CAAS Program Coordinator Maria Marsilio announces that the deadline for all individual, panel, and workshop proposals for CAAS 2020 has been extended. The new deadline for all proposals is Monday, March 16, 2020.
The 2020 CAAS Nominations Committee welcomes nominations of current CAAS members for the following governance positions with terms beginning after the 2020 business meeting on Saturday, October 10. Before volunteering or making a nomination, please familiarize yourself with the duties and responsibilities of the following five positions in the Regulations and Operating Procedures:
Second Vice President (2020-2021, eligible for election to succeeding 1-year terms as First Vice President, President, and Officer-at-large). Officers in the cursus are required to either live or work within the geographic area of CAAS.
Four open positions on the Board of Directors (2020-2022, with eligibility for election to a second term). Directors are required to live or work in the area of their respective districts:
- New Jersey (South: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem counties)
- Pennsylvania (Eastern: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming counties)
- Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia counties)
- Pennsylvania (Central & Western: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Erie, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Fayette, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, York counties)
Thank you for your willingness to serve the association by nominating yourself or qualified candidates to the CAAS 2020 Nominations Committee chair, Ann Raia (email@example.com), by March 21.
The Classics Program of Hunter College (CUNY) announces a conference on Theognis and the Theognidea on May 1st, 2020 from 9 AM-7 PM.
This event will be the first large scale gathering in nearly 40 years on Theognis, the archaic Greek poet of Megara, and the Theognidea, the fascinating and enigmatic collection of elegy that bears his name. It brings together a diverse group of scholars who are working directly or indirectly on the Theognidea, or in related areas that have the potential to shed light on the corpus. The conference is an opportunity to move beyond traditional questions of the origins, authenticity, and authority of the Theognidea. Rather, we will consider how the Theognidea functions as a collection of poetry, and how this collection has been received and responded to over time. We want to foster a dialogue that broadens our approaches to this collection, complicates our understanding of it as archaic, elegiac poetry, and explores its position in the wider scope of Greek and Latin literature.
Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
Location: Faculty Dining Hall, Hunter College, West Building 8th floor, 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10065
Participants: Ewen Bowie (Oxford), Giulio Colesanti (Rome), Federico Condello (Bologna), Thomas Figueira (Rutgers), Barbara Graziosi (Princeton), Gregory Nagy (Harvard / CHS), Andrej Petrovic (Virginia), Michael Tueller (Arizona), Kathryn Topper (Washington).
No registration is required. Entry to the building will be easier if you provide advance notice of your attendance
Main Line and Metropolitan Philadelphia currently-enrolled Latin students are invited to participate in the 81st Annual Latin Week contests sponsored by the Philadelphia Classical Society based at The Baldwin School.
For information regarding participation in the 2020 contests to be held at The Baldwin School on Saturday, February 22, contact PCS President Mary Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ROMAN DAILY LIFE IN PETRONIUS AND POMPEII
An NEH Summer Seminar for Pre-Collegiate Teachers (July 13-31, 2020)
In the summer of 2020 (July 13-31), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers (K-12) on the topic of Roman Daily Life. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The Petronius reading forms a central core of the seminar, and thus an intermediate level of Latin proficiency (1 year of college level Latin) is required. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The NEH pays each person $2700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (approximately $1500) – each participant is responsible for their own travel expenses. The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee).
The application deadline is March 1. More information and directions on applying can be found at the seminar website https://gustavus.edu/events/romandailylife/. Note that this is the LAST time that we will be offering this seminar, so if you are interested, please apply.
If you have any questions, write me (Matthew Panciera), the director of the seminar, at email@example.com.
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
For more information about the ASCSA Summer Sessions: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/Summer
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.
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.
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 anonymous. The 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 has been extended to March 16, 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 has been extended to March 16, 2020.
For further information, please contact CAAS Program Coordinator Maria S. Marsilio (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please contact Webmaster Jennifer Ranck (email@example.com) if you experience difficulties with the online forms.
Please feel most welcome to submit a proposal, to come and enjoy our upcoming Annual Meeting, and to add your voice, not unlike the various guests of Aspasia of Miletus and Athens, to the marvelous spirit and community of CAAS.
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:
DEADLINE: January 15, 2020.