California Classical Association ~ South

OUR MISSION

The CCA South welcomes a broad range of scholarly perspectives

pertaining to the origin, the significance, and the reception

of Roman, Greek, and related Ancient Mediterranean civilizations

in various genres and in material culture.

We also seek to share various methods of engaging diverse students at all levels

in active learning and reflective activities. We strive to support equity in access

to language learning and opportunities for recognition and advancement within the field.

NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fall CCA-South Program, November 5

A Special Thank You

to our webinar host

University of California - Irvine

Classics Department

and to our CCA South organizers

Bettina Joy deGuzman, President

Katie Robinson, Secretary

We welcomed several speakers on topics of interest.

We offer our sincere appreciation to our presenters!

You can access our detailed program

and recordings of the speakers

on our Fall 2022 Meeting page.

Cora Beth Fraser - An Autistic Classicist in the Labyrinth

Peter J. Miller - Sport: Antiquity and Its Legacy

Callum Armstrong - Rediscovering the Aulos

Annelise Baer - Welcome to the Internet: Adventures in Public Engagement on Popular Social Media Platforms

Owen Doonan - Sinop Kale Excavations 2017-19: Results and Findings

Access additional program information and downloadable flier


SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS

On behalf of Menlo School, located in northern California, Magistra Jennifer Jordt sent this JOB POSTING. "We are seeking a teacher starting in the 23-24 school year. The ideal candidate will be able to teach most levels of both Latin and French .(It may be possible to combine Latin with English or History.) You would be collaborating with another teacher at the upper school level and a Latin teacher at the middle school. Our Latin program uses the Suburani texbook series at the lower levels and a vast selection of Latin literature at the upper levels; additionally, we have a very active JCL chapter. You can view the posting on the ACL Teacher Placement Service or on the Menlo School Website. If you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to jjordt@menloschool.org or my department chair, Patti Frias pfrias@menloschool.org"

On behalf of the SCS Committee on Diversity in the Profession, we post the following information about the SCS Snowden Scholarship to the members of our CCA South organization and their students. The Snowden Scholarship is for undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups across North America, to be awarded for Summer 2023. The scholarship application deadline is December 20, 2022, 9pm EST. More information about the scholarship can be found here: https://classicalstudies.org/awards-and-fellowships/frank-m-snowden-jr-undergraduate-scholarships

FOR 2023 ASCSA , the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, announces William Sanders Scarborough Fellowships! More information HERE. This fellowship is intended to honor and remember Professor William Sanders Scarborough and to help foster diversity in the fields of Classical and Hellenic Studies and the Humanities more broadly by supporting students and teachers from underrepresented groups in their study and research at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Deadline is January 15 for each coming year. Check their website regularly!

Antelope Valley College is seeking a Latin instructor starting second semester. Contact CCA South for details.

ACTFL and LTI (ALIRA) invite you to take this short survey to determine the need or desire for creating an official assessment tool, to complement ALIRA, for post-secondary Latin students. K-12, college and university faculty are urged to take 5 minutes to express their views. Thank you!

ACTFL website offers recorded and upcoming webinars on Critical Conversations in World Language Education. September 22 is on the importance of using Inclusive Language in the World Language Classroom. Previous recorded topics included Teacher Shortages and Recruiting, Advocating for Change, Antiracism. Available to non-members.

National Committee for Latin and Greek announces the opening registration for JNCL-NCLIS Language Advocacy Days LAD23. JOIN US for virtual meetings Feb 8-10 with Washington DC offices and congressional leaders! Advocate for equity in Language education and more funding and grants for world language programs and international studies grants, Seal of Biliteracy, teacher preparation, etc. NCLG thanks CCA South for its past support! Also, use their Legislative Action Center to email your representatives!

ASCSA announces their participation in Multi-Country Research Fellowships - deadline December 8. Doctoral and Ph.Ds and teams can apply to The Council of American Overseas Research Centers. Regional or trans-regional research; 90 + days. Stipends.

American Classical League's Annual Institute will be hosted by the College of Charleston, June 23-26, 2022. Register for online or in-person at https://www.aclclassics.org/

Two California classicists will participate in two opening day panels in an Exploring Equity Series on DEI topics hosted by the National Committee for Latin and Greek. Katie Robinson and Leah Rochell Johnson will join Michele Valerie Ronnick and Elizabeth A. Heintzelman in Facing the Erasure of Black Classicists in America; Highlighting Their Role in Classics and Educational Equity. Katie will also help host a second panel: Exploring Equity: Re-envisioning Our Place in the University. This panel will include Daniel McGlathery, Emily Greenwood, Anika Prather, and Pramit Chauduri. Please register and support our colleagues in these important discussions of pathways forward!

SCS reminds all regional organizations that the Call for Papers for the TAPA special issue Race and Racism: Beyond the Spectacular is due February 18.

Please consider applying for a CAMWS Summer Travel Award. The deadline is January 30, 2022. Please note that your teachers are *all* eligible, even if you are not in CAMWS territory. Their school simply needs to be become a CAMWS member.These awards include $5000.00 to attend the AAR Summer School (Grant Award), and $4500.00 for the ASCSA Summer School (Semple Award), and up to $3000.00 for similar summer programs (e.g., https://camws.org/node/1005(Benario Awards). https://camws.org/awards/sgb.php#Benario.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens calls for applications for scholarships specifically for High School teachers. The Fowler Merle-Smith Summer Scholarships provide a unique opportunity to participate in programs which have welcomed teachers for over 70 years. The Summer Session is a 6-week intensive introduction to Greece from antiquity through the modern period with extensive travel. The Summer Seminars are 18-day on-site sessions. For 2022, “Thanatopsis: Greek Funerary Customs Through the Ages” (June 6-24) and “The Northern Aegean: Macedon and Thrace” (June 30-July 18). The scholarship covers all program fees and a $2,000 stipend to offset international travel. One app for session and scholarship.

ASCSA summer program flier

News from the National Committee for Latin and Greek and the Joint National Committee on Languages--National Council on Language and International Studies:

National Language Advocacy Days 2022 will be virtual on February 2-4. ANYONE can join in this important work. It is interesting and rewarding to meet congressional members and represent our interests. Please help advocate for expanded language legislation, grants, NEH, etc., at the languagepolicy.org and their Legislative Action Center page - they make it EASY!

NCLG thanks CCA South for their donations that sent TWO CALIFORNIANS TO LANGUAGE ADVOCACY DAYS 2021 - and look forward to representing CA again in 2022.

NCLG Member Badge

Through many classical organization's donations NCLG holds a Significant Contributor position within JNCL-NCLIS

HELLENIC MUSEUM SUMMER SCHOOL

This January, Australia's Hellenic Museum will offer four short courses - online and in person - exploring different aspects of Greek and Roman history and society. The courses will explore colonisation and empires in the ancient Adriatic, the home life of the ancient Greeks and Romans, understanding Greek theatre and the development of church architecture. All courses will be presented by Dr Christopher Gribbin, a public historian and Adjunct Lecturer at La Trobe University. The Summer School will run from 9-13 January 2022 (US time). For more details, go to https://hmss2022online.eventbrite.com.au or contact classicsmelb@gmail.com

Australia's Hellenic Museum Summer School


ASCSA , the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, announces William Sanders Scarborough Fellowships for 2023! See their detailed announcement HERE. This fellowship is intended to honor and remember Professor William Sanders Scarborough and to help foster diversity in the fields of Classical and Hellenic Studies and the Humanities more broadly by supporting students and teachers from underrepresented groups in their study and research at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Deadline is January 15 for each coming year.

ASCSA offers many opportunities for study and financial support, such as the Wiener Archaeology Lab funded fellowships. Applicants can be from any college worldwide or be independent scholars. Check their website regularly!


CCA North announces Fall Conference Day on November 13. Stay tuned to ccanorth.org for details.


CCA North Newsletter has been released - Check it out for articles and other news! Here is a copy.

AUGUST 28th! High School Students of APIDA heritage are invited to "APIDA In Classics," a special AAACC-sponsored panel on studying Classics in college. Check out details HERE and look for possible shared recordings later.


CALL FOR PAPERS for Fortunatae, Revista Canaria de Filología, Cultura y Humanidades Clásicas

Here you have the Call for Papers for the number 35 (2022,1) of Fortunatae (deadline on March 31st, 2022). Please, feel free to share this information. Miguel Ángel Rábade Navarro (Director/Editor) Dpto. Filología Clásica, Francesa, Árabe y Románica.


Dr. Anthony Smart of York St. John University, UK, sends word of Imperial Power in the Roman World. In part inspired by the new Nero exhibition at the British Museum, and recent thoughts on the nature of imperial power (and its legacy), this series of public facing lectures will provide short studies of imperial power across the Roman World. The talks begin in mid-July, and will run through to the end of September. There are some magnificent scholars from all across the world that have signed up to deliver online lectures. A flyer with the titles and dates of the lectures, and a more detailed programme can be seen here: https://blog.yorksj.ac.uk/romanworld/programme-of-events/


ADVOCACY TO REPRESENT YOUR VOICE

Please Help Advocate for Language Legislation, Grants, NEH, etc., at languagepolicy.org

CCA South supports the National Committee for Latin and Greek for their work in advocating for Latin and Greek to Congressional representatives. The NCLG has spent 40+ years as a board member of the Joint National Committee on Languages--National Council on Language and International Studies. YOUR 2020 DONATIONS JUST SENT TWO CALIFORNIANS TO JNCL-NCLIS CONGRESSIONAL LANGUAGE ADVOCACY DAYS, FEB 3-5 -- GRATIAS!!!

MAY AND JUNE ADVOCACY EVENTS

NCLG HOSTED TWO DEI FOCUS PANELS AT ACL INSTITUTE ON JUNE 21:

"CHANGING PERSPECTIVES: PARADIGM SHIFT IN COURSE CONTENT"

Dan McGlathery hosts Skye Shirley, Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Serena Witzke, Victoria Pagan

"ACTIONABLE STEPS TOWARDS INCREASING INCLUSIVITY"

Katie Robinson hosts Jamie Banks, John Bracey, Maureen Lamb, Svetlana Lazarova


Stay tuned for recordings of Continuing Conversation of the NCLG, hosted by JNCL-NCLIS ! DETAILS HERE !

New Perspectives and Directions for Study of the Ancient Mediterranean Region from

FIVE innovative educators striving for inclusion and equity:

Ted Zarrow, Anton Schulzki, Skye Shirley, John Bracey, and William Lee!


RECENT AWARDS RECOGNIZE OUR CCA SOUTH MEMBERS!

Congratulations to Bettina Joy de Guzman who has been named a Visiting Associate in Hellenic Studies for 2021-22 by the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University! She also received a grant from CHS in 2020 to perform Ancient Greek music, and organized an international panel of scholars to speak on "Epic, Hymns and Invocations" for "Delphic Preview: Festival of the Muses" which aired last June.


Katie Robinson has been chosen to receive one of two 2021 Merita Awards from the American Classical League to honor her years of exemplary and dedicated work in supporting our field of Latin and Greek Studies. This was presented at Institute on June 24, 2021.


Congratulations to CCA member and former President Marisa Aliment0-Miller who has been awarded a 2020 SCS Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Pre-Collegiate Level. Read more HERE.


If you know of others, contact us!