Assistant Professor (Ancient History) Classics Department
The Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor of Classics and Ancient History, to begin on August 15, 2016. Candidates are expected to be able to teach Ancient History at the undergraduate and graduate levels and Ancient Greek and Latin and Classical Civilization at the undergraduate level. A Ph.D. in Classics, History, or a related field by the time of the appointment is required. Tenure-track faculty are expected to make original contributions to knowledge through research and publication, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and to fulfill reasonable service obligations to the scholarly and local communities.
Preliminary inquiries can be addressed to Kathleen Lynch, Chair, Ancient History Search Committee, with subject line “Ancient History Search:” email@example.com.
Candidates must apply online at https://jobs.uc.edu and search for Requisition #7601. In addition to completing the online application form, candidates should attach a cover letter (letter of application), a curriculum vitae and a writing sample with the online application. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent via e-mail to: Classics@uc.edu with the subject line "Ancient History Search". The committee will review applications starting November 15, 2015, and conduct interviews at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in San Francisco, January 6-9, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.
The University of Cincinnati, founded in 1819, is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. The university boasts a student body of over 43, 000 enrolled in over 370 programs of study and is the region’s largest employer with over 15, 000 faculty, staff and student workers. The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and seeks to empower all members of the university community. The University of Cincinnati is ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses.
The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We actively seek a broad spectrum of candidates including women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans. The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer /M/F/Vet/Disabled. Req ID: 7601
Director of the School of Classical Studies at Athens
Deadline: December 1
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks a distinguished scholar and experienced administrator having close familiarity with the School for the position of Director of the School. The Director works with the School’s Managing Committee and Trustees in developing and implementing the academic and fiscal policy of the School and reports to the Managing Committee through its Chair. The Director leads the School’s mission in Greece and oversees the School’s activities, including its academic program, excavations, and other research. The Director is expected to participate actively in the design of academic programs and the instruction of students at the School. All department heads, including those of the Blegen and Gennadius libraries, the Archives, the Athenian Agora and Ancient Corinth excavations, and the Wiener Laboratory, report to the Director. The Director also oversees relations between the School and the host country, especially with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, and is active in seeking funding opportunities for the School in Greece and in the E.U. Good command of Modern Greek is essential. Candidates must demonstrate strong qualities of leadership and articulate clearly their vision for the future of the School.
The term is flexible, two to five years. It begins on July 1, 2017, and is renewable. Salary and benefits commensurate with rank and experience, housing in the Director’s residence, travel and entertainment budgets provided. The incumbent is not seeking a second term.
The deadline for applications and all supporting materials is December 1, 2015. Candidates should apply online, uploading a curriculum vitae and a statement explaining their interest in the position and their vision for it (max. 750 words), at:
https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/director-of-the-school-application. Candidates should ask three people familiar with their work to send a letter of support as a Word or PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a hard copy to Professor Peter Krentz, Chair, Committee on Personnel, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6 - 8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232.
ASCSA is an EO/AA employer. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.
6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232 Telephone: 609-683-0800 Fax: 609-924-0578
54 Souidias Street, GR-106 76 Athens, Greece Telephone: +30-213-000-2400 Fax: +30-210-725-0584
The Department of Classics at Union College invites applications for a three-year appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor that will begin in September 2016. The area of specialization is open, but we look for evidence of a strong interest in making interdisciplinary contributions to the curriculum (examples include, but are not limited to, ancient technology, art, archaeology, science, women and gender studies, religion). Teaching competencies must include Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels as well as general courses in translation. We also look for evidence of an active research program. Union employs a trimester system, and the normal teaching load is two courses per term.
Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is not only to increase diversity, but to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please also convey how your teaching and scholarship might support Union’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Further information about Union College may be found at http://www.union.edu.
Please send a c.v., cover letter, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation by email to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on December 22nd and will continue until the position is filled. We will not interview at the annual meeting of the SCS. We anticipate conducting first-round interviews via Skype in mid-late January. Questions may be directed to Stacie Raucci (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Department of Classics.
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s). Union College’s strategic plan highlights the role of diversity in providing an effective education for the 21st century at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. Diversifying the student body, the faculty, the administration, the staff and the curriculum requires a commitment to honor our mission and advance our goals. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and national origin.
Bethel University announces a search for a full-time, three-year position on our faculty, combining a teaching load in ancient/medieval history with the development and implementation of a new program in Digital Humanities. The position will begin in Fall 2016.
Teach seven courses or equivalent per year. Coordination of the digital humanities major from proposal to possible implementation, including course development, student recruiting, internship supervision, and grant writing. Teaching assignments may include courses in digital humanities, ancient and medieval history, and a team-taught course in Bethel’s general education curriculum. General faculty responsibilities include student advising as well as department and committee assignments.
Expertise, vision, and leadership necessary to develop a proposal for a new undergraduate major in digital humanities. Candidates must be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the university. They must demonstrate the ability to contribute to Bethel’s anti-racism efforts and cross-cultural understanding. A PhD in History or a related field and demonstrated teaching ability in ancient and medieval history are required. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For more information about the department's vision for the position, please visit https://bethelhistory.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/were-hiring/
College of Arts & Sciences
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112
Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,300 students from 48 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with an additional seminary location in San Diego, California, and a satellite location in Bloomington, Minnesota, Bethel offers bachelor's and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. Educationally excellent classroom-based and online programs equip graduates to make exceptional contributions in life-long service to God and the world.
Bethel employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, or disability. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
The Center for Jewish Studies
and the Department of Classics,
invite applications for
The 2016-2017 Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica
on the theme “Jews and the Classical World”
Applications are welcome from candidates across the disciplines treating topics related to the intellectual, cultural, social, and political interactions of Jews and non-Jews in the ancient Mediterranean. Projects may engage with any relevant aspect of the classical, Hellenistic, Roman, and late antique worlds as well as the intellectual history of our modern academic disciplines.
The Starr Fellowship covers travel expenses and a stipend for a group of scholars from around the world to gather at Harvard to engage in full-time research in a designated subject area in Judaica. Junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply, the Ph.D. degree is required and Fellows must be in residence. The stipend is $40,000 for the spring semester or $50,000 for the full year.
For more information please contact:
Harry Starr Fellowship
Center for Jewish Studies
6 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: (617) 495-4326
Fax: (617) 496-8904
Application Deadline: December 1, 2015
Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
GSK CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIP
The North Carolina Museum of Art invites applications for the GSK Curatorial Fellowship for the 2016/17 academic year (nine months: September-May).
The GSK Fellow will be considered a professional member of the Museum’s curatorial staff with ready access to curators, educators, conservators, and other museum departments. The Fellow’s time will be divided between general curatorial work and research projects under the supervision of a senior curator. This research will focus on the museum’s permanent holdings, specifically one of the collections currently undergoing systematic investigation for the publication of a catalogue: American painting and sculpture,
Classical art and archaeological material (focusing on Roman or Pre- or Early Italian objects) and Northern Renaissance painting and sculpture (specifically of the Low Countries).
A stipend of $25,000 is offered. The GSK Curatorial Fellow will be expected to work on NCMA projects for an average of 25 hours per week, with the remaining time free for other scholarly pursuits. As this is a temporary position, we are unable to provide benefits.
Eligibility: Consideration will be given to candidates in the fields of American art, Classical art or European art. Eligible candidates must have completed all coursework and examinations required for the Ph.D. by September 2016, and must be actively engaged in the research and writing of their dissertation. Consideration will also be given to recent Ph.D. recipients. In all cases, the most competitive candidates will have an expressed interest in a museum career.
Application procedure: Applications must include a cover letter and the following: a statement (not exceeding 1000 words) describing area of research and potential relationships to the Museum’s collections; a current curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation (academic and professional); and a copy of a published paper or other writing sample. The application should be emailed to the GSK Fellowship Coordinator:
Caroline Rocheleau, Curator of Ancient Art, North Carolina Museum of Art: email@example.com.
The candidate selected for the position must be able to pass a background screen before beginning the fellowship.
Application must be received by December 15, 2015. Decision expected by February 1, 2016.
About the NCMA. The North Carolina Museum of Art is the State’s art museum, founded in 1947 when the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $1 million for the purchase of works of art, making North Carolina the first state in the nation to acquire a public art collection. The Museum possesses an exceptional collection of art with particular strengths in European and American painting and sculpture, and rapidly growing holdings in late modern and contemporary art. There are also smaller, but active collections of ancient Egyptian and Classical art, and the arts of Africa and the ancient Americas, as well as a gallery dedicated to Jewish ceremonial art. An active program of exhibitions supplements the collections. The NCMA first opened in 1956 and moved to its present 164-acre park in 1983. A new permanent gallery pavilion, West Building, opened in April 2010. (See www.ncartmuseum.org for details.)
STUDY IN GREECE 2016-2017
ASCSA PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research, was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today, over 130 years later, it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the Greek world after the end of antiquity.
Membership application to the ASCSA must be made online at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr at the same time you apply to any outside funding organization for work at the School.
FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA
(FULL ACADEMIC YEAR)
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 ten 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.
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.
MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY (Future program for summer 2017): Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in any field of late antique, post-antique, Byzantine, or medieval studies at any university worldwide. Month-long program in intermediate level Medieval Greek language and philology at the Gennadius Library, with site and museum trips. Next competition to be announced in the fall 2016.
FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS 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.
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: 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/
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. 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
OSCAR BRONEER TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D. for study in Athens and Rome in alternate years, using either the American Academy in Rome (AAR) or the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) as a base from which to pursue work through trips to sites, museums, or repositories of materials of interest to the Fellow's studies. Funding program to be announced. DEADLINE: MARCH 15.
COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM (CAORC): Short-term fellowships for Greek nationals and scholars to pursue research in Turkey under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT). Stipend of $250 per week plus up to $500 for travel expenses. Send applications to ASCSA. DEADLINE: MARCH 15.
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: Regular members and Student Associate members already are attending the School for the entire academic year. A grant of $1,000 or grants of lesser amounts. School fees are waived. The purpose is to allow individuals to travel in Greece to conduct a research project during the current academic year from September 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016. DEADLINE: MARCH 1.
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.
For further information, consult the ASCSA website at: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/gennadius/EducationalPrograms
THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS
Gennadius Library Address: 61 Souidias Street, GR-106 76, Athens, Greece
School Address: 54 Souidias Street, GR-106 76 Athens, Greece
U.S. Office: 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232
The M. Alison Frantz Fellowshi in Post-Classical Studies at the Gennadius Library
The American School of Classica Studies at Athens announces the M. Alison Frantz Fellowship, formerly known as the Gennadeion Fellow in Post-Classical Studies. The fellowship 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 (3 – 5 pages in length), and three letters of reference online on the ASCSA web site at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/student-associate-membership by January 15, 2016.
The award will be announced by March 15.
Request for Proposals: Scott R. Jacobs Fund.
The purpose of the fund is to support Studies on Alexander the Great in North America. Subjects of the proposals must concentrate on Alexander, his context (Macedonia or the Fourth Century B.C.E) or his legacy in the Ancient World. Grants will be made to support research, research travel, as well as travel for the presentation of papers at recognized scholarly conferences or occasionally whole sessions at recognized scholarly conferences. Proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications: Applications will be taken from doctoral students and junior faculty, with exceptions made based on the quality of the proposal, fund requests and overall number of qualified applicants.
Applications: Applications will be reviewed twice, annually, and are due April 1st or November 1st. Applications must include a Curriculum Vitae, Proposal with bibliography, and a Budget for the requested funds. Only applications that are complete by the due dates will be considered. A particular project will be considered only once by the Committee, and candidates may make only one application in any given year.
Applications will be distributed to the Committee members electronically. Committee members will deliberate and rate the applications on their own and communicate decisions to one another by e-mail. All decisions will be by simple majority. In the event of a tie, the proposal shall not be funded. All decisions made by the Committee will be final. The Committee is not required to explain or justify its decision to candidates.
Grants: The grants will vary in size depending on the project proposal and need. However, consideration of all grants is made on the basis of quality.
Announcements: The call for proposals will be made in the Association of Ancient Historians Newsletter and on the AAH announcement e-mail list. Notification of the grants themselves will be made to the applicants no later than April 15th or November 15th, depending on the cycle in which the proposals were made. Announcement of the recipients will be made in the AAH Newsletter and on the AAH electronic announcements.
Grounding Ancient Imperialism. A graduate student conference sponsored by Harvard University’s Department of the Classics.
Saturday March 5, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Prag (Oxford)
Submissions due December 1, 2015
We invite papers for a conference that aims to bring together graduate students from various subdisciplines in Classics and related fields to reflect on the emergence of ancient empires. We aim to challenge traditional approaches that often isolate certain periods and regions and that therefore tend towards teleological rather than contingent approaches to empires. We welcome papers that address how entities, which we now identify as empires, exercised power on the ground while building their imperial structures; how locals experienced the process of empire building; how ancient and modern narratives have shaped current approaches to empires; and how new frameworks and methodologies can help us move towards contingent, processual histories of empires.
Possible questions to be addressed include but are by no means limited to the following
- How can we study imperialism from a microhistorical perspective?
- How can we look at the ‘ugly side’ of ancient imperialism?
- How is the practice of imperialism manifested in the material record (e.g. epigraphic sources, the built environment, art)?
- To what extent can we see Rome as a Hellenistic kingdom?
- How do individual texts or authors negotiate the relationship between ideologies of empire and the exercise of power (e.g.
Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Demosthenes, Megasthenes, Cicero, Lucan, Pliny the Younger)?
- How does the practice of imperialism influence ancient philosophical discussions of power, citizenship, and cosmopolitanism?
- When and how does the ancient terminology and discourse of imperialism arise?
- How have ancient and modern narratives (e.g. Polybius, Droysen, Gibbon, Mommsen) influenced the scholarly discourse
- How is our notion of empire in antiquity shaped by the reception of ancient imperialism (e.g. by the British Empire, Persian
shahs, Napoleon’s classicizing ambition, German philhellenism)?
- How can network theory move our understanding of imperialism forward?
- How can techniques from the digital humanities improve our understanding of imperialism?
Please submit anonymized abstracts of no more than 300 words to email@example.com by December 1, 2015. Presentations will be 20 minutes long. Participants will be notified via email by mid-December.
Call for Proposals for a Volume of Collected Essays
"Gender B(l)ending in Greek and Roman Culture and Society"
Editors: Kathy Simonsen (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Allison Surtees (University of Winnipeg)
In May 2015 the Women’s Network of the Classical Association of Canada (CAC) sponsored a pair of panels on "Gender B(l)ending in Greek and Roman Culture and Society" at the CAC’s annual conference in Toronto. Following the success of these panels, we are seeking further proposals for an edited volume on this theme. We therefore invite submissions that include (but are not limited to) explorations of cross-dressing, intersexuality, and any behaviour or representation that blurs the conventional boundaries of gender in Greco-Roman art, religion, literature, historiography, rhetoric, and other media for consideration. Proposals focusing on material culture are of particular interest. Please send proposals of approximately 500 words to Kathryn Simonsen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Allison Surtees (email@example.com) by December 10th, 2015. For further information contact either Dr. Simonsen or Dr. Surtees.
Mapping the Past: G.I.S. Approaches to Ancient History
April 8 & 9, 2016—University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Keynote: “Stable Orbits or Clear Air Turbulence: Capacity, Scale, and Use Cases in Geospatial Antiquity”
Dr. Tom Elliott, ISAW/NYU; Director, Pleiades Project
Presented by the Ancient World Mapping Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. awmc.unc.edu
The Ancient World Mapping Center at UNC-Chapel Hill seeks paper proposals for Mapping the Past, a conference on digital mapping and its applications to the study of ancient history. We are looking especially for individual or collaborative projects addressing such topics as transportation and communication systems, boundaries and borderlands, G.I.S. and archaeological evidence, and the applications of G.I.S. to pedagogy and public scholarship. Preference will be given to graduate students and junior faculty.
Interested speakers (20 minutes maximum) should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words together with a brief C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2015. Those whose papers are selected will be notified in January 2016.
Forging Faith(s) in Global Borderlands
The 5th Biennial Borderlands International Graduate Student Conference
March 11-13, 2016
The Borderlands Research Focus Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites graduate scholars from all disciplines to submit abstracts for papers addressing the theme of Forging Faith(s) in Global Borderlands. Borderlands are spaces where people of different ethnicities, cultures, religions, political systems, or linguistic traditions come into contact, often without any one authority exercising complete control. We also acknowledge that borderlands needn’t necessarily be physical spaces but can be conceptual or metaphorical areas of contestation, thus allowing a diversity of approaches.
The 2016 Borderlands International Graduate Student Conference seeks papers that address the ways that borderlands encounters have stimulated the creation, definition, and/or adaptation of faith identities among various groups of people. This topic encompasses a variety of inquiry into the role of faith(s) in borderlands, from formal religious affiliations to loosely defined mystical practices, and from folk religions to new age spiritual syncretism. We are interested in how borderlands interactions affect faith communities and how those communities utilize borderlands contexts for the fashioning of group identity. Some topics of interest to the conference organizers include, but are not limited to, belief and practice, persecution and diaspora, orthodoxy and heresy, and conflict and accommodation.
The study of borderlands is well suited to an interdisciplinary approach, thus the conference seeks to include a range of disciplinary perspectives and methodologies. Papers are welcome from scholars in history, anthropology, art history, theology, religious studies, literature, linguistics and all related disciplines. We also encourage, but do not require, papers that engage with theorists whose work has relevance for borderlands studies, such as: Gloria Anzaldúa, Fredrick Barth, Daniel Boyarin, Bradley Parker, Pierre Bourdieu, Gayatri Charkravorty Spivak, Thomas Tweed, and Jeffrey Jerome Cohen.
We welcome proposals for individual papers or full panels that address the conference theme in any geographical region or historical period.
Please send a 300-word abstract to UCSBborderlands2016@gmail.com by December 20, 2015. If you are submitting a proposal for a full panel (3-4 papers) please send all abstracts together. If accepted, each paper presentation should be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Limited travel funds may be available for those who cannot secure funding from their home institution.
This year’s conference theme is inspired by the late Tom Sizgorich (1970–2011), a graduate of UCSB’s history PhD program and professor of history at UC Irvine, whose research focused on the interaction of early Islam and Late Antique Christianity. His 2008 book, Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity: Militant Devotion in Christianity and Islam, argued for a reconsideration of the relationship between these two groups, seeing it as an ongoing conversation about religious identity informed by interaction among neighboring communities. His posthumously published research on the ways in which Muslims and Christians living within the first Muslim empires imagined, fantasized about, and narrated their relationships with each other has been path breaking. Tom’s work and its theoretical trajectories are, we believe, deserving of further consideration in the context of borderlands studies and this conference is meant to recognize and celebrate his efforts.
Through Their Words: Poetics, Aesthetics and Literary Theory in the Graeco-Roman World
9th Annual Graduate Student Conference
April 8, 2016
PhD/MA Program in Classics
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Andrew Ford, Princeton University
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 for papers that explore the topic of literary culture and poetic theory in the ancient world.
The study of Graeco-Roman civilization offers a window into the development of a self-reflective literary culture, one which posed questions about what literature is, how it affects human life, and how it can be interpreted. This conference aims to investigate how literature was perceived and conceived by ancient authors, audiences/readers and society, how ancient literary culture is constructed in modern perspectives, the aesthetic categories that have informed and underlie those conceptions, and how and why Greeks and Romans discussed, through their words, the nature of language and literature.
Questions the papers might address include but are not limited to:
• The emergence of literary criticism
• Literary culture and society
• The birth and evolution of the concept of literature
• Ancient literary theory
• The application of modern literary theory to ancient texts
• Literary criticism and its social context
• Ancient theory of genres
• Rhetorical theory
• The relationship of visual culture and literary culture
• The cultural effects of writing technology on literary practice
• The relationship of primary and secondary authorship: texts and commentaries
Selected papers will be afforded the opportunity to publish in Periodos, a new journal published by the Department of Classics at The Graduate Center.
Please send an anonymous abstract of approximately 300 words as an email attachment by January 15, 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 the end of January.
Questions and abstracts will be received by the conference co-chairs Alessandra Migliara and Nathan Oglesby at email@example.com.
Visit our website: http://opencuny.org/cunyclassicsconference/
The Age of Alexander the Great: The wide ranging impact of Alexander in Europe and Asia
Monday April 4th, 2016 at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.
Call for Papers:
There is no definitive theme as such, and papers are encouraged that cover all aspects of the study of Alexander the Great, and his era. The study of Alexander is often restricted to specific spheres of study. This conference aims at presenting a forum where any aspect of Alexander and his legacy can be discussed. These can be the more traditional topics of interest such as political, military and cultural history, through to comparative studies or ones with a particular geographic focus, such as India or Asia.
Subtopics of particular interest are:
- Military developments
- Historiography of the sources of Alexander
- Alexander’s impact on the edges of his empire
- Yhe reputation of Alexander in the Successor states
- The roles of women in his campaign and afterwards.
The Keynote speaker will be Professor Waldemar Heckel.
Other featured speakers are Dr. Timothy Howe, Dr. Jeanne Reames, and Dr. Carolyn Willekes.
The conference is aimed equally at undergraduate and graduate students, researchers in the early stages of their careers and established academics. We would also encourage the proposal of panels of three papers.
Proposals/abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and should be sent to: Dr. Graham Wrightson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday January 29th, 2015.
Greek and Roman Military Manuals: Genre, Theory, Influence
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
21 & 22 October 2016
While scholars acknowledge the ubiquity of military manuals in antiquity, systematic study of this genre has yet to be undertaken. To be sure, military manuals are enigmatic and at the same time intrinsically fascinating texts. This workshop seeks to provide a forum for scholars to reflect upon ancient Greek and Roman military manuals as a genre, with a view to exploring and demonstrating their utility in ancient historical research. Moreover, military manuals ought to be seen not as existing entirely as a separate genre, as has been largely the case heretofore, but rather as texts deliberately constructed to engage with other genres in which warfare plays a central role (for example, epic poetry and historical narrative).
Abstracts for papers of approximately 30 minutes (to be followed by 15 minutes of discussion) are invited. Possible topics of discussion include:
The ethical context(s) of military manuals
The utility of military manuals as historical sources
The role of the reader in the genre
The relationship(s) between military manuals and other literary genres
Narrative and structure of military manuals
The political context(s) of military manuals
The influence of ancient military manuals in the post-Classical world
Papers may focus on a particular author or text, or may offer a genre-wide analysis. Proposals for papers on Byzantine and Mediaeval military manuals are also welcome.
Interested participants are invited to contact the workshop organisers: James T. Chlup (email@example.com) and Conor Whately (firstname.lastname@example.org). The organisers ask that proposals be submitted no later than 31 January 2016.
The Department of History and Classics at Swansea University (UK) is pleased to announce that its second Summer School in Ancient Languages will take place from 17 till 30 July 2016. One- and two-week intensive courses are available in Beginners, Post-Beginners, Intermediate, Intermediate-Advanced, and Advanced Latin and Greek, Beginners and Post-Beginners Hieroglyphs, and Medieval Latin.
There are 3 hours of tuition every weekday (2 on Wednesdays), and we have talks, films, and optional trips to various sites in the Welsh countryside on Wednesday afternoons and weekends.
All courses are open to anyone aged 12+ (though 12-18 year olds need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian in between classes). A two-week course is the equivalent of one full academic term of language tuition.
Tuition is £175 for one week and £330 for two weeks (student concession: £155 for one week, £310 for two). Accommodation is £330 for one week and £720 for two weeks.
Part-bursaries are available to help students and participants on low income.
More information and the online payment form can be found on our website:
For more information, please contact Dr Evelien Bracke (Director of the Summer School) at email@example.com.
POSTGRADUATE TRAINING COURSE IN GREEK EPIGRAPHY
The British School at Athens
26th June - 10th July 2016
Whether publishing new inscriptions, reinterpreting old ones, or critically analysing editions, this course provides training for historians, archaeologists and textual scholars alike in the discipline of reading and interpreting epigraphic evidence. Students will be guided through the process of producing editions of inscriptions, gaining practical first hand experience with the stones as well as instruction in editorial and bibliographic skills. Guest lectures on historical and thematic subjects will explore the ways in which epigraphic evidence can inform a wide range of Classical subjects. The course will be taught primarily by Prof. Graham Oliver (Brown) and Mr. Robert Pitt (BSA) and will utilise the most significant epigraphic collections around Athens, where students will be assigned a stone from which they will create a textual edition. The importance of seeing inscriptions within their archaeological and topographical contexts will be explored during site visits around Athens, Attica, and Delphi. Some prior knowledge of Greek is essential, although students with only elementary skills are advised that reading inscriptions is a very good way to advance in the language!
The course fee of £730 includes accommodation in shared rooms at the BSA, where self-catering facilities are available, as well as 24 hour access to the superb library, entry to all sites and museums, and BSA membership. Free membership for the remainder of the session will be offered to students wishing to remain at the BSA after the course to continue their research. Travel to and from Greece is the sole responsibility of the course participant.
The course is limited to 14 places, and open to students of any university pursuing Masters or Post-graduate degrees.
Further information can be obtained from the BSA website (www.bsa.ac.uk). Completed application forms and an academic reference letter should be emailed to the Assistant Director, Dr. Chryssanthi Papadopoulou, (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than January 30th 2016.
Summer Field Opportunities in field archaeology and bioarchaeology in Transylvania (Romania).
Our programs are intensive hands-on projects designed to immerse our participants in an active research environment and provide the opportunity for the acquisition of practical, technical and specialized field skills. Our research area focuses on Transylvania (Romania), a region essential to the prehistoric and historic development of the Old World – Europe. Transylvania, by its geographic position as one of the main access roads in and out of Europe, and by its highly fertile lands and natural resources (i.e. salt, copper, tin, iron, silver, gold, etc.), was at the core of the multiscalar transformative processes instrumental in European construction.
In this context, our research looks at processes of crisis management in liminal space-time environments, such as the European frontier. We are currently interested in two major continuity breaks in the region: the first one triggered by the collapse of the Dacian Kingdoms after their final defeat in 106AD by Trajan’s legions and subsequent colonization; and the second one following the defeat of the European armies at the Battle on Mohacs in 1526 and subsequent Ottoman invasion. We are focusing on questions of transition and persistence in liminal contexts, creolization, identity and status negotiation/representation in unstable and dynamic environments, socio-cultural and spiritual adaptation as it pertains to mortality, health and salvation in times of crisis.
To this effect, we have several on-going projects, open to both credit students and non-credit volunteers:
APPLIED FIELD METHODS:
- Applied Field Geophysics Workshop – Intensive Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Survey and Analysis (May 29 – July 1, 2016; intensive 5 day sessions)
- Field Museology, Ethnoarchaeology and Traditional Crafts Workshop (June 5 – July 2, 2016)
- Roman Military Survey – Field Survey Methods for Settlement Identification (June 5 – July 2, 2016)
ARCHAEOLOGY – EXCAVATION (2 weeks minimum):
- Roman Settlement Excavation – Life by the Imperial Roads (May 29 – July 2, 2016)
- Roman Villa Excavation – Identity and Wealth on the Roman Frontier (July 3 – August 6, 2016)
- Roman Military Excavation – A Soldier’s Life on the Frontier (July 3 – August 6, 2016)
- Roman Imperial Urban Excavation – Sarmizegetusa, First Roman City North of the Danube (July 3 – August 6, 2016)
BIOARCHAEOLOGY – EXCAVATION (associated 3 and 4 week intensive osteology labs are separate):
- Medieval Cemetery Funerary Excavation – Lost Churches Project (June 12 – July 2 and July 3 – July 23, 2016)
- Deviant Mass Grave Medieval Mortuary Excavation – Crisis and Pathology (May 22 – June 11 and June 12 – July 2, 2016)
For more information, see attached brochures, or visit our website: www.archaeotek-archaeology.org , or contact us at email@example.com . All our projects are designed as intensive hands-on field experience programs, complemented by evening lectures, and, as such, are open to both credit students and non-credit participants. For thousands of pictures and perspectives from our past participants, visit our Facebook ArchaeoTek Community page.
Our projects are open to both credit students (both undergraduate and graduate) and non-credit participants (both student and non-student).
The Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) has opened the registration process and started accepting applications for field school season 2016.
Check all the projects and courses that are offered in season 2016 at the BHFS website at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org/project. They are affiliated with ongoing research and/or conservation projects (such as excavations, expeditions, conservation workshops). The available projects/courses take place at different excavation sites and historic places related to all major cultures and civilizations that once existed in the Balkans starting with the Balkan Prehistory: Neolithic, Copper, Bronze and Iron ages followed by Ancient Greek, Thracian and Roman, Byzantine and Medieval Balkan as well as Ottoman civilizations. Conservation workshops/courses on ancient Greek pottery, Roman and Late Antique pottery and glassware, mosaics and wall-paintings based on authentic artifacts.
1. Our Special Early Bird (15% by 20 December, 2015) and Early Bird (10% by 31 January, 2016) discounts off the admission fee!
2. The SPECIAL project packs combining up to three different projects located in up to two countries and providing a more comprehensive and longer (up to 8 weeks) experience as well as beneficial discounts off the admission fees (available after 20 November, 2015);
3.The BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans. Thanks to this Program students attending some of the Balkan Heritage Field School four- and five-week project sessions and packs can now earn 12 quarter credit units (equivalent to 8 semester credit units). These credit units are awarded by the IFR's academic partner – University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension, USA. In 2016 the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans will award three merit-based scholarships– 1,200 USD each – for students attending the Program's projects.
4. All the tours around the Balkans including Istanbul (Turkey), Athens, Delphi, Philippi, Pella and Vergina (Greece) as well as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia and Serbia.
ARCHAEOLOGY AND EXCAVATION:
THE BIRTH OF EUROPE - EXCAVATION OF THE NEOLITHIC SETTLEMENT ILINDENTSI (Bulgaria) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF PHILIPPI AND KAVALA (Greece)
Excavations of one of the earliest Neolithic settlements in Europe (6000-5500 BC), near Ilindentsi, Southwestern Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on Neolithic and field archaeology, finds processing and Neolithic ceramic studies.
Season Dates: 12 June - 10 July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to 12
TELL YUNATSITE EXCAVATIONS - SEEKING EUROPE'S FIRST CIVILIZATION (Bulgaria)
Excavations of Tell Yunatsite - one of the very first urban settlements in Europe (5000-4200 BC), near Pazardzhik, Southern Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on Copper age and field archaeology, Prehistoric warfare, finds processing as well as Prehistoric warfare.
Season Dates: 26 June - 24 July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to 12
STOBI (CAPITAL CITY OF MACEDONIA SECUNDA) EXCAVATIONS (Republic of Macedonia) + OPTIONAL TOURS OF ATHENS, DELPHI, PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)
Excavations of the Theodossian Palace - one of the most impressive Roman buildings with floor mosaics in the ancient (Late Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine) city of Stobi, Republic of Macedonia. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology as well as finds processing.
Season Dates: 26 June - 10 July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to 12
APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS (Bulgaria) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF ISTANBUL (Turkey)
Excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the Temple of Apollo - St. Kirik Island in Sozopol (once known as Apollonia Pontica), Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing as well as ancient Greek colonization.
Season Dates: 26 June - 24 July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to 12
ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSOS - EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE (Bulgaria)
Excavations of emporion Pistiros - an ancient Greek trade center and river harbor located deep in ancient Thrace: the land of origin of Dionysus and Orpheus. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing as well as studying the interactions between ancient Greek and Thracian civilizations.
Season Dates: 26 July - 23 August, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to 12
NEW PROJECT! BRESTO: DIGGING IN THE TIME OF TROY
Excavations explore a fortified settlement from the second half of the 2nd millennium BC, which was founded at the time of the decline of Troy and the fall of both the Hittite Empire in Anatolia and the Aegean palatial civilizations.
Season Dates: 26 July - 23 August, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to 12
CONSERVATION & RESTORATION & DOCUMENTATION
WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS AND MURAL PAINTINGS (Republic of Macedonia)
The workshop will enable participants to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in both Roman Mosaic and Mural Painting Art and Conservation. Participants will be guided through the consequent stages of study, conservation, restoration and documentation as well as the history and technology of Roman mosaics and mural paintings. It will be based on authentic Roman and Late Roman mosaics/mosaic and wall-painting fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi. SPECIAL TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece).
Season Dates: 4-25 June, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to 9
WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY AND GLASS (Republic of Macedonia)
The workshop will enable participants to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman and Late Roman pottery and glass conservation and documentation. It will be based on authentic Roman sherds /vessels found in the ancient city of Stobi and modern replicas of Roman glassware. SPECIAL TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)
Season Dates: 4-25 June, 2016
Academic credits available for students:
up to 9
WORKSHOP FOR RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY (Bulgaria)
The workshop will guide the participants through the history of ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of documentation, study, conservation and restoration. It will take place in Sozopol (ancient Apollonia Pontica) on the Black Sea coast, Bulgaria. Both the theoretical and practical classes will be based on Late Classical Greek and Hellenistic pottery found in the necropolis of Apollonia Pontica. During the workshop participants will work with authentic sherds.
Dates: 26 June - 10 July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: 6
STUDY AND DOCUMENTATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
"FRESCO-HUNTING" PHOTO RESEARCH EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES (Bulgaria/Serbia)
The project provides an unique opportunity to students and volunteers to take part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria, to enhance their photography skills, to gain knowledge about Orthodox Christianity and Byzantine and Medieval Balkan civilization as well as to visit many historic sites and museums in Sofia, Western Bulgaria and Eastern Serbia.
Season Dates: 14 May - 4 June, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to 9
More detailed information on all the Balkan Heritage Field School Projects in 2016 as well as our special discounts is available for viewing on our website at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org.
On-line applications can be submitted at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org/apply.php
Got Latin? Got Greek?
Linguistic preparation is crucial for success in many fields of graduate study. Students must command the languages of their primary sources in order to pursue valid research. But the opportunity to establish the competence in Ancient Greek or Latin needed for graduate work in Classics or related fields doesn’t always open up early enough within undergraduate programs. The Department of Classical Studies of Loyola University Chicago now offers a Post-Baccalaureate program so that students who have completed bachelor’s degrees may build the proficiency their further careers demand. Coursework at the post-baccalaureate level also introduces some of the scholarship of Classical texts in which graduate study engages. Post-Baccalaureate students become able to clarify their professional goals while they sharpen their technical skills and become better qualified to advance on the path they choose.
Loyola’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program in Classical Studies is shaped in terms of competence attained, rather than a fixed period of study. The Certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete two semesters totaling 18 “target” credit-hours at the 300-level in both Classical languages with a GPA of 3.0 in the program. “Target” study in these two semesters should include at least 6 credit-hours in 300-level ancient Greek author-courses and at least 6 credit-hours in 300-level Latin author-courses. We recognize some students will have attained intermediate or advanced competence in both languages before their post-baccalaureate study and will need only two semesters of target-level work; some may have had the opportunity to become proficient in one Classical language but have weaker preparation in the other; some may need to begin their study of both languages and will need additional coursework to complete the Certificate. Our program will meet you where you are in your own career of study, and work with you to bring your skills and knowledge up to the next stage.
Faculty in the Department hold Ph.D.s in Classical Studies from top-ranked North American and British universities. Their research specialties include Greek and Roman literature, history, religion, and archaeology; papyrology; textual criticism; feminist approaches to the Classics; and literary theory. Individual students’ curriculums will be determined in collaboration with the Department’s Post-Baccalaureate Program Director. To learn more, please visit our web-pages at www.luc.edu/classicalstudies. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Greg Dobrov, the Post-Baccalaureate Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Candidates for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Classical Studies should have:
Bachelor’s degree in hand at the time of matriculation in the program and, normally, a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
They should submit in their applications:
official transcripts for all undergraduate-level study pursued to date
a well-thought-out statement of purpose explaining how the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate fits in their projected career of study
a list of courses taken at the undergraduate level in Classical Studies or related fields, forming a basis for their projected career of study
two letters of recommendation from instructors in Classical Studies or related fields who have worked with them
in the case of candidates for whom English is not a first language, TOEFL results
On-line applications can be submitted at www.luc.edu/gpem; inquiries GradApp@luc.edu.
Washington University in St. Louis has instituted a new PhD program in Classics. The new program, which builds on the University’s renowned Masters program in Classics, will offer degrees in the literature, history, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, with specialties in Greek and Roman Music, Ancient Mediterranean History, Ancient Philosophy, and Ancient Performance and its Legacy. In administrating the program, members of the Classics faculty will cooperate with affiliated faculty in numerous other departments and programs, including Art History and Archaeology, History, English, Music, Performing Arts, Comparative Literature, the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, Philosophy, and Linguistics. The Department of Classics will admit its first PhD students in Fall 2015.
Call for Proposals for a Volume of Collected Essays
"Gender B(l)ending in Greek and Roman Culture and Society"
Editors: Kathy Simonsen (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Allison Surtees (University of Winnipeg)
In May 2015 the Women’s Network of the Classical Association of Canada (CAC) sponsored a pair of panels on "Gender B(l)ending in Greek and Roman Culture and Society" at the CAC’s annual conference in Toronto. Following the success of these panels, we are seeking further proposals for an edited volume on this theme. We therefore invite submissions that include (but are not limited to) explorations of cross-dressing, intersexuality, and any behaviour or representation that blurs the conventional boundaries of gender in Greco-Roman art, religion, literature, historiography, rhetoric, and other media for consideration. Proposals focusing on material culture are of particular interest.
Please send proposals of approximately 500 words to Kathryn Simonsen (email@example.com) and Allison Surtees (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 10th, 2015. For further information contact either Dr. Simonsen or Dr. Surtees.
The newly launched Journal of Ancient History is now accepting submissions.
Aims and Scope:
The Journal of Ancient History aims to provide a forum for scholarship covering all aspects of ancient history and culture from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity (roughly the ninth century BCE through the sixth century CE). The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles concerning the history and historiography (ancient and modern) of the ancient Mediterranean world and of neighboring civilizations in their relations with it. The journal is open to submissions in disciplines closely related to ancient history, including epigraphy, numismatics, religion and law.
Please see our website for submission information:
De Gruyter is pleased to announce the Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History. Please visit our website: www.degruyter.com/janeh/
JANEH is an international, double blind peer reviewed journal that will be published by De Gruyter twice a year beginning in 2014. The first issue will be freely available online for 6 months after its publication.
Aims and scope:
The Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History seeks to encourage and stimulate the study of the history of the ancient Near East, which is broadly defined to include areas from Iran to the western Anatolian coast and the Black Sea to Southern Arabia from its prehistoric foundations to the Late Antique period. The journal is also interested in interactions with other regions and cultures, such as Ancient Egypt, the Mediterranean World, the Indian Ocean and Central Asia. Articles may focus on any aspect of history (political, social, economic, cultural, intellectual, etc.) and of modern historiography. The journal seeks to integrate the study of the ancient Near East firmly in the historical discipline in general and encourages its authors to take into account current methodological debates and approaches.
Founding Editor: Marc Van De Mieroop, Columbia University
Editor: Steven J. Garfinkle, Western Washington University
Lucinda Dirven, Universiteit Amsterdam
Michael Kozuh, Auburn University
Jacob Lauinger, Johns Hopkins University
Karen Radner, University College London
Francesca Rochberg, University of California, Berkeley
The editors are pleased to invite submissions. Submissions are accepted in English, French, and German. Information for authors is included on our website.
In addition to the aims and scope above, JANEH seeks to provide a timely venue for scholarly publication in the history of the ancient Near East. In most cases, the time from submission to final editorial decision will not exceed 70 days.
JANEH will be published online and in print. For submissions following the inaugural issue, articles will be published online immediately after final acceptance and the editorial process is complete, and they will enter the queue for print publication.We look forward to your participation!
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 email@example.com.