• Summer 2022 Program Opportunities in Greece

    The American School of Classical Studies at Athens 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 it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The Summer Session and Summer Seminars allow students, scholars, and teachers to experience Greece first-hand with on-site learning.

    Scholarships Available for All Programs (for Graduate Students and Teachers)

    2022 Summer Seminars

    Eighteen-day sessions designed for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture. Choose one, or both(!), seminars – seminar topics change every summer.

    Aegean Networks of Technology (June 6-24, 2022)
    This seminar will explore four fundamental technologies in ancient Greece (ceramics, wood-working, stone carving, and bronze-casting) and how craft practitioners shared their expertise in multi-craft projects, such as building a boat or a temple. Participants will discover how these networks of technology developed in a broad Aegean context, from Athens and Corinth on the mainland to the Cycladic islands of Naxos, Paros, and Santorini, and in a deep time frame, from prehistory to contemporary traditional practices. Taught by Professor Eleni Hasaki, University of Arizona.

    The Northern Aegean: Macedon and Thrace (June 30 – July 18, 2022)
    In this seminar, participants will explore the Northern Aegean region during various time periods. The history of Macedon and Thrace bridges the East and West and offers a glimpse into some of the most significant developments in Greek history, such as colonization, cross-cultural relations, the Persian Wars, Athenian hegemony, and the rise of Macedon. Taught by Professors Amalia Avramidou, Democritus University of Thrace, and Denise Demetriou, University of California, San Diego.

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    2022 Summer Session

    Six-week intensive introduction to Greece from antiquity through the modern period. The program provides the most extensive exposure to Greece, ancient and modern, for participants with interests in Classics and related fields. A strong academic component with participants researching and presenting topics on site. Offers unique opportunities to interact with eminent archaeologists in the field.

    For 2022, the Summer Session (June 13-July 27, 2022) will be directed by Professor J. Matthew Harrington, Tufts University. Roughly half of the session is spent in travel throughout Greece. Three trips give participants an introduction to the major archaeological sites and museum collections throughout the country. The extended trips vary from session to session, but traditionally include six days on Crete, ten days in the Peloponnese, and a week in Northern Greece. Roughly, 60 sites and museums are visited. The remainder of the session is devoted to study of the museums and monuments of Athens and the surrounding area with day trips. While in Athens, members visit and study the city’s important monuments and sites.

    Every participant gives two on-site oral reports of about twenty minutes each. Report topics are selected in consultation with the director, taking into account participants’ interests and skills.

    Learn More about the Summer Session

    Questions? Contact: application@ascsa.org

  • ROMARCH: Position, Directorship of Glasscock Center for Humanities Research

    Position Announcement

    Glasscock Endowed Directorship, Glasscock Center for Humanities Research

    College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University

    The College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University invites applications for the newly endowed position of Director of the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, with a concurrent appointment as a tenured full professor in an academic unit within the college. The distinguished scholar and experienced administrator selected as first holder of the endowed Glasscock Directorship will enhance the national and international prominence of this successful and generously funded research center. The ideal candidate should hold a PhD or terminal degree in a humanities or relevant discipline; possess scholarly eminence; exhibit an energetic commitment to the humanities, strong communication skills, and a creative vision for the center; as well as the ability to engage faculty, students, and the public to realize that vision. The director oversees budgets and staff and should have experience managing various research activities, such as fellowships, conferences, lecture series, exhibits, and public outreach. The director typically teaches one course per year and is expected to maintain an active research agenda.

    Growing from the Interdisciplinary Group for Historical Literary Studies founded in 1987, the Center for Humanities Research was approved by the Board of Regents of Texas A&M University in 1999 and received a named endowment in 2002. The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research (http://glasscock.tamu.edu/) offers seminar grants, course development grants, funding for interdisciplinary working groups, publication support, travel grants, and various awards for research in the humanities. In addition, for nearly twenty years, the Glasscock Center has hosted lecture series, symposia, and conferences across a wide range of topics.

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  • ROMARCH: term position in Roman studies at Tulane University

    TULANE UNIVERSITY – NEW ORLEANS, LA

    The Department of Classical Studies at Tulane University has been approved to make a two-year non-tenure-track appointment at the rank of visiting assistant professor to begin July 2014. We are seeking a specialist in Roman history, archaeology, or culture with the ability to teach Latin.

    PhD is required by July 1, 2014. Applicants should send, by e-mail, only a letter of application and a curriculum vitae to Ms. Elizabeth Reyna (ereyna@tulane.edu). The file name of all e-mail attachments should begin with the candidate’s surname.

    The search committee will commence its initial screening of applications on April 7, 2014. We will interview select candidates by Skype. However, the advertising and search process will remain active until the position is filled.

    Please direct any inquiries to Prof. S. Lusnia (slusnia@tulane.edu), Department of Classical Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118-5698; phone: (504) 865-5719; website: http://www.tulane.edu/~classics/. Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer: women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

    posted by Susann Lusnia

  • ROMARCH: term position in Classical Archaeology and Classics at DePauw University

    DePauw, photo by Larry Ligget

    DePauw University, 15 Jan. 2013; photo by Larry Ligget

    DePauw University – Greencastle, IN

    The Department of Classical Studies invites applications for a one-year term position beginning August 2013. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Ph.D. preferred. We seek a Classical Archaeologist with a broad training in Classical Studies. Teaching load is 3/3 and includes courses in archaeology, classical civilization (e.g. Myth), and Greek or Latin at all undergraduate levels. Commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment is essential. For information about the department, please visit: http://www.depauw.edu/academics/departments-programs/classical-studies/.

    Application materials should include the following: an application letter, curriculum vitae, copy of transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a short manuscript or offprint. All materials should be submitted electronically to: classicssearch@depauw.edu. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.