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 centro.classicos@letras.ulisboa.pt, 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.