Call for Proposals: CAAS 2022 Fall Annual Meeting

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Call for Proposals: CAAS 2022 Annual Meeting

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States
Dates: October 6-8, 2022
Venue: HOTEL DU PONT, Wilmington, DE

Deadline for all proposals (individual papers, panels, workshops): March 14, 2022

Click here to read/download CFP in PDF format

Submit here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caas2022

We invite individual paper, panel, and workshop proposals on all aspects of the classical world and its reception, as well as on new strategies and resources for improved teaching.  Especially welcome are presentations that aim at maximum audience participation and integrate the interests 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, present, and future of Classical Studies in the CAAS region.

The meeting will take place at the historic HOTEL DU PONT in Wilmington, Delaware.  When it opened on January 15, 1913, this magnificent 12-story Renaissance-style hotel was one of the most lavish hotels of America’s Gilded Age.  In its first week, 25,000 visitors toured the elegant rooms to see their rich woodwork, terrazzo floors, handcrafted chandeliers, and gilded hallways, which had been created by French and Italian craftsmen.  Breathtaking scenery and a wealth of history and cultural attractions are a short walk from this venue.

The 2022 Jerry Clack Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Emma Dench, McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University.  Her lecture is entitled: “Life and Leadership Lessons from Ancient Rome: Reflections on an Experiment in Applied Classics.”

How could ancient Rome possibly help us with our modern-day lives and challenges, with its mad emperors, tight hierarchies and snail-pace communications?  Is it a valid exercise to look to antiquity for lessons, and, if so, what kinds of lessons are worth pursuing?  Emma Dench reflects on a year-long experiment co-teaching an MBA elective course at Harvard Business School with Frances Frei (UPS Professor of Technology and Operations Management), and on the impact that that experience has had on her own life and career.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Eligibility to submit a proposal:  All submitters must be members of CAAS when they submit their proposal.  The CAAS membership year is January 1-December 31.  Organizers of panels and workshops must verify participants’ membership status before submitting the proposal.  If the submission is accepted for presentation by the Program Committee, prior to the October 2022 meeting all the speakers must register and pay the registration fee.

Single appearance policy:  Each submitter must not submit more than one abstract (whether single- or co-authored).  Authors of individual paper proposals cannot simultaneously submit an abstract as part of a panel or workshop proposal.  Panel and workshop organizers should ensure that participants in their proposed sessions do not appear anywhere else on the program.  Serving as the presider of a paper session appointed by the Program Coordinator is not treated as an appearance on the CAAS Program.

Additional requirements:  All authors of accepted individual papers are required to send a full draft of their presentation and handout or PowerPoint to their presiders by Friday, September 30, 2022.  Submitters of accepted proposals who are unable to attend should inform their presiders as soon as they can and arrange to have their presentations delivered by another CAAS member attending the meeting. 

All authors of proposals that will be accepted by the Program Committee for presentation at the 2022 Annual Meeting are required to attend the meeting and deliver their presentation in person.  In an emergency, presenters who are unable to attend should inform their presiders as soon as they can and arrange to have their presentations delivered by another CAAS member attending the meeting. 

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and its variants, all meeting participants are, at this time, expected to be flexible in preparing for and adjusting to on-ground, fully virtual, or hybrid meeting in October 2022.  

Individual Paper Proposals must be no more than 15 minutes in length.  Submissions must be uploaded as a single PDF (.pdf) file of no more than 300 words and must:

  • Include a clearly indicated thesis and original contribution(s) made by the presentation, situating it in a larger scholarly context.  The Program Committee expects to see this in the introductory paragraph.
  • Be accompanied by a bibliography of up to five items (not included in the word limit).  The expectation of the Program Committee is that submitters incorporate these references into the abstract (using parenthetical citations) in order to build the argument, rather just listing them at the end of the abstract.  
  • Be anonymous. The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the submission except when citing a publication by the author, which should be done in the third person.  Abstracts that include the names and/or institutional affiliations of their authors will be rejected automatically.   
  • Indicate specific audio-visual needs for the presentation. CAAS is able to supply only a screen and a digital light projector (presenters will need to bring their special adapter plug to connect to the projector).  DVDs can be played only from your laptop.  Be advised that sound played from a laptop without special speakers may not be audible in the room.

If you are an undergraduate student, 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.

For further guidelines, please see: https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/suggestions-authors-abstracts-program-committee and https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/guidelines-authors-abstracts 

Panel and Workshop Proposals may be 1 ½ or 2 hours in length, depending on the number of speakers.  Submissions must be uploaded as a single PDF (.pdf) file of no more than 700 words and must include:

  • The title of the session and titles of each individual presentation.
  • A description that clearly indicates the thesis and original contribution made by the panel or workshop, situating the proposal in a larger scholarly context.
  • Brief abstracts of the individual presentations.
  • A bibliography of up to five items (not included in the word limit) following each of the abstracts included in the proposal.  The expectation of the Program Committee is that participants in the panel or workshop proposal incorporate these references into their abstract (using parenthetical citations) in order to build the argument, rather just listing them at the end of their abstract.
  • Specific audio-visual needs for the session.  CAAS is able to supply only a screen and a digital light projector (presenters will need to bring their special adapter plug to connect to the projector).  DVDs can be played only from your laptop.  Be advised that sound played from a laptop without special speakers may not be audible in the room.

Panel and workshop proposals must be anonymous.  The names of those involved in the proposal — organizer, presenters, and respondent (if any) — must not appear anywhere in the submission except when citing a publication by them, which should be done in the third person.  Abstracts including the names and/or institutional affiliations of the organizer, presenters, and respondent will be rejected automatically.

For further guidelines, please see: https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/suggestions-authors-abstracts-program-committee and https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/guidelines-authors-abstracts 

All authors of paper and panel presentations, presiders/co-presiders are advised to read the CAAS Anti-Racism Committee statement on condemning the use of the texts, ideals, and images of the Greek and Roman world to promote hateful ideology, as follows:

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States is committed to fighting against all forms of racism and bigotry, including anti-Blackness, anti-Semitism, sexism, anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment, ableism, and all other kinds of bias, in order to make our discipline fairer and more inclusive for all, as we strengthen the position of Classics through the development of better methods of teaching and the fostering of public support of the Classics. In addition, CAAS expects that all Annual Meeting participants treat each other with respect and afford everyone the dignity of being included in presentations and public discussions and not target, disrespect, or exclude anyone. The Program Committee therefore asks authors to be mindful of the language used in preparing abstracts and papers and to edit for biased phrasing and diction that are discriminatory or harmful tohistorically marginalized groups — be they racial, class, ethnic, financial, gendered, religious, or social. We call to the attention of all authors CAAS’s statement on anti-racism; the Society for Classical Studies’ statement on systemic racism, which CAAS also endorses; and the Principles of Antiracist Teaching and Reflection curated by the Multiculturalism, Race and Ethnicity in Classics Consortium (MRECC), which offers pathways for educators to advance learning and scholarship while building equity and inclusivity for historically marginalized groups in furtherance of the mission of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States. Abstracts and proposals that run counter to these values will not be accepted. Authors seeking additional information about language of equity in their submissions are invited to contact the Program Coordinator.

Submit here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caas2022

For academic questions, please contact CAAS Program Coordinator Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos (knikolou@sju.edu).  Please contact Webmaster Jennifer Ranck (webmaster@caas-cw.org) with technical questions regarding submission.

CAAS Travel Subsidies: CAAS offers generous travel subsidies (up to $600) to successful submitters who can demonstrate a need for funds. Call for applications will be announced in late Spring.

Click here to read/download CFP in PDF format

ASCSA 2022 Summer Seminars

The Summer Seminars of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens are 18-day programs that focus on specific cultural themes, historical periods, or geographical regions. The Seminars are led by exceptional scholars of Classics and related fields. Under their direction, participants study texts, visit archaeological sites and museums, and engage with expert guest speakers in order to deepen their understanding of Greece’s landscape, history, literature, and material culture. Past seminars include Greek SculptureMyth on SiteGreek Religion, and Finding the Spartans.

Application Deadline: January 7, 2022

2022 Seminars:

Thanatopsis: Greek Funerary Customs Through the Ages (June 6-24, 2022)

The Northern Aegean: Macedon and Thrace (June 30 – July 18, 2022)

For more information, please refer to the ASCSA Website or Summer Programs flyer (PDF).

ETC – Nationwide (virtual) Game Event – December 16, 2021

ETC is at it again! In celebration of National Classics Week, Excellence Through Classics (ETC) is running another nationwide online gaming event for Latin students across the nation on December 16, 2021, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm EDT. For more information please refer to the ETC Ludus website (click here).

In order to play, students will need a device with internet access. The theme, code to access the game, the live stream video, and more detailed instructions including registration link have been or will be posted on ETC Ludus website. The contest will focus on the cultural theme listed above. The code to access the game, the live stream video, and more detailed instructions will be posted on the site. Nota Bene – The game will not include Latin questions related to vocabulary or grammar. 

Please ask your students to take pictures while playing; students winners should stay after the game so we can get their contact information. Send your pictures to our PRIMA Publication Editor at prima@etclassics.org. Let’s break last year’s record of 646 student participants from over 16 states!!!! Citius, Altius, Fortius!!!!

CAAS Anti-Racism Committee Workshops June-Sept 2021

The CAAS Anti-Racism Committee intends to present three workshops commencing June 2021 and concluding September 2021. We invite everyone – teachers, scholars, mentors, students, and humanists – to participate in these opportunities to reflect and discuss what anti-racism means to us today. The ground-work established by our January 16, 2021 conversation, “A Way Forward”, serves as the guiding principle to this series of focused, small group discussions.

Please consider attending any or all of these workshops/study sessions:  

Tuesday, June 29, 4:00 p.m. – “White Fragility” by Robin Di Angelo

                        REGISTER HERE for White Fragility Workshop 6/29

Tuesday, July 27, 4:00 p.m. – A Personal Journey

                        REGISTER HERE for A Personal Journey Workshop 7/27

Saturday, September 18, 1:00 p.m. – Active Bystander Training

                        REGISTER HERE for Active Bystander Training workshop 9/18

Theognis and the Theognidea Virtual Conference – April 28-30, 2021

“The Classics Program of Hunter College (CUNY) announces the rescheduled conference on Theognis and the Theognidea. The conference will now be virtual. It will run from April 28th (Wednesday) through April 30th (Friday) from 12-3:30 PM.

This event will be the first large scale gathering in nearly 40 years on Theognis, the archaic Greek poet of Megara, and the Theognidea, the fascinating and enigmatic collection of elegy that bears his name.  It brings together a diverse group of scholars who are working directly or indirectly on the Theognidea, or in related areas that have the potential to shed light on the corpus.  The conference is an opportunity to move beyond traditional questions of the origins, authenticity, and authority of the Theognidea.  Rather, we will consider how the Theognidea functions as a collection of poetry, and how this collection has been received and responded to over time.  We want to foster a dialogue that broadens our approaches to this collection, complicates our understanding of it as archaic, elegiac poetry, and explores its position in the wider scope of Greek and Latin literature. 

Registration is open for the virtual conference on Theognis and the Theognidea hosted by the Classics Program of Hunter College (CUNY) from April 28th (Wednesday) through April 30th (Friday) from 12-3:30 PM. (NB, the first day starts at 11:45AM and the last day runs to 4PM.) The conference is open and free. Registration is required. The link provided by registration can be used for each day.

You can register here:

https://huntercollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqcOuvrDovGtPgUT-9VMyxnFZbkPXcBO1m

 A website for the conference, with an updated schedule, titles, and abstracts (coming soon), can be found here:   https://theognidea.wordpress.com/

 Date: Wednesday, April 28th – Friday, April, 30.

Time: 12-3:30 PM (EST; New York)

Location: Zoom Meeting (TBA)

Participants:  Sebastian Anderson (Brooklyn-CUNY), Ewen Bowie (Oxford), Federico Condello (Bologna), Thomas Figueira (Rutgers), Barbara Graziosi (Princeton), Laura Lulli (L’Aquila), Gregory Nagy (Harvard / CHS), Andrej Petrovic (Virginia), Michael Tueller (Arizona), Kathryn Topper (Washington).

For more information, contact Lawrence Kowerski, Hunter College (CUNY): lawrence.kowerski@hunter.cuny.edu.

A Way Forward: A Conversation about Classics and Racism in the CAAS Region – Sat 1/16 3PM EST

The Anti-Racism Committee of The Classical Association of the Atlantic States invites you to a conversation about Classics and racism in the CAAS region moderated by Patrice Rankine (University of Richmond):

When: Saturday, January 16, 2021 – 3:00PM – 5:15PM EST

Where: (virtual) – Zoom

Registration (free): Click here to register via Google Form

Event flyer (PDF): Click here to view event flyer

Theognis and the Theognidea Conference – Hunter College (CUNY) – May 1st, 2020

The Classics Program of Hunter College (CUNY) announces a conference on Theognis and the Theognidea on May 1st, 2020 from 9 AM-7 PM.

This event will be the first large scale gathering in nearly 40 years on Theognis, the archaic Greek poet of Megara, and the Theognidea, the fascinating and enigmatic collection of elegy that bears his name.  It brings together a diverse group of scholars who are working directly or indirectly on the Theognidea, or in related areas that have the potential to shed light on the corpus.  The conference is an opportunity to move beyond traditional questions of the origins, authenticity, and authority of the Theognidea.  Rather, we will consider how the Theognidea functions as a collection of poetry, and how this collection has been received and responded to over time.  We want to foster a dialogue that broadens our approaches to this collection, complicates our understanding of it as archaic, elegiac poetry, and explores its position in the wider scope of Greek and Latin literature.

Date: Friday, May 1, 2020

Time: 9AM-7PM

Location: Faculty Dining Hall, Hunter College, West Building 8th floor, 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Informationlawrence.kowerski@hunter.cuny.edu

Participants:  Ewen Bowie (Oxford), Giulio Colesanti (Rome), Federico Condello (Bologna), Thomas Figueira (Rutgers), Barbara Graziosi (Princeton), Gregory Nagy (Harvard / CHS), Andrej Petrovic (Virginia), Michael Tueller (Arizona), Kathryn Topper (Washington).

Click here to view/download conference flyer

No registration is required.  Entry to the building will be easier if you provide advance notice of your attendance

ROMAN DAILY LIFE IN PETRONIUS AND POMPEII Summer Seminar

ROMAN DAILY LIFE IN PETRONIUS AND POMPEII

An NEH Summer Seminar for Pre-Collegiate Teachers (July 13-31, 2020)

In the summer of 2020 (July 13-31), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers (K-12) on the topic of Roman Daily Life. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The Petronius reading forms a central core of the seminar, and thus an intermediate level of Latin proficiency (1 year of college level Latin) is required. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The NEH pays each person $2700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (approximately $1500) – each participant is responsible for their own travel expenses. The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee).

The application deadline is March 1. More information and directions on applying can be found at the seminar website https://gustavus.edu/events/romandailylife/. Note that this is the LAST time that we will be offering this seminar, so if you are interested, please apply.

If you have any questions, write me (Matthew Panciera), the director of the seminar, at panciera@gustavus.edu.

Call for Papers: CAAS 2020 Annual Meeting

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States
Call for Papers: 2020 Annual Meeting, October 8-10, 2020
Hotel DuPont, Wilmington, DE

Click here to read invitation letter from Executive Director, Mary Brown

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, present, and future of classical studies in the CAAS region.

The 2020 Clack Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Jinyu Liu, Professor of Classical Studies at DePauw University and Principal Investigator of “Translating the Complete Corpus of Ovid’s Poetry into Chinese with Commentaries“, a multi-year project sponsored by a National Social Science Fund of China (2015-2020).  Dr. Liu’s lecture title is “From Rome to China: Translation, (Western) Classics, and Comparative Antiquity.”  She describes her topic as follows:  “In this lecture, I will foreground translation (i.e. the act itself) of Classical texts as inherently a comparative project as well as the foundational importance of translation to comparative studies. In a joint manifesto, Fritz-Heiner Mutschler and Walter Scheidel have emphasized the “disruptive” potential of comparative history as one of the major benefits of comparative studies [Fritz-Heiner Mutschler and Walter Scheidel, “The Benefits of Comparison: A Call for the Comparative Study of Ancient Civilizations,” Journal of Ancient Civilizations 32 (2017)113]. In the same vein, I underscore translation as a mechanism to engineer, facilitate, and complicate comparative antiquity.”

We will offer 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.

All submitters of proposals for the meeting must be current members of CAAS. Participants in the 2020 Annual Meeting must be members when they submit proposals and must renew their memberships for 2020-2021 (the membership year is September 1-August 31).  All submitters of proposals that are accepted by the Program Committee for presentation at the 2020 meeting are expected to attend and deliver their presentations.  They are required to send a full draft of their presentations to their presider(s) by the end of September.  Submitters of accepted proposals who are unable to attend should arrange to have their presentations delivered by another CAAS member.

Panel and Workshop Proposals may be 1 ½ or 2 hours in length, depending on the number of speakers. Submissions must be uploaded as a single PDF (.pdf) or Word 97-2010 (.doc/docx) file of no more than 700 words and must include:

  • a description of the proposed panel or workshop and brief abstracts of the individual presentations. Each abstract of an individual presentation must be accompanied by a bibliography or a list of resources consulted of up to five items (not included in the word limit). 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 (see Writing an Abstract for Professional Presentation). The proposal must be anonymousThe names of the organizer and presenters must 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 not be considered.
  • title of the session and titles of each individual presentation.
  • specific audio-visual needs for the session. CAAS is able to supply only a screen and a digital light projector (those bringing MACs will need to bring their special adapter plug to connect to the projector).  DVDs can be played only from your laptop.  Be advised that sound played from a laptop without special speakers may not be audible in the room.

Deadline for panel and workshop proposals has passed and submission is now closed.

Individual Proposals must be no more than 15 minutes in length. Each author must not submit more than one abstract.  Submissions must be uploaded as a single PDF (.pdf) OR Word 97-2010 (.doc/docx) file of no more than 300 words and must include:

  • clearly indicated thesis and original contribution(s) made by your presentation, situating it in a larger scholarly context (see Writing an Abstract for Professional Presentation). Submissions must be accompanied by a bibliography or a list of resources consulted of up to five items (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 not be considered.  
  • specific audio-visual needs for your presentation. CAAS is able to supply only a screen and a digital light projector (those bringing MACs will need to bring their special adapter plug to connect to the projector).  DVDs can be played only from your laptop.  Be advised that sound played from a laptop without special speakers may not be audible in the room.
  • 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.

Deadline for panel and workshop proposals has passed and submission is now closed.

For further information, please contact CAAS Program Coordinator Maria S. Marsilio (marsilio@sju.edu). Please contact Webmaster Jennifer Ranck (jennifer.ranck@gmail.com) if you experience difficulties with the online forms.

Please feel most welcome to submit a proposal, to come and enjoy our upcoming Annual Meeting, and to add your voice, not unlike the various guests of Aspasia of Miletus and Athens, to the marvelous spirit and community of CAAS.