Call for Papers: Society for Classical Studies 2018

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By Aeger on February 5, 2017.


The Next Generation:
Papers by Undergraduate Classics Students

A Panel Sponsored by Eta Sigma Phi
for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies
January 4-7, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts

            Eta Sigma Phi, the national honorary society for classical studies, invites papers from undergraduate members of the SCS.  Papers may deal with any aspect of the ancient Greek and Roman world (e.g., literature, art, archaeology, history, religion, philosophy) or with the reception of classical cultures in modern times.  Eta Sigma Phi is particularly interested in offering a variety of well-researched topics that represents the emerging interests of the newest members of the discipline.  An established scholar will be invited to serve as respondent to the papers.

The honorary society hopes that this panel will serve as a bridge between undergraduate students and the Society for Classical Studies, not just by giving the students an opportunity to experience an SCS meeting and to share their views with professional classicists, but also by introducing those professionals to some of the most talented and promising students of the next generation.

Any student enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at a college or university during the academic year 2016-2017 is eligible to submit a paper. Authors interested in proposing a paper for the panel should submit the entire paper along with an abstract (of 650 words or less) as a .pdf attachment via the Eta Sigma Phi website (  The paper must be read aloud at a moderate pace in 20 minutes, so it should be no longer than 10 double-spaced pages, excluding endnotes and bibliography.  The receipt deadline for papers and accompanying documents is February 17, 2017.

Each submission will be evaluated anonymously by a panel of scholars selected by Eta Sigma Phi.  Students who submit papers for the panel must be members of the SCS.  NB: In order to defray the cost of attendance at the meeting, Eta Sigma Phi will reimburse student panelists for their membership and registration fees.

Please direct questions to the Executive Secretary of Eta Sigma Phi, David H. Sick, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN 38112,

Please give a complete address, including street address, city, state or province, and postal code.
You must be an undergraduate at the time of submission to appear on the ΗΣΦ panel at the SCS.
You must be a member of the SCS to present a paper at the Annual Meeting of the association. ΗΣΦ will pay for your membership, should your paper be accepted for presentation.

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