To members, former members, and potential new members,
The Classical Society of the American Academy in Rome was established in the 1930s to support the School of Classical Studies of the AAR, its programs and activities. To this end, one of our major projects each year is funding two to three scholarships for individuals enrolled in the Classical Summer School of the AAR. In addition, we work to support the AAR Library through monetary gifts and donations.
Membership in the Society is open to all AAR Fellows of the School of Classical Studies and to participants in programs affiliated with the School. These programs include NEH Summer Seminars, the Classical Summer School, the Summer Program in Archaeology, the Summer Program in Roman Pottery Studies, and other past programs of the School.
Annual dues for the Society are currently $25.00. This money supports scholarships for secondary school teachers and graduate students attending the Classical Summer School, and when possible, donations to the Library of the American Academy in Rome.
We are in special need of donations to our scholarship funds at this moment to meet our goals for the 2007 scholarship awards. At present we have a shortfall of about $6,000. Donations to the CSAAR are tax-deductible. ** All dues, plus any amount above that, go directly toward our scholarship funds.
** Note: CSAAR’s recognition as tax-exempt non-profit under 501(3)c is pending but will be complete within the next couple months.
To those members who have already paid dues, we thank you, and ask that you consider making an additional donation to the scholarship fund. Anyone who is not a member, we welcome you and encourage you to help us continue to support the School of Classical Studies, and in particular, our scholarships to the Classical Summer School.
To join CSAAR or to make a donation to the scholarship fund, please send a check made out to "Classical Society of the American Academy in Rome" or "CSAAR", along with your name, address, and other contact information, especially email, to our Secretary-Treasurer:
David P. Kubiak
Department of Classics
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Members will receive the CSAAR newsletter, published annually each December, and are encouraged to join us for our yearly meeting held at the annual joint conference of the American Philological Association and Archaeological Institute of America.
Our website is http://www.csaarome.org/index.html