** Items denote anything newly added in this week’s announcements!
- Deadline December 1: We are accepting proposals for papers and workshops at the 2015 Annual Meeting. Please visit here to read the guidelines and submit your proposal electronically. Alternatively, you can mail your one-page (300 word) abstract to:
Department of Classics
524 Herter Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003.
- Deadline December 1: If you have a great idea for a class activity but need funds for books and/or materials, please apply for the quadriannual CANE Discretionary Funds! For more information on this or other grants/scholarships that CANE offers, visit this page.
- Deadline December 1: The Alison Barker Travel Scholarship (http://caneweb.org/BarkerScholApp.pdf) is offered annually to undergraduates wishing to participate in educationally-enriching travel abroad.
- Deadline December 1: The Thomas and Eleanor Means Fund (http://caneweb.org/MeansScholApp.pdf) is granted to middle- and secondary-school students who wish to travel abroad for educational purposes.
- Deadline December 15: This year’s CANE Writing Contest will be here before you know it!
- Check out these updates from ASCANIUS.
- 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.
- There’s an exhibit in Quincy Market in Boston that includes Lego reconstructions of a Greek vase and classical statuary through January 11.
**Certamina et Dies Classici et Eventus!
- New Hampshire is sponsoring the Granite State Certamen December 6th at Dover High School in Dover, NH.
- Brown University’s Annual Latin Carol Celebration will be held Monday, December 8th, at 8:00 pm at the First Bapist Church in America, 75 N. Main St, Providence, RI.
- The Pioneer Valley Classical Association is holding its annual Classics Day on January 16 at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. Latin students will have the opportunity to see lectures, attend hands-on workshops, compete in art, speaking, costume, and traditional certamen-style contests, and even see a play performed by peers! For more information, email its President, Bruce Arnold.
- The Paideia Institute announces its 3rd annual Living Latin in NYC February 14-15, 2015 at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus. Guest speakers this year include Dr. Nancy Llewellyn, Milena Minkova, Dr. Terence Tunberg, Cristophe Rico, and Luigi Miraglia.
- 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.
- See our new Jobs page for details.
Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships
- The deadline for applications for the Bean Scholarships, offered by the College of the Holy Cross to students who intend to major in the Classics, is January 15th.
- 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.