The Department of Classics at Union College invites applications for a two-year appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor that will begin in September 2017. We invite applications from specialists in the history of the ancient Mediterranean world. We look for evidence of a strong interest in making interdisciplinary contributions to the curriculum (examples include, but are not limited to, the ancient economy, ancient technology and science, digital humanities, gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, religion). Teaching competencies must include Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels as well as general courses in translation. We also look for evidence of an active research program.
Union employs a trimester system, and the normal teaching load is two courses per term. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is to increase diversity, and support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please also convey how your teaching and scholarship might support Union’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Further information about Union College may be found at http://www.union.edu.
Please send by email, as a single PDF file, a c.v., cover letter, sample course syllabi, and writing sample to Leahanna Pelish, Administrative Assistant, Department of Classics: email@example.com. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by email to this same address. Review of applications will begin on January 15th and will continue until the position is filled. We will not interview at the annual meeting of the SCS. We anticipate conducting first-round interviews via Skype. Questions may be directed to Stacie Raucci (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Department of Classics.
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social, and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social, and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, and veteran status.
The History Department at St. Mary's College of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ancient History starting August 2017. The field of expertise is open, but the successful candidate should be able to teach a variety of courses in Ancient and Late Antiquity Mediterranean culture and history. PhD in hand by start of contract. Teaching experience preferred. Experience in designing, building, and implementing digital history projects is a plus.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary's faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and curriculum development, including course releases for pre-tenure faculty and leaves for tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary's College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that addresses how the applicant's teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of recommendation. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/38470. Questions may be directed to Dr. Adriana Brodsky, Chair, at email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Visit our website: www.smcm.edu/hr
Contact:Dr. Adriana Brodsky
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Online App. Form: http://apply.interfolio.com/38470
St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
STUDY IN GREECE 2017-2018
ASCSA PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS
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 135 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.
Membership application to the ASCSA must be made online at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr at the same time you apply to any outside funding organization for work at the School.
FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA
(FULL ACADEMIC YEAR)
REGULAR MEMBER FELLOWSHIPS: Up to twelve fellowships are available for the School’s Regular Members. Fellowships provide a stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall on the School grounds and waiver of School fees. Regular Member fellowships are awarded for the entire nine-month program. All awards are made on the recommendation of the Committee on Admissions and Fellowships and are based on the results of the qualifying examinations and materials submitted with the application.
Advanced Fellowships awarded by the School: the Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in art and architecture of antiquity; the Gorham Phillips Stevens Fellowship in the history of architecture; the Ione Mylonas Shear Fellowship in Mycenaean archaeology or Athenian architecture and/or archaeology; the Homer A. and Dorothy B. Thompson Fellowship in the study of pottery; and three Fellowships unrestricted as to field: the Edward Capps, the Doreen Canaday Spitzer, and the Eugene Vanderpool Fellowships. DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15.
FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS OR POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS)
ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (AIA) ANNA C. AND OLIVER C. COLBURN FELLOW: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s whose field is classical archaeology. Contact the AIA, Boston, MA for information. Applications completed on website: www.archaeological.org. Stipend of $5,500. Next competition is 2018-2019 academic year.
THE HENRY S. ROBINSON CORINTH RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidate or Ph.D. for research on a doctoral dissertation or primary publication specifically on Corinth, requiring the use of the resources, archaeological site, and collections at the ASCSA excavations at Ancient Corinth. Open to all nationalities. The Robinson Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another School fellowship. One or more grants for up to three months, maximum amount of stipend is $4,000. School fees are waived. Next competition is 2018-2019 academic year.
TRAVELING AND EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDY
OSCAR pursue work through trips to sites, museums, or repositories of materials of interest to the Fellow's studies. To be announced.
COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE, Program of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC): Short-term fellowships for Greek nationals and scholars to pursue research in Turkey under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT). Stipend of $250 per week plus up to $500 for travel expenses. Send applications to ASCSA. DEADLINE: MARCH 15.
MELLON MEDITERRANEAN REGIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (CAORC): US citizen, Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D., researching in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Fellowship program funded by the Mellon Foundation. Consult CAORC website for application and deadline: www.caorc.org.
MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC): Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars with research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences requiring travel to several countries with an American overseas research center. Consult CAORC website for application and deadline: www.caorc.org.
THE PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Regular members and Student Associate members already attending the School for the entire academic year. Grant of $1,000 or grants of lesser amounts. School fees are waived. The purpose is to allow individuals to travel in Greece and Magna Graeca to conduct a research project during the current academic year from September 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017. DEADLINE: MARCH 1.
FUNDING FOR SENIOR SCHOLARS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA
NEH FELLOWSHIPS: Awards for postdoctoral scholars and professionals in the humanities. Terms: Two to four fellowships, five to ten months in duration. Maximum stipend for a five-month project, $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. School fees are waived. U.S. citizens or foreign nationals being U.S. residents for three years before application deadline. Applicants must hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of application. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2017.
ASCSA programs are generally open to qualified students and scholars at colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada; restrictions may apply for specific fellowships and programs. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership.
Request for Proposals: Scott R. Jacobs Fund.
The purpose of the fund is to support Studies on Alexander the Great in North America. Subjects of the proposals must concentrate on Alexander, his context (Macedonia or the Fourth Century B.C.E) or his legacy in the Ancient World. Grants will be made to support research, research travel, as well as travel for the presentation of papers at recognized scholarly conferences or occasionally whole sessions at recognized scholarly conferences. Proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications: Applications will be taken from doctoral students and junior faculty, with exceptions made based on the quality of the proposal, fund requests and overall number of qualified applicants.
Applications: Applications will be reviewed twice, annually, and are due April 1st or November 1st. Applications must include a Curriculum Vitae, Proposal with bibliography, and a Budget for the requested funds. Only applications that are complete by the due dates will be considered. A particular project will be considered only once by the Committee, and candidates may make only one application in any given year.
Applications will be distributed to the Committee members electronically. Committee members will deliberate and rate the applications on their own and communicate decisions to one another by e-mail. All decisions will be by simple majority. In the event of a tie, the proposal shall not be funded. All decisions made by the Committee will be final. The Committee is not required to explain or justify its decision to candidates.
Grants: The grants will vary in size depending on the project proposal and need. However, consideration of all grants is made on the basis of quality.
Announcements: The call for proposals will be made in the Association of Ancient Historians Newsletter and on the AAH announcement e-mail list. Notification of the grants themselves will be made to the applicants no later than April 15th or November 15th, depending on the cycle in which the proposals were made. Announcement of the recipients will be made in the AAH Newsletter and on the AAH electronic announcements.
Numa, Numa: The Life and Afterlife of the Second King of Rome
13-14 October, 2017. Ann Arbor MI
Organizers: Celia E. Schultz (University of Michigan) and Mark R. Silk (Trinity College)
This conference aims to help correct modern scholarship’s oversight of the second king of Rome, Numa Pompilius – the foundational figure of Roman religion who also enjoyed a remarkably long, varied, and rich nachleben in Western thought, literature, and art.
From the first century BCE into the nineteenth century, Numa personified the good monarch and emblemized how religion should (or, in the case of early Latin Christian intellectuals, should not) function in society. His paramour, the divine nymph Egeria, became the ideal for a male leader’s female helpmeet and advisor. Numa appears in genres as disparate as Italian Renaissance and early modern French works on political theory; at least two seventeenth-century operas; paintings by Poussin and Lorain; poems by Milton, Byron, and Tennyson; letters of John Adams; a late eighteenth-century novel by the French writer J.P.C. de Florian, and the important nineteenth-century Icelandic poem, Numa Rimur. We hope to attract papers representing the fields of Classics, Comparative Literature, Political Science, Religion, Art History, and Music.
Among the subjects the conference will address are:
1. The light Numa’s biography sheds on early Italic religion.
2. Numa as a model of the good Roman emperor.
3. Numa the bête noir of the Latin church fathers.
4. How medieval and Renaissance humanists rehabilitated Numa as the father of civil religion.
5. The use of Numa to criticize Christianity in the republican tradition.
6. Numa as an exemplar for the papacy in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and for Enlightenment monarchy.
7. The liaison of Numa and Egeria in art, poetry, and fiction.
We invite abstracts (500 words) for papers that will last 25 minutes. Abstracts should to be sent as email attachments to the conference account (email@example.com) by 15 February, 2017. Notifications will be sent out no later than 15 March, 2017.
Confirmed speakers are Christopher Smith (British School at Rome), John J. Martin (History, Duke University), F. Jackson Bryce (Classics, Carleton College), Arelene Saxonhouse (Political Science, University of Michigan), Sara Ahbel-Rappe (Classical Studies, University of Michigan), Parrish Wright (Interdepartmental Program in Greek and Roman History, University of Michigan), Celia Schultz (Classical Studies, University of Michigan), Mark Silk (Religion, Trinity College), Jean-Marc Kehres (Language and Culture Studies, Trinity College).
The American Schools of Oriental Research is seeking papers for the panel, “New Research in Pre-Islamic Central Asia” to be held at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) in Boston, MA from 15-18 November 2017 (http://www.asor.org/am/index.html).
Paper proposals are currently open until the final deadline of 15 February 2017.
The panel looks broadly at the changing human landscape of Central Asia, where urbanism and nomadism coincided for millennia. We focus on the modern countries of Afghanistan, eastern Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, encompassing the Achaemenid, Hellenistic, nomadic, Kushan, Sasanid, Hephthalite, and Turkic periods. The increasing volume of new archaeological and textual information (ostraka, inscriptions &.) unearthed each year has provided the opportunity to further our understanding of this complex region. It allows new questions to be asked and long running assumptions to be challenged about the nature of Central Asia in Antiquity. How did the frequent political upheavals and the movement of goods, peoples, and ideas affect cultural continuity? Has the lack of political continuity created common characteristics among the seemingly different cultures? This panel seeks to explore these issues and invites contributions from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to Archaeology, Art History, History, Indology, Central Asian, Middle Eastern, and Near Eastern studies, Numismatics, and Sinology. Papers exploring aspects of Central Asia within the period running from the mid-1st millennium BCE to the mid-1st millennium CE are particularly welcome, but papers relating to earlier periods will certainly be considered.
Please note that Professional Membership in ASOR and Registration for the Annual Meeting are prerequisite for participation and for submitting an abstract.
Contact Information: Professor Jeffrey D. Lerner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Power Couple: Attic Comedy and Historiography
Organizer Refereed Panel for the SCS Meeting of January 2018, in Boston, MA.
Attic Comedy and Historiography thematize the question of power in all its forms: both genres analyze rhetorical power, imperial power, mythical and divine power, the power (or powerlessness) of the law, the power of the reputation or charisma of politicians, leaders, generals, or kings, and diverse other themes of this kind. Thoroughgoing connections may also be observed between comic and historiographic ways of approaching power, as each genre stakes out a variety of positions on the continuously roiling competition for power that was necessarily a main concern of their shared audience(s). Both genres play, for example, on their audience’s love of empire, vulnerability to demagogues, or disapproval of female authority.
We welcome papers that explore more fully the relation between the treatments of power found in Attic comedy and historiography. For instance, we encourage papers that address the relationships between how the two genres treat the following themes:
- the power of language: for example, the power of insult and abuse, of stereotypes, of deception, of refusing to communicate, of messengers
- the power of demagoguery and/or of personality
- the power of the past and/or of memory
- the power of sudden changes, reversals, of new ideas, of criticism
- the power of myth, of the divine, of oracles, or of divine law
- the power of physical violence; soft and hard power
the power of legitimate and illegitimate use of legal procedures and trials
- the power of material objects, of symbolic objects, of visualization of objects
- the power of money, or of the desire for money
- the power of cities or empires; of particular wars or war in general
We are seeking papers that go beyond comparative examination of how the two genres treat power to investigate the relations between comedic and historiographic treatments of power in fifth- and fourth- century Athens. Papers should also show awareness of the events, experiences, social factors, and attitudes that allowed comedy and historiography to offer related presentations of power to their ancient Athenian audiences.
Freedom of speech is under increasing attack worldwide. Analysis of how comedy and historiography interacted to examine and respond to political, social, and military power in a democratic setting is therefore very timely. Abstracts should explain the main arguments of a paper that will last no more than 20 minutes. They will be refereed by the organizers and two anonymous readers. Anonymous initial abstracts of 300 words or less should be submitted as email attachments to email@example.com. The subject line of the email should be the title of the panel.
The deadline for submission is February 24, 2017.
The Art of Biography in Antiquity
Sponsored by the International Plutarch Society. Organized by Jeffrey Beneker, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
This panel takes its title and its inspiration from the late Tomas Hägg’s last book (Cambridge 2012), a learned study that surveys the expansive tradition of biographical writing in both Greek and Latin. Following Professor Hägg’s approach, we aim to explore features of the biographical tradition that cut across linguistic, cultural, generic, and chronological boundaries. To that end, we welcome papers on the development, form, and content of ancient biographical writing, whether or not that writing appears in formal biographies. We encourage panelists to focus on comparative studies or works of particular authors, as well as papers that deal with the intersection of biography and other genres, such as historiography, rhetoric, poetry, and philosophy. Our overarching goal is to assemble a collection of papers that explores all aspects of the ancient biographical tradition.
Abstracts should be sent electronically, in MS Word format or PDF, to Jeffrey Beneker (firstname.lastname@example.org). In preparing the abstract, please follow the formatting guidelines for individual abstracts that appear on the Society for Classical Studies web site (classicalstudies.org), and plan for a paper that takes no more than 20 minutes to deliver. Abstracts will be judged anonymously. Membership in the International Plutarch Society is not required for participation in this panel, but all presenters must be members of the SCS. The deadline is March 1, 2017.
Teaching Leaders and Leadership through Classics
A Virtual Conference
Sunoikisis Ancient Leadership
May 8-22, 2017
This conference aims at exploring and developing the ways that the study of classical antiquity has been, can be, and should be used as a platform for leadership education in the 21st century. As universities place greater and greater emphasis on their mission to develop students as future leaders, the field of classical studies can become central to the study of leadership and the education of leaders. The primary texts and artifacts we study are often about, for, or by the leaders of their times. Our discipline’s emphasis on textual and visual analysis, narrative, and cultural history aids students in developing the skills of empathy, contextual intelligence, and critical thinking that are the most essential for the success of leaders. We hope that this conference will lead to the development of a new discipline of humanistic leadership studies, with classics leading the vanguard.
This conference will focus on two broad research questions: (1) how can the ancient world improve our appreciation of leadership in general and (2) in what ways does studying the ancient world actually train someone to be a leader? We seek submissions from scholars, teachers, and students who share an interest in ancient leadership writ large: individuals with experience or interest in teaching about leadership in antiquity, as well as those who, through classroom activities, assignments, or other means, attempt to foster leadership skills in their students by means of the study of the ancient world. Our goal is for this conference to become a resource for classics instructors who would like to include leadership development in their future teaching.
- We seek contributions addressing the following questions:
When we say we are teaching “ancient leadership” or “leadership in the ancient world”, what do we mean?
- How does teaching leadership through classics differ from leadership education available through other channels, from business courses, to military training, to self-help books, to mentoring, etc.? For example, does classics offer anything to leadership education that any other humanities discipline or interdisciplinary field does not? If so, how much of this is a function of the specific properties of ancient sources, of the history of the discipline of classics, of the role of classics in the modern academy, etc.? How, to what extent, and when should the study of ancient leadership engage with these other modes of leadership education?
- What was successful or unsuccessful about the Fall 2016 Sunoikisis Ancient Leadership course? How can we improve this course for the future, increase the available course materials, and expand the community of participants? What other leadership courses in classics and humanities have been successful, and why? (We are interested in both faculty and student perspectives.)
- What are the ways we can foster leadership development in classical studies courses through syllabus design, classroom activities, field trips (e.g. museums, theater, study abroad), and/or assignments?
- What are the ethical responsibilities we have as leadership educators, and how might those responsibilities affect the material we choose to teach or the ways in which we teach it? What can we learn from ancient educators and advisors of leaders (Aristotle, Seneca, Pliny, Dio of Prusa, etc.) about how to channel theoria within the academy into praxis outside it?
- What are productive, responsible, and rigorous ways of making connections between ancient leadership and 21st century leadership? How do we model that process for our students, and how to we get them to move beyond simple comparisons?
Virtual Conference Format:
This conference, like the the Sunoikisis Ancient Leadership course, will be a digital, virtual, open access event. We have chosen to use a virtual format for several reasons: lower costs for participants and organizers; reduced environmental impact; greater accessibility to a global audience, especially those who cannot normally attend a physical conference on account of limited mobility or limited resources; more open dissemination of ideas; and more opportunity for thoughtful, productive discussion. We are adapting the model of the nearly carbon-neutral (NCN) conference developed by the University of California-Santa Barbara’s Environmental Humanities Institute (see here: http://ehc.english.ucsb.edu/?page_id=12687).
The conference will exist as a website, which will launch on May 8, 2017, and will be available after the end of the conference period on May 22, 2017. Contributions will consist of pre-recorded 15-17 minute video presentations; participants are encouraged, though not required, to submit a full text of their presentation to facilitate discussion and future reference. These will be organized into panel sub-pages, with each panel containing 3-5 videos. Each panel will have a discussion feed, which will be open from May 8-22 to pre-registered participants. Contributors will be expected to engage in the discussion feeds throughout the conference period. We also plan to have occasional synchronous discussions via Google Hangouts during the conference. Individuals whose abstracts are accepted will be given technical support for recording and uploading submissions.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should submitted no later than March 18, 2017 to email@example.com. Any questions about the conference can also be directed to this email.
The Rutgers University Archaeological Field School in Italy (in operation since 2012) is accepting applications for undergrad and grad students from all universities and colleges in the US and Canada. http://fieldschool.rutgers.edu. The field school is currently excavating a Roman villa approximately 40 miles from Rome in the scenic Sabine Hills. Undergrad students can earn 6 credits, and grad students 3 or 6 credits. Students work weekdays and can go to Rome or elsewhere in Italy during the weekends. The date of the field school for 2017 will be from July 9 to August 5. Application deadline is March 1, but that date may be extended. Please contact Prof. Gary D. Farney for more information or queries (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) has opened the application session for the first available projects in the next field school season in 2017.
The available projects/courses take place at different excavation sites and historic places in Bulgaria and Republic of Macedonia related to all major cultures and civilizations that once existed in the Balkans; starting with the first Neolithic farmers in Europe and Europe's first civilization in the Copper Age, the collapsing Late Bronze Age civilizations of the Aegean, followed by the Ancient Greek, Thracian, Roman, Byzantine, Bulgarian, and Ottoman civilizations. Along with the excavation projects, there are conservation workshops/courses currently available on ancient Greek pottery, Roman and Late Antique pottery and glassware, mosaics and wall-paintings based on work with authentic artifacts.
New projects in maritime archaeology, vernacular Balkan architecture, conservation of artifacts in Greece, as well as a new Roman dig in Montenegro will be available in the upcoming weeks. Be sure to check out our website at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org for news, exciting surprises and great deals for the new season!
Academic credits are available upon request to students participating in the BHFS through our academic partners in EU, USA and Canada.
Got Latin? Got Greek?
Linguistic preparation is crucial for success in many fields of graduate study. Students must command the languages of their primary sources in order to pursue valid research. But the opportunity to establish the competence in Ancient Greek or Latin needed for graduate work in Classics or related fields doesn’t always open up early enough within undergraduate programs. The Department of Classical Studies of Loyola University Chicago now offers a Post-Baccalaureate program so that students who have completed bachelor’s degrees may build the proficiency their further careers demand. Coursework at the post-baccalaureate level also introduces some of the scholarship of Classical texts in which graduate study engages. Post-Baccalaureate students become able to clarify their professional goals while they sharpen their technical skills and become better qualified to advance on the path they choose.
Loyola’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program in Classical Studies is shaped in terms of competence attained, rather than a fixed period of study. The Certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete two semesters totaling 18 “target” credit-hours at the 300-level in both Classical languages with a GPA of 3.0 in the program. “Target” study in these two semesters should include at least 6 credit-hours in 300-level ancient Greek author-courses and at least 6 credit-hours in 300-level Latin author-courses. We recognize some students will have attained intermediate or advanced competence in both languages before their post-baccalaureate study and will need only two semesters of target-level work; some may have had the opportunity to become proficient in one Classical language but have weaker preparation in the other; some may need to begin their study of both languages and will need additional coursework to complete the Certificate. Our program will meet you where you are in your own career of study, and work with you to bring your skills and knowledge up to the next stage.
Faculty in the Department hold Ph.D.s in Classical Studies from top-ranked North American and British universities. Their research specialties include Greek and Roman literature, history, religion, and archaeology; papyrology; textual criticism; feminist approaches to the Classics; and literary theory. Individual students’ curriculums will be determined in collaboration with the Department’s Post-Baccalaureate Program Director. To learn more, please visit our web-pages at www.luc.edu/classicalstudies. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Greg Dobrov, the Post-Baccalaureate Program Director (email@example.com).
Candidates for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Classical Studies should have:
Bachelor’s degree in hand at the time of matriculation in the program and, normally, a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
They should submit in their applications:
official transcripts for all undergraduate-level study pursued to date
a well-thought-out statement of purpose explaining how the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate fits in their projected career of study
a list of courses taken at the undergraduate level in Classical Studies or related fields, forming a basis for their projected career of study
two letters of recommendation from instructors in Classical Studies or related fields who have worked with them
in the case of candidates for whom English is not a first language, TOEFL results
On-line applications can be submitted at www.luc.edu/gpem; inquiries GradApp@luc.edu.
Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean World,
A Brill Companion to Classical Studies Series
Series Editor: Lee L. Brice
Aims and Scope
The aim of the series is to publish high-quality, useful volumes each focused on a specific topic related to warfare in the ancient Mediterranean world. Where appropriate, volume coverage should include the eastern Mediterranean, including Assyria, Persia, Anatolia the Levant, and Egypt as well as Greece and Rome. The intended audience includes scholarly specialist and non specialists. Topics already published or in process include insurgency and terrorism, dealing with defeat, women and warfare, discipline, asymmetric warfare, and Late Antiquity. We are seeking new proposals on a variety of topics covering a wide range of issues and methodologies. Specific topics we are interested in include reception, military historiography, medicine/death, Persia, Hellenistic world, archaeology/material culture and warfare, auxilia, the Pax Romana, Animals and war, Navies, and peace, but we welcome proposals on any appropriate topic.
Submission of Proposals
Proposals on any appropriate topic are welcome for consideration. Proposals may have one or more editors, who will be responsible for finding contributors. Since these are edited volumes proposals need to include volume organization, contributors and paragraph length abstracts of proposed chapters. Volumes are typically 400-450 pages (around 144,000 words) with twelve-sixteen contributors. Contributing authors should be sought widely (not only Anglo-American scholars), but all final chapters must be submitted in English. Proposals are first screened by the series editor who evaluates their pertinence and quality. If the proposal is deemed ready and will make a useful contribution to the series, then the proposal will be reviewed by an outside reader. If accepted, the editor will be invited to proceed with the manuscript which is, ideally, due eighteen months later. All manuscripts go through peer-review once submitted.
Questions and Submissions
If you have questions about potential topics, would like more information, or wish to submit a proposal please contact Lee L. Brice via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Journal of Ancient History is now accepting submissions.
Aims and Scope:
The Journal of Ancient History aims to provide a forum for scholarship covering all aspects of ancient history and culture from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity (roughly the ninth century BCE through the sixth century CE). The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles concerning the history and historiography (ancient and modern) of the ancient Mediterranean world and of neighboring civilizations in their relations with it. The journal is open to submissions in disciplines closely related to ancient history, including epigraphy, numismatics, religion and law.
Please see our website for submission information:
De Gruyter is pleased to announce the Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History. Please visit our website: www.degruyter.com/janeh/
JANEH is an international, double blind peer reviewed journal that will be published by De Gruyter twice a year beginning in 2014. The first issue will be freely available online for 6 months after its publication.
Aims and scope:
The Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History seeks to encourage and stimulate the study of the history of the ancient Near East, which is broadly defined to include areas from Iran to the western Anatolian coast and the Black Sea to Southern Arabia from its prehistoric foundations to the Late Antique period. The journal is also interested in interactions with other regions and cultures, such as Ancient Egypt, the Mediterranean World, the Indian Ocean and Central Asia. Articles may focus on any aspect of history (political, social, economic, cultural, intellectual, etc.) and of modern historiography. The journal seeks to integrate the study of the ancient Near East firmly in the historical discipline in general and encourages its authors to take into account current methodological debates and approaches.
Founding Editor: Marc Van De Mieroop, Columbia University
Editor: Steven J. Garfinkle, Western Washington University
Lucinda Dirven, Universiteit Amsterdam
Michael Kozuh, Auburn University
Jacob Lauinger, Johns Hopkins University
Karen Radner, University College London
Francesca Rochberg, University of California, Berkeley
The editors are pleased to invite submissions. Submissions are accepted in English, French, and German. Information for authors is included on our website.
In addition to the aims and scope above, JANEH seeks to provide a timely venue for scholarly publication in the history of the ancient Near East. In most cases, the time from submission to final editorial decision will not exceed 70 days.
JANEH will be published online and in print. For submissions following the inaugural issue, articles will be published online immediately after final acceptance and the editorial process is complete, and they will enter the queue for print publication.We look forward to your participation!