Welcome to the Society for Classical Studies

Founded as the American Philological Association in 1869 by "professors, friends, and patrons of linguistic science," the SCS is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. While the majority of its members are university and college Classics teachers, members also include scholars in other disciplines, primary and secondary school teachers, and interested lay people.

Letter from the President

In accordance with the Board’s direction, yesterday Executive Director Adam Blistein submitted the filings necessary for the legal change of the Association’s name to Society for Classical Studies.  We are, of course, announcing the advent of this transition first to the membership; but will also distribute a press release to relevant organizations, publications, and individuals within and outside the field of Classical Studies.  We expect to receive confirmation of the name change from the State of Delaware (where we are incorporated) in about a week, and the new name will gradually appear in stationery and our credit card and checking accounts over the coming month.

146th Annual Meeting

January 8-11, 2015, New Orleans, LA

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Program Information (updated July 14, 2014)

The SCS Program Committee met on July 9-10, and members who submitted proposals and abstracts will receive the Committee's decisions by early August.  At that time we will also post preliminary information about the scholarly program and other relevant information.

General information about the types of submissions regularly considered by the SCS Program Committee and eligibility requirements appears here.

Extension of Deadline for Submission of Proposals for Roundtable Discussion Sessions

This 90-minute joint session with the AIA consists of a number of tables devoted to discussions of a variety of topics, with at least one discussion leader for each topic.  Members are invited to propose themselves as roundtable discussion leaders.  Topics may be the leader’s area of scholarly interest or an issue important to the profession.  Since certain topics lend themselves to presentation by more than one leader, proposals for multiple leaders are welcome.  The Program Committee believes that these sessions can provide an excellent opportunity for junior members (both graduate students and recent Ph.D.'s) to interact with established scholars in a less formal environment than a session or a job interview.  Leadership of a roundtable discussion does not count as an “appearance” on the annual meeting program; i.e., roundtable leaders may present a paper or serve as a respondent in an SCS paper session.

The Program Committee invites members to submit brief (50-100 word) descriptions of a suitable topic for a roundtable.  These submissions for the annual meeting in New Orleans, LA should be sent to Heather Gasda (heatherh@sas.upenn.edu) by September 5, 2014

Last modified on July 14, 2014

From Gatekeeper to Gateway: The Campaign for Classics

At the 144th Annual Meeting in January in Seattle, the APA celebrated the triumphant conclusion of the Gatekeeper to Gateway Campaign, steered to its harbor by President Jeffrey Henderson.  The Association honored the Campaign Committee members responsible for this achievement and presented Distinguished Service Awards to the three visionary and energetic APA members who provided such outstanding leadership from the beginning to the end of the Campaign: Ward W. Briggs, Jr., David H. Porter, and Michael C.J. Putnam.  Later that month this year’s President, Denis Feeney, published a letter to members describing the projects that the new endowment is already funding and our ambitious plans for the future.

The APA has raised over $3 million that will enable it to continue to transform the field of Classics and to serve students, teachers, and scholars in the 21st century.

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Transactions of the American Philological Association

TAPA, the official research publication of the American Philological Association, reflects the wide range and high quality of research currently undertaken by classicists.

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