U of T Classics at the AIA/SCS

Many members of the Department of Classics will be giving presentations at the AIA/SCS annual meeting in San Diego, January 4 – 6! In chronological order, here are our speakers on the SCS program:

Ted Parker, “Philanthrōpia, Democracy, and the Proof of Power”, FRI 8:00 –10:30

Jeff Easton, “A Case-Study of Intergenerational Participation in Roman Professional Associations”, FRI 1:45 – 4:45

John Fabiano, “Invidia Tabernariorum: The Economic Interests of Associations in Late-Antique Rome, a Study of the Corpus Tabernariorum, SAT 8:00 – 10:30

Rachel Mazzara, “The Secondary World of Plautinopolis”, SAT 8:00 – 10:30

Brad Hald, “Dialectics of Hope and Fear in Thucydides Book 6”, SAT 1:45 – 4:45

Alison Keith, “Ovid In and After Exile: Modern Fiction on Ovid Outside Rome”, SUN 8:00 – 11:00

Marion Durand, “De Mortuis Nil Dicendum Est? On Sextus Empiricus Against the Mathematicians VIII.98 and Stoic Indefinite Propositions”, SUN 11:45 – 1:45

David Wallace-Hare, “The Virgilian Beech: The Creation of Italian Nostalgia in the Eclogues”, SUN 11:45 – 1:45

Chiara Graf, “The Blushing Sage: Somatic Affective Responses in Seneca’s Epistulae Morales“, SUN 2:00 – 4:30

Matt Watton, “Socrates and Plato’s Socrates in Cicero’s Academica“, SUN 2:00 – 4:30

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Professor Alison Keith Appointed as Director of the Jackman Humanities Institute

Congratulations to Professor Alison Keith for her appointment as Director of the Jackman Humanities Institute!

The Jackman Humanities Institute (as its website says)  “is a community of research and study” which “advances scholarship at the University of Toronto by creating new networks — both physical and virtual — for interaction among humanities scholars, regardless of their discipline.”

Professor Keith, who has also won this year’s Leadership Award from the Women’s Classical Caucus of the Society for Classical Studies, will take up her 5-year post at the Institute on July 1, 2017.

Click here to read the official University of Toronto Memorandum announcing the appointment.

Upcoming SCS Early Registration Deadline

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Every winter, the Society for Classical Studies holds a joint meeting with the Archaeological Institute of America. The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held here in Toronto!

SCS Annual Meeting – January 5-8, 2017

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2M9

***EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 11***
Register early in order to get reduced registration rates. You can register online here.

***STUDENT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 11***
In exchange for eight hours of service (either in one continuous or in two 4-hour assignments), student volunteers receive a waiver of their annual meeting registration fees. It is not necessary to be an SCS member to volunteer. Students who would like to volunteer at the Toronto meeting, please see SCS’s call for volunteers for more details.