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:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Annual Institute Reminders -- THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!!!

The CAES Annual Institute is this Friday and Saturday. We have a few important helpful details and reminders for parking, navigating the campus, and locations of events below.
  • It is a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the Campus Center. Here are some more specific directions:
    • Walk through the Dutch Commons and cross over W Center Drive where you'll see a set of stairs. Go up the stairs.
    • At the top of the stairs, you'll see the Social Science building in front of you and the Writing Center on the right hand side. Turn right and continue straight until you reach the campus center. There is a fountain in front of the campus center. Go in the campus center doors and the ballroom is at the top of the stairs.
  • The Friday morning board meeting will be held in the Campus Center Rm. 307.
  • Please bring things for the Emporium.

CAES Scholarship Opportunities

Salvēte omnēs!

As we approach the time for the Annual CAES Institute, I wanted to remind everyone of the various scholarship opportunities that are available for the Institute. 
THE DONNA CADWELL SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ANNUAL INSTITUTE is awarded to a first time CAES Institute attendee or to an attendee who has not attended in the past 5 years to defray the Institute expenses. Up to $250 may be awarded annually to each recipient and up to four recipients may be selected. 
THE JOSEPH C. CRISAFULLI JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ANNUAL INSTITUTE is awarded to CAES Institute attendees to defray the Institute Registration Expense. The registration fee will be reimbursed for up to ten recipients. Preference is given to the first applications received, new attendees, and CAES members. You may reapply every two years. The recipient(s) must agree to attend the entire conference, including the Banquet and CAES Business Lunch.
We are also still looking for nominations for the following awards:
All guidelines for these awards can be found on the CAES website under scholarships and awards on the CAES website. All required materials can be sent via email to William Breitweiser ( with the subject CAES Scholarship.

Grātiās vōbīs agō!

William Breitweiser

Latin Substitute Teacher at Albany Academies

The Albany Academies is seeking a substitute Latin teacher for the period February 4 to June 4, 2020.

The Role
·         Plan for and teach 5 classes including Introduction to Latin, Latin I and Latin II
·         Middle and upper school students
·         Interact with students, parents and World Language department peers
·         For the period of February 4 - June 4, 2020

·         Student or substitute teaching
·         Classroom teaching (preferred)

Capabilities & Characteristics
·         Demonstrated passion for the subject and student learning
·         Contributor to positive team dynamics
·         Flexible to work with multiple age groups and levels of Latin knowledge
·         Ability to communicate with students, parents and peers

·         Bachelor’s degree required
·         Master’s degree preferred

·         $120/day
·         Lunch provided daily at no cost

Sunday, October 13, 2019

NYU Event: “Persepolis, Then & Now”

NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies is organizing a new event for Thursday, November 21, 2019. The event is entitled, “Persepolis, Then & Now” and is free and open to the public. To RSVP (required), and for a complete schedule of sessions, please visit:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

ASCSA Announces Available Positions and Fellowships

ASCSA National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships 
DeadlineOctober 31, 2019

Institute Registration Reminder

It's October and the Institute is quickly approaching. Don't forget to register for the October 25-26, 2019 event at University at Albany. For more information, please see our Institute page.