Wednesday, 26 July 2017

WORLD HUMANITIES CONFERENCE (AUGUST 2017): LATEST NEWS

We would like to remind you that the World Humanities Conference is due to begin in less than two weeks' time: It will take place in Liège, Belgium, from 6 to 12 August 2017.

This link will lead you to the latest version of the conference's programme.

In case you would still like to register, please use this online tool.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

NEWS CONCERNING L'ANNEÉ PHILOLOGIQUE

Please note that L'anneé philologique will be published by Brepols from October 2017 onwards:

"Here is an important announcement from the Société internationale de bibliographie classique: beginning October 1, 2017 Brepols publishers will become the sole publisher and distributor of the L'Année philologique, both in print and online. Libraries and individuals currently subscribing through Les Belles Lettres and EBSCO will continue to have online access through these distributors until their current subscription concludes, no later than Dec. 31, 2018.
Pricing is now available directly from Brepols, which is offering discounts and free trial periods to institutions in North America throughout the transition period. Contact them directly at brepolis@brepols.net for pricing, and for more information, follow the link on their homepage: http://www.brepols.net." 
(Helen Cullyer, Society for Classical Studies)

USEFUL LINKS FOR CLASSICISTS ON FIEC WEBSITE

We would like to let you you know that we have opened up a new section called "Useful Links for Classicists". This is supposed to develop into a compilation of all things available online that will be appreciated by Classics scholars and others.

The first item on the list is Classics Ressources, which offers a comprehensive collection of websites facilitating the study of the Ancient World, ranging from digitalized texts to images and bibliographical databases.

We kindly invite you to make us aware of more websites worth sharing in the comments' section.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

CELTIC CONFERENCE IN CLASSICS, MONTRÉAL: REGISTRATION OPEN

We would like to let you know that the 10th Celtic Conference in Classics will be held at McGill University and Université de Montréal on July 19-22th 2017.


This year's CCC includes 14 panels on broad topics in Classics:

"Classical Literature and the Fragmentary"
"Consciousness, Conscience in Antiquity"
"Dodona and Prophetics"
"Epic and Elegy"
"Ethnicity and Imperialism"
"Identity in Greek Oratory"
"Landscapes of War"
"Local Effects on Athenian Arkhe"
"New Approaches to Plato"
"New Directions in Roman Military History"
"Popular Classics"
"Spartan Austerity/Herodotus and Sparta"
"Reception of Ancient Drama"
"Return to Philology"

For more information and to register, please follow this link.

Friday, 9 June 2017

TWO POSTDOC POSITIONS FOR PAPYROLOGISTS

This week we would like to draw your attention to a job offer pertaining to the PLATINUM project. Please note that the positions are due to start between 1 September and 1 December 2017 and that the deadline for the submission of applications is 14 July 2017.

"Two postdoc fellows - papyrologists and/or historians highly specialized in papyrology - are being hired within the ERC funded project PLATINUM (ERC-StG n.636983). The aim of PLATINUM is to scrutinize Latin texts on papyrus from several points of view in order to highlight their substantial contribution to our knowledge of innovations in ancient Roman literature, language, history, and society, especially in the multilingual and multicultural contexts of the Eastern part of the Empire between the 1st century B.C. and 8th century A.D. A new corpus of Latin Texts on Papyrus is being produced and published with Oxford University Press.

Calls for applications and instructions to apply:
Brief descriptions (in English)

Informal enquiries: Prof. Maria Chiara Scappaticcio (mariachiara.scappaticcio@unina.it)"



Friday, 26 May 2017

WORLD HUMANITIES CONFERENCE: REGISTRATION, DRAFT PROGRAMME, AND POSTERS SESSION

We would like to share with you the latest news concerning the World Humanities Conference, taking place in Liège, Belgium, 6-12 August 2017.

Firstly, you may now have a look at the conference's draft programme online.

Secondly, in case you would like to attend, the organizers kindly ask you to register for the event.

Lastly, you might be interested to learn that -- due to the large number of proposals -- the conference's programme will be extended by a poster session. Please follow this link to access the corresponding proposal form.


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES TO BE ENHANCED IN EU PROJECTS

We would like to make you aware of some developments concerning the role of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) within the future framework of the European Union. 

The Committee of the EU's ITRE (Industry, Research and Energy) has published a report on the Horizon 2020 progamme which aims at fostering innovation and thus securing Europe's global competitiveness between 2014 and 2020. The Committee's goal was to assess the programme's success and to identify shortcomings to be eliminated in future programmes. 

The ITRE Committee has recognised that SSH research is fundamental to addressing many of the most pressing societal challenges of today.


In response to the assessment, the EASSH (European Alliance for the Social Sciences and the Humanities) has published a position paper in which it highlights the ITRE's most prominent findings about SSH research. Please follow this link to find the full letter.