Wednesday, 17 July 2019

CAMWS ENDORSEMENT: GREEK AND LATIN INTANGIBLE WORLD HERITAGE

In the past months, we informed you about efforts for the inclusion of Ancient Greek and Latin in the 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' list of the UNESCO, initiated by the Cultural Organisation "Human-Hist", based in France. Their proposal has received support from the Italian Senate, the Spanish Parliament as well as from FIEC. This week we are glad to inform you that the group of supporters has been joined by CAMWS, the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, which has officially endorsed FIEC's open letter on the issue.

For more information, please follow this link.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

L'ANNÉE PHILOLOGIQUE - GUIDELINE FOR ABSTRACTS

L'Année Philologique has published general guidelines for the submission of abstracts, which have been approved by the FIEC General Assemby of Delegates. Please follow this link for more information.

Friday, 5 July 2019

FIEC ON GREEK AND LATIN AS INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE

With reference to what we informed you about in this blog, we would like to let you know that FIEC supports efforts to register Ancient Greek and Latin in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Please read the full resolution following this link.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Migration is Life - An Open Letter from the Rector of the University of Palermo

We would like to share with you an open letter issued by the University of Palermo:

"Migration is life.
The University of Palermo makes a plea to the Europe of Knowledge

Since it origin, the history of  humankind – the only living species that is not divided into biologically distinct groups – has been  characterised by migrations, cultural intertwining, and the construction of continuously changing identities. In an age of globalization, the ongoing migratory process, which has planetary reach, is destined to increase significantly, raising social, political, economic, religious, and ethical issues of the utmost importance which cannot be approached through slogans and unacceptable simplifications.
It is therefore necessary to create an area for both critical reflection and action, by drawing the attention of public opinion, educational institutions, and scholarly communities worldwide to the issues of human rights and dignity– with special regard to the rights of migrants – in an attempt to build a more inclusive and pluralistic society.
Such an ethical and scientific need lays at the heart of the “Appeal to the Europe of Knowledge” which was launched by  the University of Palermo at the end of the conference “Migrare” (Palermo, 20-22 May 2019). We believe that education is a cornerstone for achieving respect, valuing differences, and progressively reducing the level of economic and social inequality.
In fact, education is the only antidote to the language of hate and the rhetoric of fear which exploit human irrationality, deny the common humanity of all people, and do not recognize the centrality of human beings as holders of constitutionally sanctioned democratic rights.
We appeal to Universities, Cultural and Scientific Institutions, and Research Centres as we aim to establish and improve a network of people actively involved in the creation of knowledge and the constructive exchange of ideas.

With this purpose in mind, I invite you to share, sign, and circulate the above-mentioned appeal by filling in the form available at http://www.unipa.it/rettore/migrare/

Prof. Fabrizio Micari
Rector of the University of Palermo
Piazza Marina, 61
90133 - Palermo, Italy"

Thursday, 13 June 2019

2 FULLY-FUNDED PHD POSITIONS AT GHENT UNIVERSITY (BELGIUM)

We would like to let you know about two job vacancies at Ghent University: 

"The Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking well-qualified applicants for two fully-funded and full-time doctoral research fellowships attached to the European Research Council Consolidator Grant project Novel Echoes. Ancient novelistic receptions and concepts of fiction in late antique and medieval secular narrative from East to West (for an abstract, see www.novelsaints.ugent.be/projects). Its Principal Investigator is Prof Dr Koen De Temmerman, who specializes in ancient fiction and its persistence in later periods.
The two successful applicants will start employment between 1st October 2019 and 31st March 2020. In order to be eligible, candidates must have obtained their MA degree at the time of application or demonstrate that they will have that degree in hand by the start of their doctoral fellowship.
Within the ERC project, subprojects will be assigned to individual team members. For the current vacancies, these subprojects are situated in the following areas:
  • Position 1: Afterlives of one ancient novel (Latin or Greek) throughout Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages (e.g. in late antique epic, letter collections and/or historiography);
  • Position 2: Receptions of ancient fiction in the 10th century."
For more information, please follow this link.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

LATIN AND ANCIENT GREEK AS UNESCO WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE

In reference to what we posted on this blog in April, we would like to forward to you the latest news on Spanish and Italian initiatives to have the Latin and the Ancient Greek languages acknowledged as intangible world heritage. 

Follow this link to read the statement published by the Sociedad Española de Estudios Clásicos (including an English version). 

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

ERANOS: CALL FOR ARTICLES

We would like to forward to you a call for articles issued by the editors of the Swedish journal Eranos:

"Eranos: Acta philologica Suecana, would like to invite authors, both old and new, to submit manuscripts to the journal. We encourage submission of original papers on Greek and Latin philology, including medieval Latin, Neo-Latin and Byzantine philology. Eranos practices strict double-blind peer review, with internationally renowned scholars as reviewers. We offer quick publication of your contribution, as soon as it has passed the peer review. For inclusion already in volume 110 (2019), we need your contribution by the end of July at the latest.



For instructions to authors, go to www.eranos.se, or write to editors@eranos.se. Your contributions should be sent to the same address.



We also welcome proposals for special issues by guest editors. Please write to editors@eranos.se with your proposal or any questions."