Daily Archives: September 22, 2013


Announcements for the Week of 22 Sept

CANE ANNOUNCEMENTS
CANE offers four granting periods for discretionary funds of $400 each with the following deadlines: Oct. 1, Dec. 1, Feb. 1 and May 1. The first deadline is coming soon, so file an application today if you’re interested!
For information on the 2013-2014 Writing Contest, click here!
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
This is from John Gruber-Miller, Editor, Teaching Classical Languages.
Cornell College is looking to create a national video archive of examples of Latin and classics teaching. It is seeks videos of Latin teachers in the classroom, editors, reviewers, and others to help recruit and organize the Archive. The Video Archive is a new project supported by the ACL, APA, and CAMWS intended to be a well-organized and searchable video library offering examples of effective classroom teaching.
Videos are meant to be no more than 5-15 minutes long and may show you teaching any topic or method that you would like to share: speaking, reading, translating, teaching vocabulary, grammar, working in pairs or small groups, etc.
If you are interested in helping out in some way, please take a few minutes to fill out this brief online survey!
LECTURES and TALKS
It’s fall again, and that means there are lectures galore across New England! (taken from Harvard’s Classics Calendar)
Tues., Sept. 24
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Barker Center 114, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Maria Mavroudi (University of California, Berkeley)
“Translations from Greek into Arabic and Latin during the Middle Ages: Searching for the Classical Tradition”
Tues., Sept. 24
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY, School of Theology, Room 409, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Peter Rhodes (Durham University)
“Directions in the Study of Athenian Democracy”
A lecture in the Study Group On Religion and Myth in the Ancient World series at Boston University. Sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Humanities and the Department of Classical Studies.
This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information on this lecture or on the Study Group, please visit our website: http://www.bu.edu/classics/about/the-study-group-on-religion-and-myth-in-the-ancient-world/
Tues., Sept. 24
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST, 301 Herter Hall, 161 Presidents’ Drive, Amherst, MA 01003
Tessa Rajak (University of Reading)
“Josephus: Everybody’s Historian”
Sponsored by the Departments of Classics and Judaic and Near Eastern Studies
Wed., Sept. 25
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Barker 133 (Plimpton Room), 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Gregory Clark (The University of the South)
“Beyond Use: A Digital Tool for the Analysis of Late Medieval Manuscript Books of Hours”
An abstract is available at the Medieval Studies website: http://medieval.fas.harvard.edu
Sponsored by the Department of Art and Architecture
Wed., Sept. 25
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Emerson Hall, Room 310, Cambridge, MA 02138
Peter Meineck (New York University)
Neuroscience and Greek Tragedy
Sponsored by the “Discovery of the Classical Worlds” GSAS workshop.