The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research, was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and … Continue reading
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.
SIX-WEEK ASCSA SUMMER SESSION Term: Summer 2020 Eligibility: Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, epigraphy, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern … Continue reading
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/
Millburn High School in Millburn, NJ is seeking a Latin teacher available immediately. The position is full-time, tenure track, and includes Latin 1- AP. Please contact Antonia DeVegh, 413-210-4529, for more details and information regarding the position.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com) with any questions.
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
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.
ELIZABETH A. WHITEHEAD DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
One or Two Positions for 2019-2020
Deadline: October 31, 2018
· Curriculum vitae (max. 3-pages) including list of publications.
· Statement of current and projected research (max. 3 pages)
· Proposed contribution to the academic program (max. 3 pages)
· Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece.
The appointments will be announced by January 15.
Pennsauken High School is hiring for a full time Latin teacher beginning September 4, 2018. Courses are Latin I, Latin II Honors, Latin III Honors, and AP Latin IV. The textbook used is Latin for the New Millennium. This is a thriving Latin program in an urban/suburban Pre-K to 12th grade school district of approximately 5,000 students located in Camden County, New Jersey (near Philadelphia, PA). The school has very active Junior Classical League and Latin Honor Society chapters.
JOB ID 918 – Latin Teacher
Candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting www.pennsauken.net. For information, contact:
Director of Human Resources
856-662-8505, extension 6508