Vergilian Society Tours and Scholarship Information 2019

Would you like to travel abroad? And have help paying for it?

The Vergilian Society is offering exciting study tours in summer 2019 including The Grand Tour on the Bay of Naples; Sicily and Malta; The Roman Rhineland; and Caesar and Vergil in Italy: A Study Tour for Teachers. Morocco is also on offer for winter 2019-20. These programs are specifically designed to benefit and appeal to teachers and students 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 www.vergiliansociety.org/tours/2019-tours/

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

 

Monmouth College 2019 Fox Writing Contest

The Monmouth College Classics Department would like to announce the 2019 Fox Writing Contest for precollegiate students. The theme for this year’s contest will be “A Classical ‘Black Panther.'” There will be a monetary prize for the selected winner. Information and guidelines are noted on the flyer, available here. Any questions can be directed to Dr. Robert Simmons at rsimmons@monmouthcollege.edu.

 

Call For Papers: NeMLA 2019

Panel 1: Reading and Writing the Classics in Antiquity and Beyond
NeMLA 2019, March 21-24 in Washington, D.C. 
Chair: Claire Sommers, csommers@gc.cuny.edu
Abstracts Due: September 30, 2018
 

The literature of ancient Greece and Rome has survived for thousands of years. As a result, Classical literary and philosophical works have served as a profound influence on the writings of subsequent time periods. Indeed, in many subsequent time periods, the ability to quote from Classical sources became a marker of status and intelligence. However, many works of ancient Greece and Rome are not wholly original, but in fact flaunt their use of source materials, citing earlier versions of myths and epics. Often, Classical and post-Classical authors would modify their source materials, and we are able to see them not only as writers, but as readers in their own right.

This panel will explore the use of ancient sources in Classical literature and its descendants. We will examine how Classical works engage with previous sources and how ancient works of literature and philosophy became important source materials in subsequent time periods. Possible approaches include:

· Allusions to other ancient sources in Classical literature and philosophy

· The use of Classical works in the texts of later time periods

· Alterations and revisions that are made to Classical sources

· The overlap between writer and reader in the use of Classical sources

· The status of Classical sources throughout the ages

· The use of satire and/or parody to engage with the Classics

· Classical texts and the creation of new genres

Please submit a 300 word abstract and 100 word bio by September 30, 2018. You will need to create an user account through the NeMLA account in order to submit an abstract. Contact Claire Sommers (csommers@gc.cuny.edu) with any questions.

Panel 2: Classical Metanarrative, Aesthetics, and the Creative Process
NeMLA 2019, March 21-24 in Washington, D.C. 
Chair: Claire Sommers, csommers@gc.cuny.edu
Abstracts Due: September 30, 2018
 

Ancient Greece and Rome have had a profound influence on subsequent literature. While our analyses of Classical literature, philosophy, and art often focus on the characters and stories they depict, these works often served as a means to examine the aesthetic process itself. One of the earliest surviving Greek texts, Homer’s Iliad, goes so far as to depict its protagonist Achilles singing of ancient heroes and strumming his lyre as a means of determining the effect of being remembered in epic.

This panel session will explore how ancient art, literature, and philosophy utilize metanarrative and meditate upon the act of creation, and how it serves as a means of examining the creative process in subsequent time periods. Possible approaches include:

· Classical reflections on their own genres and media

· Classical critiques of sources

· Metanarratives in Classical texts

· Classical theories of aesthetics and their influence

· Discussions of contemporaneous art, music, literature, and drama in Classical literature

· The use of Classical sources in subsequent literature as a means of reflection

Please submit a 300 word abstract and 100 word bio by September 30, 2018. You will need to create an user account through the NeMLA account in order to submit an abstract. Contact Claire Sommers (csommers@gc.cuny.edu) with any questions.

Position Available: Assistant Director ASCSA

POSITION AVAILABLE:
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL
(POSITION IN ATHENS)

Deadline: October 31, 2018

Term: A full-time (12 months) position beginning July 1, 2019 for three years, with the possibility of renewal for a final fourth year.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include room and board at the School.

Qualifications: Candidates must have earned the PhD from a North American university no more than three years prior to the application and must have spent a minimum of a year as a Member of the ASCSA. An active agenda for research and publication, knowledge of Greece and Modern Greek, and teaching experience are expected.

Duties:
To help the Director in the administration of School business and to stand in for the Director when needed. Reports to the Director of the School.
To assist with the academic program under the direction of the Mellon Professor by lecturing, leading short trips or offering mini-seminars/workshops on area(s) of expertise.
To serve as a contact and resource person for all members of the School and to live in Loring Hall.
To help with the planning of the Summer Session by suggesting itineraries, speakers, and generally offering support to the Summer Session Directors, but not making actual arrangements.
To be a visible presence in the Athenian social and academic scene by attending functions as an official of the School.
To pursue research on a project.
Application:
The Assistant Director will be appointed by the ASCSA Managing Committee (through the Personnel Committee) in consultation with the Director of the School and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and research project description (up to three pages in length) online at:
https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/115282/assistant-director-of-the-school-application-form

Three letters of recommendation are required. After you submit your online application, your recommenders will receive an automatic email with instructions about how to upload confidential reference letters. Final candidates may be interviewed at the annual meeting of the AIA in San Diego, California, in January.

Elizabeth A. Whitehead Distinguished Scholar

ELIZABETH A. WHITEHEAD DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
One or Two Positions for 2019-2020

DeadlineOctober 31, 2018

 
Term: Early September to June 1.

Eligibility: A senior scholar working in any area related to the mission of the School with a significant record of publication and teaching who is affiliated with a Cooperating Institution. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent support from the School. Previous holders of the Whitehead may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior.
Project: The Whitehead Distinguished Scholar shall pursue research on a project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches its academic program. Whitehead Scholars participate in School trips and excursions, work closely with Regular and Student Associate members of the School during the winter term (late November to late March) on the subject of their expertise, and generally participate in the academic life of the School. A more detailed description of this position and a list of past Scholars’ work with members is available on the School’s website (www.ascsa.edu.gr). Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Mellon Professor in Athens well in advance of the October 31 deadline when crafting their proposed contributions to the academic program of the School.
Compensation: Stipend of $40,000 plus round-trip coach airfare to Athens, board at Loring Hall for the Whitehead Scholar (one-half senior rate for spouse, and one-half student rate for dependents), School housing, and hotel and transportation on up to four of the five field trips (western and northern Greece, Peloponnesos, central Greece, Crete, and the Corinthia and Argolid) and transportation on all winter Attica excursions.
Application: On or before October 31, Applicants should submit the following materials online at:

https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/115754/elizabeth-a-whitehead-distinguished-scholars-application-form

·  Brief statement of interest (1 page)
·  Curriculum vitae (max. 3-pages) including list of publications.
·  Statement of current and projected research (max. 3 pages)
·  Proposed contribution to the academic program (max. 3 pages)
·  Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece.
Applicants should ask three recommenders to submit letters of reference by October 31.

The appointments will be announced by January 15.

Employment Opportunity: Pennsauken High School

Pennsauken High School is hiring for a full time Latin teacher beginning September 4, 2018. Courses are Latin I, Latin II Honors, Latin III Honors, and AP Latin IV. The textbook used is Latin for the New Millennium. This is a thriving Latin program in an urban/suburban Pre-K to 12th grade school district of approximately 5,000 students located in Camden County, New Jersey (near Philadelphia, PA). The school has very active Junior Classical League and Latin Honor Society chapters.
JOB ID 918 – Latin Teacher
Candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting www.pennsauken.net. For information, contact:
Norma Rosario-Muñoz
Director of Human Resources
856-662-8505, extension 6508
E-mail: norma.rosario@pennsauken.net

The Forum Prize

The Forum Prize

The Forum Prize – An Overview

The Forum Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to public engagement made by non-academic works about the ancient Greek and Roman world. It empowers the SCS to build bridges with a broader public by rewarding the best public-facing essays, books, poems, articles, podcasts, films, and art produced each year, either by a classicist or non-classicist.

The Committee on Public Information and Media Relations will award “The Society for Classical Studies Forum Prize” annually in one of the following categories:

  • Nonfiction (including podcasts);
  • Fiction (including podcasts);
  • Visual art and Multi-media (film, TV, plastic arts, etc.)

The Forum Prize will consist of (1) a cash award of $500, (2) a five-year membership in the Friends of the Classics, and (3) an inscribed gift from the Society. The PIMR Committee will invite the Forum Prize winner to the SCS annual meeting to be part of a public awards ceremony.

Eligibility and Nominations

Winning contributions are not restricted to the English language or to the USA and Canada. There is no fee associated with a nomination.

In 2018 the nomination period is open from now until October 1st. In 2019 the nomination period will be open from September 1st to October 1stYou can find the nomination form here.

All nominations will be submitted via Google form and include a concise statement (limit of 250 words) explaining why and how, in the nominator’s opinion, the work engages with the public in terms of creativity, outreach, impact, relevance, diversity, vision, and/or timeliness.

When the nomination period closes, the PIMR committee will determine the winner by October 15 of the same year.

Position Available-Seton Hall University Tenure Track

Seton Hall University seeks applicants for tenure- track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Classical Studies beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year.  Teaching responsibilities will include Greek and Latin language and literature at all levels, as well as Classical literature, civilization, and culture courses in translation. Participation in the University Core Curriculum will be expected, and may include teaching in the University Honors Program. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Classics, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and learning, and experience in leading interdisciplinary courses.  Click the “Apply Now” button at http://jobs.shu.edu/cw/en-us/job/493257/tenure-track-assistant-professor-in-classical-studies.