The NYU Center for Ancient Studies and the Society for Classical Studies present
Transforming Classics: 150 Years in New York
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 5:30pm
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Hemmerdinger Hall
32 Waverly Place, or 31 Washington Place (for wheelchair access)
On November 13, 1868, a group of scholars resolved to form the American Philological Association (APA), now the Society for Classical Studies (SCS). The APA was originally a society for "lovers of philology." The organization shifted gradually, however, as new humanities disciplines and fields emerged, to become the largest North American organization devoted to classical philology and then to Classics/Classical Studies, and was renamed the Society for Classical Studies in 2014. Throughout the 150-year history of the APA/SCS, New York's scholars, teachers, students, and institutions have played a central role in developing and transforming our field. Speakers will discuss how New York-based organizations and programs have: (a) shaped what counts as Classics; (b) changed who gets to participate in and lead the field; and/or (c) opened up new directions that connect the study of the Greco-Roman world with other ancient and modern traditions.
Program to be announced.
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