The Directors of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States voted on April 9, 2011 to honor Barbara F. McManus for her long and distinguished service to the mission and function of the Association and for her leadership and contributions to teaching, mentoring and scholarship in the discipline. The Directors voted to honor her with this award at the 2011 CAAS Business Meeting and to establish it in her name: The Barbara F. McManus Leadership Award
The award carries an honorarium of $1000. It will be offered on an occasional basis whenever a qualified candidate is nominated to the Awards Committee and confirmed by the Board of Directors.
- Nomination is open to all long-standing members of CAAS, including primary and secondary school teachers, who have given significant and sustained service to the organization.
Nominees will demonstrate engaged commitment to core activities of Barbara McManus’s career as teacher and scholar, in particular her:
- Advocacy for the equity of women, people of color, people of different classes, abilities and sexual orientations in the field of Classics
- Employment of gender and other aspects of social difference as primary and necessary axes of analysis of the ancient world and the American Classical Tradition
- Incorporation of emerging technologies in the teaching and study of the ancient world