The 110th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South will be held Wednesday-Saturday, April 2-5, 2014 in Waco, Texas, at the Hilton Waco and Courtyard by Marriott Hotels, at the invitation of the Baylor University. Information about the meeting, including hotel rates and registration, are available here.
The 113th annual meeting of CAMWS will take place at the Holiday Inn in Kitchener, Ontario, Thursday, April 6th, 2017 –through Saturday April 8th, 2017 at the invitation of the University of Waterloo.
Joel Christensen of the University of Texas, San Antonio is the new book review editor for The Classical Journal. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks to John Marincola of Florida State University for his many years of good work as book review editor.
Posted on December 10, 2013
Open to those preparing for Latin teacher certification. APA membership is not required.
For more information, please visit: http://apaclassics.org/awards-and-fellowships/2013/2013-zeph-stewart-latin-teacher-training-award
Posted on December 5, 2013
The last national survey of Latin students and teachers was conducted in the 1920s by the American Classical League. The National Latin Survey, conducted by Teachers College at Columbia University, will be the first of its kind to scientifically collect data on what students and teachers want from Latin class. This will provide teachers with the information to design classes that will best serve unique learning objectives of Latin students. The purpose of this study is to survey middle and high school students and teachers all across the United States and find out the many different reasons why people study and teach Latin. To access the survey, please click one of the links below:
The immediate goal of the project is to survey approximately 1,200 Latin teachers and 4,100 Latin students. (These numbers may increase to ensure proper sampling.) The long-term goals of the project are to produce at least two reports describing the findings; one report will be a full needs analysis study including all the statistical formulae for the applied linguistics community and the other report will be written for an audience of Latin teachers with no knowledge of statistics. These reports will be submitted to peer-reviewed journals and be made available to the public for free on the project website.
Thank you very much for your help and time in learning more about the Latin community! To participate and learn more, please go to www.NationalLatinSurvey.com
Posted on November 30, 2013
This is the 18th Annual Classics Graduate Student Colloquium at the University of Virginia, March 22nd, 2014. The margins of the ancient world are places at once extra-ordinary and at the heart of daily life. From Odysseus’ wanderings beyond the streams of Ocean, to the accounts by historians and ethnographers of far-off people and places, to Lucian’s outer space journey and the cosmic visions of Plato, Cicero, and Seneca, the outer boundaries of the known world held a deep fascination for the ancients. At the same time, the interplay between margin and center played a significant role in fashioning identity: whether provincial styles of art, the inscriptions of slaves and freedmen, or poets and philosophers who define themselves against a dominant tradition, voices on the periphery can seem both to challenge and affirm the center. How do we trace the dynamics of these interactions? Does the margin necessarily reinforce the center even as it strives to distinguish itself? Conversely, how does the center use the periphery in its self-definition? This colloquium will explore marginality in its geographical, architectural, physical, social, religious, and literary dimensions. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Erich S. Gruen of the University of California, Berkeley. We are interested in papers that examine the dynamic relationship between periphery and center in a wide variety of contexts and disciplines.
Topics and areas of investigation include (but are not limited to):
Papers should be 15-20 minutes in length. Send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Timothy Brannelly (email@example.com) by January 15th, 2014.
Posted on November 28, 2013
Please take a moment to complete the webform above and estimate the number of students you plan to enter. This will enable us to estimate the number of booklets to distribute. Registered teachers will receive information at the e-mail address recorded here (as things do change...), and will receive further links for contest submissions.
Posted on November 16th, 2013
The Vergilian Society is soliciting proposals for the Twenty-First Annual Symposium Cumanum, to take place at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma at the end of June, 2015. We will consider a proposal on any theme pertaining to Virgil and his times, although preference may be given to a subject that has not been treated recently. Descriptions of recent symposia can be found on the Vergilian Society website, at http://www.vergiliansociety.org/symposium_cumanum/publications_previous_symposia/ .
Posted on November 6th, 2013
This six-week program is designed to provide qualified graduate students, mature undergraduates, and middle school, high school, and two-year college teachers with a well-founded understanding of the growth and development of the city of Rome through a careful study of material remains and literary sources.
The program will run June 16 to July 25, 2014. For the 2014 program year, the organizers have made every effort to reduce costs to participants and to enhance their interaction with the intellectual community of the Academy. The overall cost of the program represents a 15% decrease from the previous program year. The application deadline is January 20, 2014. Scholarship opportunities are available from both the Academy and CAMWS.
Posted on November 6th, 2013
We are pleased to announce that the fifth issue of /I Quaderni del Ramo d'Oro/ -- the on-line journal of the Center for Anthropology of the Ancient World (University of Siena, Italy) -- is now available at the address http://www.qro.unisi.it.
Posted on November 2nd, 2013
Greek Studies On Site offers a series of seminars to take place in Athens, Greece, in the summer of 2014:
Programs are open to students of Classics, Philosophy, History, and related disciplines, as well as adult learners with an interest in Ancient Greek culture.
All seminars meet both indoors and out, with many sessions taking place in archaeological sites and museums.
For more information please visit www.greekstudiesonsite.com
Posted on October 31st, 2013
For Fall 2014, on the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy (Aug 29 to Nov 17, 2014) Mario Erasmo, Professor of Classics (firstname.lastname@example.org), will guide students in 2 courses through ancient, medieval, renaissance and Baroque sites. In CLAS4380/6380: Death: Antiquity And Its Legacy (3 credit hours), students study ancient funerary ritual, necropolis and burial sites, and funerary monuments in Rome, Tarquinia, Cortona, Naples, Pompeii, Paestum, Orvieto, and Siena. Follow in the footsteps of 18th and 19th century Grand Tour visitors to Italy in CLAS4390/6390: The Grand Tour: Visions and Revisions of Classical Antiquity (3 credit hours) and study the legacy of ancient monuments and sites in Rome, Florence, Pompeii, Paestum, and weekly fieldtrips to sites in Tuscany and Umbria. Students may take an additional 2 to 3 courses for a total of 12 or 15 credit hours. Financial assistance is available. Visit http://franklin.uga.edu/cortona/ for more information and program application (Due April 15, 2014).
Posted on October 27th, 2013
The Vergilian Society invites applications for the direction of classical summer programs for 2015 and beyond.
Posted on October 14th, 2013
The University of Tennessee's Department of Classics is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Undergraduate Classics Research Conference. The conference will be held February 8, 2014, and we are currently calling for submissions from interested undergraduates throughout North America. This conference will pertain to a wide variety of topics concerning the classical world. Paper sessions will be divided by theme based on the topics of the papers accepted. Abstracts will be considered from any discipline within classical studies (archaeology, history, philology, etc.) or a related field. Examples range from an analysis of the rhetoric of a Demosthenic speech to a report of the findings of a current excavation to a commentary on the hybridization of style in Pompeian wall painting (this is not an exhaustive list).
Papers should take no more than fifteen minutes to present (with five additional minutes for Q&A afterwards). Audio-visual equipment will be available for presenters. Abstracts of no more than 250 words double-spaced are should be submitted by November 15, 2013 to Bethany Good, at email@example.com. Please see the webpage (http://classics.utk.edu/ugcc.php) for additional submission instructions. Notifications of acceptance will be sent on December 2, 2013. Travel grants will be provided to select students on a competitive basis. Please direct any inquiries to Bethany Good at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on October 11th, 2013
For more information, please visit: http://www.vergiliansociety.org/tours/2014-2015-tours/
Posted on October 3rd, 2013
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research, 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, over 130 years later, 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 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 Greek world after the end of antiquity.
Posted on September 25th, 2013
The 14th International Congress of FIEC http://fiec2014.sciencesconf.org/?lang=en, of which CAMWS is a member, will take place in Bordeaux from August 25-30, 2014. The deadline for submission of abstracts http://apaclassics.org/index.php/apa_blog/apa_blog_entry/4022/ for that meeting is next Monday (September 30).
Posted on September 25th, 2013
The Committee on Classical Tradition and Reception (COCTR) has issued a call for proposals http://apaclassics.org/index.php/apa_blog/apa_blog_entry/4282 from members interested in organizing its panel at the 2015 meeting in New Orleans.
Posted on September 18, 2013
Posted on September 16, 2013
Visit http://www.ascaniusyci.org/scribo for samples of past entries, sample project ideas, detailed rules, and to register!
Posted on September 13, 2013
Location: Athens, Greece
Deadline: November 15, 2013
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) invites applications for the position of Director of the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory of Archaeological Science (WL). The primary responsibility of the director of WL is, in consultation with ASCSA officials and the WL advisory committee, to develop and implement research goals for the laboratory and to oversee its day-to-day operation. This is a fulltime position and requires significant experience in the archaeological sciences, especially as they relate to Mediterranean archaeology, and administrative skills. The position reports to the Director of ASCSA and is a member of the senior academic and administrative staff in Athens. Salary and benefits are commensurate with rank and experience. Term beginning July 14, 2014 to be negotiated (normally three-year renewable).
At time of application candidates are required to have 1) a Ph.D. in archaeological science or a related field; 2) research and laboratory experience in the archaeological sciences, especially in bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology, or environmental sciences; 3) an established publication record in archaeological science; and 4) a strong record of external funding.
Posted on September 9, 2013
Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Harry Wilks, the Vergilian Society is pleased to be able to offer one or two seed grants for summer of 2014, to bring a group of secondary students to the Harry Wilks Study Center at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma, Italy. The grants will cover room and board at the Harry Wilks Study Center at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma, outside Naples, for a teacher and group of students for a week of summer study in Italy. The administrative staff of the villa will assist in arranging visits to a selection of Greek and Roman sites in the Naples area (including Pompeii); Rome is easily accessible as well, should the group wish to extend their stay. The sites to be visited can be customized according to the interests of each group, with the understanding that the focus will be the ancient Greek and Roman world.
Grants will be in the amount of $3,750 for a group of twelve students or less, $5,500 for thirteen through eighteen students, and $7,500 for nineteen or more. These seed grants are not intended to cover full expenses, but instead to start the process by which the group will end up at the villa. The expectation is that the successful applicant will raise the air fare and tour costs within Italy through a combination of parental contribution and fundraising activities.
The Vergilian Society welcomes applications from the full range of secondary school teachers interested in the language and culture of antiquity, including but not restricted to history, social sciences, philosophy, theology, studio art, architecture and art history as well as Latin or Greek. While some preference may be given to a teacher taking a Latin class and/or to a group from a school that will be making its first visit to the villa, any secondary teacher with a serious interest in the ancient world is encouraged to apply. Successful applicants and their schools will be expected to join the Vergilian Society if they are not already members.
The application form can be downloaded here or from the Vergilian Society website at http://www.vergiliansociety.org/. The application deadline is October 15, 2013. Applicants are encouraged to begin early and to work with the second vice president for secondary schools, Chris Ann Mateo (email@example.com), in preparing their paperwork.
The application form should be sent electronically to the president of the Vergilian Society, Craig Kallendorf, at firstname.lastname@example.org.