This Day in Ancient History: ante diem iii kalendas octobres

ante diem iii kalendas octobres

ED: Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop 2010

Seen on the Latinteach list:

July 11 to 16, 2010, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
We will read selections from De orbe novo by the Italian humanist Peter Martyr of Angleria (1457-1526), the most important early account of Columbus’ voyages to the new world. This work was originally written in Latin, and was complete by 1501. Martyr did not travel to the new world himself, but did interview Columbus and his shipmates, as well as other players in the events. His Latin is not difficult, and the spare and straightforward style of this work could best be compared among classical works to Caesar’s commentaries.

Given the topic this year, a special invitation is extended to teachers and scholars interested in early contacts between Europe and the Americas who would like to read De Orbe Novo in the original.

INSTRUCTORS: Prof. Christopher Francese and Prof. Meghan Reedy, both of the Dickinson College Department of Classical Studies

TO APPLY: please contact Mrs. Barbara McDonald, mcdonalb AT by the application deadline May 1, 2010.

FEE: The fee for 2010 is $300, due in a check made out to Dickinson College, by the fee deadline June 1, 2010. Please send it to Mrs. Barbara McDonald, Department of Classical Studies, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013. (The full cost is about twice that, but the workshop is subsidized by the Roberts Fund for Classical Studies.)


CONF: The Romance Between Greece and the East

Seen on the Classicists list:

Booking for the conference ‘The Romance Between Greece and the East’, 12th-

13th December 2009, is now open. The venue will be the auditorium, Corpus
Christi College, Oxford.

The programme is pasted below. For full details and booking form please
visit the website at

Saturday 12th December

9.00-9.10 Welcome
9.10-10.25 Phiroze Vasunia (Reading) ‘History, empire and the novel’
10.25-11.40 Susan Stephens (Stanford) ‘Fictions of cultural authority’
11.40-12.00 Coffee
12.00-1.00 Tim Whitmarsh (Oxford) ‘Novel and diaspora’
1.00-2.00 Lunch
2.00-3.00 Pavlos Avlamis (Princeton) ‘There and back again: the
Lives of Aesop on the move’
3.00-4.15 Richard Hunter (Cambridge) ‘Prose at the margins’
4.15-4.45 Tea
4.45-6.00 Josef Wiesehöfer (Kiel) ‘Ctesias’

Sunday 13th December

9.00-10.15 Erich Gruen (Berkeley) ‘The book of Jonah as a comic
10.15-11.15 Jennie Barbour (Oxford) ‘The Eastern king in the Hebrew
bible: novelistic motifs in early Jewish literature’
11.15-11.45 Coffee
11.45-1.00 Ian Rutherford (Reading) ‘Greek fiction and Egyptian
fiction: Are they related and, if so, how?’
1.00-2.00 Lunch
2.00-3.00 Anna Lefteratou (Oxford) ‘Exchanging names and stories:
Semitic themes in Achilles Tatius’
3.00-4.15 Daniel Selden (University of California, Santa
Cruz) ‘Sikander and the idea of Iran’
4.15-4.45 Tea
4.45-5.30 Closing discussion

Assorted ASCSA Fellowships

Seen on various lists:

Study in Greece
Programs & Fellowships for 2010-2011

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research, was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today, nearly 130 years later, it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for senior scholars pursuing research in fields ranging from antiquity to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, dedicated to classical antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the Greek world after the end of antiquity.


REGULAR MEMBERSHIP: Graduate students in classical and ancient Mediterranean studies or related fields (e.g., history of art, anthropology, prehistory, studies in post-classical Greece), who, preferably, have completed at least one year of graduate work. Competition is on the basis of transcripts, recommendations, and examinations. Up to 12 predoctoral fellowships offered for Regular Members for the nine-month program with a stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall on the School grounds, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.

STUDENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Advanced graduate students in the same fields as for Regular Membership who plan to pursue independent research projects, and who do not wish to commit to the full Regular Program. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.

SENIOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Postdoctoral scholars with suitable research projects. Application should be made to the Director of the School in Athens. NO APPLICATION DEADLINE.

SUMMER SESSIONS MEMBERSHIP: Two six-week sessions explore the sites and museums in Greece. Open to graduate and undergraduate students and to high school and college teachers. The fee of $3,860 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, and partial board. Scholarships available. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.

ATHENIAN AGORA EXCAVATIONS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: Volunteers wishing to participate in the archaeological excavations of the Athenian Agora during the summer of 2010, for eight weeks beginning early June and continuing until early August.

Membership application to the School must be made online at <> at the same time you apply to any outside funding organization for work at the School.

ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS: Several School fellowships with a stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees are available to students who have completed the Regular Program or one year as a Student Associate Member. DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2010.

THE HARRY BIKAKIS FELLOWSHIP: North American or Greek graduate students researching ancient Greek law or Greek graduate students working on a School excavation. The $1,875 fellowship is awarded periodically. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE: Short-term travel-to-collections award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students for projects and research at the Gennadius Library. At least one month of residency required. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.

THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s for work in the Gennadius Library. A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.

THE JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP: For projects carried out in Greece, Ph.D. candidate from U.S. or Israel writing a dissertation or recent Ph.D. revising a dissertation for publication. A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.

WIENER LABORATORY FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowships awarded annually to graduate students or postdoctoral scholars working on well-defined projects in skeletal, faunal, geoarchaeological, or environmental studies. Stipends of $15,500 to $27,000. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.

WIENER LABORATORY RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIPS: Funding up to $7,000 for well-defined research projects at the laboratory. DEADLINES: APRIL 1, SEPTEMBER 1, DECEMBER 1.

WIENER LABORATORY TRAVEL GRANTS FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH IN GREECE: Travel grants of $2,000 for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars from North American institutions working on projects in archaeological science in Greece. DEADLINES: APRIL 1, SEPTEMBER 1, DECEMBER 1.


AIA THE ANNA C. AND OLIVER C. COLBURN FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s whose field is classical archaeology. Contact the Archaeological Institute of America, Boston, MA. Applications completed on web site: <> . Stipend of $11,000. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.

CAORC COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM: Short-term fellowships for Greek nationals and scholars to pursue research in Turkey under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT). Stipend of $250 per week plus round-trip airfare. Send applications to ASCSA. DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2010.

CAORC MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS: Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars with research requiring travel to several countries with an American overseas research center. Applications at CAORC’s web site: <> . Stipends up to $9,000. DEADLINE: JANUARY 16, 2010.

FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS: Contact the Institute of International Education, at 809 United Nations Plaza, NY 10017 ( <> ) for an application and stipend information. Candidates must submit ASCSA application for Regular or Student Associate Membership by due date for Fulbright application. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 19, 2010.


GETTY RESEARCH EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS (CAORC): Travel and living expense stipend of up to $4,000 for no less than one month. Maximum total fellowship award is $4,000. Open to scholars who are Greek citizens and who have already obtained a Ph.D. or have professional experience in the study or preservation of cultural heritage and who wish to undertake a specific research project at an American overseas research center in another country. Funded by the Getty Foundation, the fellowships require scholars to affiliate with one of the approved overseas research centers in the Mediterranean Basin and Middle East. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.

KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS: Postdoctoral scholars working on a Corinth or Agora publication. Grants for at least three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000). DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.

NEH FELLOWSHIPS: Two to four awards for postdoctoral scholars and professionals in the humanities. U.S. citizens or foreign nationals being U.S. residents for three years before application deadline. Applicants must hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. Terms: Maximum stipend of $40,000. DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2009.

For MORE information and TO APPLY ONLINE: Visit our web site at <>

or contact: ASCSA, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel: 609-683-0800 E-mail: ascsa AT

School programs are generally open to qualified students and scholars at colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel 609-683-0800
Fax 609-924-0578