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DEADLINE: January 15, 2018
The Summer Seminars of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens are two 18-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.
Eligibility: Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, as well as to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Each seminar is limited to twenty participants. The language of instruction is English. Applicants who are not enrolled or teaching at English-speaking institutes, or schools, are required to supply evidence of proficiency in English.
Warfare and Culture in Ancient Greece (June 11 to June 29, 2018)
Taught by Professors Georgia Tsouvala, Illinois State University, and Lee L. Brice, Western Illinois University, author of Greek Warfare from Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great. The Seminar will investigate the intersections between ancient warfare and culture while visiting archaeological sites, battlefields, and museum collections. Through these visits and discussions, the Seminar will provide participants with a unique and useful grounding in Greek history.
Ancient Greek Religion in Situ (July 5 to July 23, 2018)
Taught by Professor Irene Polinskaya, King’s College London, author of A Local History of Greek Polytheism: Gods, People, and the Land of Aigina, 800-400 BCE. This seminar will take students to the sites of ancient worship – from caves to coasts, from peaks to pastures, from city acropoleis to deep countryside – to explore the remains of architecture and objects found there and link them to our textual sources. The seminar examines religious sites as nodes in the network of social interactions, products of geo-ecological, political, and historical development.
Internationally known scholars of Greek history, art, and archaeology will participate as guest lecturers in both seminars. Students are expected to give on-site reports which they will prepare in the ASCSA’s libraries. Committed to presenting a comprehensive view of Greece’s rich history, these seminars involve long days and extensive walking in the hot Mediterranean climate, and participants should be prepared for a rigorous program of study.
Cost: Fees for the 2018 seminar program are $2,750. This includes tuition, room for the entire 18-day period, partial board in Athens, travel within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare, some meals, and incidental expenses are the participant’s responsibility. Financial aid is available in the form of ASCSA scholarships, awarded on the basis of academic merit, and many classical professional organizations have funding opportunities. More information at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/ss-scholarships. Inquire about course credit option.
Application: Applicants will complete an online application at: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/ascsa-summer-seminar-application/. Students are required to submit legible pdf scans of academic transcripts issued to the candidate as part of application. Applicants arrange for the online submission of two letters of recommendation by sending recommenders this link: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/ascsa-recommendation-form-for-summer-programs/. Letters of recommendation are due by January 15.
Website for more information: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/summer-seminars
E-mail: [email protected]
All applicants will be notified by mid-March.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.
CLIR Invites Applications for 2018
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections Awards
Washington, DC, January 17, 2018 – The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2018 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. The national competition, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports digitizing collections of rare and unique content in collecting institutions.
Grants of between $50,000 and $250,000 for a single-institution project, or between $50,000 and $500,000 for a collaborative project, may be sought for projects beginning between January 1 and June 1, 2019.
The Digitizing Hidden Collections program coheres around six core values:
Scholarship: The program is designed to maximize its impact on the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.
Comprehensiveness: The program supports digitization projects that will provide thorough coverage of an important topic or topics of high interest to scholars, in ways that help those scholars understand digitized sources’ provenance and context.
Connectedness: The program supports projects that make digitized sources easily discoverable and accessible alongside related materials, including materials held by other collecting institutions as well as those held within the home institution.
Collaboration: The program promotes strategic partnerships rather than duplication of capacity and effort.
Sustainability: The program promotes best practices for ensuring the long-term availability and discoverability of digital files created through digitization.
Openness: The program ensures that digitized content will be made available to the public as easily and completely as possible, given ethical and legal constraints.
The application process has two phases. The initial proposal round is open, and proposals are due by 11:59 pm Eastern time on April 3, 2018. The final proposal round is by invitation. Only those applicants whose initial proposals have been approved by the program’s review panel will be able to submit a final proposal. Information for applicants, including a link to the online application form, is available at https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/applicant-resources/.
CLIR will hold a webinar for prospective applicants on Tuesday, January 30, from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern time. Two Q&A webinars will be held on Thursday, February 15, and Wednesday, February 28, from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern time. More information is available at https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/applicant-resources/.
The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.
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