Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Si Canimus Silvas - The Graduate Center - CUNY - October 2

The Comparative Literature Department and the Italian Specialization at the Graduate Center, CUNY, are holding an interdisciplinary symposium, Si Canimus Silvas, on October 2nd. This symposium is the product of the extensive conversations on the history, theoretical framework, and future directions of the pastoral genre that have been held among students and faculty originating from a diverse array of disciplines, including Classics, Renaissance Studies, and 19th and 20th century European, North American and Latin-American literatures.

For more information about papers and schedule, visit the symposium’s website and Facebook page:


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Additional Rooms May Be Available for the Annual Institute

Our facilities chair, Ellyn Bibik, has been working with the Crowne Plaza and has managed to have them set aside a few additional rooms. There are now 10 rooms available for October 22nd and 5 rooms available for the 23rd. In addition, the reservation deadline has been extended through Sunday, September 27.

If you are hoping to stay at the Crowne Plaza for the Institute, please call the hotel directly at 315-479-7000 and mention that you are a member of CAES.

Additional conference information can be found on the Annual Institute homepage: http://www.caesny.org/p/annual-institute.html

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies: "Telling Mesopotamian History: Bringing to Life the Stories of Cuneiform Writing"

NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies is organizing the Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies for Thursday and Friday, October 22-23, 2015.  The conference is entitled, “Telling Mesopotamian History: Bringing to Life the Stories of Cuneiform Writing” In Honor of Jack M. Sasson.  The conference is presented by the NYU Center for Ancient Studies, in conjunction with the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the Dean of the College of Arts and Science, and Vanderbilt University and The Vanderbilt Divinity School.  It is free and open to the public.

Visit this link for more information:

2016 Rome Prize

The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the 2016 Rome Prize.

For over a century, the Academy has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative work in the arts and humanities. Through a national juried competition, Rome Prizes are awarded to emerging and established artists and scholars working in the following disciplines:
  • Ancient Studies
  • Architecture
  • Design (includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields)
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • Landscape Architecture (includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography)
  • Literature
  • Medieval Studies
  • Modern Italian Studies
  • Musical Composition
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Visual Arts (includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film/video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual arts fields)

Ranging from six months to two years, the thirty fellowships include a stipend, room and board, and individual workspace at the Academy’s eleven-acre center in Rome.

Submissions due: NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Visit aarome.org/apply for guidelines.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tempus Fugit - Crowne Plaza Reservations Must Be Made by 9/21

The reservation deadline for the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Syracuse is Monday, 9/21. If you have not made your reservation and intend to stay at the Crowne Plaza for the Annual Institute, you must do so  by 9/21. After that date there will likely be no more rooms available at the venue due to an upcoming concert on 10/22.

To reserve a room you must call the hotel at 315-479-7000 and identify as a member of CAES. A credit card is required to make the reservation, but it will not be charged at that time.

In addition, you can still register for the Annual Institute itself. You have the option of registering and/or paying online, or via mail. Please visit the Institute page for additional information.