Society of Classical Studies – Shelley Haley, President-Elect

On behalf of all members of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, I ask you to join our board and leadership in congratulating CAAS Past President, Shelley Haley, the Edward North Chair of Classics and Professor of Classics and Africana Studies at Hamilton College, New York.

Professor Haley was announced last week as the next President-Elect of the Society for Classical Studies. In January 2020, she will begin a three-year term of service, including her presidency in 2021. We look forward to sharing with her in the leadership initiatives she introduces and directs for the advancement of academic studies in ancient Mediterranean languages, cultures, and civilizations.

Please also see her home institution’s recognition of her outstanding achievement here:

https://my.hamilton.edu/news/story/classical-studies-society-shelley-haley

We look forward to seeing Shelley and many of you next week at our Annual Meeting in Silver Spring, Maryland.

John H. Starks, Jr., Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Binghamton University SUNY President, Classical Association of the Atlantic States

Eos READS: Wole Soyinka’s Bacchae

If you are interested in including more Africana receptions of the Classics in your teaching and scholarship, please consider joining us at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) for our second Eos READS” event (October 12, 2019 at 2:30pm).

Eos: Africana Receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome” (eosafricana.org) is a scholarly society that exists to create a supportive, dedicated community for studying Africana receptions of ancient Greece & Rome and to foster collaborative research and pedagogy between Classics and other disciplines. The READS series introduces Classicists to seminal works from the African diaspora so that they may be incorporated into course curricula. Each year READS features one work or a related set of texts for discussion at the invitation of institutions and as recurring programming at national and regional conferences.

The focus, this year, will be on Wole Soyinka (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986) and his play The Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite (1973). To facilitate engagement with the play, the format will mimic an advanced seminar in which CAAS members are invited to participate. We encourage you to register in advance at the link provided below so that you can receive the text and discussion questions ahead of the workshop, but all of the necessary materials will also be provided on site.

To register, click here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iIO5z3pwn8fGtmzDx-E4Al77CaxT-GEAvPYWkgdkVS8/edit

We look forward to seeing many of you on October 12,
Mathias Hanses (on behalf of the Eos Executive Committee)

ASCSA NEH Fellowships – Deadline October 31, 2019

The American School of Classical Studies in Athens (ASCSA) is accepting applications for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowships for post-doctoral and senior scholars.

Since its inception in 1994, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship program at the ASCSA has demonstrated its effectiveness by supporting projects for 60 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.

Deadline to apply is October 31,2019. Click here to view announcement and details on ASCSA NEH FELLOWSHIPS.

Application: Submit Senior “Associate Membership with Fellowship” Application online on the ASCSA web site by October 31. Click here for online application link.   

ASCSA website: www.ascsa.edu.gr or https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/postdoctoral-and-senior-scholars.

ASCSA email: application@ascsa.org.

Classical Association of New England Summer Institute – July 13-18, 2020

The 37th Classical Association of New England Summer Institute will take place July 13-18, 2020 at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The theme will be “The Empire and the Individual.”

The organizers of the CANE Summer Institute invite you to join them for a weeklong examination of peoples and cultures that comprised the Classical Greek and Roman worlds. They will consider what it meant to be (but) an individual amid the greater whole of an empire and what that can tell us about living in today’s world.

For more information and registration details, click here to view flyer or go to www.caneweb.org

Please direct questions to the CSI director Amanda Loud at summerinst@caneweb.org

Employment Opportunity: Main Line Classical Academy

The Main Line Classical Academy (www.mainlineclassical.org), a small, academically rigorous K-8 in Bryn Mawr, is seeking a talented, experienced, and enthusiastic part-time LATIN TEACHER for the 2019-20 academic year.

All MLCA students begin the study of Latin in 4th grade.  We eschew some of the more popular modern pedagogical methods which dilute the study of grammar and postpone engagement with original Latin texts.  Our Latin curriculum moves at a fast pace, grounded in rigorous study of grammar and syntax (à la Wheelock).  Already in fifth grade, children begin memorization of short poetic passages from Vergil and Horace.  By 8th grade, they transition from focusing mainly on grammar to reading Caesar, while continuing to review grammar and syntax.

For the 2019-20 academic year, the position will entail teaching Latin to grades 4, 5, and 6, with the total teaching load of twelve 45-min periods/week.  The position may develop into a full-time one in future years as we fill out the grades.

The successful candidate will have serious background in the study of Latin and the Ancient World as well as experience teaching Latin to young students.  He/she will be invested in our pedagogical method: intensive study of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary and rapid progress towards Classical poetry and literature.  Special preference will be given to candidates with an MA or PhD in Classics.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter, including salary history, to info@mainlineclassical.org with “Applicant for Latin Position” in the subject line.

Click here for PDF – Job Description Latin Teacher

Employment Opportunity – Haddonfield Memorial High School

Haddonfield Memorial High School (Haddonfield, NJ – Camden County) is looking for a long-term substitute for Latin available November 7, 2019 (approximate start date) through March 6, 2020. Applicant must be able to teach all levels of Latin and have NJ certification. Application period closes August 1, 2019.

For more details and to apply online, click on the link below:

https://www.applitrack.com/haddonfield/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=460

2019 Annual Meeting Information

The 2019 Fall Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States

When: Thursday, October 10 to Saturday, October 12

Where: Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Program:  Click here to download the Final Program for 2019 Annual Meeting (updated October 19, 2019)

Letter from CAAS President: Click here to read Letter from John Starks, President (updated September 10, 2019)

Letter from CAAS Executive Director: Click here to read Letter from Mary Brown, Executive Director (updated July 29, 2019)

Proxy Ballot: Click here to download Proxy Ballot form (updated September 10, 2019)

Proposed Amendments to Bylaws:

Proposed Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation:

Fall 2019 Annual Meeting Registration Form (updated June10, 2019)

Exhibitors and Vendors Registration Form (updated June 10, 2019)

Registration and Accommodations:

We look forward to seeing you in Silver Spring!

Call for Ovationes for Fall 2020

Each year at its annual meeting the Classical Association of the Atlantic States presents ovationes to members selected by the Awards Committee for their significant service to the discipline and the organization. The ovatio is read in Latin by a colleague close to the honoree at a plenary luncheon, while copies of the ovatio in Latin and English are distributed to attendees.

The ovatio recognizes long and distinguished service to CAAS and/or to the classics community by those in the CAAS region, especially by those retiring or concluding a long term of service.

The Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for 2020 CAAS ovationes, to be presented at the 2020 October annual meeting. Nominees and nominators need to be CAAS members in good standing. To nominate a candidate to the Awards Committee for an ovatio, please download and complete the nomination form at http://caas-cw.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CAAS-award-nomination-form-rev-0316.doc, and procure a copy of your nominee’s CV or resume.

Please send your completed nomination form and your nominee’s CV or resume as email attachments to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Sarah Ferrario (ferraris@cua.edu) by July 1, 2019.

Thank you very much for assisting the committee in its work.

2018-2019 Awards Committee: Sarah Ferrario, Chair (2015-2017, 2017-2019); Shelley Haley (2017-2019); Timothy Renner (2018-2020); Maria Marsilio, Program Coordinator, liaison.