Theognis and the Theognidea Conference – Hunter College (CUNY) – May 1st, 2020

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

Time: 9AM-7PM

Location: Faculty Dining Hall, Hunter College, West Building 8th floor, 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Informationlawrence.kowerski@hunter.cuny.edu

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).

Click here to view/download conference flyer

No registration is required.  Entry to the building will be easier if you provide advance notice of your attendance

ROMAN DAILY LIFE IN PETRONIUS AND POMPEII Summer Seminar

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 panciera@gustavus.edu.

Call for Papers: CAAS 2020 Annual Meeting

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The Classical Association of the Atlantic States
Call for Papers: 2020 Annual Meeting, October 8-10, 2020
Hotel DuPont, Wilmington, DE

Click here to read invitation letter from Executive Director, Mary Brown

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 anonymousThe 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 (marsilio@sju.edu). Please contact Webmaster Jennifer Ranck (jennifer.ranck@gmail.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.

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 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.