CAAS 2023 Travel Subsidies Program


Deadline for application: June 30, 2023

The Travel Subsidies subcommittee of the Program committee is pleased to announce this year’s travel subsidy program. CAAS travel subsidies are need-based and are intended to help members with the cost of attending the CAAS Annual Meeting—travel, accommodations, meals and registration. Although any member who indicates need may apply, the Travel Subsidies Committee will give priority to members indicated in the program as presenters, panelists, and presiders. The maximum subsidy is $600.  As funds are limited, and in order to award as many subsidies as possible, applications may be awarded partial funding. Where possible, applicants should pursue other funding options.  If after submitting your application you are awarded ample funds from another source, please notify the Committee as soon as possible so that your subsidy can be adjusted accordingly.  

Please click here to view/download the 2023 Travel Subsidies Program Application.

Please direct any questions to Stephen Ogumah (,  Conference Travel Subsidies Committee Chair.

The 2023 Fall Annual Meeting of The Classical Association of the Atlantic States


When: Thursday, October 5 to Saturday, October 7

Where:  The Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA

Program: Click here to read/download the current version of the Program (updated May 12, 2023)

Letter from CAAS President: [forthcoming]

Letter from CAAS Executive Director: [forthcoming]

Election/Ballot Form: [details forthcoming]

Exhibitors and Vendors:  [forthcoming]

Fall 2023 Registration Form (register online): [details forthcoming]

Travel Subsidy Program Application Click here to download the CAAS 2023 Travel Subsidy application [application deadline is June 30, 2023]

We look forward to seeing you there!

Long-term Upper School Latin Substitute – The Shipley School (PA)


The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Long-term Upper School Latin Substitute teacher from January 3rd to March 24th, 2023. The candidate will have experience in the Latin Classroom, hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and possess a clear educational philosophy, which is consistent with the mission of the school.

The Successful Candidate must:

  • Teach 5 sections of Latin at varied levels (Latin II, Latin IIH, Latin III, Latin IIIH, Latin IV/VH).
  • Be current with trends in second language pedagogy.
  • Have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and work to create a supportive atmosphere and rigorous academic program in which all students will thrive.
  • Display professionalism in working with all stakeholders in the school.
  • Show a desire to work collaboratively with all members of the Shipley Community to positively contribute to the enhancement of our learning community.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience teaching Latin to Upper School-aged students (Grades 9-12).
  • Demonstrate a superior level of proficiency in Latin.
  • Have a desire to teach a course on Ancient Greek and Roman History.
  • Exhibit excellent speaking and writing skills.
  • Have experience with content-based instruction to Upper-School aged students.
  • Demonstrate an excellent ability to differentiate instruction in order to meet all students’ needs.
  • Work collaboratively with department members to develop a cohesive curriculum that supports student growth at all levels.
  • Constructively solicit and use feedback in the classroom.

Shipley and Its Commitment to Equity

The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling approximately 800 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world.

The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The school will make all employment decisions for employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, creed, genetic predisposition, victim of domestic violence or any other basis protected by law.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application by November 22nd, 2022. Applications received missing supporting documents will receive less consideration. Please note – clearances are not required at time of application but will be required for employment.

Click here to view job posting and/or apply for position

Advice from the Ancients: How to Dress: Textiles and Weaving in Antiquity – Tuesday February 21, 2023, 11:15am (hybrid event)

The Classics and Humanities Department – Advice from the Ancients invites you to How to Dress: Textiles and Weaving in Antiquity.

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 11:15am – 12:30pm

Where: Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall, Montclair State University and Zoom (hybrid event)

Zoom details can be found on website ( or PDF flyer (

CFP: Identity Play – 15th annual Graduate Student Conference (CUNY Graduate Center)

The graduate students of the Department of Classics at the CUNY Graduate Center are happy to share the call for papers for our 15th annual Graduate Student Conference (Spring 2023).

The conference will be held via Zoom on Friday, April 28, 2023.

This year’s Keynote Speaker is Prof. Cinzia Arruzza (The New School, NYC).

Our sense of identity is fundamental to our sense of self.  Our identities are constructed as we negotiate our relationships within familial, ethnic, political and religious groups; friction between the self and any one of these groups may demand a corresponding shift in the identity of the person or group. 

In this conference, we wish to examine the constructs of identity in the ancient Mediterranean: in particular, instances where identity is concealed or manipulated as an expression of agency or, conversely, disempowerment. What are the implications of this play of identity upon the self and its society? How is identity constructed in response to– and how does it seek to modify– prevailing categories of gender, sexuality and race? To what extent are identity, self, and persona coextensive?

Queen Hatshepsut depicted herself as a male pharaoh, emulating the imagery of her male predecessors, to legitimize her reign. Medea expresses both masculine and feminine traits: when she behaves in archetypically masculine ways, she is ostracized. Are her actions an expression of her empowerment or disempowerment?  Moving from human to national identity: Rome forges an identity around Republican ideals and a thirst for conquest. After the civil wars, Octavian/Augustus manipulates the Roman power structure to create the Empire of Rome; he empowers himself while disempowering Rome’s former elite. Yet the Empire continues to maintain a cohesive identity as it exerts its power and extends its reach.

We seek diverse methodologies: a philologist might, for example, notice how language shifts as entities assume different identities. A historian may examine the change in narrative created by an associated change in self, while a philosopher can review identity play at the cost of the self. A scholar of reception studies might consider how the cultural milieu or the mediums of transmission affect interpretations of ancient personae.

Accordingly, the graduate students at the GC CUNY Department of Classics invite papers from a variety of disciplines, including from departments other than Classics, such as Comparative Literature, History, Philosophy, Art History, Political Science, and Gender Studies. We approach the ancient Mediterranean world broadly, from the 2nd millennium BCE to the fall of the Roman Empire at the end of the 3rd c. CE. We welcome and encourage submissions from individuals of all underrepresented backgrounds.

Please send abstracts of up to 300 words for a 20-minute presentation to in .pdf format, no later than 03/01/2023. Decisions will be made anonymously; please send personal details, such as full name and affiliation, in the body text of your email. Notifications to all applicants will be given by mid-March, 2023.  Questions may be sent to the co-organizers, Victoria Hsu, Patricia Hatcher, and Keren Freidenreich at the same email address.

Please click here to view/download PDF version of this CFP

PCS 84th Annual Latin Week Competition


  • Artistic and Literary Projects
  • Traditional Artistry and Computer-Generated
  •  Competitive Examinations in Latin and Greek

Dates: February 20-25, 2023

The 84th Annual LATIN WEEK will take place from February 20-25, with “Judging Day” to occur on Saturday, February 25 (the “Snow Day” is set for Saturday, March 4) at The Haverford School.

Drexelbrook Catering will again host the Annual Latin Week Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 29.

More details and registration information can be found on the PCS website here. Please contact Mary Brown for more information. (

Please also click here to read article about the 84th Annual PCS Latin and Greek Contests.

ASCSA 2023-2024 Academic Year Program in Greece

Application Deadline: January 15, 2023

Already in its second century, the ASCSA Regular Member program remains the foundation of the School’s academic program. It continues to provide unparalleled educational experiences and research opportunities for students.

The program runs the full academic year, from early September to late May. All advanced graduate students interested in an intensive survey of the art, archaeology, history, and topography of Greece, from antiquity to the present, are encouraged to apply. There are no grades and no university credit offered, but participation in the Regular Program is a widely recognized part of graduate training in Classics and related fields. Regular Members reside in Athens, using Loring Hall as their home base, throughout the nine-month academic year (September through May). Students receive comprehensive training through visits to the principal archaeological sites and museums of Greece as well as in seminars led by resident and visiting scholars. They also have the option to take part in the training program at the Corinth excavations. The Regular Member program is directed by the Mellon Professor, Brendan Burke, who oversees and mentors the student members. For more details about the program, click here.

The School generally accepts 15 to 20 students each year into the program.

Eligibility: Regular Membership is open to citizens of the United States or Canada who are graduate students at a college or university in those countries, or to non-citizens enrolled in a graduate program at a cooperating institution. The US or Canadian citizen must be enrolled at a US or Canadian institution at the time of application. Preferably applicants will have completed one or more years of graduate study before entering the School, but well qualified undergraduate seniors who shall hold a baccalaureate degree at the time of entry shall be considered for admission and for the fellowship competition. Applicants are expected to have a reading knowledge of French and German. Reading ability in Ancient Greek, some familiarity with modern Greek, as well as other relevant foreign languages, will be helpful. For in-depth details on eligibility, please see the School’s Regulations (Section VI.1-3).

Fellowships: Up to twelve fellowships are available for the School’s Regular Members. Fellows receive a cash stipend of $11,500, plus room and board at Loring Hall, waiver of School fees, and coverage of transportation and lodging on required field trips. Food outside Loring Hall and incidental expenses are paid by the fellows. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of application material, recommendations, and examinations (graded without access to candidates’ identity).

Application: An online application and three letters of recommendation must be submitted. Applicants are required to submit scans of official academic transcripts as part of the online application. Mandatory examinations for admission and fellowship are held on the first Saturday in February. Some members may be admitted for admission but not receive a fellowship.

ASCSA: 2023-2024 Academic Year Fellowships at the Gennadius Library

Application Deadline: January 15, 2023

Opened in 1926 with the 26,000 volume collection of diplomat and bibliophile Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library houses today 145,000 titles of rare books and bindings, research materials, manuscripts, archives, and works of art that illuminate Hellenism, Greece, and neighboring civilizations from antiquity to modern times. Rare maps of the Mediterranean, early editions of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and a laurel wreath belonging to Lord Byron are just some of the unique items to be found here.


The Gennadius Library offers the M. Alison Frantz Fellowship in Post-Classical Studies, in honor of archaeologist, Byzantinist, and photographer M. Alison Frantz (1903–1995), a scholar of the post-classical Athenian Agora whose photographs of antiquities are widely used in books on Greek culture.

Eligibility: Ph.D. students at a U.S. or Canadian institution, or those who have earned the Ph.D. within the last 5 years from a U.S. or Canadian institution. Candidates focused on Late Antique through Modern Greek Studies, including but not limited to the Byzantine, Frankish, Post-Byzantine, and Ottoman periods should demonstrate their need to work in the Gennadius Library.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall for the fellow. Fellows are expected to be engaged full-time in the supported research from early September 2023 to late May 2024, and are expected to participate in the academic life of the School. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA acknowledge the support of the ASCSA and be contributed to the Gennadius Library.


Eligibility: Ph.D. students and those who have earned the Ph.D. within the last 5 years for research in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year. Open to all nationalities.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall for the fellow. Fellows are expected to be engaged full-time in the supported research from early September 2023 to late May 2024, and are expected to participate in the academic life of the School. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA acknowledge the support of the ASCSA and be contributed to the Gennadius Library.

Please find more information and application here.

CFP: The Performance of Roman Comedy


Applications are now open for a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute for Higher Education Faculty on “The Performance of Roman Comedy,” co-directed by T. H. M. Gellar-Goad and Christopher B. Polt.  The Institute takes place July 9–August 4, 2023, on the campus of Boston College.  Application deadline is 11:59pm Eastern on March 3, 2023.  For more information, to see eligibility criteria, and to apply, visit:

Roman comedy is one of the primary and oldest forms of theater that ancient Romans produced and watched. Nevertheless, all that survives of Roman comedy are its scripts, mere dialogue with no blocking or stage directions. This fact has often resulted in the genre’s being treated as purely textual or entirely ignored in classroom settings. The past few decades, however, have seen the publication of an abundance of scholarship that focuses on the performative nature and performance contexts of Roman comedy. We are now in a position to bring these texts to life, to promote the teaching of them at the college level and beyond, and, in doing so, to illuminate why and how they are so significant for understanding the meaning, comic and dramatic traditions, and cultures of both the ancient world and our own.

Over the course of four weeks this summer, and under the instruction of visiting experts representing three generations of scholarly excellence and a wide variety of research specialties, participants in this Institute will study ancient evidence for and modern experiments in the performance of these plays; the social, historical, and literary contexts of the plays; and their continuing significance and influence. Participants will put their instruction to use by staging and filming scenes from Roman comedy in multiple styles, as well as developing pedagogical modules to apply and share what they have learned from the Institute. Participants in the Institute will come away with an expert handle on cutting-edge scholarship on Roman comedy, with extensive hands-on experience in bringing Roman comedy to life, and with profound effects on their own scholarship and teaching.

Call for Proposals: CAAS 2023 Annual Meeting

Call for Proposals: 2023 Annual Meeting

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States
Dates: October 5-7, 2023
Venue: The Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA

**The assessment process has been completed and decisions will be communicated the week of May 8th.**

**CAAS 2023 Annual Meeting open period for submissions is now closed.**

Deadline for all proposals (individual papers, panels, workshops): February 13, 2023 (11:59 p.m. EST)

We invite individual paper, panel, and workshop proposals on all aspects of the classical world and its afterlife. Especially welcome are submissions that propose groundbreaking approaches to established scholarly debates on classical antiquity; that aim at maximum audience participation and integrate the interests of K-12 and college faculty; that explore new strategies and resources for improved and inclusive teaching; that share fresh ideas about communicating the importance of 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 Inn at Penn. The Jerry Clack memorial lecture will be delivered by Professor Yannis Hamilakis (Brown University) at the Penn Museum in the evening of Friday, October 6. 

CAAS Presentation Awards:  CAAS is delighted to announce monetary awards in four different categories for papers that will be accepted and read at the annual meeting: best post-Ph.D. paper; best graduate paper; best undergraduate paper; and best K-12 presentation. Selection criteria will be announced after the circulation of the first draft of the program. 

CAAS Conference Travel Subsidies:  CAAS offers generous travel subsidies (up to $600) to successful submitters and members planning to attend the meeting who can demonstrate a need for funds. Call for applications will be announced in late Spring 2023. 


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, prior to the annual meeting all speakers and organizers 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. 

All presenters are expected to attend the meeting and deliver their paper in person.  In case of an emergency, presenters who are unable to attend in person must inform their presiders and Program Coordinator, Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos, as soon as they can and explore alternative ways of delivering their paper (e.g., having their paper read by another CAAS member attending the meeting or presenting their paper virtually).  Authors of accepted individual papers are required to send a draft of their presentation and a copy of their handout or PowerPoint to their presiders by/on Monday, September 25, 2023.  

Individual Paper Proposals must be no more than 15 minutes in length.  Submissions must be uploaded as an Adobe Acrobat (.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 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 than just listing them at the end of the abstract.  A couple of major/recent publications (depending on the topic of the presentation) should feature in the bibliography. 
  • 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.   

If you are an undergraduate student, please first select “Individual” under Type of Submission and then “Undergraduate Paper.”  

Presenters planning to use PowerPoint or other visual aids will need to bring their own laptop to the meeting.  CAAS is able to supply a screen and a digital light projector.  Presenters will also need to bring their special adapter plug to connect their laptop to the projector. 

Panel and Workshop Proposals may be 2 or 2 ½ hours in length, depending on the number of speakers.  Submissions must be uploaded as an Adobe Acrobat (.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 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 than just listing them at the end of their abstract.  A couple of major/recent publications (depending on the topic of the panel/workshop) should feature in the bibliography.

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.  

Panelists planning to use PowerPoint or other visual aids will need to bring their own laptop to the meeting.  CAAS is able to supply a screen and a digital light projector.  Panelists will also need to bring their special adapter plug to connect their laptop to the projector. 

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.

For academic questions, please contact CAAS Program Coordinator Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos (  Please contact Webmaster Jennifer Ranck ( with technical questions regarding submission.