The Forum Prize

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 1stYou 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.

Position Available-Seton Hall University Tenure Track

Seton Hall University seeks applicants for tenure- track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Classical Studies beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year.  Teaching responsibilities will include Greek and Latin language and literature at all levels, as well as Classical literature, civilization, and culture courses in translation. Participation in the University Core Curriculum will be expected, and may include teaching in the University Honors Program. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Classics, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and learning, and experience in leading interdisciplinary courses.  Click the “Apply Now” button at



June 18th – August 9th 2018

For the 19th 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. The courses 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:

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:


THE RELEVANCE OF JULIUS CAESAR TODAY: A Book Launch for The Landmark Julius Caesar

The NYU Center for Ancient Studies, in conjunction with the Reading Odyssey, presents The Relevance of Julius Caesar Today: A Book Launch for The Landmark Julius Caesar

Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 102
32 Waverly Place, or 31 Washington Place (for wheelchair access)

6:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
Matthew S. Santirocco, NYU
Phil Terry, Reading Odyssey

6:15 p.m. The Landmark Ancient Histories series
Robert B. Strassler, Editor, The Landmark Ancient Histories series

6:35 p.m. Reflections on Julius Caesar
Kurt A. Raaflaub, Brown University; Editor, The Landmark Julius Caesar

7:00 p.m. Caesar in the Classroom
Ronnie Ancona, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center

7:30 p.m. Reception

This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. To RSVP, please visit:

For more information, contact the Center for Ancient Studies at 212.992.7978 or at

SCS Coffin Fellowship for Secondary School Teachers

The David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship, offered by the Society for Classical Studies, provides funding to secondary school teachers so that they can travel abroad.  Funding can be used as partial support for many different summer programs.  This year’s deadline for applications is February 28.  For more details, see:

All secondary teachers considering summer travel are encouraged to apply.

Posted Opening: Treasurer, Classical Association of the Atlantic States, 2018-2021

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States is seeking applications for the position of Treasurer. The Treasurer will serve a three-year term, beginning immediately after the 2018 CAAS Board Meeting on Saturday, April 21 and running through the end of the Fall 2021 Annual Meeting. The position carries a stipend, and may be renewed for more than one term.

The general responsibilities of the Treasurer according to the CAAS Bylaws:

The Treasurer shall carry out all banking functions for the Corporation; shall maintain the Corporation’s financial records and produce periodic financial reports for the Board; shall prepare and submit reports and forms as required by state and federal law; shall cause full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements to be kept in books belonging to the Corporation; shall cause such books of accounts and records to be exhibited to any of the directors at any time upon request and shall render a detailed statement to the directors as often as they shall require it; shall perform such other duties as the Board may prescribe.

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

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

  • pay bills and deposit funds (registration fees, dues, donations, etc.) in the Association’s name
  • keep full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Association and shall exhibit these books of accounts and records upon the request of any member of the Board
  • keep full and accurate accounts of all restricted endowment funds or gifts as portions of CAAS’s endowment, as mandated by the Investment Policy.
  • produce written financial reports of CAAS’s general accounts and, individually, of each restricted fund for the spring and fall meetings of the Board and for the Board’s Annual Report to the members
  • send acknowledgement letters to donors as required by federal and state tax authorities
  • send the tax accountant the year’s deposit slips, canceled checks, investment reports, and bank statements in a timely fashion
  • support the Investment Liaison in carrying out the Association’s investment policy and the management of its endowment
  • maintain the Association’s sales-tax exempt status, purchase large items for CAAS in tax-free states if the office is in a taxed locale, and maintain credit cards for officers
  • give to the directors a list of all entities with which CAAS has financial dealings to aid them in filling out their annual disclosure statements
  • serve on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee

Please send applications to Nominations Committee Chair Karin Suzadail by March 2, 2018. Applications should include a letter of interest, the names and contact information of three references, and a current curriculum vitae.

Nota Bene: Applicants must work or reside in the CAAS Region, i.e. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia.

Call for Papers 2018

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States
Call for Papers: 2018 Annual Meeting, October 4-6, 2018
The Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA

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 and present of classical studies in
Philadelphia and its environs.

We hope to include 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. There will be a book signing and special panel
organized by Professor Kurt Raaflaub of Brown University to mark the
publication of The Landmark Julius Caesar—the definitive edition of the five
works that chronicle Caesar’s military campaigns, and as such a very useful aid to
Latin teachers and students. Accordingly, submissions on Caesar and the
teaching of Caesar are particularly welcomed. Our Clack Lecturer will be Emily
Greenwood of Yale University, speaking on “What Thucydides Didn’t Write:
Adventures on the Frontiers of World Literature and World History.”

All submitters and all Program participants must be current members of CAAS.
Participants in the 2018 Annual Meeting must be members when they submit
proposals and must renew their memberships for 2018-2019 (The membership
year is September 1-August 31).

All abstracts and proposals must be submitted electronically here

Panels and Workshops

Panel/Workshop submissions: panels or workshops may be 1 ½ or 2 hours in
length, depending on the number of presenters. Submissions must be uploaded
as a single PDF (.pdf) or Word 97-2003 (.doc) file of no more than 700 words and
must include:

  • a description of the proposed panel or workshop and, if appropriate, brief
    abstracts of the individual presentations. The description and individual
    abstracts (if any) must be accompanied by a bibliography of up to ten items (not included in the word limit) appropriate to the panel/workshop topic. 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 (for
    more information, see Writing an Abstract for Professional Presentation). The
    proposal must be anonymous. The names of the organizer and presenters
    should 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 be disqualified.
  • Title of the session and titles of each individual presentation (if appropriate).
  • specific audio-visual needs for the session. All breakout rooms will be equipped
    with a projector and screen, and full internet access.

Include the names of the individual presenters on the panel or workshop as
additional authors, adding authors as necessary, with appropriate contact

Deadline for panels and workshops: the submission date for panel is March 13,

Individual Submissions

Individual papers must be no more than 15 minutes in length. Submissions must
be uploaded as a single PDF (.pdf) OR Word 97-2003 (.doc) file of no more than
300 words and must include:

  • clearly indicated thesis and original contributions made by your presentation
    and situates this contribution in a larger scholarly context (for more information,
    see Writing an Abstract for Professional Presentation). This abstract should be
    accompanied, if appropriate to the paper topic, by a bibliography of up to five
    items (not included in the word limit) and by a statement of how audiovisual aids
    will be used (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 be disqualified.
  • specific audio-visual needs for your presentation. All breakout rooms will be
    equipped with a projector and screen, and full internet access.
    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.

The deadline for individual submissions is March 13, 2018
All abstracts and proposals must be submitted electronically here

For further information, please contact CAAS Program Coordinator Judith P
Hallett ( and ( Please contact Webmaster
Jana McElroy ( if you experience difficulties with the
online forms.




2018 Annual Meeting Information

CAAS 2018 Annual Meeting Information and Registration is now available!

Where: The Inn at Penn with the Friday Clack Reception and Lecture at Penn Museum

When: Thursday, October 4 to Saturday, October 6

Program: Click here to download the CAAS 2018 Annual Meeting Program (Updated Sept 8, 2018)

Letter from CAAS Executive Director: Executive Director’s Letter (updated July 19 2018)

Proxy Ballot: Proxy Ballot for October 6 Business Meeting (updated July 26 2018)

CAAS Fall 2018 Meeting Registration Form (updated June 19 2018)

Exhibitors and Vendors Registration Form (updated June 13 2018)

Registration and Accommodations:

  • To register for the meeting online click here. Registration closes on September 21
  • If you prefer to register via snail mail, download and mail in the meeting registration form 2018. Please send in by September 12
  • Rooms are available at The Inn at Penn. To book your room through the CAAS group rate, please click here
  • N.B the book.passkey for The Inn at Penn: the “waitlist” icon is a “queuing device” which is just a part of the page

We look forward to seeing you in October!