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Brown University

 

The Department of Classics at Brown University has been authorized to announce a search for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Roman History and Latin Prose, to begin July 1, 2019. The Department invites applications for this position.

 

In addition to the area/s of their own specific research interests, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the core areas of Roman history teaching and will both complement and extend the research range of current Brown faculty. Evidence and promise of success in college-level teaching and in research are prerequisites for this position, as is the Ph.D., which must be in hand byJuly 1, 2019.

 

This position carries a 2-2 teaching load with a full-salary, research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical policy for tenured faculty.

 

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of scholarly writing(no more than thirty pages, e.g.,dissertation chapter, work in press or under review, book chapter, etc.) to the Department's Interfolio site, https://apply.interfolio.com/52711, to which three letters of recommendation should also be sent directly by the applicants' recommenders.

 

Applications received by November 1, 2018 will be assured of full consideration. The Department plans to contact shortlisted candidates in December 2018 in order to arrange preliminary interviews at the SCS/AIA meetings in San Diego (3-6 Jan. 2019). Inquiries about this position may be directed to John_Bodel@brown.edu.


 


 

 

 

 

Institute for Advanced Study

Opportunitites for Scholars for the Academic Year 2019-2020


The Institute for Advanced Study 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. Each year scholars from around the world apply to come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Those who are chosen are offered a membership for a set period. Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute, including offices, access to libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services.

 

THE SCHOOL OF HISTORICAL STUDIES supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with 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 and modern international relations. The School also offers the Edward T. Cone Membership in Music Studies. Each year the School welcomes approximately forty Members selected on the basis of both external and internal review. Most are working on topics in the above mentioned fields, but each year the School also selects some scholars working in other areas of historical research. Members in the School are appointed for either one term (first term Sept. 23 to Dec. 20, second term Jan. 13 to April 10) or for two terms, amounting to a full academic year.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS include the Ph.D. (or equivalent) at the time of application and a substantial record of publication. The School takes into account the stage of the scholar’s academic career when considering the list of publications, but in general applicants should have at least several articles already published in scholarly publications in order to be considered eligible. Qualified candidates of any nationality are invited to apply. Scholars are not required to have a current institutional affiliation.

 

MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED to remain in residence in Princeton during term time. Members’ only other obligation is to pursue their own research. If they wish, they may also participate in seminars and meetings within the Institute, and there are ample opportunities for contacts with scholars at nearby universities.

 

INSTITUTE STIPENDS will normally be offered up to a maximum of $75,000 for the full academic year, or $37,500 for one term. A few senior scholars will be offered additional funding to help make up for losses in salary. Stipends may be supplemented by other grants, including sabbatical salaries, but if the total exceeds the salary at the time of application the Institute stipend will be reduced accordingly. Scholars with full sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding, or other means may apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Institute stipends are intended to replace lost salary to fund Members; they are not intended to pay for teaching replacements in Members’ home institutions. A few Assistant Professors who meet additional eligibility requirements will be selected for Mellon Fellowships that will provide full year support matching their salaries and benefits at the time of application. Detailed information about this program is on the website: https://www.hs.ias.edu/mellon. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. To inquire contact the Administrative Officer as indicated below.

 

FUNDING FOR MEMBERS comes from a variety of sources. The Center for Spain in America supports one John Elliott Member pursuing research in the history and culture of Early Modern Spain. The Patricia Crone membership supports one scholar working in the field of Near Eastern Studies. The Edward T. Cone membership annually supports one scholar in Music Studies. A Gerda Henkel membership will be offered to one scholar from the European Union, and there are other named memberships that are not tied to any specific field or nationality. Some Members will also be supported by the Institute's own endowment or through foundation grants. The School also welcomes scholars sponsored by the ACLS through the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowships for recently tenured professors. (To apply see: https://www.acls.org/programs/burkhardt/.) Specific sources of funding will be determined after scholars have been selected.

 

Further information and membership application materials may be found on the School’s web site, www.hs.ias.edu. (Updated application materials for the 2018-2019 academic year will be posted there in early June.) Inquiries may be sent by email to the Administrative Officer at mzelazny@ias.edu or by post to: School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, 1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. Completed membership applications must be submitted by October 15, 2018.

 

 


 

 

 

ASCSA Elizabeth A. Whitehead Distinguished Scholar
One or Two Positions for 2019-2020

Deadline: October 31, 2018

 

Term: Early September to June 1.

 

Eligibility: A senior scholar working in any area related to the mission of the School with a significant record of publication and teaching who is affiliated with a Cooperating Institution. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent support from the School. Previous holders of the Whitehead may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior.

 

Project: The Whitehead Distinguished Scholar shall pursue research on a project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches its academic program. Whitehead Scholars participate in School trips and excursions, work closely with Regular and Student Associate members of the School during the winter term (late November to late March) on the subject of their expertise, and generally participate in the academic life of the School. A more detailed description of this position and a list of past Scholars’ work with members is available on the School’s website (www.ascsa.edu.gr). Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Mellon Professor in Athens well in advance of the October 31 deadline when crafting their proposed contributions to the academic program of the School.

 

Compensation: Stipend of $40,000 plus round-trip coach airfare to Athens, board at Loring Hall for the Whitehead Scholar (one-half senior rate for spouse, and one-half student rate for dependents), School housing, and hotel and transportation on up to four of the five field trips (western and northern Greece, Peloponnesos, central Greece, Crete, and the Corinthia and Argolid) and transportation on all winter Attica excursions.

 

Application: On or before October 31, Applicants should submit the following materials online at:
https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/115754/elizabeth-a-whitehead-distinguished-scholars-application-form
· Brief statement of interest (1 page)
· Curriculum vitae (max. 3-pages) including list of publications.
· Statement of current and projected research (max. 3 pages)
· Proposed contribution to the academic program (max. 3 pages)
· Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece.

 

Applicants should ask three recommenders to submit letters of reference by October 31.

The appointments will be announced by January 15.

 

 


 

 

 

American School of Classical Studies in Athens

Assistant Director of the School

 

Deadline: October 31, 2018

 

Term: A full-time (12 months) position beginning July 1, 2019 for three years, with the possibility of renewal for a final fourth year.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include room and board at the School.

 

Qualifications: Candidates must have earned the PhD from a North American university no more than three years prior to the application and must have spent a minimum of a year as a Member of the ASCSA. An active agenda for research and publication, knowledge of Greece and Modern Greek, and teaching experience are expected.

 

Duties:
To help the Director in the administration of School business and to stand in for the Director when needed. Reports to the Director of the School.
To assist with the academic program under the direction of the Mellon Professor by lecturing, leading short trips or offering mini-seminars/workshops on area(s) of expertise.
To serve as a contact and resource person for all members of the School and to live in Loring Hall.
To help with the planning of the Summer Session by suggesting itineraries, speakers, and generally offering support to the Summer Session Directors, but not making actual arrangements.
To be a visible presence in the Athenian social and academic scene by attending functions as an official of the School.
To pursue research on a project.


Application:
The Assistant Director will be appointed by the ASCSA Managing Committee (through the Personnel Committee) in consultation with the Director of the School and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and research project description (up to three pages in length) online at:
https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/115282/assistant-director-of-the-school-application-form

 

Three letters of recommendation are required. After you submit your online application, your recommenders will receive an automatic email with instructions about how to upload confidential reference letters. Final candidates may be interviewed at the annual meeting of the AIA in San Diego, California, in January.

 

 


 

 

 

AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS
http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/

STUDY IN GREECE 2018-2019


ASCSA PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research, was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today, over 135 years later, it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the Greek world after the end of antiquity. (Note: For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Blegen and Gennadius libraries may be closed for up to six months between January and June for reorganization; members of the School will continue to have access to other facilities of the School and other libraries in Athens).

 

NEH FELLOWSHIPS: Awards for postdoctoral scholars and professionals in the humanities. Terms: Two to four fellowships, five to ten months in duration. Maximum stipend for a five-month project, $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. School fees are waived. U.S. citizens or foreign nationals being U.S. residents for three years before application deadline. Applicants must hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of application. Submit online application to ASCSA. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2018.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/fellowships-and-grants

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.

 

 


 

 

Washington University in St. Louis has been authorized to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to catalogue the John Max Wulfing Collection of Ancient Coins. The Wulfing Collection of nearly 16,000 objects consists primarily of ancient Roman, Byzantine, and Greek coins and ranks as one of the largest numismatic collections at a North American college or university. The Fellow will be based in the Department of Classics and will teach one course per year for the department, but their principal duties will be to develop and implement a cataloguing system and to aid the Curator (a member of the Classics faculty) in tasks related to management of the Collection.

 

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field in hand by July 1, 2019, possess extensive numismatic expertise in the coinages of the ancient Mediterranean world, and show evidence of scholarly promise. Any prior experience as a Postdoctoral Fellow elsewhere must be limited to two years.

 

The position will require the Fellow to perform all aspects of cataloguing (including photography, scanning of archival materials, and preparation of the digital catalogue). No specific course is required for the teaching element of the Fellowship, but the successful candidate is expected to be competent in teaching the classical languages, to make a significant contribution to the graduate and undergraduate programs in Classics, and to participate in the intellectual life of the department.

 

The initial appointment will be for a two-year term, with a possibility of renewal after the second year. The Curator will serve as the Fellow’s mentor, helping the Fellow further master the skills associated with the fellowship, plan individual research, and prepare for a career in the field.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, course evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation by Dec. 1, 2018. All materials should be sent via email to classics-search@wustl.edu. Inquiries may be sent to Cathy Keane, Chair of the Department of Classics (ckeane@wustl.edu). Members of the search committee will conduct its first short-list interviews via Skype.

 

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.


 

 


 

 

 

Directors for the ASCSA Summer Programs

 

Director(s) Six-Week ASCSA Summer Session

Term: Summer 2020

 

Eligibility: Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, epigraphy, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek, stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

 

Description: See more information about the ASCSA Summer Sessions: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/Summer.

 

Duties: Plan the itinerary of the session/seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program in Greece, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director.

 

Compensation: Stipend of $9,064, plus travel and expenses, housing for the Summer Session leader(s) for eight weeks in total as available June 1 to August 15.

 

Application: A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of support should be sent to: Committee on the Summer Sessions. E-mail: ssapplication@ascsa.org

 

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019. The appointments will be announced by March 29.

 

 

Director(s) ASCSA Field Seminars

Term: Summer 2020

 

Eligibility: Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, epigraphy, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek, stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

 

Description: The theme of the18-day field seminars are open. Possible topics include: a “major sites” program (Athens, with short trips to Delphi, the Argolid, or other regions or sites); Mycenaean Greece; ancient athletics; pottery; sculpture; epigraphy; religious, public, and domestic architecture; ancient literature; numismatics; topography of myth; historical geography; the ancient economy; Roman Greece; Byzantine Greece; Ottoman Greece; the population exchange between Greece and Turkey; modern folklore; etc. Residence in Loring Hall is available, though not required, for program participants during the first and third week of the seminar. The itinerary, therefore, must include at least one week of travel in the middle of the seminar. Two summer field seminars can be accommodated, one in June and one in July.

 

For more information about the ASCSA Summer Seminars: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/summer-seminars

 

Duties: Plan an 18-day seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director.

 

Compensation: Stipend of $5000, plus travel and expenses, housing for four weeks in total including the dates of the seminar.

 

Application: Along with a letter of application that discusses your qualifications, and a curriculum vitae, please submit a description of the seminar, and a preliminary 18-day itinerary indicating which sites would be visited and how much time would ideally be spent in and out of Athens. These materials and three letters of support should be sent to: Committee on the Summer Sessions. E-mail: ssapplication@ascsa.org

 

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019. The appointments will be announced by March 29.

 

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.

 


 

 

 

Communal Responses to Local Disaster: Economic, Environmental, Political, Religious

The Thirteenth Biennial meeting of Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity

March 14-17, 2019

Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California

 

The Society for Late Antiquity is pleased to announce the thirteenth biennial meeting of Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity, to be held at Claremont McKenna College, in Claremont, California. Specialists in art and archaeology, literature and philology, history and religious studies, working on topics from the 3 rd to the 8 th century CE, are invited to submit paper proposals. Scholars with any related interest are invited to attend.


The 2019 meeting will examine the impact of disasters on late-antique communities, including their susceptibility to disaster, the means by which they coped, and factors that increased resilience and facilitated recovery from disasters. In order to foster the thematic breadth and interdisciplinary perspective for which Shifting Frontiers is known, we invite papers concerned with the full range of traumatic events, and also long-term processes, that could distress communities: economic, environmental, political and religious. The aim of this conference is to move beyond the descriptive and stimulate analytical and theoretical approaches to understanding how distressed communities behaved in the short and long term. Local communities developed daily and seasonal rhythms to mitigate vulnerabilities and fragility. The dread of disaster shaped the late-antique psyche and, in some ways, the cultural landscape of communities. And disasters of various kinds had a wide range of impacts, depending upon severity and the nature of communal resilience. We encourage papers to consider the extent to which the economic, cultural, political or religious resources of communities (or their lack) determined levels of susceptibility, impact, response or resilience. To what extent do late-antique sources acknowledge vulnerability and fragility? What mechanisms created durability and resilience? What were the emotional and intellectual responses to disaster? Does an awareness of the psychological impact of fragility and disaster alter our interpretation of various forms of evidence in Late Antiquity?


We are also very pleased to announce that the keynote lectures this year will be given by Kyle Harper (University of Oklahoma) and Laura Nasrallah (Harvard University)


Conference details may be found at https://www.cmc.edu/history/shifting-frontiers- in-late- antiquity

 

Potential topics include:
 Economic trauma and its impact (fiscal, commercial, etc.)
 Environmental distress and disaster relief (volcanos, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.)
 Attitudes toward the environment owing to fragility and the potential for disaster
 Alimentary and agricultural disasters (famine, drought, interrupted shipping)
 Urban disasters (fires, rioting, siege)
 Military disasters on the battlefield
 Philosophical and ethical notions of mortality, inevitability and causation connected to disaster
 Rhetorical exploitation and literary responses to, or explorations of disaster

 Philological footprints in language and idiom related to disaster
 Representations of, and psychological responses to disaster in art
 Archaeological and architectural evidence of disasters
 Religious explanations of disaster and liturgical and cultic responses
 Differentiation between sudden, cataclysmic and long-term, slow moving disasters
 The memory of specific events


Proposals for 20-minute presentations should clearly explain the relationship of the paper to the conference theme, describe the evidence to be examined and offer tentative conclusions. Abstracts of no more than 500 words (not including optional bibliography) should be submitted by October 1, 2018. Please submit abstracts as a Word document attached to an email to both Shane Bjornlie (sbjornlie@cmc.edu) and Michelle Berenfeld (michelle_berenfeld@pitzer.edu). Please do not embed proposals in the text of the email. The conference steering committee will review all proposals, starting October 1, with accepted papers receiving notification by November 15. Due to budgetary constraints, bursaries for expenses will not be available, although conference registration fees will be waived for participants presenting papers and for the chairs of sessions. Registration for all other participants will be $100 US.


Conference schedule:
 Abstracts due: October 1, 2018
 Notification of participants: November 15, 2018
 Program published on website with conference instructions and open registration for
participants not presenting papers: December 1, 2018
 Conference convenes: March 14, 2019


Principal conference organizer: Shane Bjornlie (Claremont McKenna College)


Conference steering committee: Michelle Berenfeld (Pitzer College), Cavan Concannon (University of Southern California), Beth Digeser (UC Santa Barbara), Nicola Denzey Lewis (Claremont Graduate University), Michele Salzman (UC Riverside), Edward Watts (UC San Diego) and Ken Wolf (Pomona College)

 

 


 

 

 

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:


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

 

 


 

 

 

Master of Arts in of Latin
Kent State University


The Classics faculty of the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio are happy to announce that the Master of Arts program in Latin Literature has recently become a fully online, asynchronous program, which will make it available to students anywhere who wish to earn an advanced degree in Latin. The goal of the program is to give students graduate level training in the Latin language, as well other relevant fields such as literature, culture, archaeology and history.

 

The majority of courses in the program are graduate-level Latin courses. Students entering the program will be expected to have completed several upper division undergraduate courses in Latin.

 

The program is designed to be completed in two years if students take a full-time load (3 courses per semester). Courses are offered on a two-year rotation, so part-time students who are not taking a full-time load can take the courses they need in a timely manner.


One graduate assistantship per year will be awarded to an eligible applicant; candidates for the graduate assistantship must be full time students and be able to travel regularly to the Kent State main campus during the period of their award.


Admission Requirements: Official transcript, goal statement, three letters of recommendation which specifically address the candidate’s Latin experience, and a writing sample. International students must also provide proof of English language proficiency. For details and an application see the Kent State Graduate Studies admission website (http://www.kent.edu/graduatestudies/admissions)


Questions about the program or requests for additional information should be addressed to Professor Jennifer Larson (jlarson@kent.edu)

 

 


 

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