Call for Nominations for CAAS Governance Positions

The 2020 CAAS Nominations Committee welcomes nominations of current CAAS members for the following governance positions with terms beginning after the 2020 business meeting on Saturday, October 10.  Before volunteering or making a nomination, please familiarize yourself with the duties and responsibilities of the following five positions in the Regulations and Operating Procedures:

Second Vice President (2020-2021, eligible for election to succeeding 1-year terms as First Vice President, President, and Officer-at-large). Officers in the cursus are required to either live or work within the geographic area of CAAS.

Four open positions on the Board of Directors (2020-2022, with eligibility for election to a second term). Directors are required to live or work in the area of their respective districts:

  1. New Jersey (South: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem counties)
  2. Pennsylvania (Eastern: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming counties)
  3. Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia counties)
  4. Pennsylvania (Central & Western: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Erie, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Fayette, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, York counties)

Thank you for your willingness to serve the association by nominating yourself or qualified candidates to the CAAS 2020 Nominations Committee chair, Ann Raia (ann.r.raia@gmail.com), by March 21.

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

81st Annual Latin Week contests – February 22, 2020

Main Line and Metropolitan Philadelphia currently-enrolled Latin students are invited to participate in the 81st Annual Latin Week contests sponsored by the Philadelphia Classical Society based at The Baldwin School.

For information regarding participation in the 2020 contests to be held at The Baldwin School on Saturday, February 22, contact PCS President Mary Brown (mbrown@sju.edu).

Click here to read the article by Executive Director, Mary Brown, and to also view some of the the winning entries from 2019. 

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.

Hahn Scholarship for Rome/Greece Study 2020

In honor of E. Adelaide Hahn, two awards of up to $7000 will be made toward the cost of study at the summer session of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) or the American Academy in Rome (AAR). Applicants must be current CAAS members at the time of application. Preference will be given to members with longevity, pre-college teachers, graduate students, and those who have not previously received this award, with priority given to those who live and work in the CAAS region.

Deadline for applications: February 15, 2020.

Click here for further details on the Hahn Rome/Greece Study Scholarship

Lower Merion grad’s book showcased in Washington D.C. exhibit

Editor Donald Sprague of Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers showcases the “Greek Gods and Goddesses Coloring Book” illustrated by Vanessa Roser, Lower Merion High School Alumna and current Harvard University student, at the Exhibitors and Vendors section of the Annual Meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society of Classical Studies, held in Washington D.C., January 2 -5. The production and printing of Roser’s coloring book were supported by the Philadelphia Classical Society and the Lower Merion School District Innovation Center.

Click here to read article on the Mainline Media News website

ASCSA – M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP

The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship, formerly known as the Gennadeion Fellowship in Post-Classical Studies, was named in honor of archaeologist, Byzantinist, and photographer M. Alison Frantz (1903–1995), a scholar of the post-classical Athenian Agora whose photographs of antiquities are widely used in books on Greek culture.

For more details on eligibility, fields of study, and terms please click here to download PDF or click here to read about this and other fellowships on the ASCSA website.

Direct link to the online application:
https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/116910/m-alison-frantz-fellowship-in-post-classical-studies-at-the-gennadius-library

DEADLINE: January 15, 2020.

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