Monday, 20 November 2017

"GERMAN FOR CLASSICISTS" IN COLOGNE

This week, we would like to let you know that "the Department for Classical Studies of the University of Cologne is now accepting applications for the 2018 "German for Students of Classical Studies" summer course. The course will take place from June 4 to July 13. It is specially designed to meet the linguistic needs of students of the Classics who wish to expand their knowledge of written and spoken academic German.
The program includes a language class, reading tutorials, field trips to archaeological sites in the Rhineland and the opportunity to take part in the academic life of the Classics department of the University of Cologne.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2018.

All the relevant information can be found here."

In case you have further questions, you may also contact Prof Anja Bettenworth abettenw@uni-koeln.de

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

30TH MEETING OF RESEARCHERS OF NEW SPAIN, MEXICO CITY

We would like to let you know that AMEC (Asociación Mexicana de Estudios Clásicos) is taking part in organizing the 30th Meeting of Researchers of New Spain (Nueva España, i.e. Mexico). The conference is to be held in Mexico City, 14 - 18 November 2017. 

The conference will address a wide spectrum of topics, among which Classical Reception in Mexico may be of particular interest to some of you. 

The Meeting is taking place at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, at the following venues:

14th and 15th: Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas (Philological Research Institute)
16th: Facultad de Ciencias (School of Sciencie)
17th: Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas (Bibliographical Research Institute)


Please follow this link to accees the meeting's full programme. 

Saturday, 28 October 2017

2-YEAR-POSTDOC POSITION AT ORIENTAL INSTITUTE, CHICAGO

We would like to forward to you an announcement issued by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago:

"The Oriental Institute yearly appoints a Postdoctoral Fellow for a twenty-four month (non-renewable) appointment. Postdoctoral Fellows are selected from an international pool of applicants, based on their proposals to organize a two-day conference at the Oriental Institute. The conferences address important theoretical or methodological issues in the field of ancient studies — archaeological, text-based, and/or art historical avenues of research. The Oriental Institute encourages cross-disciplinary proposals that deal with the ancient Near East (including Egypt) or that compare the Near East with other cultural areas. The conferences generally have 12–16 participants, and take place annually in the beginning of March during the first year of the Postdoctoral Fellow’s appointment. Following the conference, the Postdoctoral Fellow assembles and edits the proceedings for publication in the Oriental Institute Seminar series. During the second year of the appointment, the Postdoctoral Fellow will assist in organizing a series of faculty seminars at the Oriental Institute and other activities that build interaction and collaboration within the scholarly community. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to pursue his or her own research while in residence and to interact closely with the Oriental Institute community. The Postdoctoral Fellow may also, if he or she wishes, teach a course while in residence if approved by the OI/NELC faculty.
Potential applicants should take into consideration the research interests represented by the Oriental Institute, and are encouraged to review the descriptions and programs of previous successful proposals when preparing their applications"


Thursday, 19 October 2017

UPDATE ON FIEC CONGRESS 2022 IN MEXICO CITY

We are pleased to inform you that all parties involved in organizing the FIEC Congress of 2022 have pledged to join their forces in close collaboration. Please follow this link to find out about the Organizing Committee and about all institutions participating.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

PHD POSITION (1 YEAR) IN BASEL, SWITZERLAND

We would like to let you know that the PhD program of the Department of Ancient Civilizations at the University of Basel has announced a one-year scholarship starting on the 01.04.2018 (á CHF 30'000 per year; two tranches with evaluation).

The deadline for the submission of applications is 15.11.2017.

Please read the full announcement below:

"Your tasks:

The grant is intended to support a young graduate during the starting
phase of his/her PhD research project. It is expected that he/she will
develop his/her research project in that time for applying to the
Swiss National Science Foundation or other funding institutions at the
end of that year.

Your profile:

The scholarship is addressed to students who held a 1st class
MA‐degree either in Egyptology, Classical Archaeology, Ancient Near
Eastern Studies, Ancient History, Greek Philology, Latin Philology,
Comparative and Historic Linguistics or European Archaeology. It is
expected that the PhD student is highly motivated and will personally
be involved in the PhD program of the Department of Ancient
Civilizations at the University of Basel. Most welcomed are PhD
projects that can be linked to the research fields of the Department
of Ancient Civilizations at the University of Basel. The PhD student
has to choose from the date of admission to the doctoral program a
first or second supervisor from the Department of Ancient
Civilizations at the University of Basel.

Application / Contact:

Application deadline: 15.11.2017

The following documents should be sent by email to the coordinator of
the Doctoral Program of Basel Ancient Studies Mr. Hans-Hubertus Muench
(hubertus.muenchunibas.ch):

1.     Letter of motivation

2.     CV

3.     MA-Diploma

4.     1-2 sample of text (max. 20 pages each, including at least 1
academic qualification text, like BA- or MA-thesis)

5.     Sketch for the dissertation project (max. 3 pages)

6.     Letter of reference

For further information, please contact the coordinator of the
Doctoral Program of Basel Ancient Studies Mr. Hans-Hubertus Muench
(hubertus.muenchunibas.ch).

Applications can be submitted in German, in French or in English. The
enrolment at the University of Basel is mandatory."



Wednesday, 13 September 2017

8TH INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM IN LA PLATA, ARGENTINA

We would like to announce to you the 8th International Colloquium organized by the Centro de Estudios Helénicos of the National University of La Plata, Argentina. The conference, entitled "Cartografías del yo en el mundo antiguo. Estrategias de su textualización" ("Cartographies of the Self in the Ancient World. Strategies of Its Textualization"), will be held from the 26th to the 29th of June 2018.

Please read the full announcement below:

"El Centro de Estudios Helénicos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata está organizando su VIII Coloquio Internacional “Cartografías del yo en el mundo antiguo. Estrategias de su textualización”, a realizarse en la ciudad de La Plata los días 26, 27, 28 y 29 de junio de 2018.

El VIII Coloquio propone pensar y debatir las formas de expresión de la subjetividad y las estrategias de su textualización, a los fines de trazar un mapa que dé cuenta de los complejos territorios del yo en la Antigüedad Clásica. Las emergencias textuales del yo no se limitan a la escritura autobiográfica, sino que se extienden a todas las expresiones de la subjetividad, individual o colectiva, tanto en sus manifestaciones discursivas como materiales. Se trata de reflexionar acerca de la construcción del yo, su visibilidad u ocultamiento, en la épica, la lírica, el teatro, la historia, la oratoria, la filosofía, o las imágenes del arte. Aspectos constitutivos de los procesos de subjetivación, como las emociones, la imaginación, la identidad y la alteridad, el género, la memoria y el agenciamiento, entre otros, se proponen como tópicos de discusión en relación con el tema.

El Coloquio propondrá las tres modalidades tradicionales de participación:
1) plenarios y mesas redondas sobre temas de interés en diversas áreas de la cultura grecolatina, con la presencia de destacados especialistas de nuestro país y del exterior especialmente invitados;
2) comunicaciones libres. Los interesados en participar en las sesiones de comunicaciones libres deberán enviar por correo electrónico a viii.coloquio.internacional@gmail.com un resumen de su ponencia de hasta 300 palabras antes del 30 de marzo de 2018, para su evaluación por parte del Comité Científico. Los alumnos que presenten ponencias deberán hacerlo con el aval de un profesor, cuyo nombre, cargo y dirección electrónica deberán figurar en el resumen;
3) cursos breves. Los interesados en dictar un curso breve deberán enviar para su evaluación, antes del 30 de marzo de 2018, propuesta del título y, en forma sintética, fundamentación, objetivos, temas a desarrollar en dos encuentros y bibliografía.

Las sesiones de comunicaciones libres y los cursos breves están abiertos a las propuestas de aquellos interesados en acercar las conclusiones de sus investigaciones. Las comunicaciones libres y los cursos breves podrán versar, entre otros, sobre los siguientes temas: lenguas clásicas, géneros literarios, retórica, épica, tragedia, comedia, lírica, filosofía antigua, estudios culturales, recepción clásica, especialmente en Iberoamérica, arqueología clásica, etc.

Los asistentes recibirán una certificación de su participación en el Coloquio. Quienes presenten comunicación o curso breve tendrán la certificación correspondiente. Los cursos breves específicos del Coloquio, que serán gratuitos, otorgarán una certificado de asistencia por 6 horas reloj.
Las ponencias presentadas se publicarán en CD y en línea, y las exposiciones de los profesores invitados en un volumen colectivo.

Esperamos puedan reunirse con nosotros en este nuevo encuentro.
Reciban un cordial saludo, Claudia Fernández, Juan Nápoli y Graciela Zecchin de Fasano

Se han cursado invitaciones a especialistas del exterior; hasta ahora han confirmado su participación:

André Malta Campos (Universidade de Sâo Paulo)
Bruno Currie (University of Oxford / Oriel College)
Patrick Finglass (The University of Nottingham) François Lissarrague (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, emérito) Marco Antonio Santamaría Álvarez (Universidad de Salamanca)
Emilio Suárez de la Torre (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Informes:
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS HELÉNICOS
Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Calle 51 entre 124 y 125
Edificio C, oficina 301
1925 Ensenada, ARGENTINA
Tel. (54) (221) 4230127 Interno 1136
E-mail: viii.coloquio.internacional@gmail.com "

Sunday, 3 September 2017

5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CLASSICAL STUDIES IN MEXICO

Please take note of the following information published by the Asociación Mexicana de Estudios Clásicos: 

"We are glad to announce the 5º International Conference of Classical Studies in Mexico that is organized by the Centro de Estudios Clásicos at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas and the Colegio de Letras Clásicas at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The event will be held in Mexico City from 4th to 8th September 2017, its purpose is to study the Greek and Roman cultures and their legacy within the Western civilization. Some of our AMEC members are taking part of this important event.
Five diferent colloquia are taking place in the international conference: Ancent Philosophy, Classical Theater, Classical Tradition, Law in the Ancient World and Translation theory and practice of Classical texts.
The photographic exhibition “Estatuaria y relieves de inspiración griega y romana. Imágenes de la colección del Museo Nacional de Arte” arranged by AMEC, Museo Nacional de Arte and the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas is one of the conference complementary activities. This exhibition will be shown in the near future in Athens, Greece.
All the information is available on the Conference website."