8-WEEK INTENSIVE GREEK AND LATIN SUMMER SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND

June 18th – August 9th 2018

For the 19th year running, the Department of Classics at UCC offers an intensive 8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. The courses are primarily aimed at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire a knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose schools would like to reintroduce Latin and Greek into their curriculum. Undergraduate students are more than welcome to apply as well.

The basic grammar will be covered in the first 6 weeks and a further 2 weeks will be spent reading original texts.

The tuition fee (including text books) for the 8-week course is €1900.

For further information and an application form see our website:

http://www.ucc.ie/en/classics/summerschool/

or contact the Director of the Summer School: Mrs.Vicky Janssens, Department of Classics, University College Cork, Ireland, tel.: +353 21 4903618/2359, fax: +353 21 4903277, email: v.janssens@ucc.ie

 

THE RELEVANCE OF JULIUS CAESAR TODAY: A Book Launch for The Landmark Julius Caesar

The NYU Center for Ancient Studies, in conjunction with the Reading Odyssey, presents The Relevance of Julius Caesar Today: A Book Launch for The Landmark Julius Caesar

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 102
32 Waverly Place, or 31 Washington Place (for wheelchair access)

6:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
Matthew S. Santirocco, NYU
Phil Terry, Reading Odyssey

6:15 p.m. The Landmark Ancient Histories series
Robert B. Strassler, Editor, The Landmark Ancient Histories series

6:35 p.m. Reflections on Julius Caesar
Kurt A. Raaflaub, Brown University; Editor, The Landmark Julius Caesar

7:00 p.m. Caesar in the Classroom
Ronnie Ancona, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center

7:30 p.m. Reception

This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. To RSVP, please visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-relevance-of-julius-caesar-today-tickets-41322048359

For more information, contact the Center for Ancient Studies at 212.992.7978 or at ancient.studies@nyu.edu

SCS Coffin Fellowship for Secondary School Teachers

The David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship, offered by the Society for Classical Studies, provides funding to secondary school teachers so that they can travel abroad.  Funding can be used as partial support for many different summer programs.  This year’s deadline for applications is February 28.  For more details, see:

https://classicalstudies.org/awards-and-fellowships/david-d-and-rosemary-h-coffin-fellowship-travel-classical-lands

All secondary teachers considering summer travel are encouraged to apply.

Posted Opening: Coordinator Annual Meeting Program Committee, Classical Association fo the Atlantic States, 2018-2021

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The Classical Association of the Atlantic States is seeking applications for the position of Program Committee Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will serve a three-year term, beginning immediately after the Fall 2018 CAAS Annual Meeting and running through the end of the Fall 2021 Annual Meeting. The position carries a stipend, and may be renewed for more than one term.

The responsibilities of the Program Committee Coordinator include:

  • selecting and overseeing a diversely constituted Committee of twenty-five CAAS
    members, from all six civic jurisdictions in the CAAS region;
  • organizing a program to be presented at the Annual Meeting, based on the
    Committee’s anonymous assessments of submissions of abstracts both of
    individual papers and proposals for panels and workshops;
  • assigning Program Committee members to serve as presiders at paper sessions, so that in this capacity they work with individuals in their sessions whose abstracts
    and proposals have been accepted by sharing edited versions of program
    committee assessments to provide constructive feedback, and they facilitate the
    transformation of abstracts into 15-minute presentations for oral delivery which
    are accessible to all attendees at the CAAS meeting.

The Program Committee Coordinator works closely with both the Executive Director and Webmaster in planning and publicizing the Annual Meeting. Most of the Program Coordinator’s work takes place between the time of the CAAS Board Meeting in April and the Fall Annual Meeting in October. The Program Coordinator also serves as a member of the CAAS Executive, Nominations, Awards, and Clack Lectureship Committees ex officio, and oversees the application and selection procedures for travel subsidy awards.

A record of previous participation in developing and maintaining CAAS programs and of
service on the CAAS Program Committee will be accorded special weight.

Please send applications to Chair of the Nominations Committee Karin Suzadail
ksuzadail@ojrsd.com by March 2, 2018. Applications should include a letter of
interest, the names and contact information of three references, and a current curriculum vitae.

Nota Bene: Applicants must work or reside in the CAAS Region, i.e. New York, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia.

Posted Opening: Treasurer, Classical Association of the Atlantic States, 2018-2021

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The Classical Association of the Atlantic States is seeking applications for the position of Treasurer. The Treasurer will serve a three-year term, beginning immediately after the 2018 CAAS Board Meeting on Saturday, April 21 and running through the end of the Fall 2021 Annual Meeting. The position carries a stipend, and may be renewed for more than one term.

The general responsibilities of the Treasurer according to the CAAS Bylaws:

The Treasurer shall carry out all banking functions for the Corporation; shall maintain the Corporation’s financial records and produce periodic financial reports for the Board; shall prepare and submit reports and forms as required by state and federal law; shall cause full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements to be kept in books belonging to the Corporation; shall cause such books of accounts and records to be exhibited to any of the directors at any time upon request and shall render a detailed statement to the directors as often as they shall require it; shall perform such other duties as the Board may prescribe.

A more detailed description of the responsibilities are listed in the CAAS Regulations and Operating procedures. The applicable functions are:

The Treasurer, a Board-appointed officer serving a three-year renewable term, shall:

  • pay bills and deposit funds (registration fees, dues, donations, etc.) in the Association’s name
  • keep full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Association and shall exhibit these books of accounts and records upon the request of any member of the Board
  • keep full and accurate accounts of all restricted endowment funds or gifts as portions of CAAS’s endowment, as mandated by the Investment Policy.
  • produce written financial reports of CAAS’s general accounts and, individually, of each restricted fund for the spring and fall meetings of the Board and for the Board’s Annual Report to the members
  • send acknowledgement letters to donors as required by federal and state tax authorities
  • send the tax accountant the year’s deposit slips, canceled checks, investment reports, and bank statements in a timely fashion
  • support the Investment Liaison in carrying out the Association’s investment policy and the management of its endowment
  • maintain the Association’s sales-tax exempt status, purchase large items for CAAS in tax-free states if the office is in a taxed locale, and maintain credit cards for officers
  • give to the directors a list of all entities with which CAAS has financial dealings to aid them in filling out their annual disclosure statements
  • serve on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee

Please send applications to Nominations Committee Chair Karin Suzadail ksuzadail@ojrsd.com by March 2, 2018. Applications should include a letter of interest, the names and contact information of three references, and a current curriculum vitae.

Nota Bene: Applicants must work or reside in the CAAS Region, i.e. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia.