ASCSA Summer Session and Summer Seminars

The Summer Seminars of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens are two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

For more information, visit the website or download the flyer

8-WEEK INTENSIVE GREEK AND LATIN SUMMER SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND

June 17 th – August 8 th 2019
For the 20th year running, the Department of Classics at UCC offers an intensive
8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. Thecourses are primarily aimed at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire a knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose schools would like to reintroduce Latin and Greek into their curriculum.
Undergraduate students are more than welcome to apply as well.
The basic grammar will be covered in the first 6 weeks and a further 2 weeks will be spent reading original texts.
The tuition fee (including text books) for the 8-week course is €1900.
For further information and an application form see our website:
http://www.ucc.ie/en/classics/summerschool/
or contact the Director of the Summer School: Mrs.Vicky Janssens, Department of Classics,University College Cork, Ireland, tel.: +353 21 4903618/2359, fax: +353 21 4903277, email: v.janssens@ucc.ie

ASCSA Summer Seminars

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

The Summer Seminars of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens are two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture.

Eligibility: Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, as well as to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Each seminar is limited to twenty participants. The language of instruction is English. Applicants who are not enrolled or teaching at English-speaking institutes, or schools, are required to supply evidence of proficiency in English. Internationally known scholars of Greek history, art, and archaeology will participate as guest lecturers in both seminars. Students are expected to give on-site reports, which they will prepare in their home libraries before the program begins. Committed to presenting a comprehensive view of Greece’s rich history, these seminars involve long days and extensive walking (and sailing!) in the hot Mediterranean climate, and participants should be prepared for a rigorous program of study.

Greece from the Sea (June 17 to July 5, 2019)
This seminar will introduce students to a variety of aspects of life in Greek waters from the Paleolithic to our own time. The experience involves sailing and hiking, lectures and readings, visits to sites and museums, presentations by scholars, student reports, and encounters with our Greek hosts. In particular, the nautical life will give participants a sense of maritime Greece as the Greeks saw it in an age before mechanized travel: from the sea in sailing vessels. Students will learn to sail and to live aboard a sailboat for two weeks. No previous boating experience is required, but applicants must be fit and agile enough to move about and work a vessel under sail. Taught by Professor Clayton Lehmann, University of South Dakota.

Finding the Spartans: History, Landscape, & Archaeology (July 11 to July 29, 2019)
In this seminar, participants will examine the Spartans and their dependent populations as inhabitants of a state that was for a time the most significant political and military force in Greece by means of the material culture and environment of the southern Peloponnese. The opportunity to engage directly with the texts, epigraphy, and archaeological evidence available on site will be of immense value to all students of antiquity. Taught by Professor Nigel Kennell, University of British Columbia.

Cost: Fees are $2,750. This includes tuition, room for the entire 18-day period, partial board in Athens, travel within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare, some meals, and incidental expenses are the participant’s responsibility. Financial aid is available in the form of ASCSA scholarships, awarded on the basis of academic merit, and many classical professional organizations have funding opportunities. More information at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/ss-scholarships. Inquire about course credit option.

Application: Applicants will complete an online application at: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/115820/ascsa-summer-seminar-application-18-day-sessions. Students are required to submit legible PDF scans of academic transcripts issued to the candidate as part of the application. Applicants arrange for the online submission of two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation are due by January 15.

Website for more information: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/summer-seminars
E-mail: ssapplication@ascsa.org

All applicants will be notified by mid-March.

Transforming Classics: 150 Years of Classical Studies in New York

The NYU Center for Ancient Studies and the Society for Classical Studies present Transforming Classics: 150 Years of Classical Studies in New York on November 13, 2018 at Silver Center for Arts and Science, Hemmerdinger Hall, Room 102, 32 Waverly Place, or 31 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003
(Enter at 31 Washington Place for wheelchair access). For more information, the program is available here.

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.

SCS Coffin Fellowship for Secondary School Teachers

The David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship, offered by the Society for Classical Studies, provides funding to secondary school teachers so that they can travel abroad.  Funding can be used as partial support for many different summer programs.  This year’s deadline for applications is February 28.  For more details, see:

https://classicalstudies.org/awards-and-fellowships/david-d-and-rosemary-h-coffin-fellowship-travel-classical-lands

All secondary teachers considering summer travel are encouraged to apply.