Tuesday, February 23, 2010

APA Awards

Now available: full information on the 2009 winners and calls for nominations for 2010, including the new President's Award

Friday, February 19, 2010

New APA Newsletter

The October-December 2009 APA Newsletter is now available as a pdf and in html

Instructions for Submission of Proposals for 2011 and 2012 Annual Meetings

It is now possible for members to submit proposals and reports for review by the APA Program Committee at its April meeting. By action of the APA Board of Directors, all submissions listed below must be made electronically through the web site of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and are due no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, March 12. Instructions for the submission of individual abstracts (which will be due in May) will be posted in April. The submissions now being accepted are

A. Proposals for an At Large Panel, Committee Panel, Seminar, or Workshop

B. Proposals for a Roundtable Discussion Session

C. Reports on Sessions Organized by a Previously Chartered Affiliated Group or Organizer-Refereed Panel

D. Application for a New Organizer-Refereed Panel or a New or Renewed Affiliated Group Charter

See the Program Guide at


This document contains much of the information that used to appear in the Program Guide insert (yellow pages) of the October Newsletter. Please examine the General Requirements section of this document closely before beginning the submission process. Note in particular that members wishing to make a submission

  • must obtain a free account from SSRN,
  • must be in good standing (i.e., have APA dues paid through 2010),
  • and must have a working password for the members only section of the APA web site.

The paragraphs entitled "SSRN Registration" and "APA Membership" of the Program Guide explain how to register with SSRN and resolve membership or web site access problems and give contact information for SSRN and Johns Hopkins University Press staff who can assist with these tasks.

We are very pleased to offer this online submission facility this year and welcome suggestions for improvement next year.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Classicists with backgrounds in musical performance and the history of music

The APA Division of Outreach and the APA Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance are creating a list of classicists with backgrounds in musical performance and the history of music.

We are especially eager to identify colleagues who would be willing to share their knowledge of both music and classical antiquity with individuals writing or performing works that are set in the ancient Greco-Roman world, draw on ancient Greek and Latin literary texts, or feature classical figures and themes.

If you would be willing to lend your expertise to this project, particularly by responding to queries from denizens of the musical world, please send a brief (200-300 word) biography describing your credentials" and interests in both classics and music to Judith P. Hallett, jeph@umd.edu. The deadline for inclusion in the initial list is February 28, but it will be updated regularly.