Union College – Schenectady, New York
Visiting Lecturer in Classics
The Department of Classics at Union College seeks to appoint a classicist for a one-year visiting appointment at the rank of instructor or assistant professor that will begin in September 2013. The area of specialization is open, but we look for evidence of successful beginning language instruction as well as a strong interest in making interdisciplinary contributions to the curriculum more widely (examples include, but are not limited to, ancient technology, art, archaeology, science, women's studies, religion). Union employs a trimester system, and the normal teaching load is two courses per term.
Teaching competencies must include Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels as well as general courses in translation. For higher rank and salary, the Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2013. Union College is an equal opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. Visiting faculty are eligible for travel and research support, and our salaries are competitive.
Further information about Union College may be found at http://www.union.edu.
Applicants should send a standard dossier, including cover letter, writing sample, c.v., and three letters of recommendation. Please direct applications to: Classics Search, Attn: Marianne V. Snowden, Department of Classics, Union College, Schenectady, New York, 12308. Electronic documents may be sent by email to Marianne V. Snowden <email@example.com>. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
Post doctoral teaching scholar in Ancient Mediterranean History.
The History Department of North Carolina State University is searching for a post-doctoral teaching scholar for one year (August 15 2013 to May 15, 2014), full-time appointment with benefits, with the possibility of renewal. The candidate will have responsibility for two course preparations per semester: introductory survey of ancient Mediterranean history (both semesters) and an advanced undergraduate and graduate-level course in the ancient Near East (fall) and ancient Greece (spring), as well as serving on M.A. thesis committees. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand when applying. Final appointment is contingent on funding.
To Apply: NCSU requires all applications to be initiated electronically. For application instructions, please visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/23141. Interested applicants must upload a letter of interest, C.V., graduate transcript, one writing sample (preferably an article or book/dissertation chapter), and statement of teaching philosophy. Applications must be submitted no later than May 20, 2013 to ensure consideration.
In addition, please arrange to have three “hard copy” letters of recommendation submitted by May 20, 2013 to Chair, Ancient History Post Doc Search, Department of History, Box 8108, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8108. Questions should be addressed by email to Professor S. Thomas Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
81st Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History
“Transformational Conflicts: War and its Legacy through History”
April 3-7, 2014
Kansas City, Missouri
The Society for Military History is pleased to call for papers for its 81st Annual Meeting, hosted by the Command and General Staff College Foundation, Inc., Liberty Memorial – National World War I Museum, Harry S Truman Presidential Museum and Library, and the Department of History, University of Kansas.
The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. It is also the 150th anniversary of the third year of the American Civil War, 200th anniversary of seminal events in the Napoleonic Wars and War of 1812, and 300th anniversary of the end of the War of the Spanish Succession.
The Society for Military History invites papers that examine these and other pivotal conflicts in terms of how they were conducted, their effects on the evolution of war, culture, and society and how historians and societies at large have remembered them. The program committee will consider paper and panel proposals on all aspects of military history, while especially encouraging submissions that reflect on this important theme.
Panel proposals must include a panel title, a one-page abstract summarizing the theme of the panel, one-page abstracts for each paper proposed, and one-page curricula vitae for each panelist (including the chair and commentator, with email addresses provided for all participants), as well as panelist contact information.
Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will be given preference in the selection process. Individual paper proposals are also welcome and must include a one-page abstract of the paper, one-page vita, and contact information, including email. If accepted, individual papers will be assigned by the program committee to an appropriate panel with a chair and a commentator.
Participants may present one paper, serve on a roundtable, chair a panel, or provide panel comments. They may not fill more than one of these roles during the conference, nor should they propose to do so to the Program Committee. Members who act as panel chairs only for a session may deliver a paper, serve on a roundtable, or offer comments in a different session. Members who serve as chair and commentator of a session may not present in another session.
All proposals must be submitted electronically to the program committee by October 1, 2013. The address is: email@example.com. All presenters, chairs, and commentators must be members of the Society for Military History by December 31, 2013.
The meeting will be held at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City. It is located right next to the Liberty Memorial-National World War I Museum and accessible to the many sites in the greater Kansas City area that are of importance to the military history of the United States. Participants can reach the meeting site via hotel shuttle and cab from the Kansas City International Airport (MCI).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah C. Melville
Associate Professor of Ancient History
Potsdam NY 13699
Ancient and Medieval Papers for Regional Conferences.
Lately, Ancient History has been virtually invisible at some of the small local conferences. I would like to change that. Would any Ancient or Medieval historians who are members of the Ohio Academy of History or who might like to join the Ohio Academy of History and present a paper at the Spring Conference (maybe this year, more likely next year) please contact Pamela Sayre email@example.com with a paper proposal and CV. I will arrange the panel or panels.
Would any Ancient or Medieval historians interested in presenting a paper at next year's Great Lakes History Conference at Grand Valley State University sometime in the Fall please contact Pamela Sayre firstname.lastname@example.org with a paper proposal and CV. I will arrange the panel or panels.
The papers do not have to be on Western or Classical history. Papers on the ancient and medieval histories of Asia, Africa, and the Americas, as well as Western and Classical history, are encouraged
These regional conferences are ideal places for young scholars to present papers and network. They are friendly and not so big that you get lost. They aren't too expensive either. Please consider participating.
Professor of History and World Religions
Henry Ford Community College
Dearborn MI 48128
Study in Greece: Programs & Fellowships for 2013–2014
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research, was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today, over 130 years later, it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the Greek world after the end of antiquity.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Postdoctoral scholars with suitable research projects. Application should be made online at www.ascsa.edu.gr. NO APPLICATION DEADLINE.
Membership application to the School must be made online at www.ascsa.edu.gr at the same time you apply to any outside funding organization for work at the School.
FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATES FOR THE STUDY AT THE ASCSA (SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS)
WIENER LABORATORY RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIPS: Funding up to $7,000 for well-defined research projects at the Wiener Laboratory. DEADLINES: APRIL 1, SEPTEMBER 1, DECEMBER 1, ANNUALLY.
TRAVELING AND EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATES
WIENER LABORATORY TRAVEL GRANTS FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH IN GREECE: Travel grants of $2,000 for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars from North American institutions working on projects in archaeological science in Greece. DEADLINES: APRIL 1, SEPTEMBER 1, DECEMBER 1, ANNUALLY.
For more information and TO APPLY ONLINE: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/
Visit our web site at www.ascsa.edu.gr or contact: ASCSA, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. Tel: 609-683-0800
School 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.
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 email@example.com
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.
14th annual Wyoming Humanities Council Summer Classics Institute on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie.
June 16-21, 2013
Now in it’s 14th year, the Summer Classics Institute is a week-long opportunity for secondary school teachers, community college faculty, and the general public to study the classics with renowned scholars, earn Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) credit, and make new friends who are interested in studying the history and literature that forms the basis for most western thought.
This year’s theme is Athens in Glory and Defeat. Institute Faculty are Lorenzo Garcia, Jr., Assistant Professor of Classics, University of New Mexico; Kurt Raaflaub, Professor Emeritus of History and Classics, Brown University; Philip Holt, Professor of Classics, University of Wyoming; and Deborah Sneed, Graduate Student in Classics, University of Colorado pursuing graduate work in classical archaeology, Deborah has taken part in the excavations of the Athenian agora (civic center) for a number of summers.
Sspace is limited so please sign up as soon as possible. You may send a check at a later date (by June 5, 2013) if you are unable to pay when you register. Early registration allows us to insure the proper sized spaces for min-courses and seminar. There is a link to register online at the web site. Participants may obtain continuing education credit for teachers or UW outreach credit for an additional fee.
Wyoming Humanities Council
Got Latin? Got Greek?
Linguistic preparation is crucial for success in many fields of graduate study. Students must command the languages of their primary sources in order to pursue valid research. But the opportunity to establish the competence in Ancient Greek or Latin needed for graduate work in Classics or related fields doesn’t always open up early enough within undergraduate programs. The Department of Classical Studies of Loyola University Chicago now offers a Post-Baccalaureate program so that students who have completed bachelor’s degrees may build the proficiency their further careers demand. Coursework at the post-baccalaureate level also introduces some of the scholarship of Classical texts in which graduate study engages. Post-Baccalaureate students become able to clarify their professional goals while they sharpen their technical skills and become better qualified to advance on the path they choose.
Loyola’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program in Classical Studies is shaped in terms of competence attained, rather than a fixed period of study. The Certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete two semesters totaling 18 “target” credit-hours at the 300-level in both Classical languages with a GPA of 3.0 in the program. “Target” study in these two semesters should include at least 6 credit-hours in 300-level ancient Greek author-courses and at least 6 credit-hours in 300-level Latin author-courses. We recognize some students will have attained intermediate or advanced competence in both languages before their post-baccalaureate study and will need only two semesters of target-level work; some may have had the opportunity to become proficient in one Classical language but have weaker preparation in the other; some may need to begin their study of both languages and will need additional coursework to complete the Certificate. Our program will meet you where you are in your own career of study, and work with you to bring your skills and knowledge up to the next stage.
Faculty in the Department hold Ph.D.s in Classical Studies from top-ranked North American and British universities. Their research specialties include Greek and Roman literature, history, religion, and archaeology; papyrology; textual criticism; feminist approaches to the Classics; and literary theory. Individual students’ curriculums will be determined in collaboration with the Department’s Post-Baccalaureate Program Director. To learn more, please visit our web-pages at www.luc.edu/classicalstudies. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Greg Dobrov, the Post-Baccalaureate Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Candidates for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Classical Studies should have:
Bachelor’s degree in hand at the time of matriculation in the program and, normally, a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
They should submit in their applications:
official transcripts for all undergraduate-level study pursued to date
a well-thought-out statement of purpose explaining how the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate fits in their projected career of study
a list of courses taken at the undergraduate level in Classical Studies or related fields, forming a basis for their projected career of study
two letters of recommendation from instructors in Classical Studies or related fields who have worked with them
in the case of candidates for whom English is not a first language, TOEFL results
On-line applications can be submitted at www.luc.edu/gpem; inquiries GradApp@luc.edu.
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:
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of human values, including aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, or religious values. We welcome essays on a wide variety of topics. Additionally, we are interested in submissions related to plans for two special issues: one on themes related to debt, indebtedness, or more generally, financial difficulties; and another focused on the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I. For these issues, as more generally, we welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion, among others. To submit an essay, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/soundings. Questions may be directed to email@example.com.
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.