CFP: Archaeological Institute of America – 2011 Annual Meeting

Seen on various lists (please send any responses to the folks mentioned in the quoted text, not to rogueclassicism!):

The first submission deadline for the AIA’s 112th Annual Meeting, to be
held in San Antonio, Texas, January 6-9, 2011, is rapidly approaching.
The AIA invites archaeologists and scholars from related fields to
submit a session or paper for consideration for inclusion in the
Academic Program.

Deadline for Submissions

The schedule for submission of sessions and papers has been revised from
past years. There are now two deadlines. The first deadline is in March
for all colloquia (including joint AIA/APA sessions), workshop and any
open-session presenters who require an early decision. This will allow
all accepted presenters adequate time to apply for funding and for any
non-U.S. Resident to apply for a visa. The second deadline is in August
and is for all other open session paper and poster submissions and
resubmission of provisionally accepted colloquia. We have also
implemented a two-week grace period for both deadlines. Submissions will
still be accepted for two weeks following each deadline but with an
administrative fee of $25. The two deadlines

Friday, March 12, 2010 and Friday, March 26 (with $25 fee)
This deadline is applicable to all workshops and colloquia including
joint AIA/APA colloquia, and any open-session submissions needing an
early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding.

Friday, August 6, 2010 and Friday, August 20 (with $25 fee)
This deadline is applicable for open session paper and posters
submissions, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are

The submission system will be open through August 20, 2010. If you
expect to be in the field without internet access you may submit your
abstracts early, but you will not be notified of the PAMC’s decision
until late September.

The full Call for Papers and submission instructions are available on
the AIA website ( Please be sure
to review these instructions prior to submitting your abstract or
session. All submissions must be made by means of online submission via
the AIA website. All submissions, of course, must pass the PAMC’s
vetting process to be put onto the program. As with past meetings, all
submissions must be made electronically. The online submission forms and
supporting documents are available on the AIA website.

* View the 2010 Call for Papers

* Online Submission Forms –

Call for Latin poets

Seen on Latinteach (please send any responses to the folks mentioned in the quoted text, not to rogueclassicism!):

Salvete omnes,

My name is Mark Walker and I am currently in the early stages of setting up a new journal, provisionally titled VATES: The Journal of New Latin Poetry, the purpose of which is to promote both the reading and the writing of new Latin verse. My hope is that by providing a forum for the publication of newly written Latin verse this journal will encourage people — everyone from Classics professors to Latin novices — to think about picking up their pens and composing something in Latin.

So if you or anyone you know ever wanted to write Latin poetry, now is your chance. VATES is being set up to give Latin poets from all backgrounds and all levels of experience an opportunity to show off their work, discuss it with other likeminded friends, and read about the work of others in the field.

For more information, visit

And don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you want to know more: vates AT

ED: Rutgers Summer in Greece 2010

Seen on Aegeanet

Rutgers University is running its Summer Program to Greece again this
coming Summer 2010 for the 6th consecutive time (from ca. July 4 to August
11). In this undergraduate program we travel around Greece, spending about
half the time in Athens itself and half in the rest of Greece (in 3
discrete trips to Crete, the Peloponnese and northern Greece). Students
earn 6 credits, 3 in history and 3 in classics. While in Athens we stay in
and use facilities provided by College Year in Athens (see,
and outside of Athens we stay in hotels and overnight ferries traveling
around by bus. An estimate of the costs this coming year is ca. $5500 for
New Jersey residents and ca. $6500 for out-of-state residents (this figure
does not include food costs in Greece or airfare to and from Greece). The
program was rated as one of the most affordable by “Let’s Go Greece on a
Budget 2008.”

For more information and an application, please send students to, or they can contact me

directly at gfarney AT I can also provide print or
e-versions of our brochure if anyone wants it, as well as a more detailed

Reading the Unreadable

As I compose Explorator this a.m., note an interesting Radio Program hosted by Barnea Selavan on Israel National Radio on reading ancient texts (and not confined to items from Israel) … among the projects mentioned are those of the University of Kentucky’s VisCenter, which has a number of interesting videos, including this incredibly interesting one on how they ‘virtually unwrap’ papyrus scrolls. I don’t think I’ve linked to this one before, so: