Friday, 11 August 2017


We would like to forward to you the announcement of the DCDC Conference by Christina Kamposiori:

"DCDC Conference 2017
The cultural value of collections and the creative economy

Where: The Lowry, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
When: 27-29 November 2017
Cost: from £30 (booking fees apply). See the DCDC17 FAQ for full information on ticket prices

The National Archives and RLUK are pleased to be returning to The Lowry, Salford Quays for the fifth DCDC Conference. Join us for three days of discussions and workshops on how we gather, measure and present evidence of the cultural value and impact of our collections.

Archives, libraries, museums and heritage organisations across the UK and further afield have actively looked to examine, capture and measure the wider social, cultural and economic impact of their collections, and to engage more effectively with a wider variety of audiences. Work in this area continues to evolve, as does the need for new and better ways of evidencing value and impact through continuing research and the effective sharing of experiences within and between sectors.

DCDC17 will consider how, by working collaboratively through networks of inter and cross-disciplinary initiatives, we can continue to improve and develop methodologies in order to build a strong evidence base to demonstrate the cultural value of collections and their contribution to the creative economy.

DCDC17 Keynotes
·  Geoffrey Crossick, Distinguished Professor of Humanities, School of Advanced Study
·  Shân Maclennan, Deputy Artistic Director, Southbank Centre
·  Mike Jackson, Chief Executive, North Somerset Council
·  Nancy E. Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Libraries

Funders marketplace

For the first time at DCDC we will host a funders marketplace, which will take place throughout the day on Tuesday 28 November.

This is a practical event around the funding of collections which brings together funders and professionals from cultural heritage organisations, such as archives, museums and libraries, to discuss prospective funding opportunities and ideas for enhancing and strengthening collections across the country and beyond. More specifically, interested delegates will have the chance to learn about current funding opportunities, pitch their ideas directly to funders and get expert advice in short one-to-one sessions. Through DCDC17, we hope that these conversations, which started as part of the RLUK Special Collections Programme, will reach a wider audience that could potentially benefit from them.

Networking opportunities

Collaboration is the overarching theme running through the DCDC Conference series. We know that networking and making connections, with both old and new faces, is important to delegates, so we have arranged a number of events to help you get the most out of the conference. On 27 November we will be holding three interactive pre-conference workshops across Manchester, led by Manchester Libraries and Archives Services, the University of Manchester, and the Imperial War Museum.

A fun, informal way to meet fellow delegates will be to join us at the pre-conference drinks reception on 27 November, and the Conference Dinner on 28 November at the stunning Imperial War Museum North.

For full information on the DCDC Conference please visit the DCDC website."

Friday, 4 August 2017


Please note that the University of Tübingen's Classics department is currently seeking to fill the position of Professor of Latin philology.

Applicants should be prepared to represent the department in both research and teaching, starting 01.10.2017.

The dealine for the submission of applications is 30.09.2017.

For more information, please follow this link.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017


We would like to remind you that the World Humanities Conference is due to begin in less than two weeks' time: It will take place in Liège, Belgium, from 6 to 12 August 2017.

This link will lead you to the latest version of the conference's programme.

In case you would still like to register, please use this online tool.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017


Please note that L'anneé philologique will be published by Brepols from October 2017 onwards:

"Here is an important announcement from the Société internationale de bibliographie classique: beginning October 1, 2017 Brepols publishers will become the sole publisher and distributor of the L'Année philologique, both in print and online. Libraries and individuals currently subscribing through Les Belles Lettres and EBSCO will continue to have online access through these distributors until their current subscription concludes, no later than Dec. 31, 2018.
Pricing is now available directly from Brepols, which is offering discounts and free trial periods to institutions in North America throughout the transition period. Contact them directly at for pricing, and for more information, follow the link on their homepage:" 
(Helen Cullyer, Society for Classical Studies)


We would like to let you you know that we have opened up a new section called "Useful Links for Classicists". This is supposed to develop into a compilation of all things available online that will be appreciated by Classics scholars and others.

The first item on the list is Classics Ressources, which offers a comprehensive collection of websites facilitating the study of the Ancient World, ranging from digitalized texts to images and bibliographical databases.

We kindly invite you to make us aware of more websites worth sharing in the comments' section.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017


We would like to let you know that the 10th Celtic Conference in Classics will be held at McGill University and Université de Montréal on July 19-22th 2017.

This year's CCC includes 14 panels on broad topics in Classics:

"Classical Literature and the Fragmentary"
"Consciousness, Conscience in Antiquity"
"Dodona and Prophetics"
"Epic and Elegy"
"Ethnicity and Imperialism"
"Identity in Greek Oratory"
"Landscapes of War"
"Local Effects on Athenian Arkhe"
"New Approaches to Plato"
"New Directions in Roman Military History"
"Popular Classics"
"Spartan Austerity/Herodotus and Sparta"
"Reception of Ancient Drama"
"Return to Philology"

For more information and to register, please follow this link.

Friday, 9 June 2017


This week we would like to draw your attention to a job offer pertaining to the PLATINUM project. Please note that the positions are due to start between 1 September and 1 December 2017 and that the deadline for the submission of applications is 14 July 2017.

"Two postdoc fellows - papyrologists and/or historians highly specialized in papyrology - are being hired within the ERC funded project PLATINUM (ERC-StG n.636983). The aim of PLATINUM is to scrutinize Latin texts on papyrus from several points of view in order to highlight their substantial contribution to our knowledge of innovations in ancient Roman literature, language, history, and society, especially in the multilingual and multicultural contexts of the Eastern part of the Empire between the 1st century B.C. and 8th century A.D. A new corpus of Latin Texts on Papyrus is being produced and published with Oxford University Press.

Calls for applications and instructions to apply:
Brief descriptions (in English)

Informal enquiries: Prof. Maria Chiara Scappaticcio ("