in In Memoriam on Thu, 04/27/2017 - 1:54pm by Erik Shell.

Albert Henrichs (December 29, 1942 – April 16, 2017)

On June 14, 1969, Albert Henrichs arrived in Vienna from Cologne, carrying four lumps of ancient leather in a cigar box. An expert Austrian conservator gradually unpeeled what turned out to be 192 pages of a tiny book measuring 1.4 x 1.8 inches, written in Greek and dating from the fifth century CE. By evening the following day, Henrichs had transcribed the text. It was a sensation for the history of religion: a detailed tract about Manichaeism, a rival of Christianity, founded in Mesopotamia in the third century by a young mystic called Mani, whose autobiographical account of his divine revelations is quoted in the text. Henrichs was 26. His publication of this astonishing codex, together with Ludwig Koenen, curator of papyri at Cologne, sealed his reputation as a Wunderkind of classical scholarship.

View full article. | Posted in In Memoriam on Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:07pm by Erik Shell.

How do we support those who wish to push beyond what they can learn from the languages that they know? New developments in Digital Humanities offer some intriguing avenues for dealing with scholarly material in unfamiliar languages, even if present achievements only highlight more challenges. In the following visualization, David Mimno of Cornell and Thomas Koentges of Leipzig have identified recurring clusters of words in a collection of Greek Christian Church Fathers. The works of these men were produced over more than a thousand years and amount to more than 30 million words. I do not think many specialists in Christian Church history have read this entire corpus, and I do not believe that any human being has ever been able to read a collection this large critically—it is just too big.

View full article. | Posted in on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:00am by Gregory R Crane.

THE IMPACT OF LEARNING GREEK, HEBREW, AND ‘ORIENTAL’ LANGUAGES ON SCHOLARSHIP, SCIENCE, AND SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE

LECTIO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
13-15 December 2017
UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN (BELGIUM)

View full article. | Posted in Calls for Papers on Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:44am by Erik Shell.

Please be aware that the deadline for individual abstracts for the 2018 annual meeting in Boston is April 26 (next Wednesday). You can submit your abstract here.

Also keep in mind the following upcoming deadlines for other SCS opportunities:

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