Call for Papers: CAAS 2020 Annual Meeting

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The Classical Association of the Atlantic States
Call for Papers: 2020 Annual Meeting, October 8-10, 2020
Hotel DuPont, Wilmington, DE

We invite individual and group proposals on all aspects of the classical world and classical reception, and on new strategies and resources for improved teaching.  Especially welcome are presentations that aim at maximum audience participation and integrate the concerns of K-12 and college faculty, that consider ways of communicating about ancient Greece and Rome beyond our discipline and profession, and that reflect on the past, present, and future of classical studies in the CAAS region.

The 2020 Clack Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Jinyu Liu, Professor of Classical Studies at DePauw University and Principal Investigator of “Translating the Complete Corpus of Ovid’s Poetry into Chinese with Commentaries“, a multi-year project sponsored by a National Social Science Fund of China (2015-2020).  Dr. Liu’s lecture title is “From Rome to China: Translation, (Western) Classics, and Comparative Antiquity.”  She describes her topic as follows:  “In this lecture, I will foreground translation (i.e. the act itself) of Classical texts as inherently a comparative project as well as the foundational importance of translation to comparative studies. In a joint manifesto, Fritz-Heiner Mutschler and Walter Scheidel have emphasized the “disruptive” potential of comparative history as one of the major benefits of comparative studies [Fritz-Heiner Mutschler and Walter Scheidel, “The Benefits of Comparison: A Call for the Comparative Study of Ancient Civilizations,” Journal of Ancient Civilizations 32 (2017)113]. In the same vein, I underscore translation as a mechanism to engineer, facilitate, and complicate comparative antiquity.”

We will offer an undergraduate research session of presentations developed from outstanding term papers, senior theses or other scholarly projects, to be organized in conjunction with Eta Sigma Phi, the national honor society for classical studies.

All submitters of proposals for the meeting must be current members of CAAS. Participants in the 2020 Annual Meeting must be members when they submit proposals and must renew their memberships for 2020-2021 (the membership year is September 1-August 31).  All submitters of proposals that are accepted by the Program Committee for presentation at the 2020 meeting are expected to attend and deliver their presentations.  They are required to send a full draft of their presentations to their presider(s) by the end of September.  Submitters of accepted proposals who are unable to attend should arrange to have their presentations delivered by another CAAS member.

All proposals must be submitted electronically here.

Panel and Workshop Proposals may be 1 ½ or 2 hours in length, depending on the number of speakers. Submissions must be uploaded as a single PDF (.pdf) or Word 97-2010 (.doc/docx) file of no more than 700 words and must include:

  • a description of the proposed panel or workshop and brief abstracts of the individual presentations. Each abstract of an individual presentation must be accompanied by a bibliography or a list of resources consulted of up to five items (not included in the word limit). The proposal must clearly indicate the thesis and original contribution made by the panel or workshop and situate this contribution in a larger scholarly context (see Writing an Abstract for Professional Presentation). The proposal must be anonymousThe names of the organizer and presenters must not appear anywhere in this file except when citing a publication by the organizer or presenters.Those abstracts which include the names and/or institutional affiliations of their organizers and presenters will not be considered.
  • title of the session and titles of each individual presentation.
  • specific audio-visual needs for the session. CAAS is able to supply only a screen and a digital light projector (those bringing MACs will need to bring their special adapter plug to connect to the projector).  DVDs can be played only from your laptop.  Be advised that sound played from a laptop without special speakers may not be audible in the room.

Deadline for panel and workshop proposals is March 9, 2020.

Individual Proposals must be no more than 15 minutes in length. Each author must not submit more than one abstract.  Submissions must be uploaded as a single PDF (.pdf) OR Word 97-2010 (.doc/docx) file of no more than 300 words and must include:

  • clearly indicated thesis and original contribution(s) made by your presentation, situating it in a larger scholarly context (see Writing an Abstract for Professional Presentation). Submissions must be accompanied by a bibliography or a list of resources consulted of up to five items (not included in the word limit). The proposal must be anonymous. The author’s name should not appear anywhere in this file except when citing a publication by the author. Those abstracts which include the names and/or institutional affiliations of their authors will not be considered.  
  • specific audio-visual needs for your presentation. CAAS is able to supply only a screen and a digital light projector (those bringing MACs will need to bring their special adapter plug to connect to the projector).  DVDs can be played only from your laptop.  Be advised that sound played from a laptop without special speakers may not be audible in the room.
  • If you are an undergraduate, please indicate this by selecting “undergraduate paper” as the submission type, so that undergraduate submissions can be read separately, and in relation to one another.

Deadline for individual proposals is March 9, 2020.

For further information, please contact CAAS Program Coordinator Maria S. Marsilio (marsilio@sju.edu). Please contact Webmaster Jennifer Ranck (jennifer.ranck@gmail.com) if you experience difficulties with the online forms.

DIRECTORS OF THE ASCSA SUMMER PROGRAMS

DIRECTORS OF THE ASCSA SUMMER PROGRAMS (GERTRUDE SMITH PROFESSORS) Deadline: January 31, 2020

Summer Session (traditional six-week course): One Position
Summer Seminars (18-day courses): Two Positions

Term: Summer 2021

Eligibility: Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, epigraphy, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek, stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

More information can be found at: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/about/staff/positions-available

Inquiries can be sent to the Committee on the Summer Sessions: ssapplication@ascsa.org

The appointments will be announced by March 29.

For more information about the ASCSA Summer Sessions:  http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/Summer

Click here to read/download PDF version.

Hahn Scholarship for Rome/Greece Study 2020

In honor of E. Adelaide Hahn, two awards of up to $7000 will be made toward the cost of study at the summer session of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) or the American Academy in Rome (AAR). Applicants must be current CAAS members at the time of application. Preference will be given to members with longevity, pre-college teachers, graduate students, and those who have not previously received this award, with priority given to those who live and work in the CAAS region.

Deadline for applications: February 15, 2020.

Click here for further details on the Hahn Rome/Greece Study Scholarship

Lower Merion grad’s book showcased in Washington D.C. exhibit

Editor Donald Sprague of Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers showcases the “Greek Gods and Goddesses Coloring Book” illustrated by Vanessa Roser, Lower Merion High School Alumna and current Harvard University student, at the Exhibitors and Vendors section of the Annual Meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society of Classical Studies, held in Washington D.C., January 2 -5. The production and printing of Roser’s coloring book were supported by the Philadelphia Classical Society and the Lower Merion School District Innovation Center.

Click here to read article on the Mainline Media News website

ASCSA – M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP

The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship, formerly known as the Gennadeion Fellowship in Post-Classical Studies, was named in honor of archaeologist, Byzantinist, and photographer M. Alison Frantz (1903–1995), a scholar of the post-classical Athenian Agora whose photographs of antiquities are widely used in books on Greek culture.

For more details on eligibility, fields of study, and terms please click here to download PDF or click here to read about this and other fellowships on the ASCSA website.

Direct link to the online application:
https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/116910/m-alison-frantz-fellowship-in-post-classical-studies-at-the-gennadius-library

DEADLINE: January 15, 2020.

ASCSA – The Harry Bikakis Fellowship

Deadline: January 15, 2020

This fellowship was established by Lloyd E. Cotsen, Chairman emeritus of the Overseers of the Gennadius Library, to honor Harry Bikakis, attorney of the American School, who exhibited much devotion and loyalty to the School during his term from 1979 to 1995.

Eligibility:  Graduate students at North American institutions, or Greek graduate students, whose research subject is ancient Greek law and who need to work at ASCSA libraries; or Greek graduate students working on excavations conducted by or affiliated with the ASCSA.

Terms:  Stipend of $1,875. School fees are waived. Fellowship does not include travel costs, housing, board, and other living expenses. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School.

Application:  Submit an online application, curriculum vitae, and a project proposal. Arrange for two letters of recommendation. For more information about the application, visit the ASCSA web site at: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/graduate-and-postdoctoral.

Link to online posting: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/graduate-and-postdoctoral

Click here to download fellowship details

PCS Fall Professional Day – November 23, 2019

Since its founding in 1924, the officers of The Philadelphia Classical Society have been offering opportunities for developing pedagogy, strategies, and creative ways of promoting the study of Classical Languages and the Classics.

On Saturday, November 23, at The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, starting at 9:00am, the efforts and contributions of various Classicists were showcased in the Anne Frank Library.

For Fall Professional Day or PCS information, please contact Mary Brown ( mbrown@sju.edu )

Click here to read report on the PCS Fall Professional Day