NYU's Center for Ancient Studies will host “Transforming Classics: 150 Years of Classical Studies in New York,” a symposium that will consider the discipline’s impact on art, education, and performance in New York City
The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. To RSVP, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/TransformingClassics-NYUSCS.
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. It 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 this field. Speakers will discuss how New York-based organizations and programs have shaped what counts as Classics, changed who gets to participate in and lead the field, and/or opened up new directions that connect the study of the Greco-Roman world with other ancient and modern traditions.
The full program is available online.
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