- 2015 Annual Meeting: Final Call for Proposals
The 109th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of New England will take place March 13h and14th, 2015 at Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA. Proposals for papers, workshops, and discussion groups on all topics related to Greco-Roman antiquity are cordially invited. Studies of authors and works regularly taught in schools and colleges are particularly welcome, as well as historical, archaeological, and pedagogical papers of interest to a general audience of classicists.
Please send a one-page (300 word) abstract to:
Department of Classics
524 Herter Hall, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003.
Electronic submissions can be emailed to: email@example.com.
All papers must be suitable for presentation in a fifteen-minute period, to be followed by a brief question and answer period. To be considered for the annual meeting, abstracts must be submitted by the deadline.
Deadline is December 1, 2014.
- The winter deadline for the quadriannual CANE Discretionary Funds grant is December 1st. If you have a great idea for a class activity but need funds for books and/or materials, please apply! For more information on this or other grants/scholarships that CANE offers, visit this page.
- The deadline for the Alison Barker Travel Scholarship (http://caneweb.org/BarkerScholApp.pdf), offered annually to undergraduates wishing to participate in educationally-enriching travel abroad, is December 1st.
- The deadline for requesting aid from the Thomas and Eleanor Means Fund (http://caneweb.org/MeansScholApp.pdf) is December 1st. Awards from this fund are granted to middle- and secondary-school students who wish to travel abroad for educational purposes.
- It’s time to start thinking about this year’s CANE Writing Contest! Deadline is December 15.
- The Yale University Art Gallery has recently renovated its ancient art galleries, and there is a great special exhibit entitled “Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of the Empire” running now through February 4th.
- UConn’s Homer Babbidge Library is showing an exhibit of Roman aqueducts using Legos through Oct 24.
- Speaking of Legos, there’s also an exhibit in Quincy Market in Boston that includes Lego reconstructions of a Greek vase and classical statuary through Jan 11.
- Mementote! The Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) is holding its annual conference in Sturbridge, MA October 23rd-25th. There is a full schedule of Latin workshops and talks (nota bene, however, that the deadline for registration was September 26th). Please note that the Classical Association of Massachusetts’ Annual Meeting takes place here on Friday night.
- New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies will be hosting the Rose-Marie Lewent Conference on “WarStories: Ancient and Modern Narratives of War” on Tuesday, November 11th, at 5:30 pm at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East. The event will be free and open to the public; a full program can be found here.
- Live in western MA or northern CT and want to practice speaking in Latin? There is a large group that meets weekly in Amherst! For details, contact TJ Howell.
- In the Boston area? Check out the Active Latin Meetup page for events.
- The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is seeking to fill several positions. See the ASCSA website for information about current positions and to obtain an application.
Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships
- The Society for Classical Studies has extended the deadline for nominations for its Precollegiate Teaching Award to Friday, November 7, 2014. Instructions for submitting nominations appear at this link.
- THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS presents…THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP IN POST-CLASSICAL STUDIES AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY
Deadline: January 15
The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship, formerly know as the Gennadeion Fellow in Post-Classical Studies, was named in honor of photographer and archaeologist, M. Alison Frantz (1903 – 1995) whose photographs of antiquities are widely used in books on Greek culture.
The Frantz Fellowship is awarded to scholars whose fields of study are represented by the Gennadius Library in Athens, i.e. Late Antiquity, Byzantine Studies, post-Byzantine Studies, or Modern Greek Studies.
Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s (up to five years) from a U.S. or Canadian institution. Successful candidates should demonstrate their need to work in the Gennadius Library.
Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the School for the full academic year from September 1 to June 1. 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 Gennadius Library of the School.
Application: Submit application for Associate Membership with fellowship, curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project, and three letters of reference online on the ASCSA web site .
Web site: www.ascsa.edu.gr or http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/grants
The award will be announced by March 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.