PCS Fall Professional Day – November 23, 2019

Since its founding in 1924, the officers of The Philadelphia Classical Society have been offering opportunities for developing pedagogy, strategies, and creative ways of promoting the study of Classical Languages and the Classics.

On Saturday, November 23, at The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, starting at 9:00am, the efforts and contributions of various Classicists were showcased in the Anne Frank Library.

For Fall Professional Day or PCS information, please contact Mary Brown ( mbrown@sju.edu )

Click here to read report on the PCS Fall Professional Day

ASCSA – The Jacob Hirsch Fellowship

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is offering a scholarship for the study of archaeology for the 2020 academic year.

Eligibility:  Students who hold U.S. or Israeli citizenship, and who are Ph.D. candidates writing their dissertations in archaeology, and early-career scholars (Ph.D. earned within the last five years) completing a project, such as the revision of a dissertation for publication, which requires a lengthy residence in Greece.

Terms:  Stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School.

Duration:  Commensurate with the School’s academic year, from early September to June 1.

Application: Submit online application form for “Associate Membership with Fellowship”, curriculum vitae, a detailed description of the project to be pursued in Greece (250-word abstract and a statement up to three pages, single spaced). Arrange for three letters of recommendation. Student applicants are required to submit scans of official academic transcripts as part of the online application. For more information about the application, visit the ASCSA web site at https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/graduate-and-postdoctoralDeadline: January 15, 2020

Web sitehttps://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply or https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/graduate-and-postdoctoral

E-mail: application@ascsa.org  

Click here to view or download the fellowship details

ASCSA: GENNADIUS LIBRARY FELLOWSHIPS 2020-2021

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year at the Gennadius Library. Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 140,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures. The Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, especially from the Byzantine period to modern times.

The following fellowships are available

  • THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP (deadline January 15, 2020)
  • COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE (deadline January 15, 2020)
  • THE GEORGE PAPAIOANNOU FELLOWSHIP (deadline January 15, 2020)
  • NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH) FELLOWSHIPS (deadline October 31, 2019)

Link to online posting: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/research/gennadius-library/educational-programs/fellowships

Click here to view or download fellowship details

CAAS Board of Directors letter to The Paideia Institute

October 12, 2019

The CAAS Board of Directors has approved the following letter to the Board of Directors of The Paideia Institute:

We, the Board of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, are profoundly disturbed by the multiple recent allegations concerning the Paideia Institute. These allegations describe institutional behavior and practices that are discriminatory and exploitative, especially to students, workers and interns.

While we have always supported the Paideia Institute’s energetic promotion of Classical Studies, these narratives describe an environment that we cannot endorse. At this time, we are unable to continue our support of Paideia’s programs and activities in any way.

ASCSA PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS – STUDY IN GREECE 2020-2021

STUDY IN GREECE 2020-2021
ASCSA PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for students and senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the medieval to modern Greek world, as well as the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Sciences.

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