“Teaching Ancient Slavery in the South” – a blogpost by Dr. Flores

The most recent blogpost on the Society for Classical Studies webpage features Dr. Flores’ reflections on teaching ancient slavery in a space where the vestiges of more recent permutations are omnipresent.

His course on ancient slavery will be taught this spring. Spaces still available, but going fast!

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Palmore Presents Research

Dr. Aaron Palmore presented his paper on ‘Narrative poetic economy in the Hylas and Herakles episodes of Apollonius, Propertius, and Valerius Flaccus’ at the southern section conference of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS-SS).

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Newhard Talks about GIS in Barcelona

Dr. Newhard traveled to Barcelona to speak at the annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists on the subject of  “Closing the Loop on the Geospatial Turn.” Within the talk, Dr. Newhard remarked on the inconsistency of GIS training within archaeology, and offered suggestions for improvements.

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Sterrett-Krause Presents on Recent Glass Research

Source: The College Today. College of Charleston

Dr. Allison Sterrett-Krause recently traveled to the 2st International Association of the History of Glass Conference in Istanbul, where she presented on recent research entitled “Reconstructing life from the litter in Pompeii’s Southwest Corner.” The lecture focused upon differing uses of glass objects between the city elites and those of lower social standing.

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Newhard Publishes on Human, Environmental History

Congratulations to Dr. Newhard: published twice in Human Ecology – new research on the means by which to integrate archaeological survey and paleoenvironmental data to study resilience:

Cassis, M., Doonan, O., Elton, H., and J. Newhard (2018). Evaluating archaeological evidence for demographics, abandonment, and recovery in Late Antique and Byzantine Anatolia. Human Ecology 46: 381-398. DOI: 10.1007/s10745-018-0003-1

Roberts, N., Cassis, M., Doonan, O., Eastwood, W., Elton, H., Haldon, J., Izdebski, A., and J. Newhard  (2018). Not the End of the World? Post-Classical Decline and Recovery in Rural Anatolia. Human Ecology 46: 305-322. DOI: 10.1007/s10745-018-9973-2

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Gerrish Publishes on Julius Caesar

Congratulations to Dr. Gerrish: published in Classical World – new research on Julius Caesar:

Gerrish, J. (2018). Heroic Resonances in Caesar, Bellum Gallicum 5. Classical World. 111.3: 351-370. doi: 10.1353/clw.2018.0022.

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Classics Day at the College of Charleston

On November 10, over 125 high school classics students from across the state of South Carolina descended on the College of Charleston campus to enjoy a day of camaraderie at the SC Junior Classical League fall forum. Beyond the obligatory business meeting, students attended a variety of lectures/discussions by faculty from the College of Charleston, Furman University, and the University of South Carolina:

  • “An Empire of the Mind: The Egypt of Ptolemy I,” Dr. Jennifer Gerrish, College of Charleston
  • “Strangers and Foreigners in Ancient Greece,” Dr. Samuel Flores, College of Charleston
  • “What You Can Do with a Classics Major,” Dr. James Newhard, College of Charleston
  • “Roman Glass: Archaeology and History,” Dr. Allison Sterrett-Krause, College of Charleston
  • “Classics around Charleston,” Dr. Aaron Palmore, College of Charleston
  • “Alexander the Great and the Explosion of Greek Culture,” Dr. Andrew Alwine, College of Charleston
  • “The Indo-European Roots of the Classical Languages,” Dr. Eunice Kim, Furman University
  • “The Gothic Invasions and the End of the Roman Empire,” Dr. Jason Osborne, University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • “Ancient and Digital Mapping,” Dr. Chiara Palladino, Furman University
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Flores Publishes on Kritias

Congratulations to Dr. Flores: published in Classical Philology – new research on Kritias:

Flores, S.O. (2018). The Development of Critias in Plato’s Dialogues. Classical Philology, 113: 162-188. doi: 10.1086/696715

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Gerrish Publishes on Sallust

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Gerrish: published this spring in Histos – new research on Sallust:

Gerrish, J. (2018). The Blessed Isles and Counterfactual History in Sallust. Histos 12: 49-70. https://research.ncl.ac.uk/histos/documents/2018AA02GerrishBlessedIsles.pdf

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Job Announcement: Instructor of Classics

Porter’s Lodge, Gateway to the College of Charleston

The Department of Classics at the College of Charleston invites applications for a permanent position at the rank of Instructor, beginning August 16, 2019. We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated teacher-scholar with a committed career track emphasizing language pedagogy who is willing to work closely with undergraduates and to promote the study of classics across the campus and the region (e.g., liaison with the South Carolina Junior Classical league and regional secondary programs). Teaching responsibilities will include Latin (and possibly Greek) at all levels, classical mythology, classical literature in translation, and classical civilization.

Promising candidates will have thorough training in both Latin and ancient Greek, extensive experience and demonstrated expertise in teaching Latin, a deep familiarity with established and emerging approaches to language pedagogy, and a strong interest in pedagogical innovation. Excellent collaborative work skills are essential as the person holding this position must be an effective team leader, able to work productively with all members of the department and with other language faculty at the College of Charleston.

This is a full-time permanent position with a teaching load of 4 courses per semester.  While the position is non-tenure track, the position is renewable for up to five years, at which time the individual would be eligible for promotion to the rank of Senior Instructor. The PhD in classics or related discipline must be in hand by 15 August, 2019.

For full consideration, applicants are asked to submit online to http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/8181 all of the following: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) unofficial transcript (official transcript required at time of hire) (4) teaching statement and portfolio, and (5) contact information for three reference providers who will submit letters of recommendation online by the date provided below. Teaching statements and portfolios should include course evaluations and syllabi and may include discussion of accomplishments in and future goals for working with underrepresented groups and contributing to the growth and support of a diverse community of students and scholars on campus. We are especially interested in applicants with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds. Review of applications begins on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Select candidates will be invited for preliminary and then on-campus interviews. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. James Newhard, search committee chair, at newhardj@cofc.edu.

The Department of Classics has 8 full-time faculty members and enjoys strong enrollments in Latin, Greek, Greek and Roman culture, history, and archaeology. Further information about the Classics Department is available at http://classics.cofc.edu. The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, SC.  Since its founding in 1770, the College has maintained a strong liberal arts curriculum. The student body numbers approximately 12,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs combined. The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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