Announcements

 

 

 

The Johns Hopkins University. Senior Latinist – Associate or Full Professor.

 

The Department of Classics at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a senior Latinist, at the level of associate or full professor, for an approved appointment expected to begin 1 July, 2015. Area of specialty is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research profile is firmly rooted in the ancient world but alsoshows demonstrated interest in post-Classical Latin.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, addressed to Christopher S. Celenza, Chair, and a c.v., online at http://apply.interfolio.com/25039.


Informal inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Matthew Roller (mroller@jhu.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning 15 September, 2014, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

 

The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty. Women and minorities are especially invited to apply.


 

 

COLBY COLLEGE – WATERVILLE, ME
Classics - Ancient Historian Search

The Department of Classics at Colby College invites applications for a one-year replacement position beginning September 1, 2015 at the rank of Faculty Fellow. Ph.D. or A.B.D. with specialization in Ancient History required. The candidate should ideally have proven excellence in teaching both large and small classes, and the capability to foster a growing interest in Classical Civilization at Colby College. The teaching load is four courses including a 100-level Greek History, 100-level Roman History, and 200-level Greek or Roman history and a seminar in Greek or Roman history on topics of the candidate’s choice.

 

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be interviewed at the SCS meeting in New Orleans. Please send a complete dossier including: cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, summaries of teaching evaluations (optional) in a single PDF file titled with your last and first name, via email to: ancienthistory@colby.edu. Letters of reference can be also sent separately to this address.

 

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. For more information about the College, please visit our website:www.colby.edu

 


 

 

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS (ASCSA)
DIRECTOR OF PUBLICATIONS

Deadline: October 31
Position in Princeton, New Jersey

The primary responsibilities of the Director of Publications include the overall direction and management of the Publications Office; overseeing the assignments of the editorial staff and freelance editors and designers; working with excavation directors and authors to develop and produce assigned monographs; coordinating the review process for all submitted manuscripts; collaborating with the Editor of Hesperia; overseeing marketing and distribution; negotiating financial arrangements with printers and fulfillment agencies; investigating alternative sources of funding for publications; and exploring and developing new avenues--digital or other--for American School publications.

 

The Director is also expected to oversee staff in the Publications Office; write regularly scheduled performance reviews; create and administer an annual departmental budget; prepare regular reports for the ASCSA Managing Committee, Board of Trustees, and Committee on Publications; and maintain and expand the ASCSA Publications web page. The Director works closely with the chair of the Committee on Publications and reports to the chair of the Managing Committee.

 

Requirements: BA degree, with an advanced degree preferred; at least five years managerial experience in a publishing environment; background in classical archaeology, Classics, ancient art, or a related field preferred; and demonstrated knowledge of digital publishing and current trends in scholarly communication.

 

Alongside archaeological exploration, teaching, and research, publication is one of the core ASCSA missions. Since its founding in 1881, the ASCSA has published almost 250 books. These include major reports and studies on material culture recovered during excavations at the Athenian Agora, Ancient Corinth, and other sites that are essential reference works for all scholars of the ancient world. Since 1932, the ASCSA has also published the award-winning quarterly journal Hesperia, one of the leading periodicals in the field. The increasingly digital nature of scholarship is transforming the nature of publication in this field, and the Director of Publications contributes to institution-wide initiatives to support new modes of scholarly communication.

 

The position is full-time, beginning as soon as is mutually convenient. Excellent benefits, pleasant working conditions in the Princeton, New Jersey Publications Office, occasional travel to Greece, and salary commensurate with experience. Cover letter and curriculum vitae submitted online at: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/ascsa-director-of-publications-application/.
Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to application@ascsa.org.

 

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

Search Committee for the Director of Publications
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
application@ascsa.org

 


 

 

The Department of History at the United States Naval Academy seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Ancient Greek and/or Roman History, beginning August 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first half of the Naval Academy’s core comparative civilization sequence, introductory courses on Ancient Greece and Rome, and majors seminars in his or her specialty. The teaching load is 3-3. Evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence, innovative research, and service is required. The successful candidate must have a PhD in History or Classics (with a focus on historical study) in hand by August 1, 2015. The department as well seeks a teacher-scholar-mentor who is committed to inclusive pedagogy and whose experience and expertise will contribute to working effectively with a diverse student body and faculty.

Send letter, vita, and three references to Professor Richard Abels (abels@usna.edu), Chair, Geeek/Roman History Search Committee, Department of History, United States Naval Academy, 107 Maryland Ave.,Annapolis, MD 21402-5044. Electronic submissions welcomed. Although review of completed application packages will begin November 3, 2014, the position will remain open until filled. Semi-finalists will be interviewed via video-conferencing.

Additional information about the position can be found at https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/AsstProfGreek-Rome-2014.php. Information about the USNA History Department is available at http://www.usna.edu/History/Dept-Overview.php.

USNA is an equal-opportunity employer.

 

 


 

 

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2015-2016.

 

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. 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. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis.

 

Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies' principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. 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. Further information can be found in the announcement on the web at http://www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement, or on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu. Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: mzelazny@ias.edu). Deadline: November 1 2014.

 


 

 

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS, NEH FELLOWSHIPS
Deadline: October 31

Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. It offers two major research libraries: the Blegen, with over 100,000 volumes dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean world; and the Gennadius, with over 120,000 volumes and archives devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization and, more broadly, the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. The School also sponsors excavations and provides centers for advanced research in archaeological and related topics at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and it houses an archaeological laboratory at the main building complex in Athens. By agreement with the Greek government, the ASCSA is authorized to serve as liaison with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism on behalf of American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to conduct archaeological work and to study museum collections.

 

Since its inception in 1994, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship program at the ASCSA has demonstrated its effectiveness by supporting projects for 43 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.

Eligibility: Postdoctoral scholars and professionals in relevant fields including architecture or art who are US citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the US for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Applicants must already hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of application. The ASCSA encourages younger scholars to apply.

Terms: Two to four fellowships, either five or ten months in duration. Stipend for a five-month project, $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. Term must coincide with American School’s academic year, September to June. School fees are waived, and the award provides lunches at Loring Hall five days per week. The NEH Fellow will pay for travel costs, housing, partial board, residence permit, and other living expenses from the stipend. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School. The NEH Fellow is required to send one copy of all books and electronic copies of articles to the NEH.

NEH Fellows will be expected to reside primarily at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (though research may be carried out elsewhere in Greece), contribute to and enhance the scholarly dialogue, as well as contribute to and expand scholarly horizons at the School.

 

Application: Submit Senior Associate Membership application with fellowship online on the ASCSA web site by October 31.

The following items should be attached to the Associate Member application submitted online on the ASCSA web site:


1. Short abstract of the project (up to 300 words).
2. A statement of the project (up to five pages), including desired number of months in Greece, a timetable, explicit goals, a selected bibliography, the importance of the work, the methodologies involved, where applicable, and the reasons it should occur at the ASCSA.
3. Current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications. If not a US citizen, state US visa status /date of residence.
4. Three letters of reference from individuals familiar with applicant’s work and field of interest. These letters should comment on the feasibility of the project and the applicant's ability to carry it out successfully. Include a list of names, positions, and addresses of the referees. Instruct recommenders to submit letters to application@ascsa.org by November 4.

 

The following criteria will be used by the Selection Committee when considering applications.
1. Are the objectives and approaches clearly stated and coherent?
2. Will the project result in an important and original contribution?
3. Are the research perspectives and methodologies appropriate?
4. Is the projected timetable reasonable for the tenure of the fellowship?
5. What resources are necessary? Does the ASCSA provide resources that are not available at the home institution?
6. Will residence in Greece contribute substantially to the success of the project?
7. Please address how you might contribute to, and enhance, the scholarly dialogue at the ASCSA.
8. In what ways might this project expand scholarly horizons at the ASCSA?

 

NEH Fellowships
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232
E-mail: application@ascsa.org
Web site: www.ascsa.edu.gr

 

The awards will be announced during February. Awardees will be expected to accept the award within two weeks of notification of funding, but no later than March 1.

 

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.


Ms. Mary Darlington
Executive Associate
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
med@ascsa.org
609-683-0800 Ext 11
FAX 609-924-0578

 


 

 

Visiting Research Scholar Program
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
New York University


Each year the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, makes about 7 appointments of visiting research scholars. ISAW's scope embraces research and graduate education in the history, archaeology, and culture of the entire Old World from late prehistoric times to the eighth century AD, including Asia and Africa. Projects of a theoretical or comparative nature relevant to this domain are also welcome. Academic visitors at ISAW should be individuals of scholarly distinction or promise in any relevant field of ancient studies who will benefit from the stimulation of working in an environment with colleagues in other disciplines. Applicants with a history of interdisciplinary exchange are particularly welcome. Scholars are expected to be in residence at the Institute during the period for which they are appointed and to take part in the intellectual life of the community.

For details about the categories of scholars, the financial support, and the application, please visit http://isaw.nyu.edu/visiting-scholar-program. The application deadline for 2015-16 appointments is December 1, 2014. New York University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 


 

 

 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens: 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)

REGULAR MEMBER FELLOWSHIPS: Up to thirteen 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.

Fellowships include the Heinrich Schliemann and the John Williams White Fellowships in archaeology, the Thomas Day Seymour Fellowship in history and literature, and ten Fellowships unrestricted as to field — the John L. Caskey, the Virginia Grace, the Michael Jameson, the Philip Lockhart, the Lucy Shoe Meritt, the Fowler Merle-Smith, the Martin Ostwald, and the James Rignall Wheeler. The Bert Hodge Hill is unrestricted, but with a preference for a student in art history, and the Emily Townsend Vermeule is unrestricted, but with a preference for Bronze Age archaeology. $50 application fee.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

STUDENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Advanced graduate students in the same fields as Regular Members who plan to pursue independent research projects, who do not wish to commit to the full Regular Program.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

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.

FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS: Contact the Institute of International Education, at 809 United Nations Plaza, NY 10017 or (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html) for an application and stipend information. Candidates must submit ASCSA application for Student Associate Membership by due date for Fulbright application. Note the program change this year that Student Associate membership is only eligible membership for the Fulbright grants. (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/225)
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 14.

SUMMER SESSIONS: Two six-week sessions explore the sites and museums in Greece for graduate and undergraduate students and secondary school and college teachers. Fee of $5,000 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, and partial board. Scholarships available. $25 application fee.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 



 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens Program of Fellowships for study in Greece

 

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (FULL ACADEMIC YEAR)

THE JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP: For projects carried out in Greece, Ph.D. candidate from U.S. or Israel (Israeli citizens) writing a dissertation or recent Ph.D. revising a dissertation for publication. A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.


WIENER LABORATORY PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: Funding up to $20,000 per year for a two-year fellowship term (2105-2017). Ph.D. candidates from colleges or universities worldwide pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 


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

THE HARRY BIKAKIS FELLOWSHIP: North American or Greek graduate students researching ancient Greek law or Greek graduate students working on a School excavation. The $1,875 fellowship is awarded periodically. School fees are waived.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE: Short-term travel-to-collections award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students for projects and research at the Gennadius Library. At least one month of residency required. School fees are waived.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

MEDITERRANEAN REGIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (CAORC): US citizen for Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D.'s 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 includes a travel stipend and monthly stipend based on location. See caorc.org for details.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

THE GEORGE PAPAIOANNOU FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D.’s researching Greece in the 1940's and the post-war period. Fellows are required to make use of and refer to the George Papaioannou Papers housed at the Archives of the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. Stipend of €1,000. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

WIENER LABORATORY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS: Short-term funding for Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars from colleges and universities worldwide pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Variable amounts up to $7,000. Term variable, up to nine months.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 


TRAVELING AND EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDY

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.

MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (CAORC): Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars with research requiring travel to several countries with an American overseas research center. Consult CAORC website for application and deadline: www.caorc.org.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

THE PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP 2013-2014: Regular members and Student Associate members already are attending the School for the entire 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 academic year from September 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015.
DEADLINE: MARCH 1.

 


FUNDING FOR SENIOR SCHOLARS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA

KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS: Postdoctoral scholars working on a Corinth or Agora publication. Grants for at least three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000).
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

WIENER LABORATORY SENIOR FELLOWSHIP: Fellowship for postdoctoral scholar from colleges or universities worldwide pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world as the Wiener Laboratory. Stipend of $15,000 for five-month term or $30,000 for ten-month term.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

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.

 

 


 

 

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS

THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP IN POST-CLASSICAL STUDIES AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY
Deadline: January 15

The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship, formerly know as the Gennadeion Fellow in Post-Classical Studies, was named in honor of photographer and archaeologist, M. Alison Frantz (1903 – 1995) whose photographs of antiquities are widely used in books on Greek culture.

The Frantz Fellowship is awarded to scholars whose fields of study are represented by the Gennadius Library in Athens, i.e. Late Antiquity, Byzantine Studies, post-Byzantine Studies, or Modern Greek Studies.

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s (up to five years) from a U.S. or Canadian institution. Successful candidates should demonstrate their need to work in the Gennadius Library.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the School for the full academic year from September 1 to June 1. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library of the School.

Application: Submit application for Associate Membership with fellowship, curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project, and three letters of reference online on the ASCSA web site at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/student-associate-membership.

Web site: www.ascsa.edu.gr or http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/grants
E-mail: application@ascsa.org

The award will be announced by March 15.

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.

 

Ms. Mary Darlington
Executive Associate
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
med@ascsa.org
609-683-0800 Ext 11
FAX 609-924-0578

 

 

 


 

 

 

Society for Late Antiquity

 

The Society for Late Antiquity announces that the eleventh biennial Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity conference will take place at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, March 26-29, 2015. The period of Late Antiquity (A.D. 200-700) witnessed great changes in respect to attitudes towards poverty, philanthropy, and health care. The conference aims to bring together scholars in order to explore these issues amidst global concerns over poverty and the provision of healthcare, as well as questions over the role of private philanthropy in effecting change within these areas. Two advances in particular, the ascendency of Pope Francis to the papacy and the debate over the federal provision of healthcare in the United States, helped to inspire the conference’s goal of surveying how late antique individuals and institutions viewed, wrote upon, depicted, and grappled with these issues, and the manner in which they shaped the late antique world economically, socially, politically, and topographically. Examples of questions one may wish to address are: What were the elite Roman, Byzantine, or Islamic attitudes towards the poor? What do we mean by the “economy of charity”? What was the status of physicians amid these new attitudes toward healing? How did monasticism shape health care in the later empire? How did attitudes towards healing transform the late antique landscape? What is the interaction between religion and science?  We hope to receive proposals of papers concerning all aspects of poverty, philanthropy, and health care. Methodologically, proposals may approach these issues from a number of textual, archaeological, numismatic, papyrological, or epigraphic standpoints. The conference aims to serve as an interdisciplinary forum for specialists throughout the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Africa during the period of Late Antiquity, and as such, welcomes a broad interpretation of the theme. 

Two keynote speakers will be taking part in the conference: Professor Ramsay MacMullen, Dunham Professor Emeritus in History and Classics, Yale University (U.S.A.) and Professor Susanna Elm, History Department, University of California, Berkeley (U.S.A.).

The deadline for proposals is November 15, 2014. Abstracts should be 200-300 words in length. Papers should be in English. Proposals from graduate students are welcome, but they should indicate on their submission whether they have discussed their proposal with their supervisor or not. Please note that the submission of an abstract carries with it a commitment to attend the conference should the abstract be accepted.

Proposals should be sent to: shiftingfrontiers2015@gmail.com

 


 

 

Looking at the Stage: New Perspectives on Greek and Roman Performance
8th Annual Graduate Student Conference
March 13, 2015
PhD/MA Program in Classics
The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, NY
Keynote Speaker: Anne Duncan, University of Nebraska


Performance studies have become more and more relevant to classical studies in recent decades, revealing aspects of ancient culture that were previously dismissed. They have brought into our field an interesting change of focus; in particular, scholars interested in Greek and Roman drama have embraced an approach that does not privilege the text alone but looks at drama from a much broader context, as provided by archaeology, epigraphic material, performance theory, art history, and theater semiotics. Such an approach assumes that there is an intimate relationship between text and context; that by studying this relationship more deeply we can have a richer sense of the culture, which results in turn in a richer sense of the text.


The PhD/MA Program in Classics at The City University of New York invites graduate students in Classics and related fields to think about performance in Greek and Roman drama from multidisciplinary perspectives. Relevant issues for discussion include but are not exhausted by:


The economic and religious structure of festivals
Gender and class of the audiences and performers
The appearance and function of companies of actors
The architectural, technological and other material features of the stages
The symbolic meanings of drama for the city

Interactions between the diversity of stage arts
The prosopography of performers
The continuity and discontinuity of dramatic traditions both within the Greek world and between Greece and Rome
Receptions of Greek and Roman drama
Comparative studies with non-Greek performative arts

Embracing such perspectives, this conference seeks to enrich our understanding of the culture and politics on and off the stage.
Please send an anonymous abstract of about 300 words as an email attachment by December 14, 2014. Submissions must include, in the body of the email, your name, university affiliation, and the title of the presentation. Speakers will have 15 minutes to present. Selected applicants will be notified by mid-January.

 

Questions and abstracts will be received by the conference co-chairs, Cristina Perez Diaz and Noah Davies-Mason, at:
cunyclassicsconference@gmail.com
Visit our website: cunyclassicsconference.wordpress.com

 

 


 

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.

 


 

 

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 AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS
MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION

AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY, SUMMER 2015
Deadline: January 15

The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens announces the 2015 summer session focused on the teaching of Medieval Greek.

Founded in 1881, the American School is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of ancient and post-classical studies. One of the two major research libraries of the School, the Gennadius Library, which houses over 120,000 volumes and archives, is devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization, and will offer a month-long Summer Session for Medieval Greek at the Intermediate Level from June 30 to July 29, 2015. The objective is to familiarize students who have a sound foundation in Classical Greek with Medieval Greek language and philology by exposing them to primary sources, different kinds of literary genres, paleography and epigraphy as well as bibliographic and electronic tools, drawing on the resources of the Gennadius Library. The two Professors leading the session are Professor Alexander Alexakis, University of Ioannina and Professor Eustratios Papaioannou, Brown University.

Structure
The month-long program will include daily analysis and translation of Byzantine texts; paleography; introduction to the bibliography of Byzantine philology and electronic resources; introduction to the collections of the Gennadius Library; visits to area museums and libraries including the Byzantine, the Benaki, and the Epigraphical Museum and the National Library; visits to sites, museums, and monuments outside Athens including Corinth, Mistra, Thessaloniki, and Hosios Loukas; and individual tutorials and assignments for each student determined by his/her specific needs and field of study. The language of instruction is English. Plan to arrive on June 29 and depart on July 30.

Eligibility
The program is offered at the intermediate level, and will be geared to twelve qualified students enrolled in a graduate program in any field of late antique, post-antique, Byzantine or medieval studies at any university worldwide. A minimum of two years of college level Classical Greek (or the equivalent) is required. If there are available slots, college professors in any university worldwide, who have no access to the instruction of Medieval Greek in their home institutions, may also be considered. A diagnostic test (available electronically) may be administered to finalists before the final selection of students is made.

Academic Credit
The American School is not a degree-granting institution. No grades are given for its programs, nor are transcripts provided. Upon request, an optional final exam at the end of the program may be provided and the directors will write a letter to the participant's home institution, recommending that credit be granted, provided that the student has satisfactorily participated in the program and passed the final exam.

Costs and Scholarships – Pending Funding
In previous years, a generous grant from the A.G. Leventis Foundation has made possible up to 12 full scholarships for the Medieval Greek Summer Session. These Leventis Foundation scholarships, which are awarded by the ASCSA on the basis of academic merit, typically cover the costs of tuition and fees, lodging for the entire period, travel with the program within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare to and from Greece, meals, and incidental expenses are the participant's responsibility.

Applications
Submit online application, curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation (one from the academic advisor and one from a Greek language teacher) on the ASCSA web site at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/gennadius_library_summer_session/. Students are required to submit academic transcripts, scanned from the originals issued to the candidate in legible pdf format, as part of the online application. Application fee is US$25.

Web site: www.ascsa.edu.gr
or http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/gennadius/medieval-greek-summer-session
E-mail: application@ascsa.org

The selection results will be announced March 15.

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.

 

 


 

 

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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