Sandridge at Villanova

On September 19, 2016, Norman Sandridge (CAAS Interim Second VP and Washington, D.C. Director) lectured at Villanova University on “The Psychopathy of Alcibiades.”  Several CAAS board members and regular members were in attendance.

Grammatical Treebanking Workshop Jan 4-5, Toronto

A free two-day workshop sponsored by the Perseids Project
January 4-5th, 2017, 9AM-5PM

1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

This two-day workshop aims to present some of the work currently being done in digital pedagogy for classical studies. As the field of classical studies continues to evolve, technology is playing an even larger role both in educating a new generation of scholars and in opening new approaches to data-driven humanities research.

The workshop will include hands-on seminars on how to use the tools available via Perseids, in particular the Alpheios Translation Alignment editor and the Arethusa Treebank editor. Treebanking (morpho-syntactic diagramming) allows a user to identify all the dependency relationships in a sentence as well as the morphology of each word. Translation alignments allow a user to identify corresponding words between an original text and its translation. With both methods, the resulting data is automatically compiled in an xml file which can be further queried for research.

Participants should plan on attending all sessions of the two day workshop, from 9AM-5PM on January 4th and 5th. Participation is open to college professors, high school teachers, and graduate students. Participants should bring laptop computers. Since we will be working in Latin and Greek, participants should have a basic knowledge of either language. Wifi will be provided as well as coffee breaks and lunch. Participation is free, but seats are limited to 40.

The workshop will be led by Marie-Claire Beaulieu (Tufts University), Tim Buckingham (Perseids Project), Vanessa Gorman (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and Robert Gorman (University of Nebraska-Lincoln).

ISAW Digital Antiquity Research Workshop Call for Papers

A call for papers (a.k.a., workshop participation applications) has just
been released for ISAW’s second “Digital Antiquity Research Workshop”. The
event is to be held at ISAW (around the corner from the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in Manhattan) on Friday, December 2, 2016. Applications are due by
noon US Eastern time on October 28.

Read all about it here:

The Ranieri Colloquium – Classics and Cognitive Theory

The Ranieri Colloquium Classics and Cognitive Theory will be held by NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies on Thursday and Friday, October 27-28, 2016.

The conference is entitled, “Classics and Cognitive Theory.”  It is presented by the NYU Center for Ancient Studies and co-sponsored by the NYU Dean of the College of Arts and Science, the Dean for the Humanities, the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, the Center for Neural Science, the Emotional Brain Institute, the Departments of Classics, Comparative Literature, English, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology, and the Religious Studies Program.  The event is free and open to the public.

The full program may be viewed here:

The Body Unbound: Literary Approaches to the Classical Corpus

Conference Title: The Body Unbound: Literary Approaches to the Classical Corpus

Dates: October 7-8, 2016

Location: Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY


The body’s meaning is perhaps never more evident than in the violation of its wholeness. This conference will focus on the (human and animal) body as a            topic for literary investigation. Invited speakers will present papers concerned with the transfixed corpus—in its physical, ritual, aesthetic, and symbolic aspects—as it appears in ancient texts and in modern echoes of the classical tradition. Allowing for an unusually diverse and interdisciplinary range of perspectives, the topic            encourages scholars to move across traditional temporal and geographical boundaries, while engaging with questions that range from rhetoric and religion to gender and identity.

The conference is in the Ethyle R. Wolfe Series on Classical Studies and the Contemporary World (sponsored by the Wolfe Institute for the Humanities). The            keynote speaker will be Brooke Holmes of Princeton University. Free and open to the public. For more information, please visit