SCS 2025 Call For Papers (CLOSED)

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By Katherine Panagakos on January 7, 2024.

Society of Classical Studies 156th Annual Meeting


Call for Papers for Panel Sponsored by the Eta Sigma Phi

The Next Generation: Papers by Undergraduate Classics Students

Organized by Katherine Panagakos, Executive Secretary, Eta Sigma Phi

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 represent 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 an accredited college or university during the academic year 2023-2024 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 500 words or less excluding bibliography) as a pdf attachment via the Eta Sigma Phi website ( Follow the guidelines for individual abstracts (SCS Guidelines for Authors of Abstracts). The paper must be read aloud at a moderate pace in 20 minutes, so it should be no longer than ten double-spaced pages, excluding endnotes and bibliography. The receipt deadline for papers and accompanying documents is February 1, 2024.

Each submission will be evaluated anonymously by several scholars selected by Eta Sigma Phi. Students who submit papers for the panel must be members of the SCS. Decisions will be communicated to the authors of abstracts by March 1, 2024, with enough time that those whose abstracts are not chosen can participate in the individual abstract submission process for the upcoming SCS meeting.

N.B. To defray the cost of attendance at the meeting, Eta Sigma Phi will reimburse student panelists for their membership and registration fees. Travel costs are the responsibility of the student and/or the home institution.

Questions should be directed to the Executive Secretary of Eta Sigma Phi, Katherine Panagakos,

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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