Announcements

 

 

 

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies
Deadline: March 1


The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks an established scholar with extensive experience in Greece for the position of the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies. The Mellon Professor organizes and conducts the academic program of the School in collaboration with the Director and the Assistant Director and must be able to provide a graduate-level introduction to the sites, monuments, museums and topography of Greece as well as advise students of the School in their research. In addition, as one of the officers of the School, the Mellon Professor participates in the operations of the School.


The appointment is for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2017. Salary commensurate with rank and experience. Benefits include pension contribution, health insurance, travel budget, and housing on campus. The incumbent is not seeking a second term. The deadline for application is March 1, 2016. Send a letter of application detailing qualifications for the position as well as
experience in Greece, research and pedagogical agendas, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to

 

Professor Peter Krentz, Chair, Committee on Personnel, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6 - 8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232.

 

Submit all application materials online at: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/application-for-ascsa-mellon-professor/


ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.


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 or application for employment.

 

 


 

 

 

Bethel University announces a search for a full-time, three-year position on our faculty, combining a teaching load in ancient/medieval history with the development and implementation of a new program in Digital Humanities. The position will begin in Fall 2016.

 

Responsibilities:

Teach seven courses or equivalent per year. Coordination of the digital humanities major from proposal to possible implementation, including course development, student recruiting, internship supervision, and grant writing. Teaching assignments may include courses in digital humanities, ancient and medieval history, and a team-taught course in Bethel’s general education curriculum. General faculty responsibilities include student advising as well as department and committee assignments.

 

Requirements:

Expertise, vision, and leadership necessary to develop a proposal for a new undergraduate major in digital humanities. Candidates must be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the university. They must demonstrate the ability to contribute to Bethel’s anti-racism efforts and cross-cultural understanding. A PhD in History or a related field and demonstrated teaching ability in ancient and medieval history are required. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

For more information about the department's vision for the position, please visit https://bethelhistory.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/were-hiring/

 

Questions:

Academic Affairs 
College of Arts & Sciences 
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive 
St. Paul, MN 55112 
651.638.6367 
cas-facultyapp@bethel.edu

 

Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,300 students from 48 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with an additional seminary location in San Diego, California, and a satellite location in Bloomington, Minnesota, Bethel offers bachelor's and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. Educationally excellent classroom-based and online programs equip graduates to make exceptional contributions in life-long service to God and the world.

 

Bethel employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, or disability. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

 


 

 

 

STUDY IN GREECE 2016-2017
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 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.

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)

ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS: Several fellowships for the full academic year at the School with a stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees are available to students who have completed the Regular Program or one year as a Student Associate Member and plan to return to the School to pursue independent research, usually for their Ph.D. dissertation.

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.

MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY (Future program for summer 2017): Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars 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. Next competition to be announced in the Fall 2016.


FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS OR POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS)

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/

 


TRAVELING AND EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDY

OSCAR BRONEER TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D. for study in Athens and Rome in alternate years, using either the American Academy in Rome (AAR) or the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) as a base from which to pursue work through trips to sites, museums, or repositories of materials of interest to the Fellow's studies. Funding program to be announced. DEADLINE: MARCH 15.

COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM (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.

THE PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Regular members and Student Associate members already are attending the School for the entire academic year. A grant of $1,000 or grants of lesser amounts. School fees are waived. The purpose is to allow individuals to travel in Greece to conduct a research project during the current academic year from September 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016. DEADLINE: MARCH 1.


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.

 

For further information, consult the ASCSA website at: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/gennadius/EducationalPrograms

 

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS
Gennadius Library Address: 61 Souidias Street, GR-106 76, Athens, Greece
School Address: 54 Souidias Street, GR-106 76 Athens, Greece
U.S. Office: 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232

 

 


 

 

 

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 winthrop.adams@utah.edu

 

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.

 

 


 

 

Converging Empires: Ptolemies and Seleucids in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

 

Affiliate Session- Association of Ancient Historians
For AHA Annual Meeting in Denver, January 2017


With the death of Alexander the Great and the eventual disintegration of his widespread empire, the individual empires of the Ptolemies and the Seleucids grew. These two empires are recognized for their growth and development of early institutions that would shape the Ancient Mediterranean. Scholarship in the last two decades has expanded our understanding of how these two empires interacted within Greco-Roman society through history, religion, philosophy, archaeology, art history and demographics: Lewis (1986), Kuhrt (1987), (1993), Millar (1987), Lampela (1998), Hölbl (2001), and Manning (2009). Their research sought to discuss the political and military history as a means of connection and authority within the region; stressing instability rather than tradition and continuation.

 

Much scholarship, including museum exhibits, has looked at these two regions independently rather than their interactions, but this panel seeks to demonstrate that more can be done with historical and secular aspects of the period.

 

This panel will seek to show how there was a continuation and a dialogue within the region through the cultural, social and economic developments among the two empires and their connections with other burgeoning states.

 

Papers that seek to address the following issues will be considered:

Identity prior to the rise of the Diadochi

Religion and Cult Worship between these Two Empires

Women of the Region

The “Barbarism” Attributed to these Peoples

Connections with Eastern Kingdoms (e.g. Bactria, India, Central Asia)

Display of Artistic Development

Appropriation of Infrastructure and Institutions

Bilingualism in Texts and Inscriptions

 

Please submit a 150 word abstract with bibliography and a C.V. to goldmanr@tcnj.edu by March 25, 2016

 

 


 

 

How 3D Technologies are Transforming Old and New World Archaeology: Rome, Tivoli, Atzompa

Lecture by Dr. Bernard Frischer, Prof. of Informatics & Classics, Indiana University Bloomington

Followed by a Roundtable Discussion

 

University of Southern California, April 19, 2016, 5-7pm with reception

 

This lecture and roundtable discussion will focus on the present and future role of 3D technologies in archaeological fieldwork, analysis, and publications. 3D data capture has become easier and less expensive than in the past without sacrificing quality; interactive 3D models can now easily become a design element of web pages; and high-quality, immersive display devices are about to dramatically reduce the cost of visualizing data. New analytical tools allow us to use 3D restoration models as visualizations of pre-existing knowledge and as sites for experimentation, leading to new observations and insights not only in archaeology but also in other scientific, humanistic, and museological disciplines.

 

Roundtable Discussion Participants:

Chair: Dr. John Pollini, Prof. of Classical Art, Archaeology, and History, USC and

Dr. Selma Holo, Prof. of Art History and Dir. of the USC Fisher Museum of Art and the Dornsife International Museum Institute (IMI)

Dr. Nelly Robles García, Dir. of the Atzompa Monumental Complex, INAH Mexico

Dr. Christopher Johanson, Asst. Prof. of Classics and Digital Humanities, UCLA and Dir. of RomeLab and Co-Dir. of the Experiential Technologies Center, UCLA 

Dr. Justin Underhill, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the Visual Studies Research Institute, USC

Dir. of the Visual Culture in the Ancient World Initiative (VCAW)

 

 

 


 

 

 

Feminism and Classics VII: Vision

University of Washington, Seattle, May 19-22, 2016.

 

This conference will focus on vision in – and visions of – the ancient Mediterranean world, primarily ancient Greece and Rome, but without excluding, for example, Egypt and the Near East. We welcome submissions related to any aspect of this theme, including sight, blindness, voyeurism, the gaze, spectacle, illusion, dreams, hallucinations, epiphany, and similar topics. We also encourage abstracts that construe the theme of vision more broadly: What can we know about self-perception in the ancient Mediterranean world, particularly among women and other groups defined as Others? How have post-antique cultures envisioned or reimagined Classical material, whether in art, theater, literature, theater, film, or other media? What is to be learned from looking at the history of women and feminism in Classical studies, and what paths forward can we envision, both for scholarship and for pedagogy? What can views from outside (e.g., outside Classics, the humanities, academia, the United States, the West) teach us, and how does the field look from within different parts of the academy (e.g., students, adjuncts, tenured or tenure-track faculty, librarians, museum staff)? Are there new lenses through which we might profitably examine old material?

 

Early registration closes May 1. Conference registration and details: https://sites.google.com/site/femcon7/

 

 


 

 

 

 

The Department of History and Classics at Swansea University (UK) is pleased to announce that its second Summer School in Ancient Languages will take place from 17 till 30 July 2016. One- and two-week intensive courses are available in Beginners, Post-Beginners, Intermediate, Intermediate-Advanced, and Advanced Latin and Greek, Beginners and Post-Beginners Hieroglyphs, and Medieval Latin.

There are 3 hours of tuition every weekday (2 on Wednesdays), and we have talks, films, and optional trips to various sites in the Welsh countryside on Wednesday afternoons and weekends.

 

All courses are open to anyone aged 12+ (though 12-18 year olds need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian in between classes). A two-week course is the equivalent of one full academic term of language tuition.

 

Tuition is £175 for one week and £330 for two weeks (student concession: £155 for one week, £310 for two). Accommodation is £330 for one week and £720 for two weeks.

 

Part-bursaries are available to help students and participants on low income.

 

More information and the online payment form can be found on our website:

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/hc/summerschoolinancientlanguages/.

 

For more information, please contact Dr Evelien Bracke (Director of the Summer School) at e.bracke@swansea.ac.uk.

 

 


 

 

 

Summer Field Opportunities in field archaeology and bioarchaeology in Transylvania (Romania).

Our programs are intensive hands-on projects designed to immerse our participants in an active research environment and provide the opportunity for the acquisition of practical, technical and specialized field skills. Our research area focuses on Transylvania (Romania), a region essential to the prehistoric and historic development of the Old World – Europe. Transylvania, by its geographic position as one of the main access roads in and out of Europe, and by its highly fertile lands and natural resources (i.e. salt, copper, tin, iron, silver, gold, etc.), was at the core of the multiscalar transformative processes instrumental in European construction.

In this context, our research looks at processes of crisis management in liminal space-time environments, such as the European frontier. We are currently interested in two major continuity breaks in the region: the first one triggered by the collapse of the Dacian Kingdoms after their final defeat in 106AD by Trajan’s legions and subsequent colonization; and the second one following the defeat of the European armies at the Battle on Mohacs in 1526 and subsequent Ottoman invasion. We are focusing on questions of transition and persistence in liminal contexts, creolization, identity and status negotiation/representation in unstable and dynamic environments, socio-cultural and spiritual adaptation as it pertains to mortality, health and salvation in times of crisis.

To this effect, we have several on-going projects, open to both credit students and non-credit volunteers:

APPLIED FIELD METHODS:

 
 

ARCHAEOLOGY – EXCAVATION (2 weeks minimum):

 
 

BIOARCHAEOLOGY – EXCAVATION (associated 3 and 4 week intensive osteology labs are separate):

 
 
For more information, see attached brochures, or visit our website: www.archaeotek-archaeology.org , or contact us at archaeology@archaeotek.org . All our projects are designed as intensive hands-on field experience programs, complemented by evening lectures, and, as such, are open to both credit students and non-credit participants. For thousands of pictures and perspectives from our past participants, visit our Facebook ArchaeoTek Community page.
 

Our projects are open to both credit students (both undergraduate and graduate) and non-credit participants (both student and non-student).

 

 


 

 

 

The Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) has opened the registration process ​and started accepting applications for field school season 2016.

 

Check all the projects and courses that are offered in season 2016 at the BHFS website at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org/project. They are affiliated with ongoing research and/or conservation projects (such as excavations, expeditions, conservation workshops). The available projects/courses take place at different excavation sites and historic places related to all major cultures and civilizations that once existed in the Balkans starting with the Balkan ​Prehistory: ​Neolithic​, Copper​, Bronze and Iron ages followed by Ancient Greek​, Thracian​ and Roman, Byzantine and Medieval Balkan as well as Ottoman civilizations. Conservation ​workshops/courses ​on ancient Greek pottery, Roman and Late Antique pottery and glassware, mosaics and wall-paintings​ ​based on authentic artifacts. ​

 

Benefit from:

 

1. Our Special Early Bird (15% by 20 December, 2015) and Early Bird (10% by 31 January, 2016) discounts off the admission fee!

2. The SPECIAL project packs combining up to three different projects located in up to two countries and providing a more comprehensive and longer (up to 8 weeks) experience as well as beneficial discounts off the admission fees​ (available after 20 November, 2015)​;
3.​The ​BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans​. Thanks to this Program students attending some of the Balkan Heritage Field School four- and five-week project sessions and packs can now earn 12 quarter credit units (equivalent to 8 semester credit units). These credit units are awarded by the IFR's academic partner – University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension, USA. In 2016 the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans will award three merit-based scholarships– 1,200 USD each – for students attending the Program's projects.
4. All the tours around the Balkans including Istanbul (Turkey), Athens, Delphi, Philippi, Pella and Vergina (Greece) as well as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia and Serbia.

 

ARCHAEOLOGY AND EXCAVATION:

 

THE BIRTH OF EUROPE - EXCAVATION OF THE NEOLITHIC SETTLEMENT ILINDENTSI (Bulgaria) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF PHILIPPI AND KAVALA (Greece)
Excavations of one of the earliest Neolithic settlements in Europe (6000-5500 BC), near Ilindentsi, Southwestern Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on Neolithic and field archaeology, finds processing and Neolithic ceramic studies.
Season Dates: 12 June - 10 July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to ​12

 

TELL YUNATSITE EXCAVATIONS - SEEKING EUROPE'S FIRST CIVILIZATION (Bulgaria)
Excavations of Tell Yunatsite - one of the very first urban settlements in Europe (5000-4200 BC), near Pazardzhik, Southern Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on ​Copper age and field archaeology, ​Prehistoric warfare, ​finds processing as well as Prehistoric warfare.
Season Dates: 26 June - 24 July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to 12

 

STOBI (CAPITAL CITY OF MACEDONIA SECUNDA) EXCAVATIONS (Republic of Macedonia) + OPTIONAL TOURS OF ATHENS, DELPHI, PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)
Excavations of the Theodossian Palace - one of the most impressive Roman buildings with floor mosaics in the ancient (Late Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine) city of Stobi, Republic of Macedonia. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology as well as finds processing.
Season Dates: 26 June - 10 July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to ​12

 

APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS (Bulgaria) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF ISTANBUL (Turkey)
Excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the Temple of Apollo - St. Kirik Island in Sozopol (once known as Apollonia Pontica), Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing as well as ancient Greek colonization.
Season Dates: 26 June - ​24​ July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to ​12


ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSOS - EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE (Bulgaria)
Excavations of emporion Pistiros - an ancient Greek trade center and river harbor located deep in ancient Thrace: the land of origin of Dionysus and Orpheus. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing as well as studying the interactions between ancient Greek and Thracian civilizations.
Season Dates: 26 July - ​23 August, 2016

​​Academic credits available for students: up to ​12​

 

NEW PROJECT! BRESTO: DIGGING IN THE TIME OF TROY
Excavations explore a fortified settlement from the second half of the 2nd millennium BC, which was founded at the time of the decline of Troy and the fall of both the Hittite Empire in Anatolia and the Aegean palatial civilizations.
Season Dates: 26 July - ​23 August, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to ​12​

 

 

CONSERVATION & RESTORATION & DOCUMENTATION

 

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS AND MURAL PAINTINGS (Republic of Macedonia)
The workshop will enable ​participants to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in both Roman Mosaic and Mural Painting Art and Conservation. Participants will be guided through the consequent stages of study, conservation, restoration and documentation as well as the history and technology of Roman mosaics and mural paintings. It will be based on authentic Roman and Late Roman mosaics/mosaic and wall-painting fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi. SPECIAL ​TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)​.
Season ​Dates: 4-25 June, 2016
Academic credits available for students: ​up to ​9

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY AND GLASS (Republic of Macedonia)
The workshop will enable participants to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman and Late Roman pottery and glass conservation and documentation. It will be based on authentic Roman sherds ​/vessels​ found in the ancient city of Stobi and modern replicas of Roman glassware​. ​SPECIAL ​TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)
​Season ​Dates: 4-25 June, 2016
Academic credits available for students:
​up to ​9

WORKSHOP FOR RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY (Bulgaria)
The workshop will guide the participants through the history of ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of documentation, study, conservation and restoration. It will take place in Sozopol (ancient Apollonia Pontica) on the Black Sea coast, Bulgaria. Both the theoretical and practical classes will be based on Late Classical Greek and Hellenistic pottery found in the necropolis of Apollonia Pontica. During the workshop participants will work with authentic sherds.
Dates: 26 June - 10 July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: 6

 

 

STUDY AND DOCUMENTATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

 

"FRESCO-HUNTING" PHOTO RESEARCH EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES (Bulgaria/Serbia)
The project provides an unique opportunity to students and volunteers to take part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria, to enhance their photography skills, to gain knowledge about Orthodox Christianity and Byzantine and Medieval Balkan civilization as well as to visit many historic sites and museums in Sofia, Western Bulgaria and Eastern Serbia.
Season Dates: 14 May - 4 June, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

More detailed information on all the Balkan Heritage Field School Projects in 2016 as well as our special discounts is available for viewing on our website at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org.

 

On-line applications can be submitted athttp://www.bhfieldschool.org/apply.php

 

 

 


 

 

 

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 (gdobrov@luc.edu).

 

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.

 


 

 

Washington University in St. Louis has instituted a new PhD program in Classics.  The new program, which builds on the University’s renowned Masters program in Classics, will offer degrees in the literature, history, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, with specialties in Greek and Roman Music, Ancient Mediterranean History, Ancient Philosophy, and Ancient Performance and its Legacy.  In administrating the program, members of the Classics faculty will cooperate with affiliated faculty in numerous other departments and programs, including Art History and Archaeology, History, English, Music, Performing Arts, Comparative Literature, the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, Philosophy, and Linguistics.  The Department of Classics will admit its first PhD students in Fall 2015.

 


 

 

Call for Proposals for a Volume of Collected Essays
"Gender B(l)ending in Greek and Roman Culture and Society"

Editors: Kathy Simonsen (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Allison Surtees (University of Winnipeg)

In May 2015 the Women’s Network of the Classical Association of Canada (CAC) sponsored a pair of panels on "Gender B(l)ending in Greek and Roman Culture and Society" at the CAC’s annual conference in Toronto. Following the success of these panels, we are seeking further proposals for an edited volume on this theme. We therefore invite submissions that include (but are not limited to) explorations of cross-dressing, intersexuality, and any behaviour or representation that blurs the conventional boundaries of gender in Greco-Roman art, religion, literature, historiography, rhetoric, and other media for consideration. Proposals focusing on material culture are of particular interest.

 

Please send proposals of approximately 500 words to Kathryn Simonsen (kathryns@mun.ca) and Allison Surtees (a.surtees@uwinnipeg.ca) by December 10th, 2015. For further information contact either Dr. Simonsen or Dr. Surtees.

 

 


 

 

The newly launched 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:
http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jah

 


 

 

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

Editorial Board:

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!

 


 

 

Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of human values, including aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, or religious values. We welcome essays on a wide variety of topics. Additionally, we are interested in submissions related to plans for two special issues: one on themes related to debt, indebtedness, or more generally, financial difficulties; and another focused on the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I. For these issues, as more generally, we welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion, among others. To submit an essay, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/soundings. Questions may be directed to soundings@admin.fsu.edu.

 


 

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