CAAS Fall 2016 Meeting

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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 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

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!

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 http://www.vergiliansociety.org/2017-tours/

Almost $100,000 in scholarship money is available: http://www.vergiliansociety.org/tours/scholarships/

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.

The deadline for travel subsidy applications has now passed.