Can't get enough of the ancient world? These organizations provide more information and support students and faculty.
MEMBER INSTITUTIONS | OTHER PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS | DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
The Department of Classical Studies of Loyola University Chicago is a member instititution of the following organizations:
- Society for Classical Studies: the umbrella professional organization for North American classicists.
- Classical Association of the Middle West and South: an organization of university, college, secondary and elementary teachers of Latin, Greek and all other studies which focus on the world of classical antiquity.
- The Illinois Classical Conference: focuses on classics teaching in Illinois at both the collegiate and pre-collegiate level.
- The American School of Classical Studies at Athens: the oldest and largest U.S. overseas research center. A consortium of nearly 200 affiliated North American colleges and universities, the School provides graduate students and scholars a base for the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture, from antiquity to the present day.
Other Professional Organizations
- Archaeological Institute of America: the oldest and largest archaeological association in North America, for both professionals and interested non-specialists, including New World as well as Classical archaeology. You can participate more directly through the local Chicago society.
- American Classical League: professional and non-professional association of persons committed to preserving and advancing awareness of the classical tradition of Greece and Rome. This organization is especially useful for people who want to work in the undersupplied field of high-school Latin teachers.
- National Junior Classical League: an organization of middle school and high school students - the largest Classical association in the world - sponsored by the American Classical League. Its purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome.
- Association of Ancient Historians: professional organization for college and university professors of ancient history.
- ASOR: The mission of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) is to initiate, encourage, and support research into, and public understanding of, the history and cultures of the Near East and wider Mediterranean world, from the earliest times.
Diversity and Inclusion
- Women's Classical Caucus: Founded in 1972, the WCC fosters feminist and gender-informed perspectives and strives to advance the goals of equality and diversity within the profession of Classics.
- Lambda Classical Caucus: Founded in 1989, the LCC is a coalition of queer Classicists and their friends and supporters. Membership is free for students, retirees, and the un(der)employed.
- Multiculturalism, Race & Ethnicity in Classics Consortium: Founded in 2016, MRECC raises awareness and supports the study of multiculturalism, race, and ethnicity in classics and classical archaeology at all levels. Membership is free.
- The Mountaintop Coalition: Founded in 2018, this coalition is composed of students and scholars of the ancient Mediterranean world and its reception (broadly defined). Anyone who might be considered a member of a racial or ethnic group traditionally underrepresented in the field of Classical Studies is welcome to join, and membership is free.
- The Asian and Asian American Classical Caucus: Founded in 2019, the AAACC fosters the interests of students and scholars of classical antiquity who identify as Asian and Asian American by (1) promoting scholarship that explores issues of classical reception in Asian and Asian American culture and (2) striving to bring together the vibrant community of Asian and Asian American classicists. Learn more from Stephanie Wong, AAACC Outreach Coordinator and Loyola Classics alum, "The Life of the Oriental Mind: Introducing the Asian and Asian American Classical Caucus"
- Classics and Social Justice: The purpose of the group is to bring together those scholars in the field who are working in various ways on social justice, using Classics. This work is a form of outreach that brings Classics out of the academy and returns it to the least privileged in our society.
- CripAntiquity: This organization aims to support and promote ND (neurodiverse) and disabled teachers and students, primarily through activism within ancient history, ancient religions, Assyriology, classics, early Christianity, Egyptology, Judaic studies, late antiquity, medieval studies, Mediterranean archeology and art history, Near Eastern studies, and reception studies.
- Lupercal: Founded in 2018, this is a Latin reading group for women that is dedicated to fostering community, practicing spoken Latin, and celebrating herstory. It works to close the gendered gap in Latinitas, and provide a space for women and non-binary Latinists to learn from each other.
- Hesperides: This international scholarly organization highlighting Greco-Roman engagements throughout the Luso-Hispanic world.
For more organizations and information, see the Community page of the Lambda Classical Caucus.
Last updated 8 April 2022