Thursday, 4 October 2018

INAUGURATING A PROGRAMME OF CIPSH CHAIRS

Please take note of the following announcement issued by the CIPSH:

"CIPSH, the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines), announces a new initiative designed to highlight and encourage research projects in the humanities and to attract greater attention to the humanities worldwide and enhanced recognition of their importance in contemporary society.

The aim is to endorse and publicize the establishment of centers, oriented towards a general theme and headed by one chairholder, at universities or other recognized research institutions; the chairholder will be supported by a team of several associates in the host institution and preferably also in one or more other institutions and, if possible, in one or more other countries. Ideally, the designated theme or project should be interdisciplinary in nature, and one or more of the supporting institutions should be located in a country or countries different from that of the host institution. The initial appointment of a chairholder will be for a period of five years, with the possibility of renewal following favorable evaluation.

The new CIPSH chairs are not intended to be in competition with already-existing programmes, namely UNESCO chairs; in fact, it would be possible, theoretically, for an individual and a center to hold both at once. However, it is hoped that the humanities orientation of the CIPSH chairs, as well as other considerations, will attract a broad and diverse pool of distinguished applicants, and that the designation of “CIPSH Chair” will carry with it a special prestige of its own.

Applications are solicited ahead of a deadline of February 14, 2019, with selection to be completed by April 12, 2019, and the inauguration of the first chairs to take place on August 1, 2019. The selection committee will consist of three members of the CIPSH Executive Committee and two outside consultants, with final evaluation of their decisions by the full Executive Committee."


For more information, please follow this link.

Friday, 28 September 2018

FIEC/CA LONDON 4TH-8TH JULY 2019


We are very pleased to announce the launch of the conference website for FIEC/CA London 2019 (15th Congress of the Fédération internationale des associations d'études classiques and the Classical Association annual conference 2019).





"Over the next few months it will be populated with details of the programme, cultural events and practical details.



We have just posted the names of our eight keynote speakers . More information will follow shortly, including details of conference fees and how to book.



Many thanks to all who submitted proposals. We had a fantastic response, so many in fact that it will take longer than anticipated for the Programme Committee to read them. We will respond to all by the end of October."
Professor Greg Woolf
Chair, National Committee FIEC/CA 2019


Monday, 24 September 2018

TWO PHD SCHOLARSHIPS IN BERLIN, GERMANY

We would like to forward to you the following offer:

"Graduate School Scholarship Program

Advertisement of Two Scholarships for Doctoral Studies

in the „Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science“ Program

The Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering two doctoral scholarships to research and complete a doctorate within the “Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science” program at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS). We welcome applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Ancient Philosophy, Classics, or History of Ancient Science. Candidates must hold an outstanding Master's degree, or equivalent degree, in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. The scholarships are available from October 2019 for three or four years (subject to a satisfactory annual progress review).

The call is open only to applicants

·         who are not German citizens

·         who have not resided in Germany continuously for longer than 12 months as of the application deadline

·         whose last final exam (M.A.) should have taken place no longer than 5 years and 9 months ago"
For more information, please follow this link.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

PHD POSITION IN HELSINKI

Please take note of the following offer of a PhD position in Helsinki:


"A four year fully funded doctoral student position is now available at my new research project at the University of Helsinki. The deadline is September 17th. I am primarily looking for a recent graduate from history, classics, legal history, Roman law and politics, who is interested in completing a doctoral degree as a part of an international research project.

The project  “Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition (SpaceLaw.fi), funded by the ERC, examines the emergence of republican governance through the changes in the conceptions of public and private space from the Antiquity to the present. The theme of the doctoral project would cover the formation and reception of the ancient texts, ideals and legal tradition in their cultural contexts and their implications in the European historical tradition.

The official ad may be found here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/doctoral-student-on-spaces-of-roman-republicanism
Instead of a full research proposal, I also welcome discursive papers on relevant themes and methods and the possibilities they would have for novel results.

I am happy to answer queries about the project and the position.

With all the best,

Kaius Tuori
kaius.tuori@helsinki.fi"

Friday, 10 August 2018

THESAURUS LINGUAE LATINAE: 2018 REPORT

Last month, the executive board of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL) convened to discuss the latest developments concerning its project. We would like to take this chance to give you a brief report.

The board is pleased to note that the Society for Classical Studies has doubled its financial contribution to the work of the TLL to 2,000 USD. In this regard, it is even more delighted to point
out that the Italian Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei has raised its contribution from about 1,000 to 10,000 Euros per year.

Sadly, however, we also need to take account of the fact that the Czech Academy has decided to quit the TLL's Committee. It is still unclear whether a smaller Czech institution will take its place.

On another note, we may inform you that the TLL's summer school  has been a great success, with 17 participants from all over the world.

Lastly, we may add that the work on the TLL will complete its 125th year in 2019 and that its board, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, as well as the de Gruyter publishing group are currently discussing different ways to allow users Open Access to the TLL database. We will keep you posted as to the outcome of these talks.

Monday, 16 July 2018

FIEC AND CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2019: REMINDER

FIEC has issued a new statement on the 15th FIEC/CA International Conference, which will take place in London, 4-8 July 2019.
The statement is a reminder as to the fact that participants should propose panels rather than papers and that all member associations should support students who would like to attend the conference. Please follow this link for more information.

Friday, 13 July 2018

XVII ARYS CONFERENCE

We would like to let you know about the 17th International ARYS Conference, entitled: "DRESSING DIVINELY: clothed and naked deities and devotees". 
It is being organized by the ARYS association (Antiquity: Religions and Societies) and Julio Caro Baroja Institute of Historiography from the University Carlos III of Madrid, and it is taking place in Jarandilla de la Vera, Cáceres, on 13 and 14 December 2018. 

Please follow this link to read the full announcement and please note that the deadline for the submission of proposals is 15 September 2018.


Monday, 9 July 2018

POSTDOC POSITION CLASSICS DURHAM

We would like to forward to you the following announcement:


The Department of Classics & Ancient History at Durham invites expressions of interest from outstanding candidates with well-developed proposals who wish to apply to the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship or British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship schemes through Durham University. We are especially interested in hearing from eligible candidates who complement our existing research strengths in ancient epic, ancient philosophy, and the social and cultural history of the Graeco-Roman and world, including its relationship with the Near East. 

Both Fellowships aim to provide opportunities for career development for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but with a proven record of excellent research. Further information about the schemes will appear here: 



Further information about the Department:www.dur.ac.uk/classics/research/
The scheme deadlines are in late September and mid-October respectively, but anyone interested must have secured the support of someone in the Department to work with on their proposal as soon as possible, with a view to submitting a full draft for internal review*by the end of July* (Marie Curie) / *by the end of Monday, 20th August* (British Academy). In either case, the draft should include: a CV; a detailed account of the proposed research, including the aims, objectives, method and publication plans, with particular attention to explanation of the significance of the subject, and the research problem and questions; an abstract of the proposal in non-technical terms so as to be easily comprehensible to a non-expert; and details of how your project complements research currently being undertaken in the department.

Informal inquiries may be addressed to the Director of Research, Prof. George Boys-Stones (g.r.boys-stones@dur.ac.uk).

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

FIEC REPORT FROM ÉTATS GÉNÉRAUX DE L`ANTIQUITÉ

FIEC board member Valérie Fromentin has visited the conference entitled <<Les Deuxièmes États Généraux de l’Antiquité>>, which took place in Paris from 8-9 June 2018.

We are delighted to share with you the short report she wrote on the event.

Please follow these two links to access the conference's programme and Prof. Fromentin's report.

Monday, 18 June 2018

POSITION OPEN: CISH DIRECTOR

We would like to let you know that the International Centre for Human Sciences (CISH), operating under the auspices of UNESCO, has published a vacancy notice for the position of its director. Please follow this link to access all relevant information.

EASSH POSITION PAPER ON SOCIAL SCIENCES AND INTERDISCIPLINARITY

Please note that the EASSH (European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities) has published its position paper on the European Commision’s efforts to encourage interdisciplinarity by fostering Social Sciences and Humainities within the framework of Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme.
 
You may follow this link to read the full paper.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

SEMINAR FOR PHD CANDIDATES AND POSTDOCS IN LA PLATA, ARGENTINIA

We would like to make you aware of a special seminar for doctoral students and postdocs which will take place at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentinia. The seminar entitled “Moralidade y los sentidos de Ilíada y Odisea“ (“Morality and the meanings of the Iliad and the Odyssey“) will be conducted by Dr. André Malta Campos.

For further Information, please see the announcement below and follow this link to read the seminar’s full programme.


« Estimados: 
Ya se encuentra disponible on-line el formulario de inscripción para el Seminario de Doctorado “Moralidade y los sentidos da Ilíada e da Odisseia” que dictará el Dr. André Malta Campos de la Universidade de São Paulo. Enviamos el programa en archivo adjunto.


El seminario se llevará a cabo en el marco de las actividades del octavo coloquio internacional: “cartografías del yo en el mundo antiguo. estrategias de su textualización”durante los días 26, 27, 28 y 29 de junio de 2018, en el Edificio Karakachoff, sede del congreso.

Agradecemos la difusión entre posibles interesados y, ante cualquier consulta, no dude en escribirnos.  

Saludos cordiales,
Centro de Estudios Helénicos
IdIHCS (UNLP- CONICET) »

Monday, 28 May 2018

EASSH POSITION PAPER FOR THE EUROPEAN OPEN SCIENCE SUMMIT

Keeping in sight not only mattes of the ancient world, but also the overall state of the Humanities of today, we would like to forward to you a position paper published by the EASSH (European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities).The statement delineates the EASSH's achievements and ongoing efforts in helping design the European Open Science Cloud. The issues raised shall be discussed at the European Open Science Summit in June this year.

Please follow this link to read the full position paper.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

15TH FIEC ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2019 -- REVISED CALL

Please take note of the changes we made to the announcement of the 15th FIEC annual conference, taking place 4th-8th July 2019 in London. 

"This is a revised call responding to feedback we were glad to receive from many individuals and organizations following our earlier notice. Please note that among other changes the date for submissions is now 1st September 2018 and we now welcome proposals for all-women panels. Further details of the conference, including details of conference fees, venues, keynote lectures and excursions, the conference code of conduct and details of how to book, will be available in the autumn from the conference website which is under construction.
 
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The 15th annual conference of the International Federation of Associations of Classical Associations / 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 July. 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, so long as they fit within a 2 hour block to facilitate timetabling.
The Programme Committee aims 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.
Our principle criterion of selection will be academic quality. But we are also keen to create a programme that reflects the full variety of our subject and the diversity of those who study and teach it.
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 are unlikely to be selected unless a powerful case is made for an exception. Following feedback and discussion we accept that we were wrong to initially discourage all women panels.
We also accept that not all participants are comfortable with binary categories. We seek to be as flexible and inclusive as possible in relation to gender identity. We invite any potential participant who wishes to contact the Programme Committee Chair (greg.woolf@sas.ac.uk) in confidence about this.
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 September 2018. They should be sent to fiec2019@ucl.ac.uk. 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 in early autumn/Fall. It may contact proposers for clarification or to suggest changes to proposals during this period. 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 fiec2019@ucl.ac.uk by the 1st September 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. We consider posters an excellent way for individuals whose work does not fit into panels to participate, and we particularly welcome proposals from those not usually able to participate in international conferences.
Once proposals for panels or posters are accepted we will be glad to issue formal invitations for those who need them either to satisfy institutional regulations or visa requirements. We aim to have all this completed by 1st December 2018 and earlier if possible.
 
Please note that we are not inviting proposals for individual papers.
 
Details of any student bursaries will also be published in due course on the conference website, along with suggestions for accommodation and cultural attractions. 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.
 
The National Organizing Committee
May 2018

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

TWO GÉZA ALFÖLDY STIPENDS 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.
Eligibility:
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
(campedelli@aiegl.org), 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.
Eligibility:
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
(campedelli@aiegl.org), 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

WORKSHOP AT THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE IN ROME

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 ."

FIEC CONGRESS: CALL FOR PANELS AND POSTERS

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 tofiec2019@ucl.ac.uk. 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 fiec2019@ucl.ac.uk 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."