Monday 31 October 2016


We would like to forward to you an announcement issued by the University of Cologne's department of Ancient History. Please note that the offer particularly, though not exclusively, concerns projects on epigraphy. The deadline for applications is 1 December 2016:

"The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung

announces two to four scholarships for non-German postgraduates or non-German scholars with a PhD to conduct research at the

Historisches Institut, Abt. Alte Geschichte, University of Cologne

Scholarships are for periods ranging between 6 and 24 months. Recipients of the scholarships will receive amounts that correspond with those granted by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (currently about 1.475 € per month for a postgraduate, 2.000 € per month for a scholar with a PhD.).
The scholarships are open for projects from all disciplines of classical studies that pertain to the general topic of "centre and periphery", but projects concerning Greek or Latin epigraphy from the Imperial period and late antiquity are especially encouraged.
Since Greek and Latin epigraphy has long been an area of special importance in ancient studies at the University of Cologne, the institute is well equipped to accommodate the sorts of research project that the grants are designed to support.
During the tenure of the scholarships, individuals are required to live and conduct their research in Cologne and are expected to participate, e. g., in courses offered in the degree program "Papyrologie, Ephigraphik, Numismatik" as well as in summer-schools and study excursions that may be organized.
Earliest start of the scholarship is 1 April 2017. It is also possible to apply for a project that will begin at a later date. Comparable announcements will be made in the following years.
Applicants should submit the usual documents (curriculum vitae, publications, description of the project, etc.) and an indication regarding the desired starting date of the scholarship and length of the stay in Cologne.

Applications should reach Prof. Dr. W. Ameling, Universität zu Köln, Historisches Institut – Alte Geschichte, Albertus Magnus Platz, D-50923 Köln, Germany (, not later than 1 December 2016."

Friday 21 October 2016


The University of Southern California is currently offering four full-time positions in Classics. Please read the full job description below:
"The USC Department of Classics, having received a generous gift, has been authorized to hire FOUR new full-time tenure-line faculty, open rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor). Positions will be available as of August 15, 2017. The new positions are expressions of the University's commitment to classical studies as a central component of humanistic inquiry. Applications are invited from scholars who have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment and who meet both of the following criteria:
(1) Broad competence in Greek and Latin language, literature, and culture, as demonstrated by a Ph.D. in Classics or a closely allied field.
(2) A holistic approach to classical antiquity in relation to other periods or cultures. This breadth can be demonstrated by a research or teaching commitment to a culture, historical period, or academic discipline beyond Classics. The Department seeks to encourage collaboration between current faculty and new hires as well as among those joining the department.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (a published paper, dissertation chapter, conference presentation, etc.), and the names of three referees who will be contacted by USC. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: . The positions will remain open until they are filled. The department will start reviewing applications on November 11.
The University of Southern California is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information on these policies is available by contacting
Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Thomas Habinek, Head of Recruitment, Department of Classics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA  90089-0352  ("


We would like to make you aware of the following announcement issued by the American Classical League:
Classical Reception Studies
Sponsored by the American Classical League and organized by Ronnie Ancona, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center, Editor of The Classical Outlook, and Jared Simard, Hunter College
The American Classical League invites scholars and teachers to submit abstracts for its panel session on Classical Reception Studies at the Boston meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, in January, 2018. We are interested in papers that address any aspect of Classical Reception Studies. Papers should be accessible to a wide audience of classics scholars and teachers. 
Papers accepted for the panel will be considered for publication in The Classical Outlook, journal of the American Classical League.
Abstracts should be submitted to Ronnie Ancona (  They should conform to the instructions for the format of individual abstracts that appear in the SCS Program Guide. Please put “ACL panel at SCS 2018” in the subject line of your email submission.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is February 15, 2017.


We would like to let you know that the Celtic Conference in Classics will be hosted by the McGill University Montréal as well as by the University of Montréal from 19-22 July 2017. Papers may address any aspect of Graeco-Roman antiquity or its reception and may be presented either in French or in English. Please read the full Call for Proposals below:
Appel à panels
La 10ème rencontre de la Celtic Conference in Classics (CCC), une première en Amérique du Nord, sera conjointement hébergée par l’Université McGill et l’Université de Montréal du 19 au 22 juillet 2017. Les chercheurs établis de tous les pays sont invités à envoyer des propositions de panels dont ils choisiront eux-mêmes les orateurs, en collaboration avec les organisateurs de la CCC, et pour lesquels ils agiront à titre de présidents.
Les panels peuvent porter sur n’importe quel aspect de l’antiquité gréco-romaine et de sa réception. Chaque panel dispose approximativement de 16 sessions d’une durée de 50 minutes chacune. Traditionnellement, la CCC privilégie les communications de 35 minutes suivies de 15 minutes de discussion, mais il est possible d’inclure des communications plus brèves. Le nombre d’orateurs constituant chaque panel est habituellement compris entre 10 et 20. Les communications peuvent être en français ou en anglais. Lors des éditions précédentes de la CCC, de nombreux panels ont abouti à la publication de volumes collectifs. Bien entendu, les présidents de panels sont libres de mener l’éventuel processus de publication comme ils l’entendent.
On peut se faire une idée générale de la CCC en visitant le site web de l’édition 2016 de l’événement, qui s’est tenue à l’University College de Dublin:
La rencontre de Dublin comprenait 21 panels et environ 330 participants.
La CCC est par nature démocratique et inclusive. Elle encourage une certaine mobilité entre les panels et valorise le décloisonnement des spécialités et des traditions nationales.
La CCC n’est pas rattachée à un campus ou à un pays en particulier. Ceci a pour conséquence qu’elle ne dispose pas de fonds résiduel : chaque événement est presque totalement financé par les frais de participation déboursés par les orateurs et les auditeurs. Cette indépendance permet à la CCC de se déplacer entre des sites agréables qu’elle choisit librement (des exemples récents sont Dublin, Edimbourg, Rennes et Bordeaux).
Les propositions de panels pour la CCC 2017 doivent être envoyées d’ici le 20 octobre 2016 au comité organisateur. Celui-ci se fera un plaisir de répondre aux éventuelles questions.
Elsa Bouchard <>
Douglas Cairns <>
Nandini Pandey <>

Monday 10 October 2016


We would like to forward to you the following offer made by the Classics Department of the University of Cincinnati. Please note that the deadline for applications is 1 February 2017.

Tytus Fellowships and Cincinnati Summer Residencies
The University of Cincinnati Classics Department is pleased to offer two types of fellowships for study and research in the fields of philology, history, or archaeology at the John Miller Burnam Classics Library: Tytus Fellowships during the academic year, and Cincinnati Summer Residencies from May to August.
Our webpage, with access to further information on each program and to online application forms, is:
Senior scholars are invited to apply for the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program. Applicants for this program will ordinarily be a minimum of five years beyond receipt of the Ph.D., with notable publication histories. Tytus Scholars are expected to be in residence at the University of Cincinnati for a minimum of one semester (ca. four months) and a maximum of two during the regular academic year; see UC Academic Calendar. In exceptional circumstances, Tytus Scholars may be appointed for a shorter term (one to two months) during the regular academic year. Tytus Scholars. will receive a monthly stipend of $1,500 plus housing near campus and a transportation allowance, as well as office space attached to the Burnam Classics Library.
More recent PhDs and other scholars who would benefit from the use of a world-class classics library are invited to apply for the Cincinnati Summer Residency program. Applicants for this program will have their Ph.D. in hand by the time of application, and will ordinarily be in residence at the University of Cincinnati for approximately two months in the summer terms, May to mid-August; see UC Academic Calendar. Cincinnati Summer Residents will receive housing near campus and office space attached to the Burnam Classics Library. Residents are not eligible for a stipend or travel reimbursement.
Apart from residence in Cincinnati for the term of the relevant fellowship, the only obligation of participants in either program is to pursue their own research. They will also have access to the Klau Library at neigboring Hebrew Union College. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate a need for resources peculiar to the Burnam Classics Library or Department of Classics archives, and have not previously been able to access them. For Cincinnati Summer Residents, special consideration will be given to scholars without access to a research library through their home institutions.
The deadline for both fellowships is February 1.
The University of Cincinnati Burnam Classics Library is one of the world's premier collections in the field of Classical Studies. Comprising 269,000 volumes and a wide range of electronic resources, the library covers all aspects of the Classics: languages and literatures, history, civilization, art, and archaeology. Of special value for scholars is both the richness of the collection and its accessibility; almost any avenue of research in the classics or the post-classical Greek world can be pursued deeply and broadly under a single roof. The unusually comprehensive core collection, maintained by professional classicist librarians, is augmented by several special collections, including 15,000 nineteenth century German Programmschriften, plus extensive holdings in Palaeography, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. At neighboring Hebrew Union College is the Klau Library, with holdings in excess of 445,000 volumes, rich in Judaica and Near Eastern Studies.


The World Humanities Conference, which we introduced you to in this blog, has now issued a call for proposals of symposia and papers (deadlines 31 January 2017 and 30 March 2017 respectively).

The conference entitled “Challenges and Responsibilities for a Planet in Transition” will be held in Liège from 6-12 August 2017. Please read all relevant information below or follow the link.

World Humanities Conference
Challenges and Responsibilities for a Planet in Transition
Liège, 6th-12th August 2017

Purpose and scope
Humanities have been a main structuring dimension of knowledge and understanding of societies throughout time, allowing to approach complexity, rendering time and causal dimensions to features or making sense of processes. Actually, the divide between the Humanities and other knowledge clusters (e.g. natural sciences or technologies) is a recent feature. One of the first initiatives undertaken in the framework of UNESCO, soon after World War II, was the establishment of the International Council for the Philosophy and Humanistic Studies, in January 1949. Yet, Humanities lost ground in the most recent decades, while global acceleration led societies to focus on short term issues rather than on foresight and mid to long term concerns.
Four several dimensions are to be considered when attempting to resume a central role for the Humanities in contemporary society, namely their epistemological framework, their institutional networking, the scope of Humanities concerns in daily life of societies and their relations to the arts and education. It is within these concerns that the World Humanities’ Conference will be organised, by CIPSH, UNESCO and Liège Together partners, in August 2017.
This is the time for Humanities scholars, but also related collaborators, artists, scientists or policy makers, to stand forward. The global context is difficult, and the preparation of a World Conference is difficult. This is precisely why it is so needed, and we address to you.
Humanities themes offer a unique sight into global concerns, offering them specific time length and causal sequencing understandings. While six main topics have been proposed, as key interfaces between Humanities research and societal concerns, the World Humanities’ Conference invites submissions from all Humanities disciplines and encourages them to address those themes and related issues on the basis of Humanistic methodologies and epistemologies. Papers, sessions and symposia which address these broad issues from the perspective of History, Creative Literature, Visual Arts, Performative Media, Anthropology, Comparative cultural studies, Archaeology, Philosophy or any other Humanities fields, are welcome.
The World Humanities’ Conference is being largely prepared with a bottom-up methodology, and has a major and ambitious challenge: to change the tide and resume centrality for the Humanities. This will mainly depend on the engagement of scholars across the world. There are countless relevant research and applied projects and networks in the domains of the Humanities, but there is little coordination and awareness about them.
There is a growing feeling of the need to change methods, approaches and concerns, but this is the moment to focus and integrate them within a diversity framework. Please do bring your research, concerns, doubts and proposals for this major forum that will start reversing the course of Humanities periphery current status.

Structure and deadlines
The world Conference will accept proposals of sessions, symposia and of papers for sessions.
The sessions are organized under the sub-topics of six sections, as in the attached list; it is possible to propose sessions within the sections, until November 1st, 2016.
The symposia are organized by a professional association or a specific group, and should address a specific theme not covered by the sessions. Symposia proposals must include a minimum of six papers by different participants, and may be proposed until January 31st, 2017.
The papers are submitted for any of the sessions listed in the attachment and the conference website, and may be submitted until March 30th, 2017.
Please complete one or more of the proposals forms, attached.

Send the  proposals to  and

Proposal of Session (complete the table below)
Name of organiser

Institutional affiliation

Name(s) of the co-organiser(s)

Institutional affiliation(s)

Email contacts

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Title of proposed session

Summary (150 words)

5 Keywords

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Name of organiser

Institutional affiliation

Name(s) of the co-organiser(s)

Institutional affiliation(s)

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Section under which the symposium is proposed: 1 ¨  2  ¨¨¨¨¨

Title of proposed symposium

Summary (150 words)

5 Keywords

Paper 1
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Abstract (100 words):

Proposal of Symposium (page 2)
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Paper 3
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Paper 6
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Title of proposed paper

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Session 1. Environmental Anthropology, Interpretation and Creativity
Session 2. History of the Natural Environment and Climate
Session 3. Humans and the Environment: Adaptations and Modifications
Session 4. Humans and the Environment in the Industrial Era
Session 5. The Humanities in Environmental Management
Session 6. Environment, Societies and Values
Session 1. Interdisciplinary Approach to Cultural Identity and its Components
Session 2. Cultural Identity and Diversity in Dynamic Perspective
Session 3. Internal Analysis of Interculturalism
Session 4. Dynamic Analysis of Interculturalism
Session 5. Roads of Dialogue, Paths of Knowledge and Cultural Routes
Session 1. Conceptual Analysis
Session 2. Borderscape: Borders as Organization of Space: Tracing and Marking
Session 3. Migration in its Dynamics
Session 4. Migration, Culture and Values
Session 1. Regarding the Notion of Heritage
Session 2. Threats to Tangible Heritage
Session 3. Threats to Intangible Heritage
Session 4. New Patrimonialisations
Session 5. Heritage Reclaimed
Session 1. Epistemological Perspectives
Session 2. The Work of the Historian in its Political Context
Session 3. Commemorations, Celebrations and Remembrance
Session 4. From Eurocentric History to Multipolar History
Session 5. Collective Memory and the Consequences of War
Session 1. Surveys on the Evolution of the Humanities
Session 2. Digital Worlds
Session 3. The New Research Landscape
Session 4. Old Texts, New Approaches
Session 5. Publication and Assessment
Session 6. The Humanities, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Social Sciences
Session 7. Humanities, Education and Culture
Session 8. Gender studies
Concluding Session: Rebuilding the Humanities, Rebuilding Humanism

Wednesday 5 October 2016


We would like to make you aware of the following announcement issued by Princeton University:

“The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton offers postdoctoral fellowships that are awarded annually on a competitive basis.  Scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply.  These fellowships are intended for scholars in Hellenic Studies, with a special emphasis on Modern Greek Studies, Byzantine Studies, or Late Antique Studies, including their relation to the Classical tradition.  The goal of this postdoctoral research fellowship program is to advance the scholarship of outstanding Hellenists at an early stage of their career and thus to strengthen the field of post-Classical Greek Studies in the United States and abroad. Current and former fellows are listed on our website.”

Please note that the deadline for applications is 4 January 2017 and follow the link to read the full announcement.

You may also take a look at a list of works by Hellenic Studies postdoctoral fellows, based on their research at Princeton, which have been published since the programme’s inception in 1992.

Saturday 1 October 2016


We would like to let you know that we have set the date for FIEC’s next congress:

The XVth FIEC International congress, incorporating the Classical Association Conference, will take place in London from July 5 till 8 2019, with the help of the three British associations : Society for  the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, Society for  the Promotion of Roman Studies, Classical Association, co-ordinated by the Institute of Classical Studies. The General Assembly of FIEC delegates will take place on July 4.

We will, of course, keep you posted as to the scientific programme, the venue etc.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you in London.