Monday, January 30, 2017

CFP American Friends of Herculaneum, Boston 2018

Herculaneum: New Technologies and New Discoveries in Art and Text
Sponsored by the American Friends of Herculaneum
Organized by David Sider, New York University,, and Carol Mattusch, George Mason University emerita,
The American Friends of Herculaneum invite proposals for papers to be given at its sponsored panel at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in January, 2018, to be held in Boston. Papers may be on any aspects of Herculaneum - architecture, sculpture, painting, texts, excavation, conservation, later history, recent finds, with special emphasis on new technologies, new initiatives, and new practices.
By March 1, 2017, please submit a cover letter confirming your 2017 membership in the SCS, and a one-page anonymous proposal (bibliography may appear on a second sheet)  for a 15–20-minute paper to Ms. Nancy A. Smith, Department of Classics, New York University ( Follow the instructions for the format of individual abstracts on the SCS website. Proposals will be read anonymously by two referees.

Don't forget application deadline for AFoH studentships is 1 April 2017.
   Contact Roger Macfarlane for further information. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 Herculaneum Friends Scholarship Competition

The board and officers of the American Friends of Herculaneum congratulate recent recipients of the AFoH Scholarships — Ambra Spinelli (University of Southern California) and Grace Gibson (Sewanee, the University of the South) — and happily announce the opening of a scholarship competition for 2017.

American Friends of Herculaneum Society

Scholarship Opportunity

Deadline: April 1, 2017.

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

The American Friends of Herculaneum  (AFOH) are pleased to announce scholarships for 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 to AFOH President, Professor Carol Mattusch: describe your project in detail, including dates and a tentative budget, clearly explaining how the funds will be used.

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, 2017.

Notification of award anticipated April 15, 2017.

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 and on the website.