Monday, October 28, 2019

2019 Institute: Gratias vobis agimus!

The CAES board would like to thank everyone who presented and attended this past weekend's Institute. You may locate many presentations and materials here. If you presented and would like to include your materials on the CAES website, please email

Classical Association of WNY Fall Distinguished Speaker and Meeting

Salvete Comites!

The CAWNY Fall Meeting is fast approaching on Saturday, November 2nd.  New CAWNY members are most welcome.  Bring a friend! We are thrilled to welcome Professor Neil Coffee as our distinguished guest speaker, presenting a talk titled "Seneca on Social Engagement vs. Retirement."  Specific details are listed below, and on the attached flyer.
Day:  Saturday, November 2nd 
Time:  10:00am
Location:  The Goetz Library 338 Millard Fillmore Academic Center on the University at Buffalo North Campus.
Parking on the UB campus is free on the weekend.  I recommend parking in the Fargo lot at the Ellicott Complex (number 50 on the attached map).  Please enter Fillmore through the tunnel for building access.  Signs will be posted to help with directions.  You can access an interactive campus map here: or print out the attachment.

Light refreshments will be served and a brief business meeting will follow.  We will feature an emporium/book exchange.📚  Feel free to donate and take books for your own library.  
The business meeting will include a summary of the recent JCL Fall Festival and the 2019 CAES Institute.  One important point of discussion will be to take volunteers for the writing and editing of our Checkpoints A and B exams.  Note that only current, paid members will be allowed to access and edit drafts, so renew your membership for 2019-2020 this weekend! 

I am looking very much forward to seeing you all this Saturday.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions, comments, or even additions to our meeting’s agenda.


Catherine Nicastro
CAWNY President
Facebook:  @ClassicalAssociationofWNY

Funding Opportunities for the ASCSA Gennadius Library, 2020-2021

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year at the Gennadius Library. Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 140,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures. The Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, especially from the Byzantine period to modern times.

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science Funding Opportunities

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens currently offers two different types of Fellowship funding: a pre-doctoral or post-doctoral Research Associate position of up to nine months, as well as a post-doctoral (3-year term) position. Applicants are welcome from any college or university worldwide. Independent scholars are also welcome to apply.
Priority will be given to question-driven research projects that address substantive problems through the application of interdisciplinary methods in the archaeological sciences. Wiener Laboratory facilities are especially well equipped to support the study of human skeletal biology, archaeobiological remains (faunal and botanical), environmental studies, and geoarchaeology (particularly studies in human-landscape interactions and the study of site formation processes). Research projects utilizing other archaeological scientific approaches are also eligible for consideration, depending on the strength of the questions asked and the suitability of the plan for access to other equipment or resources not available on site in the Wiener Laboratory.

Research Associate for 2020-2021
  • Current competition begins in fall of 2019 for the 2020-2021 academic year (January 15, 2020 deadline for applications)
  • Term variable, up to 9 months
  • Eligibility limited to individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program and individuals with a higher-level degree in a relevant discipline
  • Stipend: variable up to $7,000
Post-Doctoral Fellowship for 2020-2023
  • Current competition begins in fall of 2019 for the 2020-2023 term (January 15, 2020 deadline for applications)
  • 3-year term
  • Eligibility limited to individuals who have received their PhD within the last seven (7) years
  • Stipend: $35,000 per annum
For more information and instructions on how to apply:

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Institute Evaluation 2019

If you attended our Annual Institute 2019, please complete the evaluation form: