Affiliated events, panels, and announcements that might interest you!


Call for Lightning Papers: Classics and Civic Activism

Joint AIA/SCS workshop, January 2–5, 2020, Washington, D.C.

Organizers: Yurie Hong (Gustavus Adolphus College), Marina Haworth (North Hennepin Community College), Amit Shilo (UC, Santa Barbara), T. H. M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University)

Classicists at all levels have knowledge, experience, skills, and contacts that can usefully contribute to civic activism outside of academia proper.  The Classics & Social Justice Affiliated Group has organized a workshop on the subject of Classics and Civic Activism for the upcoming AIA/SCS meeting. We invite proposals for a lightning round on outward-facing activism in which presenters will spend 3 minutes sharing their own experiences and making recommendations. These presentations will become integral to discussions among participants during the following breakout sessions.

Submit a 1-2 sentence proposal to be a lightning-round speaker by filling out this brief submission form.

Due by midnight, September 15

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Introducing the Sportula Summer Incubator

Interested in starting a classics-related public academic project this summer?

A zine? Online anthology? Performance piece? Caucus? Social justice org? Art show?

Open to all students of Classics!

What you get: work 1-on-1 with Berkeley PhD candidates to develop your idea, apply for funding, and utilize the Sportula’s “old boys network for all” connections within the field to get your idea widely publicized and off the ground!

Email the Sportula at libertinopatrenatus@gmail.com


Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

To celebrate, we compiled a short list of our favorite Asian/Asian American content across several media. More suggestions? Let us know!


Theresa Hak-Kyung Cha, Dictee

Alexander Chee, Edinburgh

Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior

Yuri Kochiyama, Passing It On

Chang-Rae Lee, Native Speaker

John Okada, No-No Boy

Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

Kamila Shamsie, Burnt Shadows

Yu Hua, China in Ten Words


Cynthia Kadohata, Kira-Kira

Allen Say, Emma’s Rug

Allen Say, Grandfather’s Journey

Tayo Yashima, Umbrella


Anne Anlin Cheng, The Melancholy of Race

Yen Le Espiritu, Body Counts

Lisa Lowe, Immigrant Acts

Colleen Lye, America’s Asia


Seoul Searching

Made in Heaven

Always Be My Maybe (coming soon to Netflix!)


Larissa Pham, “Abject Permanence”

Avni Sejpal and Arundhati Roy, “How to Think About Empire”

Ocean Vuong, “Α Letter to My Mother That She Will Never Read”

David Wong Louie, “Eat, Memory”

Call for Papers: “Naked Soul: A conference for all of us”

By The Sportula

Are you a classicist at any stage of your career? Do you self-identify as part of a group that’s faced structural barriers to educational success? (e.g. BIPOC*, disabled, LGBTQ+, working class, student parent…)

This is a conference BY us and FOR us, to showcase our excellence!

Submissions and questions: libertinopatrenatus@gmail.com

Call for Proposals: “feminism and Classics 20/20- body/language”

FemClas 2020, the eighth quadrennial conference of its kind, takes place on May 21–24, 2020, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at the invitation of the Wake Forest University Department of Classics and Department of Philosophy.  The conference theme is “body/language,” broadly construed, and papers on all topics related to feminism, Classics, Philosophy, and related fields are welcome.

More information and call for proposals available here. See the SCS CFP post here.