Announcements

 

 

 

Assistant Professor in Ancient History
College of Arts & Sciences
Seattle University

 

The History Department and University Honors Program at Seattle University invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ancient History starting September 2017.

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, maintaining an active, high-quality program of disciplinary scholarship, and perform university and college service. The candidate will have a joint teaching appointment in History and University Honors.

The successful candidate will have a primary teaching and research field in the Ancient Mediterranean, particularly Greco-Roman world, and will teach introductory courses and upper-division elective courses for the History Department, the University Honors Program, and the University’s Core curriculum.

 

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in History at time of appointment, but candidates with a Ph.D. in Classics at time of appointment will also be considered. Ability to teach comparatively—geographically, temporally and thematically-- is a plus.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic University located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

 

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

 

Applicants should submit applications online at https://jobs.seattleu.edu including a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of strong teaching, writing sample of scholarship and contact information for at least three references (letters will be solicited upon submission of application). Application deadline is October 15, 2016.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Rutgers University-New Brunswick: School of Arts & Sciences:
Department of Classics
Assistant Professor in Classics
Location: New Brunswick, NJ


Closes: Oct. 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

 

The Department of Classics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick) is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin in September 2017. We seek a Classicist with a primary teaching and research interest in Roman-era material culture; along with more traditional material culture interests, such as art and archaeology, we also welcome applications from those who engage with the intersections of text and material culture. Preference will be given to those who complement the research interests of the current faculty. Tenure-track faculty in Classics are expected to teach 2 courses a term, which in the case of this position might include a Classical archaeology course, in addition to undergraduate and graduate advising, service obligations, and research.

 

QUALIFICATIONS Applicants should have completed a PhD (or equivalent) in Classics or in a related field with Classics specialization by September 1, 2017.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Please send a cover letter detailing your research and teaching interests, CV, teaching evaluations (please send a complete set from 1-3 courses), and 3 letters of recommendation via Interfolio. Additional materials may be requested from short-listed candidates. For full consideration, send materials by October 31, 2016. The department will interview in person at the SCS in Toronto or via videoconferencing, if candidates prefer. You may direct any questions about the position to Professor James McGlew (jmcglew@rci.rutgers.edu).


Please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/36825 to find a complete job description and to submit dossier.


Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

 

 


 

 

 

Director of the Corinthian Excavation. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks an active scholar and experienced archaeologist to direct its excavations at Ancient Corinth. Familiarity with the School’s program of excavation and research at Ancient Corinth is highly desirable. The Director works with the staff at Corinth in developing and conducting the fieldwork and documenting the results. The Director supervises the collections of the excavation and the publication of all finds. The Director administers the School’s plant and facilities at Ancient Corinth. The Director participates in the School’s activities, including its academic program and the instruction of students at the School through its field training program. The Director identifies projects for funding and helps to identify possible sources of funds for Corinth. Good command of Modern Greek is essential. Candidates must demonstrate strong qualities of leadership and articulate clearly their vision for the future of the Corinth Excavations.

 

The term of residency at Corinth is flexible in order to accommodate applicants who teach on semester and quarter terms or other university teaching requirements. The initial appointment is for three to five years. It begins on July 1, 2017, and is renewable. Salary and benefits commensurate with rank and experience, housing and travel provided.

 

The Director of the Excavations at Ancient Corinth reports to the Director of the School and through the Director to the Managing Committee.

 

The deadline for applications and all supporting materials is October 31, 2016.

 

Candidates 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-corinth-excavations-application/. Candidates should ask three people familiar with their work to send a letter of support as a Word or PDF file to application@ascsa.org. Address letter 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.

 


 

 

 

Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professors
One or Two Positions for 2017-2018
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Term: Early September to June 1.

 

Eligibility: A senior scholar with a significant record of publication and teaching in a North American institution who is a faculty or staff member at a Cooperating Institution. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent support from the School. Candidates who have held the Whitehead Professorship may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior.


Project: Advancing research on a project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches the academic program of the School. Whitehead Professors are encouraged to present a seminar, workshop, or other significant contribution to the academic program and to contribute to the intellectual life of the School in other ways, such as mentoring or advising students and participating in School trips, excursions, and conferences.


Compensation: Stipend of $35,000 plus round-trip coach airfare to Athens, board at Loring Hall for the Whitehead Professor (one-half senior rate for spouse, and one-half student rate for dependents) and School housing. Hotel and transportation on all fall School trips and transportation on all winter Attica excursions.


Application: Applicants should submit the following materials online at:https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/whitehead-visiting-professor-application-form/
• Curriculum vitae including list of publications.
• Statement of current and projected research.
• One page description of proposed seminar or other contributions to the academic program.
• Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece.


Applicants should ask three recommenders to send letters directly to the address below or via email to application@ascsa.org.
Committee on Personnel
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232


Applicants may be invited to an interview at the annual AIA/SCS meetings or by telephone.
The appointments will be announced by January 15.


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

 


 

 

 

American School of Classical Studies at Athens
NEH FELLOWSHIPS
Deadline: October 31

Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. It offers two major research libraries: the Blegen, with over 107,000 volumes dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean world; and the Gennadius, with over 126,000 volumes and archives devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization and, more broadly, the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. The School also sponsors excavations and provides centers for advanced research in archaeological and related topics at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and it houses an archaeological laboratory at the main building complex in Athens. By agreement with the Greek government, the ASCSA is authorized to serve as liaison with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism on behalf of American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to conduct archaeological work and to study museum collections.


Since its inception in 1994, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship program at the ASCSA has demonstrated its effectiveness by supporting projects for 50 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEH Fellowships
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232

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

E-mail: application@ascsa.org

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

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

 

 


 

 

 

Ancient Mediterranean History. Assistant professor, tenure system.

Michigan State University's Department of History seeks a historian with research expertise in ancient Mediterranean History. Candidates must be able to teach classes on ancient Greece and Rome and must demonstrate an ability to enhance department and university strengths. We have a preference for candidates with abilities in digital humanities and social sciences. Salary is competitive.

 

The teaching load is two courses per semester. Evidence of scholarship and a strong commitment to teaching is expected. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue external funding in the form of grants and fellowship. Ph.D. required before the appointment is made. Salary, benefits, and support for research are competitive. Full-time academic year appointment will begin on August 16, 2017.

 

Application deadline November 1, 2016. Apply at https://jobs.msu.edu (Job # 3952). Upload a CV, writing sample, cover letter addressing research and teaching, and a list of references. In addition, arrange to have three references upload confidential letters of recommendation through the MSU system.

 

Contact Jeanna Norris at jnorris@msu.edu or (517) 355-7500 with questions.

 

Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

 

 


 

 

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Job Opening ID 312665

The Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts, invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of environmental history to begin in fall semester 2017 (August 28, 2017). This search is open as to geographical and temporal field. The department seeks scholars whose work engages with critical issues in this growing and vital field. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research has the potential to enter into conversation with other fields of social and cultural history that are represented in the department, including but not limited to the social and cultural histories of race, gender and sexuality, indigeneity, colonialism, empire, capitalism, and migration. Candidates whose work is interdisciplinary and/or transregional are also strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The Department of History has a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage scholars from underrepresented groups to apply. We welcome experience working with diverse students, in multicultural environments, and interest in developing curricula related to diverse populations.

 

Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Required Qualifications: A completed PhD or foreign equivalent in history or in a related field with a focus on history, in hand before beginning the appointment (August 28, 2017), and a dissertation on a topic appropriate to the position of environmental history are required. Candidates must demonstrate scholarly excellence with evidence of potential for scholarly distinction and an ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary is competitive.

 

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.

 

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online at the Application Page. The posting number is 312665. The following materials must be attached to your online applications. 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae and 3) a writing sample as a separate attachment in “My Activities”. In addition to the materials submitted electronically, applicants are asked to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be e-mailed to histsrch@umn.edu, or mailed directly to the department. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

 

Questions may be addressed to histsrch@umn.edu.

The priority deadline for application materials is October 24, 2016.

This position will remain open until filled.

 

 


 

 


Faculty of Arts, Radboud University

Two PhD places (ancient history) in the project ‘Constraints and Tradition. Roman power in changing societies’ (0,8 - 1,0 fte)
Vacancy number: 23.37.16;

 

Vacancy closes: 29 September 2016


Research
The project ‘constraints and tradition’ analyses how traditions influence the ways in which new systems of rule are communicated, contested and accepted in changing societies. Within the project, developments in specific ancient ‘media’ are traced over a long period of time (50BC to AD565) in order to show which traditions formed constraints in presenting Roman power. Findings will be analysed through notions of ‘shared field of experience’ and ‘anchoring’, adapted from communication theory and social psychology.
As PhD within the project, you will analyse your own ‘medium’ and trace chronological and geographical developments. In collaboration with the other researchers in this project, you will further develop the relevant theoretical notions. Alongside writing your PhD, you will also collaborate in research papers with the other researchers, and help organize (international) workshops.


Project 1 analyses developments in Roman central coinage. This was a crucial medium for broadcasting imperial representation. The PhD project pays attention to moments in which emphasis on ‘traditions’ in central coinage changed and on the development of ‘traditional’ messages on coins over time.


Project 2 analyses the ways in which imperial portraiture (busts and statues) emphasised or rejected tradition. Imperial portraits could resemble those of predecessors, or be iconographically innovative. This project will trace which styles or individual rulers were used as example of ‘tradition’, and when (within or between reigns) such role models were employed or disbanded.


Work environment
The Faculty of Arts consists of ten departments in the areas of language and culture, history, history of arts, linguistics and communication and information studies, which together cater for about 2,400 students and collaborate closely in teaching and research. This research projects is embedded in the research Institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS).


What we expect
• A researchmaster degree or equivalent in a relevant subject for the project;
• Demonstrable research interest in Roman imperial history;
• Excellent knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing;
• Excellent writing abilities;
• The capacity to work both as a creative and independent researcher and as part of a team;
• expertise in digital humanities is an advantage.


Employment conditions
• PhD position 0,8 - 1,0 fte;
• Salary is excluding 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
• The salary is € 2.191 gross per month in the first year, rising to max. € 2.801 gross per month in the fourth year, based on full-time employment (38-hour working week);
• Duration of contract: 18 months, extended with 2,5 years if there is sufficient progress in the research process and writing of the PhD;
• The UFO-classification PhD applies to this position.


Starting date: 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Further information:
Prof. dr. O.J. Hekster
Telephone: +31-(0)24 3612289
E-mail: o.hekster AT let.ru.nl


Application (addressed to L.J.P.M. van Mosseveld) through the link below. Your application includes (solely) the following attachments:
• Letter of motivation
• CV (including list of grades)
• A writing sample in English (max. 20 pp)
If you have a preference for one of the two positions, please indicate so in your letter of motivation. A limited number of people will be shortlisted for interview. Those invited will be asked to submit a proposal for the structure of the PhD thesis. Interviews will take place on 7 and 8 November 2016.

Submit application to: https://www.ru.nl/werken/details/online-solliciteren/?tk=nl&recid=587759


For more information: +31(0)24 3611173.

 

 


 

 

 

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2017-2018.

The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research.

 

Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis.

 

Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies' principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research.

 

The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Further information can be found in the announcement on the web at www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement, or on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu. Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: mzelazny@ias.edu). Deadline: November 1, 2016.

 

 


 

 

 

Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

The Institute for Research in the Humanities offers five to six Solmsen Fellowships each year to scholars outside UW-Madison working in the humanities on European history and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods before 1700. Fellows are expected to be in residence throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar and participate in the weekly seminars. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application. For the 2017-2018 fellowship year, the award provides a stipend of $55,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.

 

Deadline: November 1

 

URL: http://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships/solmsen

 

 


 

 

 

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.

 

 


 

 

 

The Cost of Freedom: Debt and Slavery
A conference in the Ethyle R. Wolfe Series on Classical Studies and the Contemporary World
May 19-20, 2017
Brooklyn College, City University of New York


The rhetorics of freedom and liberty permeate the political discourse of the present and Greco-Roman antiquity. Speakers judge this language and its associated symbols positively, and assume their audiences do as well. But the principles defining freedom, and its associated values, can and do shift dramatically from one context to another. In short we can all agree freedom is good, but we cannot agree what it means to be free. One of the key sites of contention is who needs to sacrifice what in order to achieve liberty and what costs must be paid to preserve freedom. The pursuit of liberty is directly linked to whose freedom matters as well as who bears - and who is assumed to bear - the associated costs. All of this is especially true any discussion of slavery.


This conference will bring scholars from numerous disciplines into conversation across the historical timeline to examine how debt, value and payment work to create freedom, liberty and slavery. Although these are slippery concepts, rather than simply viewing these terms as rhetorical devices that make freedom seem worthwhile, we deploy debt, value, and payment as analytical tools for understanding why slavery harms and why freedom matters. Because various discourses - ranging from religion to science and from ethics to economics - use these terms to describe freedom, whether as physical labor or a mental activity, we will also investigate debt, value and payment themselves. Often our methods of assessments bleed one into another, especially in conversations regarding individual and shared liberties.


By juxtaposing the different methodologies scholars use to ask “what does freedom cost?” from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present, we will explore overlapping areas of research and expand the existing conversations in each discipline. In addition to providing vocabularies, practices and theories of freedom that we still use today, Ancient Greece and Rome provide many examples of peoples who lacked freedom but strove for it, including slaves, women and conquered peoples. By examining Greco-Roman antiquity and modernity, we bring to light recurrent historical patterns of the costs that people have and continue pay for freedom.
Our ultimate goal is to produce a rigorous edited volume of the most substantial and unified conference contributions for publication by a major university press.


Our confirmed keynote speakers include, Orlando Patterson (John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Harvard University), Saidiya Hartman (Professor, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University) and Deborah Kamen (Associate Professor, Classics, University of Washington). We are seeking contributions for at least four panels of 3-4 participants each. We hope to attract participation from a wide range of academic disciplines and from scholars at all levels, and will try to reflect this diversity in our creation of each broad panel. Examples of possible panel titles might be: “Themes of Freedom and Payment in the Novel”, “The Economics of Emancipation”, “Cross-Cultural Political Theories of Sacrifices and Liberty”, “Comparative Histories of Debt-Bondage”, or “The Shifting Demographics of Civil Liberties”.


We will be offering a minimum of six bursaries of up to 500 dollars to be awarded on the basis of greatest need, taking into account access to institutional funding and the distance of the conference from the participant’s home institution.


October 31, 2016 is the deadline for the submission of abstracts. Please include the following as separate files: (1) title, abstract of 300-500 words, a one page bibliography (no self identifying information please!); (2) your name, title of your proposed talk, institutional affiliation, short academic biography, and an indication of whether you would like to be consider for a bursary, a budget for the amount requested, and any information we should take into consideration when making our bursary allocations.


These two files (PDF or MSWord preferred) should be sent to: c-f-p@debtandslavery.com
General questions on this conference should be sent to: queries@debtandslavery.com
We hope to notify successful applicants by November 15.


March 31, 2017 will be the deadline for submission of draft papers for pre-circulation among fellow panelists and organizers.
We will also invite poster submissions from undergraduates conducting research on related themes; the deadline for poster proposals will be March 1, 2017.


Please note that deadlines are subject to change. For the most recent announcements about deadlines, see our website: https://debtandslavery.com/

 


 

 

THE 60TH MISSOURI VALLEY HISTORY CONFERENCE
Remembering and Being Remembered: Monuments, Memorials, and Legacies
March 2-4, 2017
Magnolia Hotel - Omaha, Nebraska
Plenary speaker: Robin Fleming – Boston College


Monuments, memorials, and legacies encompass the multiple ways in which individuals and societies remember their past and strive to be remembered, from the monumental complex of Stonehenge to the era of Twitter and Snapchat. Does our present shape the way we remember and memorialize the past or is it rather the memory of our past that influences our behavior today? The conference aims to bring together scholars exploring various aspects of how oral and written stories, memorials, monuments, and museums present answers to the eternal human need to remember the past and leave a mark not to be forgotten.


Possible paper and panels topics include but are not limited to:
• Monuments and memorials
• Mausoleums and sites of memory
• Collective, cultural, and national memory
• Storytelling and the construction of collective narratives
• Memory and cultural identity
• Shrines, canonizations, and cults of saints
• Anniversaries, legacies, and bequests
• Oblivion and the destruction of sites of memory
• Trauma, silence, and omission
• Political history and counter-narratives
• Remembering: from photography to Snapchat


A special session of panels and workshops will focus on INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGIES – possible topics include but are not limited to:
• Digital Humanities
• Role-Playing Games
• Flipped Classroom
• Experiential Learning


Optional tours of museums and other notable sites will be scheduled on Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning.


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: November 4, 2016

 

Please send an abstract and one-page vita to:
Dr. Martina Saltamacchia
MVHC Program Chair
Department of History
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68182-0213
Or email to: mvhc.coordinator@gmail.com


We especially encourage the submission of organized panels and roundtables. Submissions for a panel must include three paper titles, abstracts, individual biographies and contact information, name of organizer, and (optional) chair and/or commentator. The presenters on a panel/roundtable must be from at least two different institutions.


The Society for Military History hosts panels and proposals for military topics - not necessarily related to the conference theme. Please send these to George Eaton, Command Historian, AMSAS-HI, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, 1 Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL 61299-6500, or email: smhatmvhc@gmail.com.


The MVHC accepts student proposals. Undergraduate students should submit a recommendation letter from a professor. Best graduate and undergraduate paper recipients receive cash awards from MVHC, the Society for Military History, and the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society (for its members).


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE REFER TO THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE
http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/history/news-and-events/mvhc.php

 

 


 

 

 

A Panel on Family Models: (Inter)Generational and Gender Relations in the Ancient World
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Literature
5-8 June 2017, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Philology

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes A Panel on Family Models: (Inter)Generational and Gender Relations in the Ancient World, 5-8 June 2017, Athens, Greece as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Literature sponsored by the Athens Journal of Philology.


The aim of the panel is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of family and gender studies in ancient literature and other related disciplines, in order to explore the various models of family in antiquity, both in its prevalent patriarchal structure and in other unconventional or idealized forms, such as the Spartan family, Plato’s proposal in the Republic, or the Roman version of it. Familial relationships had varied forms and extensions, including those between men and women, husbands and wives, parents and children, the old and the young, in legitimate or illegitimate associations with lovers, mistresses, hetaerae, slaves and others. It is worth reflecting on the ideological foundation of associations among members of the household itself (in its varied legal configurations throughout antiquity) or between the family and society, as well as on their representation in literary, religious, political, legal, philosophical, and other sources. Relationships between genders and among generations were affected by exogamic or endogamic models of marriage, citizenship laws, socio-political attitudes and state economies, while their problematization was often expressed in myth, literature and art. Understanding the family is to understand better the ancient society, since the former constituted the basic cell of the latter and reflected in its microcosm the governing principles and tensions found in associations within the larger ‘family’ of the state.

 

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of social events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Fee structure information is available on http://www.atiner.gr/fees.

 

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 7 November 2016, by email, to atiner@atiner.gr, Dr. Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers, The University of Alabama, USA. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.


If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).


For more information, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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).

 


 

 

 

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/

 

 


 

 

 

New Summer Programs by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens


Greek Sculpture Up Close
June 12 to June 30, 2017
Taught by Prof. Mark Fullerton, Ohio State University, author of the recent textbook Greek Sculpture, this in-depth examination of archaic and classical statuary will introduce participants to Delphi, Olympia, five Cycladic islands, as well as the Acropolis in Athens. The seminar will visit museums, marble quarries, major sanctuaries, and cemeteries, and students will have an exclusive opportunity to study several newly discovered Greek sculptures. Students will take away a fuller understanding of sculptural styles and the ancient world in which they were created and functioned.


Myth on Site
July 6 to July 24, 2017
Seize this opportunity to immerse yourself in Greek mythology within the varied landscape of rural Greece that inspired so many narratives of gods and heroes. Taught by Prof. Tina Salowey, Hollins University, a veteran leader of scholarly treks throughout Greece, this seminar will take you to mountain peaks, river valleys, and even the underworld. Students will learn to navigate and interpret ancient sites and understand how Greek myths related to their physical environments. Internationally known scholars of Greek art and archaeology as guest lecturers will participate in both seminars. Students are expected to give onsite reports which they will prepare in the ASCSA’s libraries. Inquire about course credit option.


The ASCSA presents Summer Seminars for graduate and undergraduate students and secondary school and college teachers. $2,750 fee per seminar includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, and partial board.


Online application deadline, October 15, 2016.
See www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/summer-seminars

 


 

 

 

Got Latin? Got Greek?

 

Linguistic preparation is crucial for success in many fields of graduate study. Students must command the languages of their primary sources in order to pursue valid research. But the opportunity to establish the competence in Ancient Greek or Latin needed for graduate work in Classics or related fields doesn’t always open up early enough within undergraduate programs. The Department of Classical Studies of Loyola University Chicago now offers a Post-Baccalaureate program so that students who have completed bachelor’s degrees may build the proficiency their further careers demand. Coursework at the post-baccalaureate level also introduces some of the scholarship of Classical texts in which graduate study engages. Post-Baccalaureate students become able to clarify their professional goals while they sharpen their technical skills and become better qualified to advance on the path they choose.

 

Loyola’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program in Classical Studies is shaped in terms of competence attained, rather than a fixed period of study. The Certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete two semesters totaling 18 “target” credit-hours at the 300-level in both Classical languages with a GPA of 3.0 in the program. “Target” study in these two semesters should include at least 6 credit-hours in 300-level ancient Greek author-courses and at least 6 credit-hours in 300-level Latin author-courses. We recognize some students will have attained intermediate or advanced competence in both languages before their post-baccalaureate study and will need only two semesters of target-level work; some may have had the opportunity to become proficient in one Classical language but have weaker preparation in the other; some may need to begin their study of both languages and will need additional coursework to complete the Certificate. Our program will meet you where you are in your own career of study, and work with you to bring your skills and knowledge up to the next stage.

 

Faculty in the Department hold Ph.D.s in Classical Studies from top-ranked North American and British universities. Their research specialties include Greek and Roman literature, history, religion, and archaeology; papyrology; textual criticism; feminist approaches to the Classics; and literary theory. Individual students’ curriculums will be determined in collaboration with the Department’s Post-Baccalaureate Program Director. To learn more, please visit our web-pages at www.luc.edu/classicalstudies. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Greg Dobrov, the Post-Baccalaureate Program Director (gdobrov@luc.edu).

 

Candidates for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Classical Studies should have:

Bachelor’s degree in hand at the time of matriculation in the program and, normally, a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0


They should submit in their applications:

official transcripts for all undergraduate-level study pursued to date

a well-thought-out statement of purpose explaining how the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate fits in their projected career of study

a list of courses taken at the undergraduate level in Classical Studies or related fields, forming a basis for their projected career of study

two letters of recommendation from instructors in Classical Studies or related fields who have worked with them

in the case of candidates for whom English is not a first language, TOEFL results


On-line applications can be submitted at www.luc.edu/gpem; inquiries GradApp@luc.edu.

 

 


 

 

 

The 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!

 

 


 

Home | Membership | Meetings | Publications | Contact webmaster

AAH Logo