Announcements

 

 

 

COLBY COLLEGE – WATERVILLE, ME
Classics - Ancient Historian Search

The Department of Classics at Colby College invites applications for a one-year replacement position beginning September 1, 2015 at the rank of Faculty Fellow. Ph.D. or A.B.D. with specialization in Ancient History required. The candidate should ideally have proven excellence in teaching both large and small classes, and the capability to foster a growing interest in Classical Civilization at Colby College. The teaching load is four courses including a 100-level Greek History, 100-level Roman History, and 200-level Greek or Roman history and a seminar in Greek or Roman history on topics of the candidate’s choice.

 

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be interviewed at the SCS meeting in New Orleans. Please send a complete dossier including: cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, summaries of teaching evaluations (optional) in a single PDF file titled with your last and first name, via email to: ancienthistory@colby.edu. Letters of reference can be also sent separately to this address.

 

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. For more information about the College, please visit our website:www.colby.edu

 


 

 

Assistant Professor - Roman History/Digital Humanities - Tenure-Track

 

The History Department at the University of Houston is seeking a colleague for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor specializing in Roman History and Digital Humanities. Teaching responsibilities include an ancient civilizations survey and upper-division and graduate courses in Roman History to complement the department's offerings in Greek History. Additionally we would want this candidate to teach methodology courses in Digital Humanities. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by July 2015, and should have a professional dedication to teaching and to pursuing an active research agenda.

 

Application Procedures:

To apply, please send a letter of application, c.v., short writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to:

 

Professor Frank Holt
Chair, Roman and Digital History Search Committee
University of Houston
Department of History
524 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, Texas 77204-3003.

 

The Search Committee will begin considering applications on November 15, 2014.

 

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 


 

 

DIRECTORS OF THE ASCSA SUMMER SESSIONS
(GERTRUDE SMITH PROFESSORS)
Two Positions
Deadline extended: February 28

Term: Summer 2016.

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, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek. Stamina, good health and a sense of humor. See more information about the ASCSA Summer Sessions at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/Summer.

Duties: Plan the six-week itinerary, 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, and submitting a report to the Director.

Compensation: Stipend commensurate with rank, ranging from $7,365 to $9,064, pending available funding, plus travel and expenses, housing for eight weeks total as available June 1 to August 15 and as defined in the attached policy.

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

 

Directors of Summer Sessions
ASCSA Policy on Spouses and Partners/Joint Directorships (as of January 6, 2010)

I. Spouses/Partners and dependents
Spouses and partners of Summer Session directors are welcome at the School and may share in the opportunity of participating in the Summer Session. Spouses/partners may share with the Summer Session Director whatever housing arrangements are provided by the School in Loring Hall or on the School campus. Spouses/partners may also accompany the group on trips sharing a room with the session director. Dependents can sometimes be accommodated at the School. Meals at Loring Hall for spouses will be offered at one-half the senior meal rate and dependents will be offered at one-half the student rate. Spouses and dependents are responsible for their own meals on the School trips. The School will not offer transportation for spouses/partners and dependents to and from Greece. In order to avoid distractions to participants and directors, children under the age of 13 may not travel on overnight trips.

II. Joint Directorships
The School allows for joint applications for the directorships of the Summer Sessions. Decisions regarding dual appointments must be made at the time of application. Requests to add a joint director after the initial appointments have been made will not be approved. If a joint directorship is awarded, the two directors would share one salary. If one applicant is at a higher academic rank, then both would receive one-half of the higher stipend. The School will cover one-half of the travel expenses for each co-director to Greece. The School will offer full room and board to both co-directors while at the school and on trips. In the case when co-directors are not sharing a room, the added expense will be taken in consideration by the Committee on Summer Sessions in consultation with the Managing Committee Chair and the Budget Director. Spouses and dependents of co-directors may not be accommodated because of space limitations.

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

 

 



 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens Program of Fellowships for Study in Greece


TRAVELING AND EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDY

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

THE PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP 2013-2014: Regular members and Student Associate members already are attending the School for the entire 2014-2015 academic year. A grant of $1,000 or grants of lesser amounts. School fees are waived. The purpose is to allow individuals to travel in Greece to conduct a research project during the 2014-2015 academic year from September 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015.
DEADLINE: MARCH 1.

 

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.

 


 

 

 

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS

54 Souidias Street, GR-106 76 Athens Greece Telephone: 011-30-213-000-2400 Fax: 011-30-210-725-0584

6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232 Telephone: 609-683-0800 Fax: 609-924-0578


OSCAR BRONEER TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP, 2015-2016

Deadline: March 15, 2015


The American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens award the Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship to encourage the study of the Greco-Roman world.

Purpose: The Fellowship will be awarded for research in Greece and Italy in alternate years. It is expected that the Fellow will use either the American Academy in Rome (AAR) or the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) as a base from which to pursue work through trips to sites, museums, or repositories of materials of interest to the Fellow's studies.

 

Eligibility: Individuals who have spent a year as a fellow of the AAR are eligible for this Fellowship based at the ASCSA and for research based in Athens and Greece. For the fellowship year of 2015-2016 applicants previously at the AAR and wishing to conduct research in Greece will be accepted. Candidates must have an approved dissertation proposal or, if they already hold the Ph.D., they should be at the beginning of their teaching career and without tenure. Projects may focus on any period of study in the humanities, although preference will be given to topics dealing with classical antiquity.

 

Terms: The Fellowship is awarded to one individual per year. It may be held at any time during the 2015-2016 academic year for a minimum of three and a maximum of six months. The award is for a maximum of $30,000, and is meant to cover expenses including housing at the host institution, travel (only one round-trip excursion from home base in U.S. or Europe to Athens and travel within Greece will be funded), and living expenses. Support from the host institution includes access to research facilities, assistance with obtaining permissions, passes to state museums and monuments, letters of introduction, invitations to various scholarly and other events, and access to other activities offered by the host institution. The award amount will be determined by the applicant’s approved budget. Applicants are urged to explore supplementary sources of support. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the AAR and ASCSA expect that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the AAR and ASCSA be contributed to the libraries of the research centers.

 

Application: The application will consist of the candidate's curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal, a plan for travel connected with the project, a budget for all expenses including travel, housing, food, fees, and other living expenses, and proposed dates. Applicants will need to consult with the host institution for costs associated with housing, food, and fees. The selection committee, in evaluating the candidate's proposal, will determine how reasonable and relevant the travel plan and budget appear in relation to the proposed research and the period of time requested for the Fellowship.

 

Submit application for Associate Membership with fellowship, curriculum vitae, detailed description of the project pursued in Greece, and three letters of recommendation online at the ASCSA web site at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/student-associate-membership.

 

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

E-mail: application@ascsa.org

The award will be announced in the spring 2015.

 

 

 


 

 

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 Future of Ancient History: Teaching the Past in the Modern Curriculum

 

Sponsored by the SCS Committee on Ancient History

Denise Demetriou (Michigan State University), Organizer

 

Like other humanistic enterprises, the study and teaching of Ancient History faces several challenges in the current historical moment – economic, technological, cultural, and political, among others.  Knowledge of history is seen as impractical, having little public value, and not preparing students sufficiently for today’s vocational marketplace.  Yet, while enrollments in the field of History have declined overall, those in the sub-field of Ancient History have not suffered to the same degree, if at all.  This suggests that Ancient History is particularly well-poised to meet the challenges it faces: it can rearticulate not only its intrinsic value but also how it can contribute to the study and teaching of other fields, such as Political Science, Literary Criticism, Economics, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and even the STEM disciplines.

 

The Committee on Ancient History invites scholars and students of ancient history to submit abstracts for papers that explore any aspect of the pedagogical contributions Ancient History can make to other disciplines and its unique role in the curricula of public and private universities, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and high schools.  Questions the papers might address include but are not limited to:

 

·      Distinct interdisciplinary modes of inquiry in ancient history

·      Unique contributions to student learning outcomes

·      Special vantage points from which to consider contemporary issues

·      The place of ancient history in the modern curriculum

·      Collaborative or team-taught courses across disciplines

 

Please submit anonymous abstracts for a talk no longer than 20 minutes as an email attachment to Denise Demetriou (demetri1@msu.edu) by March 2, 2015.  Abstracts should follow the SCS guidelines for formatting abstracts (http://apaclassics.org/annual-meeting/guidelines-authors-of-abstracts), and will be peer-reviewed anonymously by the SCS Committee on Ancient History. 

 


 

 

The 2nd North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy

January 4-5, 2016 (University of California, Berkeley)

The second North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy will be held on Monday and Tuesday, January 4-5, 2016, at the University of California, Berkeley, under the aegis of the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (ASGLE), and with support from the Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy, the Departments of Classics and History at UC Berkeley, ASGLE, the Association Internationale Épigraphie Grecque et Latine (AIEGL), and Brill Publishers.

 

The congress, to be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies in San Francisco, CA (Wednesday through Saturday, January 6-9, 2016), will include several parallel sessions (at least one of which will be devoted to new texts), two plenary sessions, and two keynote addresses; there will also be space in the program for a poster session. It is our intention to submit the conference proceedings for publication in the series Brill Studies in Greek and Roman Epigraphy, which published the proceedings of the first congress (http://www.brill.com/products/book/ancient-documents-and-their-contexts).

 

The congress organizing committee is pleased to invite individual abstracts for the parallel sessions (for papers of 20 minutes) and for the poster session. Abstracts of no more than 1 page should be submitted by email attachment in PDF or Word document form by Friday, March 20, 2015 to the congress email address at NACGLE2016@gmail.com. Please indicate at the end of your abstract whether or not you are willing to submit your paper or poster for inclusion in the published volume. Abstracts will be reviewed by the members of the congress organizing committee, and the results of the review process will be made known to potential participants no later than April 20, 2015.

 

For further details about the congress, please see the congress webpage at: http://classics.case.edu/asgle/second-north-american-congress-of-greek-and-latin-epigraphy/

 

 


 


The Jewish Diaspora in Ancient Rome (64 B.C.E- 330 C.E.)

AAH Affiliate Session at the AHA in Atlanta, January 7-10, 2016

 

Scholarship in the last two decades has expanded our understanding of how Jews interacted within Greco-Roman society through history, religion, philosophy, archaeology, art history and demographics: L.V. Rutgers (1998), Rajak (2002), Gruen (2004), Cohen (2006), Goodman (2008), Schwartz (2012), and Fine (2013). Research has concluded that the Jews lived under the confines and within limitations set by those who conquered them. Other scholars have also concluded that the Jewish population was derivative of those around them, unable to create their own voice and identity. Much scholarship has dealt with religious aspects of this period of time, but this panel will seek to demonstrate that more can be done with the historical and secular aspects of the period. This panel will also examine the different diasporas that occurred within the larger confines of this period (e.g. from Rome to Alexandria or Rome to Spain). While many Jews were oppressed, the sources reveal that these were also times of great prosperity.

 

This panel will seek to understand the cultural, social and economic developments among the Jews prior to the Jewish War. Rather than focus on the theological developments of this period, this panel seeks to understand the complex relationships between Jews and Romans.


Papers that seek to address the following issues will be considered:

Identity and Jewish life prior to the Jewish Wars

Inscriptions which Illuminate Understanding of Daily Life

Evidence for the daily life of Jews in Rome and Egypt

The Conquest of Judea by Pompey

Issues of the Rise of the Herodian Dynasty

Women of the Herodian Dynasty

Reference to and Understanding of Classical Texts by Jews (e.g. Aristotle)

Reuse of Buildings as Historical Evidence

Jews considered as “Barbarians” by the Romans

 

Please submit a 150 word abstract with bibliography and a C.V. to goldmanr@tcnj.edu by May 10, 2015

 


 

 

III International Conference: Classical Literature or Classics in Literature
Classical Presences in Portuguese Language Literatures
2-4th December 2015 | Faculdade de Letras of the University of Lisbon

 

Call for papers

While asserting the study of classical tradition in the Lusophon area as a chief theme of research, the Centre for Classical Studies of the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon University is promoting critical reflection on the reception of Greek-Latin Antiquity in the Portuguese, Brazilian, Galician and African Countries of Portuguese Official Language Literatures.


Therefore, in the third edition of the Conference CLASSICAL LITERATURE OR CLASSICS IN LITERATURE: CLASSICAL PRESENCES IN PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE LITERATURES — to be held in the Faculty of Letters from the 2nd to the 4th December 2015 —, it is our aim to discuss and compare ideas about the thematic resetting, values, imagery and classical oeuvres, as well as Greek and Latin characters, poetic and literary culture, history and fiction, considering the different chronology and areas where Portuguese language is written.


The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 31st 2015. Researchers are invited to submit their proposals (for 20 minutes communications) to the address literaturaclassica@letras.ulisboa.pt, which may be used whenever further information is required. Proposals will be subject to peer review, hence a clear, informative title will be welcomed, as well as an abstract (between 1500 and 2500 characters) and a short academic CV (up to 300 words).


The organizers shall notify the participants about the result of their application by the 12th June. A fee of 100 Eur is required for participation (a certificate and a volume of essays will be provided), paid at the Centre for Classical Studies. Participants wishing to attend without presenting a paper should register at the address literaturaclassica@letras.ulisboa.pt, so that they may be given a participation certificate and support material. A fee of 20 € is required (10 € for students), paid at the Centre for Classical Studies or at the beginning of the Conference

 

Scientific Committee
Arnaldo do Espírito Santo
Cristina Pimentel
Maria Helena da Rocha Pereira
Ofélia Paiva Monteiro
Paolo Fedeli
Paula Morão
Sérgio Nazar David
Thomas Earle
Organizing Committee
Direction: Cristina Pimentel e Paula Morão
Executive Secretaries: Ana Matafome
Alice Costa
Ana Filipa Silva
Maria Luísa Resende
Ricardo Nobre
Rui Carlos Fonseca

 

 

 


 

 

ArchaeoTek: Summer field opportunities in archaeology and museology in Transylvania (Romania).


For information visit our website: www.archaeotek-archaeology.org , or contact us at archaeology@archaeotek.org . All our projects are designed as intensive hands-on field experience programs, complemented by evening lectures, and, as such, are open to both credit students and non-credit participants. For thousands of pictures and perspectives from our past participants, visit our Facebook ArchaeoTek Community page.

 

Introduction: The region of Transylvania (Romania) has been one of the most important frontiers of Old Europe. Its huge and easily accessible salt deposits made it unavoidable since domestication took place in the early Neolithic. Large deposits of copper, tin, iron, silver and gold transformed this region into political, economic, cultural and, of course, military focal point from the rise of the Metal Ages forward. Its prehistory saw the rise of great civilizations such as the Ariusd-Cucuteni Culture during the Eneolithic and the mighty Dacians during the second Iron Age.

 

The Dacians played an important role in the evolution of the Roman Republic and Empire, as attested by the pervasive Dacian imagery present throughout the Empire after the Dacian Wars. The conquest of Dacia has been a long and arduous process. After the humiliating peace forced on Domitian in 88AD and the destruction of several legions, Trajan managed to conquer Transylvania after two hard fought wars in 102 and 106AD. Dacian resources has allowed the Roman Empire to keep its economy afloat for another two centuries.

 

Our four distinct Roman archaeology programs in Transylvania are exploring the processes of Roman colonization from various anthropological perspectives. We are first and foremost studying the various vectors of creolization resulting from the dynamic cultural, social, economic, religious, political and military interaction between the “representatives” of the Empire and the autochthonous Dacians. Our multiscalar and multidirectional ap

proaches aim at exploring the various elements that constitute the daily lives and practices of different groups of individuals – respectively urban, rural and military – and how they respond to the pressures generated by the liminal environments emerging on the imperial frontier.

 

A Soldier’s Life on the Edge of Europe – Castrum Cumidava, Home of the VI Cohors Cumidavensis

Location: Rasnov-Cumidava Castrum, Brasov County, Transylvania, Romania

Type: Roman Imperial Military Excavation and Survey (geophysical, geochemical, remote sensing)

Period: Imperial Roman - Provincial

Dates: July 5 – August 8, 2015

More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!cumidava/c1tkk

Contact e-mail:archaeology@archaeotek.org

Description: The Transylvanian Limes (Limes Alutanus) was the richest, hard fought and unstable European frontier of the Roman Empire. The VI Cohors Cumidavensis, one of the imperial army units guarding it, stationed in Castrum Cumidava, was potentially formed in Noricum, from German Romanized conquered populations. Through the exploration of their barracks, we will focus on the evolution of their personal and military practices as they dynamically integrate their Germanic origins, Roman imperatives and Dacian local realities. Our excavation takes us from the early Dacian Wars wooden castrum to the stone fort abandoned during the Aurelian Retreat of 271AD.

          Our project will introduce our participants to multidisciplinary integrative approach, combining excavation, remote sensing, and geophysical, geochemical and field survey. They will learn to operate a ground penetrating radar, conduct phosphate surveys and perform geospatial analysis, such as military terrain analysis and /or using various vegetation indices to locate other structures as well as the civilian settlement associated to the castrum.

          Our Castrum Cumidava is situated half way between the amazing medieval city of Brasov and Bram Stocker’s Dracula’s Bran Castle, at the foot of the imposing Bucegi Mountains, near the small city of Rasnov with its medieval fortress overlooking the Barsa Valley. It is one of the best places to experience Transylvania and its incredibly rich archaeology, history and natural beauty.

 

Life by the Imperial Road – Landscape and Settlement Strategies

Location: Rapolt, Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania

Type: Roman Provincial Settlement Excavation and Survey (topographic, geochemical)

Period: Imperial Roman - Provincial

Excavation dates: May 31 - July 4, 2015

More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!roman-provincial/c1kwh

Contact e-mail:archaeology@archaeotek.org

Description: Our research area is situated between the richest gold deposits in Europe, the Dacian Kingdom’s political and religious capital and its fortified satellites in the Carpathian Mountains, and Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, the Roman capital of the Dacian provinces and the first Roman city North of the Danube, southwestern Transylvania was a highly integrated military, political, and economic region. During the Roman colonial occupation, 102-271AD, our target area around Simeria and Rapolt shows a very dynamic and intensive synthesis of Roman provincial life, where a multitude of processes of colonization and creolization take place side by side.

          Our project seeks to explore and understand the integration of all these structural provincial elements along the main Roman axes of communication and transport. Our excavations will aim at evaluating the importance and impact of the proximity of the main axis of movement, communication and commerce on the Roman provincial rural life, and its evolution through time.

 

Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, Capital of the Dacian Provinces and First Roman City North of the Danube

Location: Sarmizegetusa, Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania

Type: Roman Imperial Urban Excavation

Dates: July 5 – August 8, 2015

More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!sarmizegetusa/cna4

Contact e-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

Description: In the plains at the foot of the majestic Retezat Mountains in Southern Transylvania, rose the first Roman civitas north on the Danube: Colonia Ulpia Traiana Augusta Dacica Sarmizegetusa. Located less than 50km from the former capital of the mighty Dacian Kingdom, finally defeated in 106AD by Trajan’s legions, it was built on a strategic point where a battle between the Roman legions and the Dacian troops took place.

          Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana quickly became the largest city in Roman Dacia and the capital of the Dacian Provinces. With an area of over 30ha, it was a very imposing cosmopolitan center, featuring four Palmyrene temples (among many others), a large forum with associated buildings, an amphitheater, gladiator schools, imposing fortifications and several necropoles. At the present time, less than 15% of the site has been exposed, revealing a cosmopolitan and rich metropolis. Our excavation will continue the exploration of the structures associated with and surrounding the north gate of the imperial city and examine their architectonic integration at different scales. Intra muros, we are excavating the architectural environment of the cardo maximus(i.e. HorreumDomus Procuratoris, etc.). Extra muros, we will continue to investigate the aria sacra and its temples.

 

Experiencing the Daco-Roman Synthesis: Experimental Archaeology and Traditional Crafts Location: Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania

Type: Museum Studies/Museology Field Workshop; Experimental Archaeology

Dates: June 14 - July 5, 2015

More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!experimental-archaeology/c1jry

Contact e-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

Description: Our field museum studies workshop is designed to offer our participants the possibility to explore and experience aspects of the evolution of traditional crafts and technologies through their theoretical, traditional, ethnographic and practical dimensions. The integration of experimental archaeology and traditional crafts within a museum environment allows us to probe the anthropological aspects of the various objects, their socio-cultural and economic dimensions as well as the integration of the various elements into the public sphere, with the adjacent questions of conservation, restoration, preservation and presentation.

          We will focus on two transformational pyrotechnologies, metal and ceramics, and architectural woodwork, looking not only at questions of materials and materiality, but also the philosophy and magic of transformation in traditional communities, the transference of both materials and object in terms of identity and use, and the problems of public interface and information transfer.

          Our program aims at integrating experimental archaeology and traditional crafts within the scope of the ASTRA National Museum, the largest open air ethnographic museum in Europe, situated in Sibiu (Transylvania, Romania). The workshop addresses experimentally and experientially questions of the transmission of knowledge both vertically, through time (from the Late Iron Age, through the Roman colonization, across the Middle Ages), and horizontally, to the public.

 


 

 

Inscriptions and Life in Roman Asia Minor May 31-June 6, 2015, Post-seminar optional tour, June 7-10, 2015.
Seminar US $995; Tour US $395 (in double occupancy). Seminar leader: Dr. Rosalinde Kearsley, Macquarie University assisted by Dr. Mark Wilson, Asia Minor Research Center, and local epigraphers from Akdeniz University. Seminar Topics Include: Introduction to epigraphic method, Roman government and administration (roads & communication), Roman colonies and soldiers (the imperial cult), Life in the Greek cities under Roman rule & civic elites. Seminar will be limited to 15 participants. For more information contact Mark Wilson at markwilson@sevenchurches.org

Dr. Mark Wilson
Asia Minor Research Center
Antalya, Turkey
Cep/Cell 0537 984 88 71

 


 

 

The Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) is a program of the Balkan Heritage Foundation (a Bulgarian public, non-profit, non-governmental organization). Since 2003 it has been offering different projects/courses, taught in English, for practical education in the fields of Archaeology and History of South-Eastern Europe, Documentation, Conservation and Restoration of Historic Artifacts and Monuments, in two Balkan countries: Bulgaria and Republic of Macedonia. The Program has involved a number of academic and research institutions, museums and heritage specialists from Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia, USA, Canada, France and Japan – among them is the New Bulgarian University, which provides to all students the opportunity to obtain by request credit hours for their participation in the BHFS projects/courses.

 

Check all the projects and courses open currently for applications at the BHFS website: http://www.bhfieldschool.org. They are affiliated with ongoing research and/or conservation projects (such as excavations, expeditions, conservation workshops). The available projects/courses take place at different excavation sites and historic places related to all major cultures and civilizations that once existed in the Balkans (starting with the Balkan Neolithic cultures followed by the Balkan Chalcolithic, Ancient Greek and Roman, Byzantine and Medieval Balkan as well as Ottoman civilizations). Conservation projects focus on work with authentic artifacts: ancient Greek pottery, Roman and Late Antique pottery and glassware, mosaics and wall-paintings.


Benefit from:

1. The discounts available such as SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – a 15% discount off the admission fee for ALL EXCAVATION PROJECTS available by 30 November, 2014 and EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – a 10% discount off the admission fee for all projects and courses available by 31 January, 2015;

2. The project packs combining up to three different projects located in up to two countries and providing a more comprehensive and longer (up to 8 weeks) experience as well as beneficial discounts off the admission fees;

3. All the tours around the Balkans including Istanbul and Troy (Turkey), Athens, Delphi, Philippi, Pella and Vergina (Greece) as well as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia and Serbia.

THE BHFS PROJECTS/COURSES IN 2015


ARCHAEOLOGY & EXCAVATION

THE BIRTH OF EUROPE - EXCAVATION OF THE NEOLITHIC SETTLEMENT ILINDENTSI (Bulgaria) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF PHILIPPI AND KAVALA (Greece)
Excavations of one of the earliest Neolithic settlements in Europe (6000-5500 BC), near Ilindentsi, Southwestern Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on Neolithic and field archaeology, finds processing and Neolithic ceramic studies.
Two field school sessions are available:
Session 1: 13 June - 27 June, 2015
Session 2: 28 June - 12 July, 2015
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

RISE AND FALL OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION - TELL YUNATSITE EXCAVATIONS (Bulgaria) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF TROY AND ISTANBUL (Turkey)
Excavations of Tell Yunatsite - one of the very first urban settlements in Europe (5000-4200 BC), near Pazardzhik, Southern Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on Chalcolithic and field archaeology, finds processing as well as Prehistoric warfare.
Two field school sessions are available:
Session 1: 12 - 26 July, 2015
Session 2: 26 July - 9 August, 2015
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

STOBI (CAPITAL CITY OF MACEDONIA SECUNDA) EXCAVATIONS (Republic of Macedonia) + OPTIONAL TOURS OF ATHENS, DELPHI, PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)
Excavations of the Theodossian Palace - one of the most impressive Roman buildings with floor mosaics in the ancient (Late Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine) city of Stobi, Republic of Macedonia. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology as well as finds processing.
Two field school sessions are available:
Session 1: 27 June - 11 July, 2015
Session 2: 11 - 25 July, 2015
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS (Bulgaria) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF ISTANBUL (Turkey)
Excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the Temple of Apollo - St. Kirik Island in Sozopol (once known as Apollonia Pontica), Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing as well as ancient Greek colonization.
Three field school sessions are available:
Session 1: 27 June - 11 July, 2015
Session 2: 11 - 25 July, 2015
Session 3: 27 June - 18 July, 2015
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSOS - EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE (Bulgaria)
Excavations of emporion Pistiros - an ancient Greek trade center and river harbor located deep in ancient Thrace: the land of origin of Dionysos and Orpheos. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing as well as studying the interactions between ancient Greek and Thracian civilizations.
Three field school sessions are available:
Session 1: 26 July - 9 August, 2015
Session 2: 9 - 23 August, 2015
Session 3: 26 July - 16 August, 2015
Academic credits available for students: up to 9


CONSERVATION & RESTORATION

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS (Republic of Macedonia)
The workshop will guide the participants through the history, techniques and consequent stages of conservation and documentation of Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine) mosaics/mosaic fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi.
Dates: 6-20 June, 2015
Academic credits available for students: 6

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS AND MURAL PAINTINGS (Republic of Macedonia) + TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)
The workshop will enable students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in both Roman Mosaic and Mural Painting Art and Conservation. Participants will be guided through the consequent stages of study, conservation, restoration and documentation as well as the history and technology of Roman mosaics and mural paintings. It will be based on authentic Roman and Late Roman mosaics/mosaic and wall-painting fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi.
Dates: 6-27 June, 2015
Academic credits available for students: 9

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY (Republic of Macedonia)
The workshop will introduce the participants to the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine) pottery and will guide them through the consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. It will be based on Roman and Late Roman pottery found in the ancient city of Stobi. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Roman and Late Roman sherds[AB1] from the collection of NI Stobi.
Dates: 6-20 June, 2015
Academic credits available for students: 6

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY AND GLASS (Republic of Macedonia) + TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)
The workshop will enable students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman and Late Roman pottery and glass conservation and documentation. It will be based on Roman and Late Roman pottery and glassware found in the ancient city of Stobi. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Roman sherds and modern replicas of Roman glassware.
Dates: 6-27 June, 2015
Academic credits available for students: 9

WORKSHOP FOR RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY (Bulgaria)
The workshop will guide the participants through the history of ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of documentation, study, conservation and restoration. It will take place consequently in Emona and Sozopol (ancient Apollonia Pontica) on the Black Sea coast, Bulgaria. Both the theoretical and practical classes will be based on Late Classical Greek and Hellenistic pottery found in the necropolis of Apollonia Pontica. During the workshop participants will work with authentic sherds.
Dates: 1-15 September, 2015
Academic credits available for students: 6


STUDY AND DOCUMENTATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

"FRESCO-HUNTING" PHOTO RESEARCH EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES (Bulgaria/Serbia) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF ISTANBUL (Turkey)
The project provides an unique opportunity to students and volunteers to take part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria, to enhance their photography skills, to gain knowledge about Orthodox Christianity and Byzantine and Medieval Balkan civilization as well as to visit many historic sites and museums in Sofia, Western Bulgaria and Eastern Serbia.
Standard Field School Project: 16 - 30 May, 2015
Extended Field School Project: 16 May - 6 June, 2015
Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

 

 


 

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 University of Nebraska, Omaha has just officially approved a new undergrad and grad (master's) minor in Ancient Mediterranean Studies. In addition to this minor, which opens in the fall of 2014, we are offering LATIN, as well. While other universities are killing classics, UNO has decided to give Latin a chance.

 

The UNO minor is intercollegiate and offers 12 current participating faculty across 2 colleges, 5 departments, with 51 classes (offered in rotation), and more on the way. The minor also includes classes in the Ancient Near East.

 

We're very excited for this new minor and its possibilities, especially for promising undergrads and master's students who'd like to continue their studies in the ancient world.

 


 

 

Washington University in St. Louis has instituted a new PhD program in Classics.  The new program, which builds on the University’s renowned Masters program in Classics, will offer degrees in the literature, history, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, with specialties in Greek and Roman Music, Ancient Mediterranean History, Ancient Philosophy, and Ancient Performance and its Legacy.  In administrating the program, members of the Classics faculty will cooperate with affiliated faculty in numerous other departments and programs, including Art History and Archaeology, History, English, Music, Performing Arts, Comparative Literature, the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, Philosophy, and Linguistics.  The Department of Classics will admit its first PhD students in Fall 2015.

 

 


 

 

The newly launched Journal of Ancient History is now accepting submissions.

 

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

 

Please see our website for submission information:
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!

 


 

 

 

Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of human values, including aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, or religious values. We welcome essays on a wide variety of topics. Additionally, we are interested in submissions related to plans for two special issues: one on themes related to debt, indebtedness, or more generally, financial difficulties; and another focused on the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I. For these issues, as more generally, we welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion, among others. To submit an essay, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/soundings. Questions may be directed to soundings@admin.fsu.edu.

 


 

 

 

2013 Committee on Ancient History Report (by Georgia Tsouvala)

The APA Committee on Ancient History (William Bubelis, Denise Demetriou, Emily Mackil, Saundra Schwartz, and Georgia Tsouvala) held its annual meeting on Friday, January 4, 2013 at the 2013 APA/AIA meetings. The Committee continues to work toward making ancient history and historians visible within the APA, as well as creating links with other organizations. In the last three years, the Committee has approached and worked with the Association of Ancient Historians (AAH), American Historical Association (AHA), World History Association (WHA), and Economic History Association (EHA) with different levels of success. The CoAH will persist in its efforts in opening discussions with the AHA and its current president, Kenneth Pomeranz, as well as in further strengthening its relationship with the AAH and building on the efforts of its current president, Lindsay Adams.

 

The Committee on Ancient History continues to organize and support successful panels at the APA/AIA annual meetings. This year, Georgia Tsouvala is pleased to report that the panel on “Teaching History and Classics with Inscriptions” was well attended on Sunday morning, and a good discussion ensued. The panel focused on the ways inscriptions and epigraphy can be incorporated into the classroom and into one’s projects and research. The panelists (John Bodel, Glen Bugh, Joseph Day, Tom Elliott, and Robert Pitt) will publish expanded versions of their papers in a forthcoming volume, titled Epigraphy and History (Publications of the Association of Ancient Historians 2014). As a result, this panel’s papers will not be published on the APA website, but the abstracts and related web links will be made available there. Advanced interest in this panel was such that discussion regarding the incorporation of technology (such as podcasts, webinars, etc.) ensued at the CoAH’s meeting and it was determined to approach the APA and the Program Committee with these suggestions.

Furthermore, the CoAH supported a joint APA/AIA panel, “Reacting to Athens, 403 BC: Historical Simulation,” successfully organized by Saundra Schwartz (University of Hawaii at Manoa) and Paula K. Lazarus (St. John’s University). This workshop focused on a nationally recognized, award winning pedagogical method “Reacting to the Past” (RTTP), featuring elaborate simulation games set in pivotal historical moments. This year’s workshop focused on Athens, 403 BCE.

Looking to the future, the CoAH is planning to propose a panel on “History in Classics and Classics in History” that will deal with curricular and professional matters for the 2014 meetings in Chicago, as well as a panel on comparative history for the 2015 APA/AIA meetings in New Orleans. As always, we encourage every member of the APA, AAH, and AIA to consider suggesting a topic or a panel that deals with professional and pedagogical matters as they relate to Ancient History to the CoAH.

Finally, the Committee would like to thank the departing members Emily Mackil (2010-2013), and Georgia Tsouvala (2010-2013) for their services, as well as welcome two new members, Margaret Erwin Butler (2013-2016), and Andrew Gallia (2013-2016). William Bubelis has been appointed chair of the Committee of Ancient History for 2013-2014.


 


 

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