Wednesday, 18 April 2018


This week, we would like to forward to you the following announcement issued by AIEGL (
Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine): 
"Dear Colleagues and Friends,
AIEGL will award two Géza Alföldy stipends in 2018: a Research Grant (€ 1,500) to support early career scholars in conducting epigraphic research abroad, and a Publication Grant (up to € 1,500) to provide financial assistance with the publication of a monograph on an epigraphic subject.

Géza Alföldy - Research Grant
AIEGL is pleased to announce the annual award of a Géza Alföldy Grant in the amount of EUR 1,500. The Grant is intended to support early career scholars in conducting epigraphic research abroad (including e.g. field study of inscriptions) for a period of one to two months.
1.   Applicants must be AIEGL members under 40 years of age.
2.   The closing date for applications is 15 May each year; AIEGL will notify the winner of the
Grant within 30 days after the closing date.
3.   Applications will be evaluated by a panel of 3 IIIhomines praemiis dandis, who are appointed
by the AIEGL Bureau from among the members of the Association.
4.   The successful applicant will be required to send a report (max 300 words) to the AIEGL
Bureau within 30 days after the end of their stay abroad.

Applications should be submitted via email to the Secretary General, Dr. Camilla Campedelli
(, and include the following:
1.   CV (max 1 page)
2.   Project description, including details of the host institution (max 3 pages)
3.   Acceptance letter from the host institution OR official permit to conduct fieldwork (study of
ancient inscriptions on site, epigraphical survey, etc.)
4.   Information on other bursaries received or applied for

Géza Alföldy – Publication Grant
AIEGL is pleased to announce the annual award of a Géza Alföldy Grant in the amount up to EUR 1,500. The Grant is intended to provide financial assistance with the publication of a monograph on an epigraphic subject (e.g. a revised PhD dissertation). The manuscript must have already been accepted by a publisher at the time of the application.
1.   Applicants must be AIEGL members under 40 years of age.
2.   The closing date for applications is 15 May each year; AIEGL will notify the winner of the
Grant within 30 days after the closing date.
3.   Applications will be evaluated by a panel of 3 IIIhomines praemiis dandis, who are appointed
by the AIEGL Bureau from among the members of the Association.

Applications should be submitted via email to the Secretary General, Dr. Camilla Campedelli
(, and include the following:
4.   CV (max 1 page)
5.   Book abstract
6.   PDF file(s) of the manuscrit submitted to the publisher
7.   Acceptance letter from the publisher (including publication costs)
8.   Information on other grants for publication received or applied for"

Monday, 16 April 2018


We would like to forward to you the following announcement: 

"Art and Rhetoric in Roman Literature
Workshop for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars at the Norwegian Institute in Rome (1-3 October 2018).
The Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas of the University of Oslo invites applications for a 3-day workshop on Art and Rhetoric in Roman Literature at the Norwegian Institute in Rome. The workshop explores interconnections between visual culture and rhetoric in Roman literature (broadly defined: we also welcome papers on Neo-Latin topics). Possible subjects include the many ways in which literature has shaped our memory of (extant or lost) artefacts, artworks, and architecturally crafted spaces; the semantics of monuments and architectural ornament; the interrelation between rhetoric, architecture, and imperial propaganda. We welcome all perspectives: philological, historical, and theoretical. Confirmed senior participants include Alexander Kirichenko (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin),Bettina Reitz-Joosse (University of Groningen), Siri Sande (Norwegian Institute at Rome),Diana Spencer (University of Birmingham), and Tara Welsh (University of Kansas).

More information (about format, funding, venue, etc.) can be found on the website ."


We would like to forward to you the lastest information on the next FIEC congress

"The 15th annual conference of the Fédération Internationale des Associations d'Études Classiques (FIEC) will take place in conjunction with the 2019 Classical Association Annual conference on 4th-8th July 2019 in the Institute of Education (UCL) in Bloomsbury London. FIEC business meetings will take place on 4th July, and the conference proper will begin on 5th.

We expect hundreds of classicists from all over the world and at any stage in their career to attend, to hear plenary lectures from international leaders in our field, to present and hear papers, to participate in debates and discussions and to  take part in cultural activities and workshops.

The Programme Committee is now inviting proposals for panels and posters.

Each panel will be of 2 hours duration. We anticipate that many panels will consist of 4 short papers united by a common theme. We also invite proposals for panels and workshops in different formats, but within a 2 hour block.

We aim to select a range of panels that reflects the breadth of traditional and non-traditional classics, including but not limited to Greek and Latin literatures of all periods, linguistics, ancient history in its widest sense, philosophy and religion, art and archaeology, Neo-Latin and Byzantine studies, and the past and current reception of the classics in all media and in different cultures and traditions. We also welcome panels drawing on comparative and interdisciplinary studies. We anticipate there will be panels discussing national traditions in classical research and that some panels will deal with non-Greek peoples such as Etruscans, Persians and Phoenicians. We especially encourage panels dealing with pedagogy and outreach.

It is the tradition of both FIEC and the Classical Association to represent as wide a range of speakers as possible. Panels are more likely to be selected if they include speakers from more than one country, and if they include junior as well as senior speakers. Panels consisting only of men or only of women are unlikely to be selectedunless a powerful case is made for an exception.

Each panel proposal should include a title for the session, the names and affiliations of all speakers, and a 150 word abstract for each paper and for the panel as a whole. The deadline for proposals is 1st July 2018. They should be sent One named person should be the proposer and should provide a contact e-mail. It is not necessary that she or he be the chair of the panel, but if not then the name of the chair should be indicated in the proposal. If the proposal is for a very different format to a multi-speaker panel, the proposer is strongly encouraged to contact the Programme Committee as far in advance as possible.The Programme Committee expects to make its selections over the course of the summer and by the end of September at the latest. Its decisions will be final.

The Programme Committee also invites proposals for posters. Posters may present individual or collaborative projects, and scholars of all career stages are encourage to apply. Proposals for posters should also be sent to by the 1stJuly 2018 and selection will take place on the same time scale as for panels. Proposals for posters should include a 150 word description of the subject and the name and contact details of the poster presenter.

Please note that were are not inviting proposals for individual papers.

Further details of the conference will appear in due course on a dedicated website linked from both the FIEC and Classical Association websites. Details of any student bursaries will also be published in due course, along with suggestions for accommodation. Attendees, including those giving papers in panels, and/or presenting posters, will need to make pay their own travel and accommodation costs given the large number of delegates and speakers expected.

We look forward very much to welcoming you in London next year."

Thursday, 12 April 2018


We would like you know that the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities is organizing the first annual Latin Lexicography Summer School in Munich, 30 July - 04 August 2018. Please read the full announcement below and note that the deadline for the submission of applications is 01 June 2018.

Latin Lexicography Summer Workshop: 30 July – 4 August, 2018
Thesaurus linguae Latinae Institute
Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Munich

                The Thesaurus linguae Latinae Institute announces its first annual Latin Lexicography Workshop, a one-week event in Munich, July 30 to August 4, 2018. We invite participation by researchers at any stage in their career whose work involves the rigorous evaluation of Latin words in any aspect, ranging from their use in specific texts or their changing significance across the entire corpus of ancient Latin. In addition to philology, relevant disciplines include conceptual and intellectual history, epigraphy, linguistics, literary and textual criticism, medieval and Renaissance studies, philosophy, and theology.
                Each day will be divided between two types of activity. First, seminars and related exercises will address Latin lexicography, the methods and format of the TLL, and particularly challenging corpora (e.g. inscriptions, vetus Latina, medical and legal sources, ancient lexicography). Secondly, time will be given for participants’ own research in the Thesaurus Archive, supported by collaboration with editors and research fellows at the dictionary. The ultimate goal is to provide a supportive environment for participants to develop their own, independent research, while drawing on sophisticated lexicographic techniques and the unique resources of the Thesaurus library and Archive.
                The Thesaurus linguae Latinae Institute is home to the world’s most comprehensive record of the Latin language (ca. 600 BC to AD 600), consisting of over ten million hand-written notecards, and a world-class library of editions, commentaries, and relevant reference material. Many of these texts have been annotated by former owners and specialists (e.g. Eduard Fraenkel, Wilhelm Heraeus, Friedrich Leo, Eduard Norden, Eduard Wölfflin). These texts also have systematic cross-references to recent discussions of individual words in scholarly journals and other publications. In addition, the Archive contains all the unpublished material for the TLL Onomasticon, consisting of all proper names and their derivatives (e.g. Homerus, palatium). The Bavarian Academy also houses the German Mittellateinisches Wörterbuch, with an extensive library of medieval texts, and is walking distance from the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, which has an outstanding Latin manuscript collection, as well as the excellent libraries of the Institut für Klassische Philologie at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut.
                The workshop begins at 9:30 am on July 30. Daily activities will typically run from 9:30 until 5pm over the course of the week, with some optional excursions. Participants are responsible for their own housing; occasional refreshments will be provided. The language of group instruction is English, but one-on-one support is available in several languages (Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish). A Certificate of Participation is available upon submission of a short report on your research findings, which will be stored in the Archive for future researchers to consult.

                Applications must be received by June 1 by email to Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a one- to two-page Statement of Benefit. The Statement should briefly describe one or more words that you plan to investigate (whether or not they have been published in the TLL), why they are important for your research, and what questions you hope to address during your stay. Demonstrating familiarity with existing lexicographic resources is recommended. The number of participants is limited, and successful applicants will be notified by June 15.

Application due: June 1
Participation fee: €70
Location: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Alfons-Goppel-Str. 11, 80539, Munich, Germany

Saturday, 24 March 2018


We would like to let you know that a joint conference in the area of Ancient and Medieval Studies will be held in Londrina, Brazil, 29-31 August 2018

For more information, please read the following announcement issued by the organizing committee: 

"Dear researchers of Ancient Times and Middle Ages,
We are organizing the XII Cycle of Ancient and Medieval Studies, VII International Conference of Ancient and Medieval Studies / XVII Seminar of Ancient and Medieval Studies, events already consolidated with researchers of Antiquity and Medieval. The joint efforts of the Department of History and the Postgraduate Program in Social History of Londrina, the Fundamentals of Education Department and the History of Education Program of Maringá, and the Research Group (GETSEAM - Social Transformations and Education Group in Antiquity and Medievality) have made it possible to hold these meetings for more than two decades. This brings us great satisfaction!
This year, the events will be hosted in Londrina, at the Universidade Estadual de Londrina, between August 29 and 31.
On this occasion, we will also be pleased to present the first edition of the Francis and Franciscanism International Encounter. This event presents, at first, together with the Cycle and the Journey, meeting a Medieval area researchers demand, but also of those who have been reflecting on this thematic and the historical, artistic, and social unfoldings, among others, in the surroundings of the figure of Francis of Assisi and of the Franciscan movement in other temporalities and geographical spaces.
We invite all of you to follow the Facebook page and visit to receive all the information regarding the activities.
Thank you in advance for your willingness to share your research and fellowship with us, and we ask for your assistance in publicizing our programming.
See you soon!"

Monday, 19 March 2018


We would like to let you know that – on the occasion of the 12th European Festival of Latin and Greek – the Budé library in Paris organizes a public reading of Ovid’s Metamorphoses on 23 March 2018.
For more information, please follow this link.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018


We would like to let you know that the 65th Entretiens sur l’Antiquité classique de la Fondation Hardt will take place from 27-31 August 2018. The conference, organized by Andreas Willi and hosted by Pierre Ducrey, is entitled: “Formes et fonctions des langues littéraires en Grèce ancienne – Forms and Functions of Literary Languages in Ancient Greece”.

Please follow this link for the provisional programme as well as for contact information.

Friday, 16 February 2018


We are delighted to announce that the 15th International FIEC Congress will be held in London, 4-8 July, 2019, hosted by the Classical Association, the Hellenic Society and the Roman Society, in collaboration with the Institute of Classical Studies, London, UCL, KCL, Birkbeck College, Royal Holloway University of London and Roehampton University.

Please follow this link for further information. 


Please note that the University of Perugia will host the conference entitled "La geografia storica dell’Asia Minore" on 23 February 2018.

You may follow this link to read the full programme.

Sunday, 4 February 2018


Please read the following announcement issued by the Festival Européen Latin Grec:

"Dear friends of Classics,

A few months ago the Festival Européen Latin Grec staged the first international participative reading of the Odyssey : on March 24th  2017 more than 5000 persons read one of the 24 books of Homer’s epic into 50 languages … in 27 countries ! Please click here to get a taste of it :

We look forward to having you as a contributor of the next event that will take place on March 23rd  2018 at 10 A.M. (Paris time) : on this special day Ovid’s Metamorphoses will be read in public at the same time all over the world !

If you are a teacher, a student, a bookseller, a librarian, a theatre-goer … or if you are simply convinced of the necessity to nurture the Humanities, please join us and share a few pages of Antiquity : all you need to do is to read aloud for one hour and let your audience discover the adventures of Daphne, Narcissus, Arachne, … or whoever you want !

To participate, you just have to organize a group of readers and choose a public space so that people can hear the reading of a complete book from Ovid’s Metamorphoses (or some extracts)  in the language of your choosing. And don’t forget to make sure your phone or camera is fully charged in order to make a great video of your performance !

Best wishes from the Festival Européen Latin Grec team !

Please become a follower of the festival on Facebook !


We would like to inform you about the Eight International Colloqium organized by the Centro de Estudios Helénicos, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad Nacional de La Plata. The conference entitled “Cartographies of the Self: Strategies of its Textualization in the Ancient World” will take take place in La Plate, 26-29 June 2018.

Please note that the dealine for the submission of abstracts and proposals is 30 March 2018. Following this link, you will get all the relevant information. 

Friday, 2 February 2018


We would like to forward to you the following Call for Papers, issued by CAMWS (the Classical Association of the Middle West and South). Please note that the deadline for the submission of abstracts is June 4, 2018.

The 96th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South – Southern Section will be held Thursday-Saturday, October 18-20, 2018 in Wake Forest, NC at the Hawthorne Inn and Conference Centerr, at the invitation of Wake Forest University. Proposals for workshops/panels and individual papers on any aspect of Graeco-Roman antiquity are now being accepted. Especially welcome are submissions likely to be of broad interest, including those concerned with pedagogy. Panels/workshops, especially those on pedagogical and performative topics, are especially welcome. Teachers and students at any level of instruction (K-12, college, or university) may submit proposals.
All proposals for workshops/panels and individual papers must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018. All proposals for panels, workshops and individual papers will be judged anonymously by the Program Committee, chaired by CAMWS-SS Secretary-Treasurer T. Davina McClain.
An individual may deliver no more than one paper at the meeting and may submit no more than one abstract. A person is free to organize a panel in addition to presenting a paper (whether in his/her own panel or in another session). Anyone presenting on a panel or submitting a proposal for an individual paper at CAMWS-SS 2018 cannot also be a presenter in a panel/workshop.
All abstracts must be double-spaced and typed in 12-point Times New Roman font. Indent first lines of paragraphs, set a 1-inch margin on all sides, and center the title at the top of the page. Enter any non-Roman text using Unicode. Use abbreviated (author-date) citations; at the end of each abstract or panel description provide a list of works cited. The combined length of the abstract (or panel/workshop description) and its list of works cited must not exceed 800 words. Abstracts for workshops should describe the general goals of the workshop, the roles played by each presenter and expectations of the audience. Authors of abstracts and organizers of panels are not to be identified by name anywhere in their proposals.
The maximum time allotted for an individual paper is 15 minutes. A workshop can be either sixty or ninety minutes in length. Requests for audio-visual equipment must be made at the time the abstract is submitted. Because LCD projectors are expensive to rent, please request them only when absolutely necessary. Individuals must provide their own laptop computers and adapter cables. Access to the internet IS AVAILABLE in the meeting rooms of the hotel, but backups on flashdrives/harddrives are recommend.
Please submit all proposals electronically at  for individual papers and for workshop proposals at  If, for some reason, electronic submission is not possible, please contact the CAMWS office at
All presenters and organizers are required to be members of CAMWS at the time they submit their abstracts. Membership dues may be paid at by credit card (with a processing fee) or by mailing a check along with a membership form to CAMWS, Department of Classics, Monmouth College, 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462 (office 309-457-2284; fax 815-346-2565; Please keep in mind that submission of an abstract is a commitment to present the paper in person.
RECEIPT DEADLINES: Monday, June 4, 2018 (panels and individuals)."

Tuesday, 30 January 2018


As a side note, we would like to make you aware of the fact the university of Missouri is planning on dissolving their MA and PhD degrees in Classics and Archaeology. Franco Montanari, the president of FIEC, has contacted the faculty's board, asking them to rethink their decision.


Please note that the 11th International Meeting of Classical Studies, organized by the Bolivian Society for Classical Studies as well as the Nuestra Señora University of La Paz, will take place from 31 July to 3 August 2018.

Please follow this link to read the full announcement.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018


On another note, we would like to make you aware of a delightful article concerning the relationship between ancient graffiti and our modern selves: 

Friday, 19 January 2018


This week, we would like to forward to you a short statement issued by Luiz Oosterbeek, Secretary-General of the International Council of Philosphy and Human Sciences (CIPSH), on the occasion of the organization's anniversary:

"Today is the anniversary of CIPSH, which was established in 1949, following an initiative of UNESCO initiated in 1947 and structured, with the collaboration of the International Academic Union, through 1948. Then, the context was the rebuilding of the international relations and the securing of academic freedom, embedded in the awareness of the relevance of human sciences for analysing the processes that had triggered two world wars.
These days, the debate is different, framed by growing concerns on issues like peace and global sustainability, and also contradictory understandings about the role of academic international organizations. There is tremendous pressure from short term anxieties, to import into the academic sphere principles and methods that characterize markets, replacing words like “knowledge”, “research” or “critical reasoning” with other ones, like “efficiency”, “management” or “competition”.
We have not followed such trend. CIPSH faces these debates today, having chosen a path that seats on the side of research and its relation to society, focusing on building main global projects which may contribute to resume the awareness of the contribution of the humanities. It is not an easy path, but the work of the various unions and federations, the World Humanities Conference and the projects CIPSH is now starting to launch, as well as the new relation established with UNESCO, illustrate the effectiveness of the road we chose. On behalf of CIPSH, thank you for engaging in this process."

Friday, 12 January 2018

500 PHD positions in Portugal

We would like to forward to you an announcement issued by the Centre of Classical Studies, Lisbon:

"Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus
The Centre for Classical Studies of the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon (CEC-FLUL) informs it is open the individual call for funding of the 500 contracts for PhD researchers in all scientific areas, within the framework of the 2017 Individual Scientific Employment Stimulusprogramme promoted by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). All information regarding the programme can be found on the FCT webpage.
The CEC-FLUL invites all those interested in developing their postdoctoral research plan having the CEC-FLUL as host institution to express their interest until January 22, 2018 through the email, sending the following elements, in English language, according to the information in the Notice of the call for the Submission of Applications of the FCT:
1) Applicant level (Junior, Auxiliary, Principal, Coordinator);
2) Research plan – According to the call, the plan should be identified within the framework in one or more of the 17 Objectives for the Sustainable Development of the United Nations for 2030. The proposed research plan should further demonstrate its integration strategy of the research unit and the research group within which it will be developed (maximum 3 pages);
3) Curriculum vitae;
4) Letter of motivation.
The decision on the applications the CEC-FLUL will accept will be announced until January 26, 2018.
The Call will be open from January 19, 2018 until 17:00 until February 12, 2018 and the host institutions will join their applications between February 13 and 26, 2018.