Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest

The Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support and promote the study of classical languages and civilization in the Pacific Northwest (see our new Mission Statement). Current members come from the US (Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, California, Colorado, and several other states), Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario). The Association holds an annual two-day meeting, usually in late March, and publishes a Bulletin twice a year (fall and spring).

Our next meeting will be held at Portland State University, on March 24th and 25th 2017; the historian Richard Talbert (UNC Chapel Hill) will give the keynote. The 2018 meeting will be at the University of Puget Sound.

Registration for CAPN 2017: the deadline is February 24th, 2017; no on-site registration. Don't forget to renew your CAPN membership when you register!

CAPN Membership information and dues form (or pay when you register for the conference on the same form)

Current CAPN officers:


Twelfth Annual Northwest Undergraduate Conference on the Ancient World

April 22, 2017 - The Classical Studies Program at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, is hosting a one-day undergraduate conference. We envision this conference as an opportunity for talented undergraduates to present their work, for example a BA thesis or outstanding seminar paper, in a 15-minute talk to an audience of undergraduates and their faculty mentors. Papers are welcome in any area of ancient studies, including language and literature, religion, history, philosophy, and material culture.
A catered buffet breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants, and audio-visual facilities will be available.
ABSTRACT deadline is Tuesday, March 20, 2017.
Interested students should send an abstract of their paper electronically to the conference organizer, Prof. Mary R. Bachvarova ( The abstract should provide the following information: name, email address, name and email of the supporting faculty member, any audio-visual needs (PowerPoint, video, slide projector), title of the talk, and 300-word description of the talk. Conference acceptances will be emailed within a few days after the deadline.
Further information will be posted on the website of the Willamette University Classical Studies Program, or you may contact the conference organizer, Prof. Mary R. Bachvarova.

Roman Archaeology Students and Volunteers:

EXCAVATIONS OF THE BATHS AT ROMAN CARSULAE (ITALY) -June 11 July 22, 2017 - We are accepting applications from students and volunteers to participate in our eleventh season of the excavations of the baths at Roman Carsulae. The application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.No experience is necessary, only an enthusiasm for archaeology and the ability to work hard in rigorous conditions. For further details and to apply, please visit their website.

New Latin Educators Scholarship

The National Latin Exam announces five $2000 scholarships to high school seniors or college undergraduates who desire to teach Latin. Deadline February 15th.

CAPN lecture program

CAPN members are willing to come to schools within the CAPN region to speak on various topics. If you are interested in inviting a lecturer please contact him/her directly. A posting on this list implies that the speaker is willing to lecture to a CAPN area school without expectation of honorarium. It is expected that the host institution will cover the travel and hospitality expenses of the speaker. Some money is available from the CAPN general fund to defray some of these expenses. Please contact Andrew Goldman for this information.

List of currently available lecturers and their topics

Call for nominations for the CAPN Teaching Award
CAPN Membership Directory
Information on CAPN Scholarships
A brief history of CAPN