Classics@, edited by a team working for the Center for Hellenic Studies and headed by Gregory Nagy and James O'Donnell, is designed to bring contemporary classical scholarship to a wide audience on the World Wide Web. Each issue will be dedicated to its own topic, often with guest editors, for an in-depth exploration of important current problems in the field of Classics. We hope that Classics@ will appeal not only to professional classicists, but also to the intellectually curious who are willing to enter the conversation in our discipline. We hope that they find that classical scholarship engages issues of great significance to a wide range of cultural and scholarly concerns and does so in a rigorous and challenging way.
This section of the Classics@ site is devoted to new and developing scholarship. It allows for a “pre-publication”: a way for scholars at any stage of career to share their research even before it goes through a formal publication process. The purpose of pre-publication is twofold: one, to get new ideas and work available to the public in a timely way, and two, to have a forum for a wider range of feedback that will in turn aid in the formal peer review process. With that second purpose in mind, we hope to expand this section in the near future to include discussion boards for dialogue between authors and readers. In the meantime, feedback and submissions for First Drafts@Classics@ should be sent to the CHS Executive Editors: Casey Dué (email@example.com) and Mary Ebbott (firstname.lastname@example.org).