CAAS Fall 2016 Meeting


The Classical Association of the Atlantic States 2016 Annual Fall Meeting

When: Thursday, October 20 – Saturday, October 22
Where: The Heldrich Conference Center
New Brunswick, NJ

President’s LetterClick here to read the President’s letter (August 1 2016)

Program: Click here to download the 2016 CAAS Program (July 7 2016)

Executive Director’s Letter: Click here to read the Executive Director’s letter (August 3 2016)

Travel Subsidies

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; 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

Notification of subsidies will be sent to applicants by September 16th. Recipients will receive their checks when they pick up their registration materials at the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

ISAW Digital Antiquity Research Workshop Call for Papers

A call for papers (a.k.a., workshop participation applications) has just
been released for ISAW’s second “Digital Antiquity Research Workshop”. The
event is to be held at ISAW (around the corner from the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in Manhattan) on Friday, December 2, 2016. Applications are due by
noon US Eastern time on October 28.

Read all about it here:

The Ranieri Colloquium – Classics and Cognitive Theory

The Ranieri Colloquium Classics and Cognitive Theory will be held by NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies on Thursday and Friday, October 27-28, 2016.

The conference is entitled, “Classics and Cognitive Theory.”  It is presented by the NYU Center for Ancient Studies and co-sponsored by the NYU Dean of the College of Arts and Science, the Dean for the Humanities, the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, the Center for Neural Science, the Emotional Brain Institute, the Departments of Classics, Comparative Literature, English, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology, and the Religious Studies Program.  The event is free and open to the public.

The full program may be viewed here:

The Body Unbound: Literary Approaches to the Classical Corpus

Conference Title: The Body Unbound: Literary Approaches to the Classical Corpus

Dates: October 7-8, 2016

Location: Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY


The body’s meaning is perhaps never more evident than in the violation of its wholeness. This conference will focus on the (human and animal) body as a            topic for literary investigation. Invited speakers will present papers concerned with the transfixed corpus—in its physical, ritual, aesthetic, and symbolic aspects—as it appears in ancient texts and in modern echoes of the classical tradition. Allowing for an unusually diverse and interdisciplinary range of perspectives, the topic            encourages scholars to move across traditional temporal and geographical boundaries, while engaging with questions that range from rhetoric and religion to gender and identity.

The conference is in the Ethyle R. Wolfe Series on Classical Studies and the Contemporary World (sponsored by the Wolfe Institute for the Humanities). The            keynote speaker will be Brooke Holmes of Princeton University. Free and open to the public. For more information, please visit

Vergilian Society Tours 2017

Would you like to travel abroad? And to have help paying for it?

The Vergilian Society is offering exciting study tours in 2017 including “Northern Italy and Croatia,” “Latin Authors in Italy,” “Roman Britain,” and “Gladiators and Roman Spectacle”. These programs are specifically designed to benefit and appeal to teachers at all levels by providing them the opportunity to experience a rich variety of ancient sites to support their own understanding and teaching of the ancient world. See the full tour descriptions on the Vergilian Society website at

Almost $100,000 in scholarship money is available:

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