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North Carolina State University, History

Assistant Professor- History of Agriculture

 

History of Agriculture: The Department of History at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor in the history of agriculture. We seek applicants who specialize in any time period and any region with the exception of North America or Western Europe. Successful candidates should situate their work within the broader historiography of agriculture in world history. Candidates will be expected to teach survey courses in their region of specialization.

 

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD in History or a relevant field in the Humanities or Social Sciences, or ABD with confirmed plans to defend the dissertation within the next year. The successful candidate preferably will have experience as a teaching assistant or lecturer, a record of scholarship, including a history of, or potential for, publication in professional journals, and experience mentoring students at the college level.

 

How to apply: NC State University now requires all applications to be initiated electronically. To apply, visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/76409 and click “Apply to this Job.” Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; and a chapter-length writing sample. In addition, applicants should send three letters of recommendation, addressed to: Professor Ross Bassett, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 8108, Raleigh, NC, 27695-8108. Questions can be sent via email to ross@ncsu.edu. Review of applicants will begin on November 10 and will continue until position is filled.

 

AA/EOE Statement:

Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus are university goals. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through demonstrated excellence and/or participation in diversity matters. NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. [Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.]

 

Contact:
For questions about the position, please contact Professor Ross Bassett, ross@ncsu.edu.

Website: http://history.ncsu.edu/

Posting Date: 10/18/2016
Closing Date 11/30/2016

 


 

 

 

HUNTER COLLEGE – ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CLASSICS
(Ancient History specialization)

The Department of Classical and Oriental Studies of Hunter College, City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Classics position, beginning fall 2017. Area of specialization is ancient history. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or strong promise of excellence in both research and publication and in the teaching of Greek and Latin. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a series of courses in ancient history in translation and in the original, Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels and Latin at the MA level, as well as Greek and Roman literature in translation, classical civilization courses, and specialized topic courses. There will be opportunities to teach in the various honors programs at Hunter and there may be a future possibility of teaching at the CUNY Graduate Center’s MA/PhD Program in Classics.

PhD degree in Classics or History by June 2017 is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence or strong promise of excellence in both research and publication and in the teaching of ancient history, Greek, and Latin. Also required are the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Compensation is commensurate with experience within the range for this title.

If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site (http://www.cuny.edu/employment.html) and search for this vacancy using the Job ID 15925. From our job posting system, select “Apply Now”, create or log in to an account, and provide the requested information. All items to be uploaded must be combined in a single document.

 

Required application materials must include a letter of application describing teaching and research interests, CV, writing sample (in pdf format), graduate school transcripts, three letters of recommendation (see below). Material in the candidate’s possession should be uploaded to our job posting system. Other material, including confidential letters of recommendation, should be sent to Classics Search Committee, classics2016@hunter.cuny.edu

For full consideration, all materials should be received by December 10, 2016. Initial interviews will be conducted at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America in Toronto, Canada, Jan. 5-8, 2017.

 

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

 


 

 

 

The Discipline of Classics and Ancient History in the School of Humanities at the University of New England, Australia, is pleased to announce that we are advertising for a new Lecturer specialising in Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern History and Classical Greek language. Details of the position can be found here.

 

To discuss this role please contact Professor Lloyd Weeks (Head of School): phone +612 6773 3982 or email lweeks2@une.edu.au . To find out more about the discipline of Classics & Ancient History at UNE candidates are strongly advised to visit:

/www.une.edu.au/about-une/academic-schools/school-of-humanities/study-areas/ancient-history


The closing date for this position is Sunday the 11th of December.

 

 


 

 

 

The History Department at St. Mary's College of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ancient History starting August 2017. The field of expertise is open, but the successful candidate should be able to teach a variety of courses in Ancient and Late Antiquity Mediterranean culture and history. PhD in hand by start of contract. Teaching experience preferred. Experience in designing, building, and implementing digital history projects is a plus.

 

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary's faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and curriculum development, including course releases for pre-tenure faculty and leaves for tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

 

St. Mary's College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that addresses how the applicant's teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of recommendation. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/38470. Questions may be directed to Dr. Adriana Brodsky, Chair, at ambrodsky@smcm.edu.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Visit our website: www.smcm.edu/hr

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact:Dr. Adriana Brodsky
Chair, History
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Online App. Form: http://apply.interfolio.com/38470
St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 

 



 

 

 

American School of Classical Studies at Athens

http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/grants

 

STUDY IN GREECE 2017-2018
ASCSA PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS

 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research, was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today, over 135 years later, it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the Greek world after the end of antiquity.

 

Membership application to the ASCSA must be made online at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr at the same time you apply to any outside funding organization for work at the School.

 

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

 

REGULAR MEMBER FELLOWSHIPS: Up to twelve fellowships are available for the School’s Regular Members. Fellowships provide a stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall on the School grounds and waiver of School fees. Regular Member fellowships are awarded for the entire nine-month program. All awards are made on the recommendation of the Committee on Admissions and Fellowships and are based on the results of the qualifying examinations and materials submitted with the application.

 

Fellowships include the Heinrich Schliemann and the John Williams White Fellowships in archaeology, the Thomas Day Seymour Fellowship in history and literature, and nine Fellowships unrestricted as to field — 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 for application and stipend information. Candidates must submit ASCSA application for Student Associate Membership by due date for Fulbright application. Student Associate membership is only eligible membership for the Fulbright grants. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 11.

 

SUMMER SESSION: Six-week session to explore the sites and museums in Greece for graduate and undergraduate students, and secondary school and college teachers. Fee of $4,900 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, and partial board. Scholarships available. $25 application fee. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

SUMMER SEMINARS: Two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Each seminar is limited to twenty participants. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

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

 

THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s for work in the Gennadius Library. A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

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 FELLOWSHIP (2017-2019): Funding up to $20,000 per year for a two-year fellowship term. 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)

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (AIA) ANNA C. AND OLIVER C. COLBURN FELLOW: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s whose field is classical archaeology. Contact the AIA, Boston, MA for information. Applications completed on website: www.archaeological.org. Stipend of $5,500. Next competition is 2018-2019 academic year.

 

THE 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.

 

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.

 

THE HENRY S. ROBINSON CORINTH RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidate or Ph.D. for research on a doctoral dissertation or primary publication specifically on Corinth, requiring the use of the resources, archaeological site, and collections at the ASCSA excavations at Ancient Corinth. Open to all nationalities. The Robinson Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another School fellowship. One or more grants for up to three months, maximum amount of stipend is $4,000. School fees are waived. Next competition is 2018-2019 academic year.

 

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

OSCAR pursue work through trips to sites, museums, or repositories of materials of interest to the Fellow's studies. To be announced.

 

COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE, Program of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC): Short-term fellowships for Greek nationals and scholars to pursue research in Turkey under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT). Stipend of $250 per week plus up to $500 for travel expenses. Send applications to ASCSA. DEADLINE: MARCH 15.

 

MELLON MEDITERRANEAN REGIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (CAORC): US citizen, Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D., researching in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Fellowship program funded by the Mellon Foundation. Consult CAORC website for application and deadline: www.caorc.org.

 

MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC): Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars with research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences requiring travel to several countries with an American overseas research center. Consult CAORC website for application and deadline: www.caorc.org.

 

THE PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Regular members and Student Associate members already attending the School for the entire academic year. Grant of $1,000 or grants of lesser amounts. School fees are waived. The purpose is to allow individuals to travel in Greece and Magna Graeca to conduct a research project during the current academic year from September 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017. DEADLINE: MARCH 1.

 

FUNDING FOR SENIOR SCHOLARS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA

KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS: Postdoctoral scholars working on assigned material from excavations at Ancient Corinth, Ancient Agora, Lerna, and affiliated projects of the ASCSA to support research for publication of the excavated material. Grants for at least three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000).
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

NEH FELLOWSHIPS: Awards for postdoctoral scholars and professionals in the humanities. Terms: Two to four fellowships, five to ten months in duration. Maximum stipend for a five-month project, $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. School fees are waived. U.S. citizens or foreign nationals being U.S. residents for three years before application deadline. Applicants must hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of application. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2017.

 

WIENER LABORATORY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP (2017-2020): Fellowship for recent postdoctoral scholar from colleges or universities worldwide pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Stipend of $35,000 per year for three-year 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.


 


 

 

 

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.

 

 


 

 

 

Crafting Ancient Identities: Mythological and Philosophical Approaches to the Self and Society in Antiquity
Tenth Annual Graduate Conference in Classics
Friday, March 31, 2017
The Graduate Center, City University of New York


Keynote Speaker: Professor Kathryn Morgan, UCLA


In Greek and Roman antiquity, mythology and philosophy helped individuals understand their world and define their place in society. From the supernatural exploits in Homer to the etiological accounts of Ovid, mythology humanized natural phenomena and preserved cultural history. Philosophy, meanwhile, reflects an effort to systematize knowledge and answer questions about our place in the world. Both mythological narratives and philosophic thought participated in the crafting of ancient identities, whether as individuals, communities, or nations. The Romans, for example, turned to mythology to identify themselves as the descendants of Aeneas, just as the Athenian philosophers attempted to define what it meant to be a citizen.


The PhD/MA Program in Classics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York invites graduate students in Classics or related fields to submit abstracts of papers that explore how mythology and philosophy contribute to the development of identity in the Greco-Roman world.


Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
• Etiological myths
• Autochthony and migration stories
• Philosophic schools and communities
• Philosophical poetry and the Presocratics
• Reception and transformation of myth in antiquity
• Hero cults and religious communities
• The role of myth in philosophical discourse


Please send an anonymous abstract of approximately 300 words as an email attachment to cunyclassicsconference@gmail.com by January 16, 2017.

 

Please 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 in early February. Submissions and questions will be received by conference co-organizers Federico Di Pasqua and Thomas Moody.

 

 


 

 

 

Numa, Numa: The Life and Afterlife of the Second King of Rome
13-14 October, 2017. Ann Arbor MI

Organizers: Celia E. Schultz (University of Michigan) and Mark R. Silk (Trinity College)


This conference aims to help correct modern scholarship’s oversight of the second king of Rome, Numa Pompilius – the foundational figure of Roman religion who also enjoyed a remarkably long, varied, and rich nachleben in Western thought, literature, and art.

 

From the first century BCE into the nineteenth century, Numa personified the good monarch and emblemized how religion should (or, in the case of early Latin Christian intellectuals, should not) function in society. His paramour, the divine nymph Egeria, became the ideal for a male leader’s female helpmeet and advisor. Numa appears in genres as disparate as Italian Renaissance and early modern French works on political theory; at least two seventeenth-century operas; paintings by Poussin and Lorain; poems by Milton, Byron, and Tennyson; letters of John Adams; a late eighteenth-century novel by the French writer J.P.C. de Florian, and the important nineteenth-century Icelandic poem, Numa Rimur. We hope to attract papers representing the fields of Classics, Comparative Literature, Political Science, Religion, Art History, and Music.

 

Among the subjects the conference will address are:

1. The light Numa’s biography sheds on early Italic religion.
2. Numa as a model of the good Roman emperor.
3. Numa the bête noir of the Latin church fathers.
4. How medieval and Renaissance humanists rehabilitated Numa as the father of civil religion.
5. The use of Numa to criticize Christianity in the republican tradition.
6. Numa as an exemplar for the papacy in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and for Enlightenment monarchy.
7. The liaison of Numa and Egeria in art, poetry, and fiction.

We invite abstracts (500 words) for papers that will last 25 minutes. Abstracts should to be sent as email attachments to the conference account (numanumaconference@umich.edu) by 15 February, 2017. Notifications will be sent out no later than 15 March, 2017.

 

Confirmed speakers are Christopher Smith (British School at Rome), John J. Martin (History, Duke University), F. Jackson Bryce (Classics, Carleton College), Arelene Saxonhouse (Political Science, University of Michigan), Sara Ahbel-Rappe (Classical Studies, University of Michigan), Parrish Wright (Interdepartmental Program in Greek and Roman History, University of Michigan), Celia Schultz (Classical Studies, University of Michigan), Mark Silk (Religion, Trinity College), Jean-Marc Kehres (Language and Culture Studies, Trinity College).

 

 


 

 

 

Power Couple: Attic Comedy and Historiography
Organizer Refereed Panel for the SCS Meeting of January 2018, in Boston, MA.

Attic Comedy and Historiography thematize the question of power in all its forms: both genres analyze rhetorical power, imperial power, mythical and divine power, the power (or powerlessness) of the law, the power of the reputation or charisma of politicians, leaders, generals, or kings, and diverse other themes of this kind. Thoroughgoing connections may also be observed between comic and historiographic ways of approaching power, as each genre stakes out a variety of positions on the continuously roiling competition for power that was necessarily a main concern of their shared audience(s). Both genres play, for example, on their audience’s love of empire, vulnerability to demagogues, or disapproval of female authority.

We welcome papers that explore more fully the relation between the treatments of power found in Attic comedy and historiography. For instance, we encourage papers that address the relationships between how the two genres treat the following themes:


We are seeking papers that go beyond comparative examination of how the two genres treat power to investigate the relations between comedic and historiographic treatments of power in fifth- and fourth- century Athens. Papers should also show awareness of the events, experiences, social factors, and attitudes that allowed comedy and historiography to offer related presentations of power to their ancient Athenian audiences.

Freedom of speech is under increasing attack worldwide. Analysis of how comedy and historiography interacted to examine and respond to political, social, and military power in a democratic setting is therefore very timely. Abstracts should explain the main arguments of a paper that will last no more than 20 minutes. They will be refereed by the organizers and two anonymous readers. Anonymous initial abstracts of 300 words or less should be submitted as email attachments to info@classicalstudies.org. The subject line of the email should be the title of the panel.

 

For questions, please contact the organizers: Edith Foster (edithmfoster@gmail.com), Emily Baragwanath (ebaragwanath@unc.edu)


The deadline for submission is February 24, 2017.

 

 


 

 

 

The Art of Biography in Antiquity

Sponsored by the International Plutarch Society. Organized by Jeffrey Beneker, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

This panel takes its title and its inspiration from the late Tomas Hägg’s last book (Cambridge 2012), a learned study that surveys the expansive tradition of biographical writing in both Greek and Latin. Following Professor Hägg’s approach, we aim to explore features of the biographical tradition that cut across linguistic, cultural, generic, and chronological boundaries. To that end, we welcome papers on the development, form, and content of ancient biographical writing, whether or not that writing appears in formal biographies. We encourage panelists to focus on comparative studies or works of particular authors, as well as papers that deal with the intersection of biography and other genres, such as historiography, rhetoric, poetry, and philosophy. Our overarching goal is to assemble a collection of papers that explores all aspects of the ancient biographical tradition.

Abstracts should be sent electronically, in MS Word format or PDF, to Jeffrey Beneker (jbeneker@wisc.edu). In preparing the abstract, please follow the formatting guidelines for individual abstracts that appear on the Society for Classical Studies web site (classicalstudies.org), and plan for a paper that takes no more than 20 minutes to deliver. Abstracts will be judged anonymously. Membership in the International Plutarch Society is not required for participation in this panel, but all presenters must be members of the SCS. The deadline is March 1, 2017.

 

 


 

 

 

Grammatical Treebank Analysis for Teaching and Research
A free two-day workshop sponsored by the Perseids Project
January 4-5th, 2017, 9AM-5PM
THE WESTIN HARBOUR CASTLE, TORONTO
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6
Canada


This two-day workshop aims to present some of the work currently being done in digital pedagogy for classical studies. As the field of classical studies continues to evolve, technology is playing an even larger role both in educating a new generation of scholars and in opening new approaches to data-driven humanities research.


The workshop will include hands-on seminars on how to use the tools available via Perseids, in particular the Alpheios Translation Alignment editor and the Arethusa Treebank editor. Treebanking (morpho-syntactic diagramming) allows a user to identify all the dependency relationships in a sentence as well as the morphology of each word. Translation alignments allow a user to identify corresponding words between an original text and its translation. With both methods, the resulting data is automatically compiled in an xml file which can be further queried for research.


Participation is open to college professors, high school teachers, and graduate students. We will be working in both Latin and Greek: participants should have a basic working knowledge of either language. You should plan on attending all sessions of the two day workshop, from 9AM-5PM on January 4th and 5th. Bring laptop computers. Wifi will be provided as well as coffee breaks and lunch. Participation is free, but seats are limited to 40.


The workshop will be led by Marie-Claire Beaulieu (Tufts University), Tim Buckingham (Perseids Project), Vanessa Gorman (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and Robert Gorman (University of Nebraska-Lincoln).
For more information and to sign up, please visit: https://sites.tufts.edu/perseids/2016/09/20/grammatical-treebank-analysis-for-teaching-and-research-workshop-in-toronto/

 

 


 

 

 

THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS.

FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH AND STUDY AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY 2017-­2018.


The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2017-­2018 academic year at the Gennadius Library. Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 126,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures. The Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, especially from the Byzantine period to modern times.


THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s from colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada for work in the Gennadius Library for full academic year. Stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2017.


MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY (2017): Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in any field of late antique, post-­antique, Byzantine or medieval studies at any university worldwide. Month-­long program in intermediate level
Medieval Greek language and philology at the Gennadius Library, with site and museum trips. Up to twelve scholarships available. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2017.


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. Open to all nationalities. At least one month of residency required. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2017.


THE GEORGE PAPAIOANNOU FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D.’s writing on 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. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. Stipend of €1,000. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2017.


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


The American School of Classical Studies at Athens 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.


 


 

 

 

Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) has opened the application session for the first available projects in the next field school season in 2017.

 

You can find more detailed information about the available field schools and offers in our brochure and poster for Season 2017.

 

The available projects/courses take place at different excavation sites and historic places in Bulgaria and Republic of Macedonia related to all major cultures and civilizations that once existed in the Balkans; starting with the first Neolithic farmers in Europe and Europe's first civilization in the Copper Age, the collapsing Late Bronze Age civilizations of the Aegean, followed by the Ancient Greek, Thracian, Roman, Byzantine, Bulgarian, and Ottoman civilizations. Along with the excavation projects, there are conservation workshops/courses currently available on ancient Greek pottery, Roman and Late Antique pottery and glassware, mosaics and wall-paintings based on work with authentic artifacts.


New projects in maritime archaeology, vernacular Balkan architecture, conservation of artifacts in Greece, as well as a new Roman dig in Montenegro will be available in the upcoming weeks. Be sure to check out our website at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org for news, exciting surprises and great deals for the new season!


Academic credits are available upon request to students participating in the BHFS through our academic partners in EU, USA and Canada.


 


 

 

 

 

CONBUSTICA ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL 2017
Bulgarian Archaeological Association
July 8 - July 22, 2017
July 22 - August 4, 2017
Cost: € 853

 

In 2017 once again Bulgarian Archaeological Association runs the CONBUSTICA project. This is an amazing archaeological site where every day we find something interesting and unexpected. Conbustica is THE ONLY military camp in Moesia preserved in its original look with wooden and clay construction of the soldiers contubernium (tents), main streets and fortification system.

 

"Cambustica" field school will take between July 8 and August 4, 2017 and offers two sessions. The program includes 60 hours working on the archaeological site, 30 hours laboratory work, 20 hours additional courses (optional) and 2 excursions in the weekends (Sunday and Saturday).

 

More information: http://archaeology.archbg.net/fs_conbustica.html

 

Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

 

Additionally, for the seventh year we will continue to keep the tradition of free voluntary access for everyone who wants to help reveal the secrets of Conbustica. We need your support! All this years the team of Bulgarian Archaeological Association was working for free and we will continue to do this.


We welcome all volunteers and we're grateful for your help.

 

 


 

 

 

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.

 

 


 

 

 

Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean World,
A Brill Companion to Classical Studies Series

 

Series Editor: Lee L. Brice

 

Aims and Scope
The aim of the series is to publish high-quality, useful volumes each focused on a specific topic related to warfare in the ancient Mediterranean world. Where appropriate, volume coverage should include the eastern Mediterranean, including Assyria, Persia, Anatolia the Levant, and Egypt as well as Greece and Rome. The intended audience includes scholarly specialist and non specialists. Topics already published or in process include insurgency and terrorism, dealing with defeat, women and warfare, discipline, asymmetric warfare, and Late Antiquity. We are seeking new proposals on a variety of topics covering a wide range of issues and methodologies. Specific topics we are interested in include reception, military historiography, medicine/death, Persia, Hellenistic world, archaeology/material culture and warfare, auxilia, the Pax Romana, Animals and war, Navies, and peace, but we welcome proposals on any appropriate topic.

 

Submission of Proposals
Proposals on any appropriate topic are welcome for consideration. Proposals may have one or more editors, who will be responsible for finding contributors. Since these are edited volumes proposals need to include volume organization, contributors and paragraph length abstracts of proposed chapters. Volumes are typically 400-450 pages (around 144,000 words) with twelve-sixteen contributors. Contributing authors should be sought widely (not only Anglo-American scholars), but all final chapters must be submitted in English. Proposals are first screened by the series editor who evaluates their pertinence and quality. If the proposal is deemed ready and will make a useful contribution to the series, then the proposal will be reviewed by an outside reader. If accepted, the editor will be invited to proceed with the manuscript which is, ideally, due eighteen months later. All manuscripts go through peer-review once submitted.

 

Questions and Submissions
If you have questions about potential topics, would like more information, or wish to submit a proposal please contact Lee L. Brice via email, ll-brice@wiu.edu or llbrice@ilstu.edu.

 

 


 

 

 

The Journal of Ancient History is now accepting submissions.

 

Aims and Scope:
The Journal of Ancient History aims to provide a forum for scholarship covering all aspects of ancient history and culture from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity (roughly the ninth century BCE through the sixth century CE). The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles concerning the history and historiography (ancient and modern) of the ancient Mediterranean world and of neighboring civilizations in their relations with it. The journal is open to submissions in disciplines closely related to ancient history, including epigraphy, numismatics, religion and law.

 

Please see our website for submission information:
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!

 

 


 

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