Apply Now | Course Planning Seminars 2015

Apply Now | Course Planning Seminars 2015


Latin Literature from the Neronian Period

Dates: June 6-9, 2015
Consultant: James Ker (University of Pennsylvania)

Greek Literature from the 4th Century BCE

Dates: June 11-14, 2015
Consultant: Hakan Tell (Dartmouth College)


Every June the Sunoikisis faculty gather at the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Washington, D.C.* to develop the upcoming fall semester courses. They hold two 4-day planning seminars, one for the Greek course and another for the Latin course, in order to develop the course syllabi. For the first time, the 2015 courses will emphasize team-teaching. Whenever possible, two or more faculty will collaborate to design each week’s common session topic, reading assignments, and writing prompt. Throughout the planning seminars, faculty will be working with their common session partners to finalize their sections of the course syllabi.

The faculty also invite an expert in the subject area to participate in the seminars and to inform the reading of primary source materials.

*The CHS will provide housing and board. Participants or their sponsoring institutions will be responsible for the costs of travel to and from the CHS. All participants will receive a stipend of $500.


The application deadline is March 1, 2015.

To apply, please visit the seminar webpage.

Participation in each seminar will be limited to twelve faculty members. The seminar will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the following priorities:

  1. Those who will be offering the course for undergraduates at their institutions in the fall of 2015 will receive priority.
  2. Second priority will go to new faculty members, i.e., those who are emerging from graduate programs to take up their first teaching posts.
  3. Those who have never attended a seminar sponsored by Sunoikisis will receive third priority.

The CHS will stream and record the seminars.