Monday, January 25, 2016

AFoH Scholarship competition for undergrads and grad students

American Friends of Herculaneum Society

Scholarship Opportunity

Deadline: April 1, 2016.

Amount: $1500 (for undergraduates) $2500 (for graduate students and post-docs)

The American Friends of Herculaneum  (AFOH) are pleased to announce scholarships to undertake research on a topic related to Herculaneum (preferably) or other ancient sites around the Bay of Naples. Eligible topics include, but are not limited to archaeology, architecture, art history, conservation, history, historiography, papyrology, and philology.  Participation in field schools and photographic campaigns are also eligible.

Awards to undergraduates will be US $1500 and to graduates and post-docs US $2500.

Each applicant should submit a letter of application describing his/her project in detail, including dates and a tentative budget, clearly explaining how the funds will be used to AFOH President, Professor Carol Mattusch:

A letter of recommendation from an advisor or supervisor should be sent directly to AFOH President, Professor Carol Mattusch:

AFOH scholarships are open to students from all backgrounds. Minority and disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply.

Requirements:  Applicants must be members of the AFOH at the time of application; the recipient should remain a member until the end of the scholarship period. See

All application materials (including reference, transcript, application form, letter of application) must be received electronically by the AFOH president before April 1, 2016.  (NB: application form created and added on 22 Feb 2016.)

Notification of award anticipated April 15, 2016.

Successful candidates will be expected to submit reports of their activities to the American Friends of Herculaneum, which may be edited for publication in the Society’s newsletter.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Call for Papers: AFoH sponsored panel at SCS Toronto 5-8 January 2017

The American Friends of Herculaneum invite proposals for papers (of 15 or 20 minutes in length) to be presented on its sponsored panel at the next annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, to be held in Toronto, January 5-8, 2017. 
Papers can be on any and all aspects of Herculaneum: texts, architecture, sculpture, painting, excavations, conservation, historiography, recent finds, new directions, and new initiatives. 
One-page anonymous proposals with a cover letter should be received by March 1st, sent to Ms Nancy A. Smith, Department of Classics, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, Room 503, New York, N.Y. 10003 (or 
All participants must be members of the SCS for the year 2016. Preliminary inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Carol Mattusch at