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
October 12, 2019
The CAAS Board of Directors has approved the following letter to the Board of Directors of The Paideia Institute:
We, the Board of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, are profoundly disturbed by the multiple recent allegations concerning the Paideia Institute. These allegations describe institutional behavior and practices that are discriminatory and exploitative, especially to students, workers and interns.
While we have always supported the Paideia Institute’s energetic promotion of Classical Studies, these narratives describe an environment that we cannot endorse. At this time, we are unable to continue our support of Paideia’s programs and activities in any way.
STUDY IN GREECE 2020-2021
ASCSA PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for students and senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the medieval to modern Greek world, as well as the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Sciences.
If you are interested in including more Africana receptions of the Classics in your teaching and scholarship, please consider joining us at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) for our second “Eos READS” event (October 12, 2019 at 2:30pm).
“Eos: Africana Receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome” (eosafricana.org) is a scholarly society that exists to create a supportive, dedicated community for studying Africana receptions of ancient Greece & Rome and to foster collaborative research and pedagogy between Classics and other disciplines. The READS series introduces Classicists to seminal works from the African diaspora so that they may be incorporated into course curricula. Each year READS features one work or a related set of texts for discussion at the invitation of institutions and as recurring programming at national and regional conferences.
The focus, this year, will be on Wole Soyinka (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986) and his play The Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite (1973). To facilitate engagement with the play, the format will mimic an advanced seminar in which CAAS members are invited to participate. We encourage you to register in advance at the link provided below so that you can receive the text and discussion questions ahead of the workshop, but all of the necessary materials will also be provided on site.
To register, click here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iIO5z3pwn8fGtmzDx-E4Al77CaxT-GEAvPYWkgdkVS8/edit
We look forward to seeing many of you on October 12,
Mathias Hanses (on behalf of the Eos Executive Committee)