2022-2023 High School Teacher of Latin at STEMCivics (Ewing, NJ)

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STEMCivics, a charter school in Ewing, NJ, is seeking a High School Teacher of Latin with an exceptional ability to build bonds with students for the 2022-2023 school year. The candidate must hold or be able to obtain a NJ teaching certification. STEMCivics provides a college-prep curriculum focused on civic engagement and STEM project-based learning. Competitive compensation, including medical, dental, vision, and pension.

To express interest, please contact Kate Slovich kate.slovich@stemcivics.org


2022-23 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and History Department at Lafayette College

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The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures and the History Department at Lafayette College invite applications for a one-year full-time visiting assistant professorship in Classics and Ancient History (3/3 teaching load) beginning Fall 2022. The area of the candidate’s specialization is open. However, preference will be given to candidates with strengths in teaching core Classics and ancient history content at the undergraduate level, including Latin language especially at the elementary level; survey courses of Greek and Roman history; Classical Civilization courses on topics such as Roman culture and society or Classical Mythology. Each semester the successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures/Classical Civilization and one course in the History Department. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with prior teaching experience demonstrating a commitment to inclusion and diversity, curricular development, pedagogical innovation, and use of technology. The Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation through http://apply.interfolio.com/104381. The cover letter should address how the applicant’s teaching and scholarship will support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (https://provost.lafayette.edu/policies-and-procedures/diversity-and-inclusiveness-statement/).

Applications are only accepted online. Complete applications received by June 15, 2022 will be given preferred consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dean of the Curriculum and Associate Professor of Classics Markus Dubischar (dubischm@lafayette.edu).

CANE Summer Institute: Maiores a(n)d Posteriores – July 11-16, 2022

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The Classical Association of New England (CANE) invites you to join us on July 11-16, 2022 for this year’s CANE Summer Institute, “Maiores a(n)d Posteriores: Imagining ‘classical antiquity’ into the future.” For the past several decades, CANE has offered a week-long program of mini-courses, professional development workshops, reading groups, and public lectures.

This summer, we are offering access to the institute in two formats: in person at Brown University (room and board options available) and online via CANE Zoom. Participants choose one format when registering. The mini-courses will be offered separately for in-person and online participants; workshops and reading groups will accommodate participants in both formats; public lectures will be in-person and live-streamed simultaneously. For information about this year’s offerings, including descriptions of our mini-courses, professional development workshops, reading groups, and public lectures, please visit www.caneweb.org/csi to link to the full program information and online registration option.

Regular registration for the CANE Summer Institute runs through June 1 (late registration will be available for an additional fee through June 15). Space is limited, so put down your $100 deposit now to secure your spot!

Questions? Please contact Meredith Safran, CSI Director, at this email address: <summerinst@caneweb.org>.

Hunter College CUNY Graduate Programs in Latin Education [Fall 2022]

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The Classics Program at Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY), advertises its graduate programs in Latin education. These programs combine courses and mentoring in the vibrant environs of New York City. They aim to foster the ability to make Latin compelling to a diverse population of middle and high school students. Both programs lead to certification in New York State. Applications are accepted in both the Fall and the Spring. The deadline for applications to start in Fall 2022 is March 15th, 2022, but consideration may be made for later applications. 

  • MA in Adolescent Education, Grades 7-12 – Latin

A 49 to 50-credit course sequence in Latin, Classics, and Education that prepares students to teach Latin in grades 7-12. This program is run jointly by the Classics Program in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education.

Information and requirements: https://education.hunter.cuny.edu/admissions/graduate-programs/adolescent-education/adolescent-latin/

  • Post Master’s Advanced Certificate in Adolescent Latin

A 27-credit course sequence in Education that is designed for students seeking teacher certification in Latin who already have an M.A. or Ph.D. in the field. 

Information and requirements: https://education.hunter.cuny.edu/admissions/graduate-programs/adolescent-education/post-masters-advanced-certificates-in-adolescent-education/adolescent-latin-advanced-certificate/

A downloadable PDF version of this post can be found here.

General information on applying: https://education.hunter.cuny.edu/admissions/.

Direct all enquiries to Professor Lawrence Kowerski, the Director of the graduate programs in Latin in the Classics Program (lawrence.kowerski@hunter.cuny.edu).

Valencia College and The Hill School invite applications to the NEH Institute: Timeless Parallels: Veteran Voices & Classical Literature – July 2022

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Valencia College and The Hill School invite applications to the NEH Institute: Timeless Parallels: Veteran Voices & Classical Literature

For more information please read below or find here: https://valenciacollege.edu/resources/grants/neh-summer-institute/

Eligibility:

This program is open to all secondary school teachers of Latin, Ancient Greek, English, or History.

Program Description: This Institute will enable secondary school teachers to develop curriculum that draws parallels between the experience of veterans in the modern and ancient worlds, exploring such issues as homecoming and reintegration into civilian life; the treatment of veterans; the problem of war trauma and treatment of PTSD; and, the role of society in sharing the burdens of veteran experiences.

Program Costs: A generous stipend from the National Endowment of The Humanities of $2,850 will be used by participants may be used to cover all program costs, including travel, lodging, and meals.

Core Texts:

  • Homer’s Odyssey
  • Sophocles’ Antigone
  • Vergil’s Aeneid
  • Caesar’s Gallic Wars

Partners:

·     Bryan Doerries, the Artistic Director of Theater of War Productions.

·     Dr. Peter Meineck, founder of Aquila Theatre and Endowed Chair of Classics in the Modern World at NYU.

·       Joe Goodkin, author and performer of a one-man folk-opera interpretation of Homer’s Odyssey.

·     Bassem Chaaban, director of the Peace Institute and Executive Director for American Islam, a National organization focused on helping to dispel stereotypes and misconceptions about Islam and Muslims.

·     Elizabeth Jackson, a U.S. Army Veteran who served in the Iraq War and today works as a Veteran Outreach Program Specialist.

The Institute will also feature a variety of master teachers, from both the college and secondary levels, U.S. combat veterans, and professional actors who will stage a production of Sophocles’ Antigone.

Dates & Locations:

·       The Hill School, Pottstown, PA

o   In-person July 6-20, 2022

o   The Institute will also take place virtually July 5 & July 22-25, 2022

·       Trips:

o   The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

o   The Penn Museum at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

o   Arts Fest, at Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania

 

To apply now, please click here. Applications are due by March 1, 2022.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Program Director Julie Montione.

CAAS Announces Slate of Candidates

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CAAS ANNOUNCES SLATE OF CANDIDATES November 4, 2021

Click here to view 2021 CAAS Slate of Candidates (PDF)

The Board has approved a slate of candidates for all elective offices and directorships during its recent Fall meeting and subsequently announces the slate on the CAAS website and via the CAAS members listserv. Members may nominate an additional candidate or candidates through a petition signed by at least fifteen CAAS members eligible to vote. The petition must be received by the Executive Director no later than January 15, 2022, and nominees must be CAAS members who reside and/or work in the CAAS region. Nominees with a valid petition will be added to the slate of candidates to be mailed to members along with materials for the reconvened Annual Business Session of the Corporation/Membership to be held at The Heldrich Conference Center, New Brunswick, NJ on April 2, 2022 when candidates’ names will be presented for election in that Business Session.

Click here to view 2021 CAAS Slate of Candidates (PDF)

FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH AND STUDY AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY 2022-2023

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The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2022-2023 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 146,000 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.

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE: Short-term travel award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students, for work at the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. At least one month of residency required. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

KATHRYN AND PETER YATRAKIS FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s (within the last 5 years), of any nationality, for work in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year. Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. 
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s from colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada, for work in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year. Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

SCHWARZ FELLOWSHIP AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH ON MUSIC: Career musicians, or researchers who are either currently Ph.D. candidates or have received their Ph.D. within the last 5 years, of any nationality, engaged in research on music that focuses on cultural interactions in the Mediterranean world broadly defined. Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

SCHWARZ FELLOWSHIP AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH ON URBAN ARCHITECTURE: Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D.s (within the last 5 years), of any nationality, engaged in research on architecture, urban planning, and the history of the built environment in Greece from 1821 to the present. Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY, SUMMER 2023: Graduate students and university professors in any field of late antique, post-antique, Byzantine or medieval studies at any university worldwide. Month-long program in intermediate level Medieval Greek language and philology at the Gennadius Library, with site and museum trips. Up to twelve scholarships available. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2023. Runs every other summer.

Please forward this announcement to eligible students or colleagues you may know who are working on a project in post-classical studies and encourage them to apply. 

For further information, consult the ASCSA website at: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/research/gennadius-library/educational-programs/fellowships  

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.


American School of Classical Studies at Athens
321 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-1515
Email: programs@ascsa.org
Website: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr 
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Call for Papers: CAAS 2021 Annual Meeting

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Where: Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center, New Brunswick, NJ

When: October 14-16, 2021

Submission Deadline: March 22, 2021

Submit here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caas2021

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 2021 Jerry Clack Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Donald Lateiner, John R. Wright Professor of Greek, Emeritus, at Ohio Wesleyan University. Professor Lateiner entitles his presentation “Epizêlos’ Tale: The Phantom Killer at the Battle of Marathon (Herodotos Histories 6.117)”. He advertises his lecture (perhaps illustrated, surely a handout) as follows: Herodotos briefly recounts the preparations and battle of Marathon, the resulting casualties, other consequences and especially a “wonder” (thauma) experienced by the Athenian hoplite Epizêlos. The presentation considers Hellenic battle-trauma, visions, deceptions, and Herodotos’ tricky, far from gullible, so far inimitable techniques to preserve past voices while distancing himself from questionable war-stories. When his battle-line hit the Persian invaders, Epizêlos became blind, although not struck or otherwise harmed. The traumatized battler then “saw” a large and bearded enemy apparition (phasma) pass him by and kill his next-in-line comrade. The startled blind man repeated for decades his tale of suffering (pathos) and vision. Herodotos heard it. What can and should Herodotos and his modern historiographer do with this soldier’s appended logos of battle-trauma? Our sampling of ancient uncanniness will briefly canvass the many modern physiological (hormonal), psychological, and emotional, explanations of Epizêlos’ eerie experiences.

All submitters of proposals for the meeting must be current members of CAAS. Participants in the 2021 Annual Meeting must be members when they submit proposals and must renew their memberships for 2021-2022 (the membership year is September 1-August 31).  All authors of proposals that are accepted by the Program Committee for presentation at the 2021 meeting are expected to attend and deliver their presentations in on-ground, fully virtual, or hybrid Zoom format.  At this time, due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, all meeting participants are expected to be flexible in preparing for and adjusting to on-ground, fully virtual, or hybrid annual meeting in October 2021.  All authors of accepted proposals 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.

All authors of paper and panel presentations, presiders/co-presiders are advised to read the CAAS Antiracism 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 will be treated with respect and afforded the dignity of being included in presentations and public discussions and not targeted, disrespected, or excluded. The Program Committee therefore asks authors to be mindful of the language used in preparing abstracts and papers and to take care to avoid biased phrasing and diction that are discriminatory or harmful to historically marginalized groups (be they economic, ethnic, financial, 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.

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 https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/suggestions-authors-abstracts-program-committee and https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/guidelines-authors-abstracts)
  • 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 is Monday, March 22, 2021.

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 https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/suggestions-authors-abstracts-program-committee). 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 individual proposals is Monday, March 22, 2021.

Submit here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caas2021

For further information, please contact CAAS Program Coordinator Maria S. Marsilio (marsilio@sju.edu). Please contact CAAS Webmaster (Jennifer Ranck) (webmaster@caas-cw.org) if you experience difficulties with the online forms.

PCS announces its 82nd year of arts and literary contests for Latin and Greek students

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During the dreary winter weeks of school life, the Philadelphia metropolitan area and Main Line students can conjure artwork and literary compositions commemorating the ancient Mediterranean world, in conjunction with their Latin and Greek studies.

For the February 2021 contests sponsored by The Philadelphia Classical Society and hosted by the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, K-12 students may register through their teachers or independently.

The categories for the 82nd Annual Latin Week contests include pencil and ink drawing, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting, computer drawing, sculpture, pottery, domestic and military life-size costumes, jewelry, models, storyboards, 3-D generated models, original Latin poetry and prose, English poetry and prose, and the special categories, notepad and t-shirt designs.

Directions and guidelines for all student entries are available on the Philadelphia Classical Society website (philadelphiaclassicalsociety.org).

Click here to read the full article

The cascading generosity of the Dr. Rudolph Masciantonio Fund for Classical Studies of the Philadelphia Foundation

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In mid-July, the officers of the Philadelphia Classical Society received a very special envelope from the Philadelphia Foundation.

Philadelphia Foundation President and CEO Pedro A. Ramos wrote a welcoming letter of introduction and enclosed checks to the various recipients of annual grants to support their respective efforts in promoting Classical Studies in their regions.

Click here to read the full article

LAURENTIUS ME FECIT: in memoriam CAAS Leader Dr. Lawrence E. Gaichas, emeritus Duquesne University

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Click here to read online obituary published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Please read below tribute written by Henry Bender, CAAS Treasurer

Click here to read tribute in PDF format

On August 7, 2019 Lawrence E. Gaichas passed away. For long time members of CAAS, the mention of his name brings back many decades of Larry’s meticulous and patient work to produce and maintain the Directory of College and University Classicists in the United States and Canada.

The CAAS Directory consisted of four editions. Sponsored by CAAS, each was the product of exhaustive information gathering achieved through the cooperation of Duquesne University.

The first three editions, the third of which appeared in 1992, were published by Classical World and appeared in the normal binding of the Journal.  The thickness of each Directory steadily increased. Their frequent use often led to the breaking of the gum back bindings and pages would inevitably fall out.

While 1992 edition contained about 400 email addresses, under Larry’s direction, registrations utilizing the internet, email, and surface mail, grew exponentially. In four years, the Directory more than doubled reaching a data base of over 2000 classicists.

The 1996 Fourth Edition of 336 pages featured a unique metal comb back binding making the book durable and easy to use. It took its rightful place between the Liddell and Scott and Oxford Latin Dictionary on every Classicist’s desk—a tome of contact information. Proudly on its final page appeared: LAURENTIUS ME FECIT.

Larry was a personable, steady and humorous educator whose close friend and “co-conspirator” was CAAS’ unique Jerry Clack. That duo of Larry and Jerry, the Duquesne Classics core, marked many CAAS Board meetings and social gatherings. My recollections of which go back to 1981. Larry was dependable, patient, and sensible. A gifted airplane pilot, he often flew his plane at fund raising events taking small groups airborne.  He is mourned by his large family and we, his extended CAAS family, remember him with fondness.

Henry V. Bender

St Joseph’s University

 

 

84th Earle Lecture at Hunter College – Friday May 13th (Virtual)

The Classics Program at Hunter College is pleased to announce the 84th Josephine Earle Memorial Lecture on Friday, May 13, at 5pm. The lecture is taking place virtually over Zoom. Pre-registration is required at the link below. The event will begin with a ceremony for student award ceremony and a celebration of recent graduates from Classics. The lecture will follow.

84th Josephine Earle Memorial Lecture

“Aesthetic Hierarchies in Greek Comedy”

Ralph Rosen, Professor of Classical Studies (University of Pennsylvania)

Friday, May 13, 5-7pm EDT

Register at this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tcOCprD8sHNN9TMpKixBXOiljw9H3zrag

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If the link doesn’t take you to a registration screen when you click on it, please try cutting and pasting it manually into your browser. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)

We hope to see many of you there!

CFP CAAS 2022 Annual Meeting: Deadline Extended to March 28, 2022

CAAS Program Coordinator, Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos, announces that the deadline for all individual, panel, and workshop proposals for CAAS 2022 has been extended.  The new deadline for all proposals is Monday, March 28, 2022.

The CFP for CAAS 2022 is now closed and no longer accepting submissions.

Click here to view the complete CFP details

CAAS ARC Workshop: Diversity Policies are for Everyone – Saturday, March 19, 2022 11AM EDT (virtual)

The Antiracism Committee of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States is organizing another workshop on diversity policies. Through a series of case studies, this workshop will explore ways to create and improve on diversity policies so that they can be more helpful to BIPOC students and scholars. We’ll be meeting on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11am EDT via Zoom. This workshop is free and open to anyone who registers.

If you’d like to register, you can fill out this form:  https://forms.gle/C5KMYK7nB3FQRVXr8

If you have any questions about the workshop, please email David Wright: djwrig85@gmail.com. See also attached flyer (or click on flyer image below) and share widely! Hope to see you there!

CFP: TAPA – Race and Racism: Beyond the Spectacular – Deadline February 18, 2022

Submission deadline: February 18, 2022

As previously announced, Patrice Rankine and Sasha-Mae Eccleston will serve as guest editors of a future issue of TAPA with the theme of race, racism, and Classics (issue 153:1, to appear April 2023). Their detailed call for papers, along with submission instructions, follows.

Covid-19 and the global Movement 4 Black Lives have highlighted the extent to which racism is a public health emergency whose reach extends across the Black Atlantic and far beyond. In light of these deeply imbricated developments, this volume becomes even more timely.

Race and Racism: Beyond the Spectacular

“…the “cultural logic” of lynching enables it to emerge and persist throughout the modern era because its violence “fit” within the broader, national cultural developments. This synchronicity captures why I refer to lynching as “spectacular”: the violence made certain cultural developments and tensions visible for Americans to confront.”

       Jacqueline Goldsby, A Spectacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature

The last few annual meetings of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) have been the staging ground for long overdue discussions about race and other marginalized identities within the discipline of Classics. These discussions have taken place in spectacular fashion, to borrow from Jacqueline Goldsby’s analysis of the cultural logic of lynching, a violent example of the pervasive yet less visible realities structuring American life. This heightened awareness of race and racism might be a new watershed, but it recalls the polarizing controversies that revolved around Bernal’s Black Athena during the culture wars of the 1980s and 90s. That is, having escaped notice for a time, Classical Studies is once again being made to confront its relationship to broader cultural developments. Through keynotes, presidential panels, award ceremonies, and gatherings of caucus groups, classicists have sought of late to counter the public and blatant acts of racism that have drawn the attention of outlets outside of the regular disciplinary orbit. SCS sessions such as Robin DiAngelo’s “white fragility” workshop have revealed the stability of majoritarian, white supremacist practices, exposing what minoritized members of the field have long known: spectacular acts of bigotry and endangerment are not exceptional, not a blip in the otherwise ‘civilized’ rhythms of scholarly life. They are better publicized iterations of everyday experiences.

For Classical Studies, the spectacular is also prismatic. Modern instantiations of whiteness, race, and racism project back onto the past, so that scholarship regularly and unremarkably advances the cultural logic. This logic likewise recurs in conversations about representational diversity and inclusion. The academy at large has only recently begun to systematically interrogate how professional routines normalize racism and racialize other forms of discrimination.  As a field, the Classics must also imagine a full-throated response to the realities of this discrimination in both its spectacular and mundane manifestations. 

This issue of TAPA intends to be a catalyst for transformative ideas regarding the reality of race and racism within all aspects of Greek and Roman Studies. We seek contributions that analyze and critically engage phenomena which have been considered unrelated to race, have been so familiar as to remain un-critiqued as spectacular, have not yet been brought to light, or that have tended to be avoided for being too disruptive of the disciplinary status quo. Rather than cordon off advances from other branches of scholarship, this issue welcomes reflections on Classical Studies from other disciplines. We remain attentive to the discipline’s self-declared roots in philology. But the scope of this endeavor demands that we also open ourselves up to other models of critique and to the insights that those models produce. To that end, scholars from fields with similar disciplinary trajectories, with research interests that dovetail with Classics, or whose work is assumed to have no relationship to race and/in the Classics are especially encouraged to submit papers.

We offer the following clusters of questions as non-exhaustive entry points into a longer conversation:

What, if any, is the semantic force of the term ‘Classical Studies,’ as opposed to other potential rubrics, e.g., Greek and Roman Studies, Mediterranean Studies, etc.? What is the force of ‘Classical Studies’ in relation to Indigenous Studies, Asian American Studies, Arab American Studies, Latinx Studies and so on?

Are there disciplinary transformations we might use as guides for an anti-racist restructuring of the field?

Though it is often posited as objective and therefore outside of or resistant to so-called ‘cultural difference’, how can philology and other formalisms shed the garb of objectivity to operationalize racial competence?

How has the elasticity of whiteness manifested in periods when the discipline of Classical Studies has been most self-conscious? Has the warm reception of postcolonial studies within the field obscured the relationship between Classical Studies and contemporary forms of imperial conquest, e.g., global markets, philanthropy and humanitarian relief in the Global South, and American educational expansionism?

How can critical approaches to work and other institutions—universities, prisons, the healthcare industry and so on—inform our understanding of the entanglements of our field and its practitioners? What coalitions does such an approach make possible, perhaps at both the local/regional and national levels?

Submission deadlines and instructions:

  • Articles for this issue should be submitted no earlier than August 1, 2021, and no later than February 18, 2022.
  • Submissions should be uploaded via the TAPA online submission system. Please add a note in the title field indicating that you submission is intended for this special issue.
  • Contributors should consult the current Style Sheet for Authors (revised July 13, 2021)
  • All submissions will receive double-blind refereeing as is usual for TAPA.

Digital Ancient Rome: An NEH Summer Seminar for K-12 Educators – July 18-29, 2022

Digital Ancient Rome

An NEH Summer Seminar for K-12 educators

When : July 18-29, 2022

Where: Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota


Digital Ancient Rome is an NEH Summer Seminar for K-12 educators that will give teachers an opportunity to learn about important examples of Roman art, architecture, and archaeology through a broad range of digital resources. One of the most exciting things for students who study ancient Rome is that so many physical aspects of its civilization survive to this day. It is not just an ancient history that we know through texts. The surviving material remains—small artifacts, sculpture, paintings, mosaics, public monuments, neighborhoods, and whole cities—tell a variety of stories about the ancient world, and they bring history to life in a way that students find compelling.  

Teachers in this seminar will have an opportunity to explore a broad range of digital resources—from photo archives to immersive augmented reality experiences—about the ancient Roman world. We will learn how to find and access these resources as well as how to assess their reliability. We will also dedicate time each day to reflect on and plan out how we can effectively incorporate these digital resources into our teaching. We will collaboratively design engaging lesson plans and class activities that allow us to effectively take advantage of these digital resources.

Each participant will receive a stipend of $2,200 from the NEH, which will more than cover their travel to and from St. Peter and their living expenses while participating in the seminar—note that each participant is responsible for covering their own travel expenses.

The application deadline is March 1, 2022. More information and application procedures can be found at the seminar website: https://digitalancientrome.blog.gustavus.edu/

The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) and Leigh Anne Lieberman (The Alexandria Archive Institute/Open Context). If you’ve got any questions, please feel free to contact Leigh directly (LeighLieberman@gmail.com).