CAAS Fall 2016 Meeting

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The Classical Association of the Atlantic States 2016 Annual Fall Meeting
Thursday, October 20 – Saturday, October 22
The Heldrich Conference Center
New Brunswick, NJ

The CAAS Annual Meeting Program, Registration Procedures, Hotel Reservation information, and Exhibitors and Vendors Registration information are forthcoming.
For information, contact Executive Director Mary Brown [mbrown@vfmac.edu]

Part-time lecturer position for Fall 2016 at NYU Washington, DC

Cultural Foundations I” course description

“Cultural Foundations I” introduces the arts from their origins to the end of antiquity, as defined for these purposes by the roughly coincident dissolutions of the Gupta, Han, and Western Roman empires, focusing on how individuals and social relations are shaped in literature, the visual, plastic, and performing arts, and through music. Conceptions of the divine, the heroic, power and disenfranchisement, beauty, and love are examined within the context of the art and literature of East and South Asia, the Mediterranean world, and contiguous regions (such as Germania, Nubia, and Mesopotamia).

The Cultural Foundations sequence (CFI, CFII, and CFIII) is taken one per semester (sequentially, from the fall of the first year through the fall/spring of the second year) and investigates literary, musical, visual, and performing arts from prehistory to modernity, treating the works of cultures from around the globe as texts in their own right, as contexts for each other, and as ways of understanding the civilizations in which they were produced. In these interdisciplinary courses, we pose a central two-part question: What is art, and why do people produce it? Instructors for CFI prepare the way for Cultural Foundations II by giving some attention to the modes by which cultural transmission occurred across these regions prior to the rise of Islam.
Interested applicants should contact Mark Nakamoto at mark.nakamoto@nyu.edu

Position Available: Director of the Corinth Excavations

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks an active scholar and experienced archaeologist to direct its excavations at Ancient Corinth. Familiarity with the School’s program of excavation and research at Ancient Corinth is highly desirable. The Director works with the staff at Corinth in developing and conducting the fieldwork and documenting the results. The Director supervises the collections of the excavation and the publication of all finds. The Director administers the School’s plant and facilities at Ancient Corinth. The Director participates in the School’s activities, including its academic program and the instruction of students at the School through its field training program. The Director identifies projects for funding and helps to identify possible sources of funds for Corinth. Good command of Modern Greek is essential. Candidates must demonstrate strong qualities of leadership and articulate clearly their vision for the future of the Corinth Excavations. For more information, click here

Travel Subsidy Application for Fall 2016 Meeting

CAAS Travel Subsidy Application: Deadline: June 30th, 2016

CAAS travel subsidies are intended to help cover the cost of travel to the annual CAAS conference. These subsidies are need-based. Priority for funding will be given to presenters of papers, panel participants, and presiders. The maximum subsidy is $800.00, but in order to award as many subsidies as possible, partial funding is likely. Those who have other funding options are encouraged to pursue those sources in addition to applying for a CAAS travel subsidy. Please notify the travel subsidy committee if you do receive ample funds from another source so that we can help support as many people as possible.

To apply, please send the completed application as an e-mail attachment to Judith P. Hallett at jeph@umd.edu; no later than June 30th, 2016.

(Although applications that arrive after June 30th will be considered, priority will be given to those applications that arrive on or before June 30th ).

2016 Travel Subsidy Application

Call for Ovationes 2017

Each year at its annual meeting the Association presents ovationes to members          who have been selected by the Awards Committee for their significant service to the discipline and the organization. The ovatio  is read in Latin by a colleague close to the honoree at the banquet, while copies of the ovatio in Latin and English are distributed to attendees.

The ovatio recognizes long and distinguished service to CAAS and/or to the classics  community by those in the CAAS region, especially by those retiring or concluding a long term of service.

The Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for 2017 CAAS ovationes, to be presented at the 2017 October annual meeting. Nominees and nominators need to be CAAS members in good standing. To nominate a candidate to the Awards Committee for an ovatio, please download and complete the nomination form. Send your completed nomination form as an email attachment to the Chair of the  Awards Committee by May 15, 2016. Thank you for assisting the committee in its work. Thank you for assisting the committee in its work.

2015-2016 Awards Committee: Sarah Ferrario (awards@caas-cw.org), Chair (2015-2017); Nathan Costa (2013-2017); Ed Sacks; Judith P. Hallett, Program Coordinator, liaison

Learn Greek and Latin Online At Greatly Reduced Cost of $500 per Credit Hour

In the summer of 2016, the Catholic University of America’s Department of Greek and Latin  will be offering all of its elementary- and intermediate-level Greek and Latin courses in a fully online format at a significantly reduced tuition rate of $500/credit hour!  Learn Greek and Latin from anywhere, make progress on your degree or your credentials, and take advantage of the superb instruction that sets our programs apart.  You can start learning about our summer program here, or see a detailed course schedule here; for more information on application and registration procedures, see the CUA Summer website.

Piecing Together Pleasure: ‘Mosaic of the Epiphany of Dionysus’ depicts a god’s triumphant homecoming

“Mosaic of the Epiphany of Dionysus,” a work about 5 feet high by 7 feet wide, and the three smaller attending mosaic panels depicting theatrical masks, each about 2′ feet square, on view at the Onassis Cultural Center NY through June 18. Read more about it in the article from The Wall Street Journal: Piecing Together Pleasure – WSJ

Case Western Reserve University’s Classics Post-Bac Program

Check out Case Western Reserve University’s Classics Post-Bac Program

Are you looking to strengthen your Greek and Latin skills before pursuing an MA/PhD in Classics or a related field? Case Western Reserve University offers a Graduate Certificate program that offers proper training in the reading of ancient texts along with faculty advising in order to set you up for success.

Application deadline is April 15. Further details are available at https://classics.case.edu/graduate-certificate-program/