Announcements

 

 

 

ELIZABETH A. WHITEHEAD VISITING PROFESSORS

One or Two Positions for 2018-2019
Deadline: October 31


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: A research project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches the academic program of the School. Word limit for project description: 1500 words.

 

Seminar: Whitehead Professors offer a seminar during the winter term (late November to late March) and contribute to the academic program in other significant ways, such as mentoring or advising students at the School and participating in School trips and excursions. Please note that the Blegen Library may be closed for 6 months during the spring and/or summer 2019. School faculty and students will have access to other libraries in Athens, and the Whitehead Professors will be able to work with the Blegen librarians in planning seminar activity while the Blegen library is inaccessible. Word limit for seminar proposal: 300 words.

 

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 five School trips.

 

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.
· 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.

 

 


 

 

Endowed Chair in Studies in Ancient Jewish Civilizations

Academic Title: Associate or Full Professor


The Department of History (http://history.ucsd.edu) at UC San Diego is pleased to announce a search for the Endowed Chair in Studies in Ancient Jewish Civilizations and concurrent tenured appointment at the full or associate professor level in the Department of History. Scholars whose research focuses on the Second Temple period, the Rabbinic period, and Jewish interactions with the Hellenic world are particularly encouraged to apply. Income derived from the Chair’s endowment will be available for the support of research and related scholarly and teaching activities. The successful candidate will join UC San Diego’s cohort of Endowed Chairs specializing in Greek History and Jewish Studies and will help enhance the department’s gathering strength in the History of the Ancient Mediterranean. The successful candidate will have a PhD in History or related field at the time of appointment on July 1, 2018.


The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership and a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting. He or she will also have experience in institutional program building. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

 

Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website at: http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/index.html.


Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.


Applications, including a cover letter, statement of research agenda, and curriculum vitae will be accepted electronically at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01502. Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically by the letter writers. Applicants should include in their cover letter a personal statement briefly summarizing their research interests, teaching experience, and leadership efforts. They should also include a separate personal statement summarizing their experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity, see: (http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp) for further information.


UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

 

 


 

 

 

Vanderbilt Univerity

Tenure-track Assistant Professor
Nashville, TN
Open Date: Oct 5, 2017
Close Date: Nov 15, 2017

The Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting fall 2018. We seek an outstanding researcher and teacher of the ancient Greek world broadly defined.

 

We welcome applications from scholars in related fields (history, material culture, language and literature, philosophy, religion) whose work interrogates or challenges traditional disciplinary boundaries. Competitive candidates are expected to be able to contribute across the curriculum by teaching Greek at all levels as well as courses in Mediterranean Studies and by developing courses in their own area of specialization. The successful candidate will enhance the growing, energetic community of a new program dedicated to studying and teaching the ancient world in comparative perspective across cultures, regions, and periods (https://as.vanderbilt.edu/classics/).

 

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by August 16, 2018, teaching experience, and evidence of professional achievement. Dossiers should include a cover letter that addresses research interests, scholarship, and teaching; a curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and a writing sample no more than 20 pages. Candidates should submit materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/45661 no later than November 15, 2017.


Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

 

 


 

 

 

American School of Classical Studies at Athens

NEH Fellowships
DEADLINE: October 31, 2017

 

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 146,000 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 Sports 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 53 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.

 

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 2018-2019. 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). Please note that the Blegen Library may be closed for 6 months during the spring and/or summer of 2019. Fellows will have access to other libraries of foreign Schools in Athens but should plan accordingly.

 

Application: Submit Senior “Associate Membership with Fellowship” Application 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. Names of three recommenders who will write letters of reference and are individuals familiar with applicant’s work and field of interest. Include a list of names, positions, and addresses of the referees. Instruct recommenders to submit letters to application@ascsa.org by November 4. These letters should comment on the feasibility of the project and the applicant's ability to carry it out successfully.


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?


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

 

 


 

 

 

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY

School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2018-2019.

 

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. Ancient History is one of the School’s principal interests, but the program is open to all fields of historical research. 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.

 

The Institute provides access to extensive resources including offices, libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services. 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. Information and application forms may be found on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu, or contact the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: mzelazny@ias.edu). Deadline: November 1 2017.

 

 


 

 


PhD Scholarships in Ancient History

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

The Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University is offering 6 scholarships for PhD Candidates in the fields of Greek History and Roman Social History. Three scholarships are available for each discipline, which will provide successful applicants with tuition fees for a period of three years, and a financial stipend as per 2018 RTP rate of AUD $27,082 p.a.


Greek History


The department invites applications for one of three Greek History Scholarships. Holders of these scholarships will be supervised by Professor Ian Worthington in one of the following areas:
• Classical and/or Hellenistic Athens
• Classical and/or Hellenistic Macedonia
• Alexander the Great and his Era
• Classical and/or Hellenistic Greek interstate relations
• Greek Oratory and Rhetoric


Contact: Professor Ian Worthington (ian.worthington@mq.edu.au) outlining proposed topic and credentials.


Roman Social History


The department invites applications for one of three Roman Social History Scholarships. Holders of these scholarships will be supervised by Professor Ray Laurence in one of the following areas:
• The City of Rome
• Roman Space and Urbanism
• Roman Roads and Communications
• The Roman Life Course and Perceptions of Ageing in Antiquity
• Quantitative Epigraphy


Contact: Professor Ray Laurence (ray.laurence@mq.edu.au) outlining proposed topic and credentials.

 

Applicants are eligible for these scholarships if they meet at least one of the following requirements:

• A completed Macquarie University’s Master of Research (MRES) with at least 75% in the second year
• A completed a Master of Philosophy
• A completed a Master’s degree with a major research component (e.g. research training plus dissertation)

 

Successful applicants will work on their PhD theses in the Department of Ancient History that has more than 40 full-time permanent academic staff and a graduate community of over 100 students, and engage with the wider interest in Ancient History in Sydney (for example in schools, museums and other universities).

 

Students can enrol exclusively at Macquarie University or under the Cotutelle model, where a PhD student enrols at both Macquarie University and an international university (with supervisors in both universities with their thesis examined in both institutions leading to qualifications from each university).

 

We expect successful applicants to take up their scholarship at the start of the academic year - 26 February 2018.

 

Applications are due on the 1st November 2017.


Applicants are advised to follow the guidelines offered on the Macquarie University website for developing a research proposal, which can be found at http://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/how-to-apply/develop-a-research-proposal


To apply for this scholarship, applicants should apply online via the Macquarie University website, and are expected to provide a number of supporting documents. Information regarding the application process, and link to the online application portal can be found here: http://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/how-to-apply/submit-your-application

 

 


 

 

 

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).

 

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

 

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

Fellowships include the Heinrich Schliemann and the John Williams White Fellowships in archaeology, the Thomas Day Seymour Fellowship in history and literature, and nine Fellowships unrestricted as to field — the Virginia Grace, the Michael Jameson, the Philip Lockhart, the Lucy Shoe Meritt, the Fowler Merle-Smith, the Martin Ostwald, and the James Rignall Wheeler. The Bert Hodge Hill is unrestricted, but with a preference for a student in art history, and the Emily Townsend Vermeule is unrestricted, but with a preference for Bronze Age archaeology. $50 application fee. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

 

STUDENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Advanced graduate students who plan to pursue independent research projects, who do not wish to commit to the full Regular Program. DEADLINE: ROLLING.

 

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, 2018.

 

SUMMER SESSION: Six-week session to explore the sites and museums in Greece for graduate and undergraduate students, and secondary school and college teachers. Fee of $4,900 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, and partial board. Scholarships available. $25 application fee. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

 

SUMMER SEMINARS: Two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, archaeology, material culture, history, literature, and culture. Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Each seminar is limited to twenty participants. Fee of $2,750 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, partial board in Athens, and museum and site fees. Scholarships available. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

 

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, 2018.

 

THE JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP: For projects carried out in Greece, U.S. or Israeli citizens, Ph.D. candidate, 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, 2018.

 

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS OR POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS)
ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (AIA) ANNA C. AND OLIVER C. COLBURN FELLOW: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s whose field is classical archaeology. Contact the AIA, Boston, MA for information. Simultaneous application to both the AIA and the ASCSA is required. Applications completed on website: www.archaeological.org and http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/student-associate-membership. Stipend of $5,500. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.


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, 2018.

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, 2018.

 

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, 2018.

 

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, 2018.

 

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, 2018.

 

TRAVELING AND EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDY

COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE, Program of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC): Short-term fellowships for Greek nationals and scholars to pursue research in Turkey under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT). Stipend of $250 per week plus up to $500 for travel expenses. Submit online application to ASCSA. DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2018.

 

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

THE PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Regular members and Student Associate members already attending the School for the entire academic year. Grant of $1,000 or grants of lesser amounts. School fees are waived. The purpose is to allow individuals to travel in Greece and Magna Graeca to conduct a research project during the current academic year from September 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017. DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2018.

 

FUNDING FOR SENIOR SCHOLARS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA

KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS: Postdoctoral scholars working on assigned material from excavations at Ancient Corinth, Ancient Agora, Lerna, and affiliated projects of the ASCSA to support research for publication of the excavated material. Grants for at least three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000). DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.

 

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.

 

WIENER LABORATORY PROGRAMMATIC POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP (2018-2021): Project proposals are welcomed from any archaeological project affiliated with the ASCSA. Both current and former permit holders are eligible to apply. A specific candidate for the fellowship must be named in the application who has received their PhD and has a demonstrable record of research and publication directly relevant to the project. Stipend of $35,000 per year for three-year term. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018.


For more information about each program or fellowships, 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.

 

 


 

 

 

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

Solmsen Fellowship


Through a generous bequest from Friedrich and Lieselotte Solmsen, the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers five 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. Projects on the relationship of pre-1700 Europe to other parts of the world are especially welcome.


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 2018-2019 fellowship year, the award provides a stipend of $55,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.


Applications are due November 2. Notification of awards will be in March.
The application is available through the IRH website: http://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships.

 

 


 

 

 

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

Kingdon Fellowship


Through a generous bequest of Robert M. Kingdon, the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers two Robert M. Kingdon Fellowships to be awarded to scholars from outside the UW-Madison working on the historical, literary, artistic, and/or philosophical studies of Christian and/or Jewish religious traditions and their role in society. Projects may focus on any period from antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and in any field(s) in the humanities; can range widely or focus on a particular issue; and can explore various forms of Jewish and/or Christian traditions; the interaction of one or both of these religious traditions with other religious traditions; and/or the relationship of one or both of these religious traditions to other aspects of society such as power, politics, culture, experience, creativity, nationality, cosmopolitanism, gender, and sexuality. Projects that incorporate consideration of religion's interaction with society are especially welcome.

 

Fellows must 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 2018-2019 fellowship year, the award provides a stipend of $55,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.


Applications are due November 2. Notification of awards will be in March.
The application is available through the IRH website: http://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships.

 

 


 

 

 

2018-2019 Shohet Scholars Grant Program for Research on the Ancient Mediterranean
by International Catacomb Society


The Shohet Scholars Grant Program of the International Catacomb Society is now accepting applications to the Shohet Scholars cohort of 2018-2019. Submission deadline is January 15, 2018.

 

This annual grant program funds research on the Ancient Mediterranean from the Hellenistic Era to the Early Middle Ages. Shohet Scholars may do their research in the fields of archeology, art history, classical studies, history, comparative religions, or related subjects. Of special interest are interdisciplinary projects that approach traditional topics from new perspectives.

One or more Shohet Scholars will be selected each year. The primary intent of the grant is to support significant, innovative research that can be completed and reported upon within and shortly after the award period.

 

Grants may be made to seed innovative approaches and new ideas or to cover specific expenses or phases of a larger project under the direction of the applicant. At this time, awards in the range of $2,000 to $30,000 will be made. The Shohet Scholars Program reserves the right not to make a grant in a year in which there are no applications meeting the requirements of the program. A complete history of past and present Shohet Scholars awards is available on the ICS webpage, www.catacombsociety.org.

 

Eligibility
Scholars of all institutional affiliations and independent scholars may apply for Shohet Scholar funding if they are individual or institutional members of the ICS at the time of the application submission deadline of January 15, 2018 and in possession of a doctoral degree or the equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants in the early postdoctoral or launching stage of their careers (i.e., persons awarded the doctorate within six years prior to the application deadline).

 

Non-U.S. citizens may apply if a co-applicant is a legal resident or native or naturalized citizen of the U.S.A., meets all eligibility requirements, and has a genuinely collaborative and credited leadership role in the proposal. Co-applicants must submit as individuals all the necessary forms except for the research proposal, list of permissions, and budget proposal, which may be filed jointly.

 

Employees, contractors, and members of the Board of Directors or Advisory Board of the ICS and their families are ineligible. No applicant will be denied consideration or selection because of race, religion, or ethnic origin. Any fraudulent misrepresentation of self and information about a proposal will result in a disqualification.

 

Reporting Requirements
Shohet Scholar grant recipients are expected to:

1. acknowledge the Shohet Scholars Program of the International Catacomb Society in all publications and activities that are funded in part or in whole with the award with direct notification to the Society when these events occur and

2. provide the Shohet Scholarship Committee no later than three months after the end of the fellowship year with a brief, illustrated report of the work carried out or in course, suitable for publication on the ICS website.

 

Deadlines and Decisions
The application deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year is January 15, 2018. The award announcement for the 2018-2019 academic year will be made by May 1, 2018, for funding to be disbursed on July 1, 2018. Please note: starting in 2018, all funding is awarded directly to the USA-based awardee, for distribution among project co-applicants and collaborators. The ICS will no longer wire or transfer money to bank accounts outside of the USA.

 

Click here for application forms and instructions.


If you have any questions about the suitability of proposed projects, application procedures, or any other matters related to the Shohet Scholars Program, please consult our FAQ page or contact us at shohetscholars@catacombsociety.org.

 

 


 

 

 

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.

 

 


 

 

 

61st Annual Missouri Valley History Conference
2018 Call for Papers

 

RESISTANCE & ACTIVISM THROUGHOUT HISTORY

 

The University of Nebraska at Omaha

March 1-3, 2018
Magnolia Hotel in Downtown Omaha

 

This event is sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of History.

 

Throughout history, conflict and change remain essential parts of our larger human experience. Change, something that is rarely welcomed through the tides of cultural, political, religious, and social history, is steeped in long traditions of resistance and activism. For example, in the mid-1970s the United States, like many other global nations, underwent a political, social, and cultural transformation that drew attention to the Vietnam War, women’s liberation, institutionalized systems of segregation and racism, sovereignty of Indigenous nations, the continued oppression of LGBTQ+ communities, rights of immigrants, and the extension of unions and collective bargaining. While resistance and protest for change have inspired greater freedoms and rights, activism has sparked numerous wars and even resulted in cruelty.

 

Resistance and protest is not limited to a particular time or place, and has emerged in different ways over several centuries. While some activists took to the streets with politically charged slogans, others operated underground and advocated for the strategic application of civil disobedience, non-violent resistance, religious organizations, and political campaigning. These kinds of movements continue to occur across the world showcasing that now, more than ever, history matters.

 

This year’s Missouri Valley History Conference Call for Papers highlights this significant world history theme. The MVHC program committee invites individual papers and encourages full organized panel submissions. Please submit materials to Dr. Kent Blansett, the 2018-2020 MVHC Coordinator (mvhc.coordinator@gmail.com).

 

The deadline for all submissions is Monday, December 4, 2017.

 

For individual papers, send the following items grouped as ONE file attachment:

1) Name, affiliation, contact information,

2) One-page CV,

3) One-page paper abstract (no more than 300 words), and

4) Indicate AV equipment requests


For full panel submissions, send the following items grouped as ONE file attachment:
1) Name and affiliation for each panel participant (designate one person as the panel organizer),

2) One-page CV for each panel participant,

3) One page paper abstract (no more than 300 words) for each panel participant,
4) One page *panel* abstract describing the panel’s scope (no more than 500 words),

5) Indicate AV equipment requests for each panel participant

 

The Society for Military History hosts panels and proposals for military topics beyond 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

 

For more details on the panel submission process, Phi Alpha Theta opportunities, awards deadlines, hotel and travel,
registration, and to read about the keynote lecturers, visit the MVHC website: cas.unomaha.edu/history/mvhc.

 

To learn more about the UNO Department of History and its programs for undergraduate and graduate students,
follow us on Facebook (/unohistory), Twitter (@UNOHistoryDept), or visit cas.unomaha.edu/history.

 

Questions? Contact the History Department – Dr. Kent Blansett – 402.554.2593 | kblansett@unomaha.edu

 

 


 

 

 

SUMMER FIELD SEMINAR: WARFARE AND CULTURE IN ANCIENT GREECE (JUNE 2018)

 

Description: This American School of Classical Studies Field Seminar will investigate ancient warfare and culture through the archaeological sites, material culture, and landscapes of Greece. Being able to visit both battlefields and museum collections in Greece and spend some time in each focusing on the topic of war and culture provides participants with a unique and useful grounding in Greek history. Greece is compact enough to visit a variety of Greek and Roman sites in the eighteen-day seminar. By not focusing exclusively on battlefields, the seminar will also reflect recent developments in the field of military history where the interplay between warfare and culture receives more attention.

 

Activities: The primary activity of the seminar will be visits to militarily significant sites and museums around Greece. These visits will introduce participants to both the sites of conflict and the ways in which Greek culture interacted with conflict. Battlefield visits are envisioned as extended opportunities to examine a site, walking over parts of the battlefields, and to consider the importance of on-site topographic autopsy. Visits to museums will introduce participants to the basics of examining the material culture related to warfare. Activities will encourage students to develop skills of observation and analysis as well as to apply and question interpretations of the material they have read. Each student will present an oral site report on either a major battlefield, site, or cultural display related to warfare.


Goals of the Seminar: 1. Exploration of the landscape of Greece – and how the landscape influenced warfare; 2. Training in the navigation and interpretation of ancient sites, with particular focus on autopsy and the topography of the site; 3. Exploration of the relationship between warfare and culture as evidenced in site remains and material culture, including sculpture, ceramics, dedications, etc.; 4. Consideration of the memorialization of war and the war dead in ancient (and modern) history; 5. An introduction to the scholarly resources that aid an in-depth study of Greek history.

 

Intended Audience: advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and teachers (secondary school and college) at any rank from History, Classics, and allied fields (e.g., Archaeology, Art History, Literature, Military Studies).

 

Application deadline: January 15, 2018. Some scholarships are available.

 

Leaders and Contacts: Lee L. Brice, Western Illinois University, ll-brice@wiu.edu; Georgia Tsouvala, Illinois State University, gtsouva@ilstu.edu

Website and Application: http://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.

 

 


 

 

 

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.


Program Requirements

CLAS 51006 Roman History
CLAS 51402 Roman Archaeology and Art
LAT 61001 Research and Writing
LAT 66211 Advanced Prose Composition


4 of the following:
• LAT 51304 Roman Historians
• LAT 51306 Latin Epic
• LAT 51307 Lyric and Elegiac Poetry
• LAT 61305 Roman Comedy and Satire
• LAT 61308 Oratory and Letters

2 of the following:
• CLAS 61404 Ancient Christianities
• LAT 61214 Latin Epigraphy
• LAT 66391 Seminar in Classical Literature
• LAT 66398 Research


1 of the following (6 hours):
• LAT 66199 Thesis I or
• LAT 66398 Research



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)

 

 


 

 

 

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

 

Series Editor: Lee L. Brice

 

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

 

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

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

 

 


 

 

 

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.

 

Aims and scope:
The Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History seeks to encourage and stimulate the study of the history of the ancient Near East, which is broadly defined to include areas from Iran to the western Anatolian coast and the Black Sea to Southern Arabia from its prehistoric foundations to the Late Antique period. The journal is also interested in interactions with other regions and cultures, such as Ancient Egypt, the Mediterranean World, the Indian Ocean and Central Asia. Articles may focus on any aspect of history (political, social, economic, cultural, intellectual, etc.) and of modern historiography. The journal seeks to integrate the study of the ancient Near East firmly in the historical discipline in general and encourages its authors to take into account current methodological debates and approaches.

 

Founding Editor: Marc Van De Mieroop, Columbia University

Editor: Steven J. Garfinkle, Western Washington University

Editorial Board:

Lucinda Dirven, Universiteit Amsterdam
Michael Kozuh, Auburn University
Jacob Lauinger, Johns Hopkins University
Karen Radner, University College London
Francesca Rochberg, University of California, Berkeley

 

The editors are pleased to invite submissions. Submissions are accepted in English, French, and German. Information for authors is included on our website.

 

In addition to the aims and scope above, JANEH seeks to provide a timely venue for scholarly publication in the history of the ancient Near East. In most cases, the time from submission to final editorial decision will not exceed 70 days.

 

JANEH will be published online and in print. For submissions following the inaugural issue, articles will be published online immediately after final acceptance and the editorial process is complete, and they will enter the queue for print publication.We look forward to your participation!

 

 


 

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