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Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in Ancient Mediterranean History
The Department of History of North Carolina State University is searching for a Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in Ancient Mediterranean History, with responsibility for two course preparations per semester: an introductory survey of ancient Mediterranean history (both semesters) and an advanced undergraduate and graduate-level course in the ancient Near East (fall) and ancient Greece (spring), as well as serving on M.A. thesis committees. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand when applying. One year appointment with possibility of renewal. Appointment is contingent on funding.

Minimum Experience/Education: Ph.D. in history, classics, archaeology, or related field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of this postdoctoral appointment.

Salary: $40,000 per year, plus benefits
Interested applicants must upload a letter of interest, C.V., graduate transcript, one writing sample (preferably an article or book/dissertation chapter), and statement of teaching philosophy. Applications must be submitted no later than May 20, 2015, to ensure consideration. In addition, please arrange to have three “hard copy” letters of recommendation submitted by May 20, 2015 to:

Chair, Ancient History Post Doc Search, Department of History, Box 8108, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8108.

Questions should be addressed by email to Professor S. Thomas Parker (parker@ncsu.edu).

Quick Link: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/51311

 

 


 

 

Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2016-2017. The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Ancient History is one of the School’s principal interests, but the program is open to all fields of historical research. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. The Institute provides access to extensive resources including offices, libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Information and application forms may be found on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu, or contact the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: mzelazny@ias.edu). Deadline: November 1 2015.

 

 


 

 

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.

 


 

 

Invitation - Call for Papers
February 11th-12th, 2016
International Symposion
Arkadien im Altertum: Geschichte und Kultur einer antiken Gebirgslandschaft - Ancient Arcadia: History and Culture of a Mountainous Region


After five years of archaeological research conducted by the University of Graz and the EFA Korinthias in a joint project at Archaia Pheneos, the University of Graz (Center of Antiquity, Institute of Archaeology, Institute of Ancient History) will hold an international symposium dedicated to ancient Arcadia and its historical, demographical and cultural peculiarities.

 

At this symposium the following topics will be dealt with
 Arcadian poleis: historical and archaeological evidence
 Prehistoric Arcadia
 Arcadian art
 Cult and religion in ancient Arcadia
 The image of Arcadia in ancient texts and its later adoption
 Economy and traffic in the mountains of Arcadia
 Arcadia and its role in Greek history
 Roman Arcadia
 Language and written records of Arcadia

 

We would like to invite all colleagues working in the field of Archaeology, Ancient History, Classical Philology or Linguistics to participate in this meeting and to contribute by sending us papers.



Conference location: Universitätsplatz 3, A-8010 Graz
http://www.uni-graz.at/


Organizers:

Dr. Michaela Zinko (Zentrum Antike) michaela.zinko@uni-graz.at
Mag. Hanne Maier (Institut für Archäologie)hanne.maier@uni-graz.at

 

Conference languages: Deutsch, English

Conference fee: € 60,00 / € 30,00 (für Studierende/for students)

 

Tagungskomitee / Conference committee:
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Manfred Lehner (Institut für Archäologie)
Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Trinkl (Institut für Archäologie)
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Sabine Tausend (Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altertumskunde)
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Klaus Tausend (Zentrum Antike)
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Michaela Zinko (Zentrum Antike)

 

Please submit your registration form together with a short abstract (max. 200 words) of the title of your paper by May 29th, 2015 at the latest. The conference committee is responsible for the final selection of the submitted papers.

 


 

 

III International Conference: Classical Literature or Classics in Literature
Classical Presences in Portuguese Language Literatures
2-4th December 2015 | Faculdade de Letras of the University of Lisbon

 

Call for papers

While asserting the study of classical tradition in the Lusophon area as a chief theme of research, the Centre for Classical Studies of the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon University is promoting critical reflection on the reception of Greek-Latin Antiquity in the Portuguese, Brazilian, Galician and African Countries of Portuguese Official Language Literatures.


Therefore, in the third edition of the Conference CLASSICAL LITERATURE OR CLASSICS IN LITERATURE: CLASSICAL PRESENCES IN PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE LITERATURES — to be held in the Faculty of Letters from the 2nd to the 4th December 2015 —, it is our aim to discuss and compare ideas about the thematic resetting, values, imagery and classical oeuvres, as well as Greek and Latin characters, poetic and literary culture, history and fiction, considering the different chronology and areas where Portuguese language is written.


The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 31st 2015. Researchers are invited to submit their proposals (for 20 minutes communications) to the address literaturaclassica@letras.ulisboa.pt, which may be used whenever further information is required. Proposals will be subject to peer review, hence a clear, informative title will be welcomed, as well as an abstract (between 1500 and 2500 characters) and a short academic CV (up to 300 words).


The organizers shall notify the participants about the result of their application by the 12th June. A fee of 100 Eur is required for participation (a certificate and a volume of essays will be provided), paid at the Centre for Classical Studies. Participants wishing to attend without presenting a paper should register at the address literaturaclassica@letras.ulisboa.pt, so that they may be given a participation certificate and support material. A fee of 20 € is required (10 € for students), paid at the Centre for Classical Studies or at the beginning of the Conference

 

Scientific Committee
Arnaldo do Espírito Santo
Cristina Pimentel
Maria Helena da Rocha Pereira
Ofélia Paiva Monteiro
Paolo Fedeli
Paula Morão
Sérgio Nazar David
Thomas Earle
Organizing Committee
Direction: Cristina Pimentel e Paula Morão
Executive Secretaries: Ana Matafome
Alice Costa
Ana Filipa Silva
Maria Luísa Resende
Ricardo Nobre
Rui Carlos Fonseca

 


 


 

 

 

ArchaeoTek: Summer field opportunities in archaeology and museology in Transylvania (Romania).


For information 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.

 

Introduction: The region of Transylvania (Romania) has been one of the most important frontiers of Old Europe. Its huge and easily accessible salt deposits made it unavoidable since domestication took place in the early Neolithic. Large deposits of copper, tin, iron, silver and gold transformed this region into political, economic, cultural and, of course, military focal point from the rise of the Metal Ages forward. Its prehistory saw the rise of great civilizations such as the Ariusd-Cucuteni Culture during the Eneolithic and the mighty Dacians during the second Iron Age.

 

The Dacians played an important role in the evolution of the Roman Republic and Empire, as attested by the pervasive Dacian imagery present throughout the Empire after the Dacian Wars. The conquest of Dacia has been a long and arduous process. After the humiliating peace forced on Domitian in 88AD and the destruction of several legions, Trajan managed to conquer Transylvania after two hard fought wars in 102 and 106AD. Dacian resources has allowed the Roman Empire to keep its economy afloat for another two centuries.

 

Our four distinct Roman archaeology programs in Transylvania are exploring the processes of Roman colonization from various anthropological perspectives. We are first and foremost studying the various vectors of creolization resulting from the dynamic cultural, social, economic, religious, political and military interaction between the “representatives” of the Empire and the autochthonous Dacians. Our multiscalar and multidirectional ap

proaches aim at exploring the various elements that constitute the daily lives and practices of different groups of individuals – respectively urban, rural and military – and how they respond to the pressures generated by the liminal environments emerging on the imperial frontier.

 

A Soldier’s Life on the Edge of Europe – Castrum Cumidava, Home of the VI Cohors Cumidavensis

Location: Rasnov-Cumidava Castrum, Brasov County, Transylvania, Romania

Type: Roman Imperial Military Excavation and Survey (geophysical, geochemical, remote sensing)

Period: Imperial Roman - Provincial

Dates: July 5 – August 8, 2015

More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!cumidava/c1tkk

Contact e-mail:archaeology@archaeotek.org

Description: The Transylvanian Limes (Limes Alutanus) was the richest, hard fought and unstable European frontier of the Roman Empire. The VI Cohors Cumidavensis, one of the imperial army units guarding it, stationed in Castrum Cumidava, was potentially formed in Noricum, from German Romanized conquered populations. Through the exploration of their barracks, we will focus on the evolution of their personal and military practices as they dynamically integrate their Germanic origins, Roman imperatives and Dacian local realities. Our excavation takes us from the early Dacian Wars wooden castrum to the stone fort abandoned during the Aurelian Retreat of 271AD.

          Our project will introduce our participants to multidisciplinary integrative approach, combining excavation, remote sensing, and geophysical, geochemical and field survey. They will learn to operate a ground penetrating radar, conduct phosphate surveys and perform geospatial analysis, such as military terrain analysis and /or using various vegetation indices to locate other structures as well as the civilian settlement associated to the castrum.

          Our Castrum Cumidava is situated half way between the amazing medieval city of Brasov and Bram Stocker’s Dracula’s Bran Castle, at the foot of the imposing Bucegi Mountains, near the small city of Rasnov with its medieval fortress overlooking the Barsa Valley. It is one of the best places to experience Transylvania and its incredibly rich archaeology, history and natural beauty.

 

Life by the Imperial Road – Landscape and Settlement Strategies

Location: Rapolt, Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania

Type: Roman Provincial Settlement Excavation and Survey (topographic, geochemical)

Period: Imperial Roman - Provincial

Excavation dates: May 31 - July 4, 2015

More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!roman-provincial/c1kwh

Contact e-mail:archaeology@archaeotek.org

Description: Our research area is situated between the richest gold deposits in Europe, the Dacian Kingdom’s political and religious capital and its fortified satellites in the Carpathian Mountains, and Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, the Roman capital of the Dacian provinces and the first Roman city North of the Danube, southwestern Transylvania was a highly integrated military, political, and economic region. During the Roman colonial occupation, 102-271AD, our target area around Simeria and Rapolt shows a very dynamic and intensive synthesis of Roman provincial life, where a multitude of processes of colonization and creolization take place side by side.

          Our project seeks to explore and understand the integration of all these structural provincial elements along the main Roman axes of communication and transport. Our excavations will aim at evaluating the importance and impact of the proximity of the main axis of movement, communication and commerce on the Roman provincial rural life, and its evolution through time.

 

Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, Capital of the Dacian Provinces and First Roman City North of the Danube

Location: Sarmizegetusa, Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania

Type: Roman Imperial Urban Excavation

Dates: July 5 – August 8, 2015

More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!sarmizegetusa/cna4

Contact e-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

Description: In the plains at the foot of the majestic Retezat Mountains in Southern Transylvania, rose the first Roman civitas north on the Danube: Colonia Ulpia Traiana Augusta Dacica Sarmizegetusa. Located less than 50km from the former capital of the mighty Dacian Kingdom, finally defeated in 106AD by Trajan’s legions, it was built on a strategic point where a battle between the Roman legions and the Dacian troops took place.

          Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana quickly became the largest city in Roman Dacia and the capital of the Dacian Provinces. With an area of over 30ha, it was a very imposing cosmopolitan center, featuring four Palmyrene temples (among many others), a large forum with associated buildings, an amphitheater, gladiator schools, imposing fortifications and several necropoles. At the present time, less than 15% of the site has been exposed, revealing a cosmopolitan and rich metropolis. Our excavation will continue the exploration of the structures associated with and surrounding the north gate of the imperial city and examine their architectonic integration at different scales. Intra muros, we are excavating the architectural environment of the cardo maximus(i.e. HorreumDomus Procuratoris, etc.). Extra muros, we will continue to investigate the aria sacra and its temples.

 

Experiencing the Daco-Roman Synthesis: Experimental Archaeology and Traditional Crafts Location: Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania

Type: Museum Studies/Museology Field Workshop; Experimental Archaeology

Dates: June 14 - July 5, 2015

More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!experimental-archaeology/c1jry

Contact e-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

Description: Our field museum studies workshop is designed to offer our participants the possibility to explore and experience aspects of the evolution of traditional crafts and technologies through their theoretical, traditional, ethnographic and practical dimensions. The integration of experimental archaeology and traditional crafts within a museum environment allows us to probe the anthropological aspects of the various objects, their socio-cultural and economic dimensions as well as the integration of the various elements into the public sphere, with the adjacent questions of conservation, restoration, preservation and presentation.

          We will focus on two transformational pyrotechnologies, metal and ceramics, and architectural woodwork, looking not only at questions of materials and materiality, but also the philosophy and magic of transformation in traditional communities, the transference of both materials and object in terms of identity and use, and the problems of public interface and information transfer.

          Our program aims at integrating experimental archaeology and traditional crafts within the scope of the ASTRA National Museum, the largest open air ethnographic museum in Europe, situated in Sibiu (Transylvania, Romania). The workshop addresses experimentally and experientially questions of the transmission of knowledge both vertically, through time (from the Late Iron Age, through the Roman colonization, across the Middle Ages), and horizontally, to the public.

 


 

 

Inscriptions and Life in Roman Asia Minor May 31-June 6, 2015, Post-seminar optional tour, June 7-10, 2015.
Seminar US $995; Tour US $395 (in double occupancy). Seminar leader: Dr. Rosalinde Kearsley, Macquarie University assisted by Dr. Mark Wilson, Asia Minor Research Center, and local epigraphers from Akdeniz University. Seminar Topics Include: Introduction to epigraphic method, Roman government and administration (roads & communication), Roman colonies and soldiers (the imperial cult), Life in the Greek cities under Roman rule & civic elites. Seminar will be limited to 15 participants. For more information contact Mark Wilson at markwilson@sevenchurches.org

Dr. Mark Wilson
Asia Minor Research Center
Antalya, Turkey
Cep/Cell 0537 984 88 71

 


 

 

The Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) is a program of the Balkan Heritage Foundation (a Bulgarian public, non-profit, non-governmental organization). Since 2003 it has been offering different projects/courses, taught in English, for practical education in the fields of Archaeology and History of South-Eastern Europe, Documentation, Conservation and Restoration of Historic Artifacts and Monuments, in two Balkan countries: Bulgaria and Republic of Macedonia. The Program has involved a number of academic and research institutions, museums and heritage specialists from Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia, USA, Canada, France and Japan – among them is the New Bulgarian University, which provides to all students the opportunity to obtain by request credit hours for their participation in the BHFS projects/courses.

 

Check all the projects and courses open currently for applications at the BHFS website: http://www.bhfieldschool.org. 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 Neolithic cultures followed by the Balkan Chalcolithic, Ancient Greek and Roman, Byzantine and Medieval Balkan as well as Ottoman civilizations). Conservation projects focus on work with authentic artifacts: ancient Greek pottery, Roman and Late Antique pottery and glassware, mosaics and wall-paintings.


Benefit from:

1. The discounts available such as SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – a 15% discount off the admission fee for ALL EXCAVATION PROJECTS available by 30 November, 2014 and EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – a 10% discount off the admission fee for all projects and courses available by 31 January, 2015;

2. The 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;

3. All the tours around the Balkans including Istanbul and Troy (Turkey), Athens, Delphi, Philippi, Pella and Vergina (Greece) as well as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia and Serbia.

THE BHFS PROJECTS/COURSES IN 2015


ARCHAEOLOGY & 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.
Two field school sessions are available:
Session 1: 13 June - 27 June, 2015
Session 2: 28 June - 12 July, 2015
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

RISE AND FALL OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION - TELL YUNATSITE EXCAVATIONS (Bulgaria) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF TROY AND ISTANBUL (Turkey)
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 Chalcolithic and field archaeology, finds processing as well as Prehistoric warfare.
Two field school sessions are available:
Session 1: 12 - 26 July, 2015
Session 2: 26 July - 9 August, 2015
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

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.
Two field school sessions are available:
Session 1: 27 June - 11 July, 2015
Session 2: 11 - 25 July, 2015
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

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.
Three field school sessions are available:
Session 1: 27 June - 11 July, 2015
Session 2: 11 - 25 July, 2015
Session 3: 27 June - 18 July, 2015
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

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 Dionysos and Orpheos. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing as well as studying the interactions between ancient Greek and Thracian civilizations.
Three field school sessions are available:
Session 1: 26 July - 9 August, 2015
Session 2: 9 - 23 August, 2015
Session 3: 26 July - 16 August, 2015
Academic credits available for students: up to 9


CONSERVATION & RESTORATION

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS (Republic of Macedonia)
The workshop will guide the participants through the history, techniques and consequent stages of conservation and documentation of Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine) mosaics/mosaic fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi.
Dates: 6-20 June, 2015
Academic credits available for students: 6

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS AND MURAL PAINTINGS (Republic of Macedonia) + TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)
The workshop will enable students and volunteers 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.
Dates: 6-27 June, 2015
Academic credits available for students: 9

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY (Republic of Macedonia)
The workshop will introduce the participants to the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine) pottery and will guide them through the consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. It will be based on Roman and Late Roman pottery found in the ancient city of Stobi. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Roman and Late Roman sherds[AB1] from the collection of NI Stobi.
Dates: 6-20 June, 2015
Academic credits available for students: 6

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY AND GLASS (Republic of Macedonia) + TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)
The workshop will enable students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman and Late Roman pottery and glass conservation and documentation. It will be based on Roman and Late Roman pottery and glassware found in the ancient city of Stobi. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Roman sherds and modern replicas of Roman glassware.
Dates: 6-27 June, 2015
Academic credits available for students: 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 consequently in Emona and 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: 1-15 September, 2015
Academic credits available for students: 6


STUDY AND DOCUMENTATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

"FRESCO-HUNTING" PHOTO RESEARCH EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES (Bulgaria/Serbia) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF ISTANBUL (Turkey)
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.
Standard Field School Project: 16 - 30 May, 2015
Extended Field School Project: 16 May - 6 June, 2015
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

 

 


 

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.

 


 

 

The University of Nebraska, Omaha has just officially approved a new undergrad and grad (master's) minor in Ancient Mediterranean Studies. In addition to this minor, which opens in the fall of 2014, we are offering LATIN, as well. While other universities are killing classics, UNO has decided to give Latin a chance.

 

The UNO minor is intercollegiate and offers 12 current participating faculty across 2 colleges, 5 departments, with 51 classes (offered in rotation), and more on the way. The minor also includes classes in the Ancient Near East.

 

We're very excited for this new minor and its possibilities, especially for promising undergrads and master's students who'd like to continue their studies in the ancient world.

 


 

 

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.

 

 


 

 

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.

 


 

 

 

2013 Committee on Ancient History Report (by Georgia Tsouvala)

The APA Committee on Ancient History (William Bubelis, Denise Demetriou, Emily Mackil, Saundra Schwartz, and Georgia Tsouvala) held its annual meeting on Friday, January 4, 2013 at the 2013 APA/AIA meetings. The Committee continues to work toward making ancient history and historians visible within the APA, as well as creating links with other organizations. In the last three years, the Committee has approached and worked with the Association of Ancient Historians (AAH), American Historical Association (AHA), World History Association (WHA), and Economic History Association (EHA) with different levels of success. The CoAH will persist in its efforts in opening discussions with the AHA and its current president, Kenneth Pomeranz, as well as in further strengthening its relationship with the AAH and building on the efforts of its current president, Lindsay Adams.

 

The Committee on Ancient History continues to organize and support successful panels at the APA/AIA annual meetings. This year, Georgia Tsouvala is pleased to report that the panel on “Teaching History and Classics with Inscriptions” was well attended on Sunday morning, and a good discussion ensued. The panel focused on the ways inscriptions and epigraphy can be incorporated into the classroom and into one’s projects and research. The panelists (John Bodel, Glen Bugh, Joseph Day, Tom Elliott, and Robert Pitt) will publish expanded versions of their papers in a forthcoming volume, titled Epigraphy and History (Publications of the Association of Ancient Historians 2014). As a result, this panel’s papers will not be published on the APA website, but the abstracts and related web links will be made available there. Advanced interest in this panel was such that discussion regarding the incorporation of technology (such as podcasts, webinars, etc.) ensued at the CoAH’s meeting and it was determined to approach the APA and the Program Committee with these suggestions.

Furthermore, the CoAH supported a joint APA/AIA panel, “Reacting to Athens, 403 BC: Historical Simulation,” successfully organized by Saundra Schwartz (University of Hawaii at Manoa) and Paula K. Lazarus (St. John’s University). This workshop focused on a nationally recognized, award winning pedagogical method “Reacting to the Past” (RTTP), featuring elaborate simulation games set in pivotal historical moments. This year’s workshop focused on Athens, 403 BCE.

Looking to the future, the CoAH is planning to propose a panel on “History in Classics and Classics in History” that will deal with curricular and professional matters for the 2014 meetings in Chicago, as well as a panel on comparative history for the 2015 APA/AIA meetings in New Orleans. As always, we encourage every member of the APA, AAH, and AIA to consider suggesting a topic or a panel that deals with professional and pedagogical matters as they relate to Ancient History to the CoAH.

Finally, the Committee would like to thank the departing members Emily Mackil (2010-2013), and Georgia Tsouvala (2010-2013) for their services, as well as welcome two new members, Margaret Erwin Butler (2013-2016), and Andrew Gallia (2013-2016). William Bubelis has been appointed chair of the Committee of Ancient History for 2013-2014.


 


 

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