Click the link below to read the opinion article, on the study of Classical Latin at the high school and college levels, in the King of Prussia Courier [mainlinemedianews.com] written by Mary Brown, Executive Director of CAAS:
Each year at its annual meeting the Classical Association of the Atlantic States presents ovationes to members selected by the Awards Committee for their significant service to the discipline and the organization. The ovatio is read in Latin by a colleague close to the honoree at a plenary luncheon, while copies of the ovatio in Latin and English are distributed to attendees.
The ovatio recognizes long and distinguished service to CAAS and/or to the classics community by those in the CAAS region, especially by those retiring or concluding a long term of service.
The Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for 2020 CAAS ovationes, to be presented at the 2020 October annual meeting. Nominees and nominators need to be CAAS members in good standing. To nominate a candidate to the Awards Committee for an ovatio, please download and complete the nomination form at http://caas-cw.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CAAS-award-nomination-form-rev-0316.doc, and procure a copy of your nominee’s CV or resume.
Please send your completed nomination form and your nominee’s CV or resume as email attachments to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Sarah Ferrario (email@example.com) by July 1, 2019.
Thank you very much for assisting the committee in its work.
2018-2019 Awards Committee: Sarah Ferrario, Chair (2015-2017, 2017-2019); Shelley Haley (2017-2019); Timothy Renner (2018-2020); Maria Marsilio, Program Coordinator, liaison.
The Classical Association of the Atlantic States is seeking applications for the position of Webmaster. The Webmaster will serve a three-year term, with the first term beginning immediately after the 2019 CAAS Board Meeting on Saturday, April 13 and running through the end of the Fall 2021 Annual Meeting. The position carries a stipend of $3,000 per annum, and may be renewed for more than one term. Time commitment will vary during the year but may be up to 7.5 hours per week during peak times.
The general responsibilities of the Webmaster according to the CAAS Bylaws:
The Webmaster shall maintain and update the Corporation’s website and manage all on-line functions associated with the website.
A more detailed description of the responsibilities are listed in the CAAS Regulations and Operating procedures. The applicable functions are:
The Webmaster, a Board-appointed officer serving a three-year renewable term, shall:
- maintain a standards-compliant website for CAAS
- post information on the web as requested by the President, Program Coordinator, CW Editor, and other CAAS officers, including current Bylaws, Regulations, annual meeting programs, list of board members, etc.
- present a written report at the spring and fall meetings of the Board on all web-related activities
- manage all interaction with the Association’s web service provider, including the CAAS website, listserv, and submission database
- periodically update the listserv with new members; unsubscribe members who request
this; change email addresses when requested
- manage all web-related functions for the annual meeting:
- post the annual call for papers including online submission forms for individual
abstracts and panel/workshop proposals
- when submission deadlines have passed, use the annual submission database to
prepare evaluation forms for Program Committee members
- when the program has been decided, use the annual submission database to
prepare for the Program Coordinator a contact list of all presenters that includes
full names, institutional affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone
numbers for all submitters and names, institutional affiliation, and email address
for additional panel/workshop presenters.
- when the program has been decided, use the annual submission database to
prepare for the Executive Director a list of all audio-visual equipment requested
for each presentation
- when the program has been finalized, create and post an html version and keep
this updated with any changes; also prepare and post a one-page synopsis of the
- after the annual meeting, make any corrections to the web program to reflect the
program as it actually occurred (e.g., presenter who could not attend, or papers
read by another), post this on the web, and give a printed copy to the archivist
Please note the following points of information:
1) Applicants must work or reside in the CAAS Region, i.e. New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia.
2) If the applicant is a current CAAS member, membership must be maintained throughout the term. If the applicant is not a current CAAS member, then membership must be initiated at the start of the term and then maintained throughout the term.
3) The successful candidate will be expected to communicate with the current webmaster in the period after their acceptance of the position through their official start at the April 13, 2019 board meeting to facilitate their assumption of the position.
Please send applications to Nominations Committee Chair Karin Suzadail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a letter of interest, the
names and contact information of three references, and a current curriculum vitae.
The organizers of the 2019 CANE Summer Institute invite you to join us for a weeklong examination of peoples and cultures that comprised the Classical Greek and Roman worlds. We will not only look at the various components of the ancient world, but we will also consider what it meant for those components to be unum. The institute’s events and discussions will also consider modern and contemporary reflections of nationhood.
Whether you are a high school or college teacher of Latin and/or Greek, History, English, the Arts, or other related disciplines, an undergraduate or graduate student, or a devoted lifelong learner, you will enjoy a thoughtful and enriching experience that includes a wide variety of mini-courses, lectures, workshops, reading groups, and special events while also offering many opportunities for conversation and collegial interaction among participants.
For more information and the registration form, click here to download
The NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies is organizing the Ranieri Colloquium for Thursday-Friday, March 7-8, 2019.
The event is entitled, “Inequality: Ancient and Modern,” and is free and open to the public. To RSVP (required), and for a complete schedule of sessions, please visit: http://as.nyu.edu/ancientstudies/news.html
For more information, please see this poster
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Duration: From two weeks to two months.
Application: Submit “Associate Membership with Fellowship” application online. For more information about the application, visit: https://www.ascsa.edu.
The awards will be announced in late spring.
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.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL
(POSITION IN ATHENS)
Deadline: October 31, 2018
Term: A full-time (12 months) position beginning July 1, 2019 for three years, with the possibility of renewal for a final fourth year.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include room and board at the School.
Qualifications: Candidates must have earned the PhD from a North American university no more than three years prior to the application and must have spent a minimum of a year as a Member of the ASCSA. An active agenda for research and publication, knowledge of Greece and Modern Greek, and teaching experience are expected.
To help the Director in the administration of School business and to stand in for the Director when needed. Reports to the Director of the School.
To assist with the academic program under the direction of the Mellon Professor by lecturing, leading short trips or offering mini-seminars/workshops on area(s) of expertise.
To serve as a contact and resource person for all members of the School and to live in Loring Hall.
To help with the planning of the Summer Session by suggesting itineraries, speakers, and generally offering support to the Summer Session Directors, but not making actual arrangements.
To be a visible presence in the Athenian social and academic scene by attending functions as an official of the School.
To pursue research on a project.
The Assistant Director will be appointed by the ASCSA Managing Committee (through the Personnel Committee) in consultation with the Director of the School and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and research project description (up to three pages in length) online at:
Three letters of recommendation are required. After you submit your online application, your recommenders will receive an automatic email with instructions about how to upload confidential reference letters. Final candidates may be interviewed at the annual meeting of the AIA in San Diego, California, in January.
The Forum Prize
The Forum Prize – An Overview
The Forum Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to public engagement made by non-academic works about the ancient Greek and Roman world. It empowers the SCS to build bridges with a broader public by rewarding the best public-facing essays, books, poems, articles, podcasts, films, and art produced each year, either by a classicist or non-classicist.
The Committee on Public Information and Media Relations will award “The Society for Classical Studies Forum Prize” annually in one of the following categories:
- Nonfiction (including podcasts);
- Fiction (including podcasts);
- Visual art and Multi-media (film, TV, plastic arts, etc.)
The Forum Prize will consist of (1) a cash award of $500, (2) a five-year membership in the Friends of the Classics, and (3) an inscribed gift from the Society. The PIMR Committee will invite the Forum Prize winner to the SCS annual meeting to be part of a public awards ceremony.
Eligibility and Nominations
Winning contributions are not restricted to the English language or to the USA and Canada. There is no fee associated with a nomination.
In 2018 the nomination period is open from now until October 1st. In 2019 the nomination period will be open from September 1st to October 1st. You can find the nomination form here.
All nominations will be submitted via Google form and include a concise statement (limit of 250 words) explaining why and how, in the nominator’s opinion, the work engages with the public in terms of creativity, outreach, impact, relevance, diversity, vision, and/or timeliness.
When the nomination period closes, the PIMR committee will determine the winner by October 15 of the same year.