MEAMS Undergraduate Translation Contest
The Department of Middle Eastern and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (MEAMS) is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 translation contest for students studying Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Ancient Greek, and Latin.
Undergraduate students in all departments and programs across Binghamton University are invited to submit literary English translations of texts from Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Ancient Greek, or Latin (either Classical or Medieval). Student contestants must choose their text in consultation with a member of the MEAMS faculty (see faculty contacts listed by language below). This contest aims to highlight the work of students who are interested in the process of translation from one language to another as a process that is both creative and intellectually meaningful.
All submitted translations must be the original work product of the student contestants. Students entering the contest should declare which language they propose to translate and make a single submission in that category. Submitted translations will be evaluated by MEAMS faculty members who will not only look for accuracy and idiom but also style. Previous recipients of the award are ineligible to reenter the contest.
Three awards of $250 each for Arabic, Greek, and Latin. Contest winners will be announced during the MEAMS end-of-year student recognition ceremony in May 2023.
Applicants must choose their text in consultation with the appropriate MEAMS faculty member below.
- Ancient Greek - Prof. Andrew Scholtz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Latin - Dr. Jeffrey Becker (email@example.com)
- Arabic - Prof. Omid Ghaemmaghami (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Prof. Mary Youssef (email@example.com)
- Contestants must choose their text in consultation with a member of the MEAMS faculty by February 28, 2023.
- Translations must be submitted by April 30, 2023.
How to submit your translation
Submit your translation electronically, preferably via Google Documents, to both Prof. Omid Ghaemmaghami (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Jeffrey Becker (email@example.com) by the deadline (April 30, 2023).