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

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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.

Position Available: Investment Liaison

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The Classical Association of the Atlantic States is seeking applicants for the position of Investment Liaison. The Investment Liaison will serve a three-year term, with the first term beginning after confirmation by the CAAS Board of Directors and running through the end of the Fall 2022 Annual Meeting.  The position is a renewable and volunteer appointment. Time commitments will vary during the year but average 2-3 hours per month.

The general responsibilities of the Investment Liaison, according to the CAAS Bylaws, are:

The Investment Liaison, who shall not be either the Treasurer or the Executive Director, shall serve as liaison to the investment manager or financial advisor retained by the Corporation and shall authorize in writing withdrawals from the Endowment.

A more detailed description of the responsibilities are listed in the CAAS Regulations and Operating procedures. The applicable functions are:

The Investment Liaison, a Board-appointed officer serving a three-year renewable term who may not simultaneously hold the office of Executive Director or Treasurer, shall:

  • serve on the Finance Committee and act as a liaison between this committee and the investment manager or financial advisor retained by the Association,
  • work with the investment manager or financial advisor to implement the Association’s investment policy,
  • authorize in writing all withdrawals from the Endowment,
  • contribute a section on investments to the written reports of the Finance Committee,
  • using our brokerage reports, divide dividend income and interest for the fiscal year into ordinary dividends, capital gain distributions/dividends, and investment interest, and forward these results to our accountants for our income tax report.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must work or reside in the CAAS Region, i.e. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia.
  • Applicants must be CAAS members and retain their membership throughout the term of office.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to communicate with the current Investment Liaison in the period after acceptance of the position to facilitate assumption of the position and acquisition of documents and electronic files.

Please send applications to Nominations Committee Chair Ann Raia (ann.r.raia@gmail.com) by November 15, 2019. Applications should include a letter of interest, the names and contact information of three references, and a current curriculum vitae.

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Position Available: Secretary

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The Classical Association of the Atlantic States is seeking applicants for the position of Secretary. The Secretary will serve a three-year term, with the first term beginning after confirmation by the CAAS Board of Directors and running through the end of the Fall 2022 Annual Meeting.  The position is a renewable volunteer appointment. The Secretary attends the Board of Directors business meeting in April and Fall Meetings in October; conference calls and emails are scheduled between meetings as needed.

The general responsibilities of the Secretary, according to the CAAS Bylaws, are:

The Secretary shall cause true minutes to be taken and kept of all meetings of the members and the Board of the Corporation. The Secretary shall perform in general all the duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as the Board may prescribe.

The responsibilities as detailed in the CAAS Regulations and Operating procedures:

The Secretary, a Board-appointed officer serving a three-year renewable term, shall:

  • take notes at all meetings of the Board of Directors, write up draft minutes and circulate these among Board members, and prepare final minutes to be presented to the Executive Committee for approval no later than a month after the Board meetings,
  • prepare minutes recording all actions taken at the Business Session of the CAAS membership to be presented to the Executive Committee for approval no later than a month after the Business Session,
  • serve on the Executive Committee and prepare minutes for all meetings of this committee,
  • receive, tally, and retain all mail ballots and attach these to records of actions taken without a meeting,
  • collect meeting evaluation surveys, tabulate the responses, and present a written summary to the Board,
  • maintain all official records of the Association other than the financial books kept by the Treasurer and be prepared to make these available upon request,
  • collect and keep the annual disclosure statements signed by all Board members
  • send all official records of the Association to the Archivist when his/her term of office has concluded.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must work or reside in the CAAS Region, i.e. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia.
  • Applicants must be CAAS members and retain their membership throughout the term of office.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to communicate with the current Secretary in the period after their acceptance of the position to facilitate assumption of the position and acquisition of documents and electronic files.

Please send applications to Nominations Committee Chair Ann Raia (ann.r.raia@gmail.com) by November 15, 2019. Applications should include a letter of interest, the names and contact information of three references, and a current curriculum vitae.

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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)

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