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."

Thursday, 12 April 2018

SUMMER SCHOOL AT THE THESAURUS LINGUAE LATINAE

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.
                 
Practicalities
                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.

Application
                Applications must be received by June 1 by email to workshop@thesaurus.badw.de. 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.

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




Saturday, 24 March 2018

JOINT CONFERENCE ON ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL STUDIES IN LONDRINA, BRAZIL

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 https://www.facebook.com/antigaemedievalfrancisco/ and visit https://antigaemedieval.wixsite.com/francisco 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

PUBLIC READING OF OVID`S METAMORPHOSES, PARIS

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.