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 early April, and publishes a Bulletin twice a year (fall and spring).
CAPN's next meeting will be held in Vancouver BC, in cooperation with CACW, on March 14-15 2014. Here's the registration information. Don't forget to renew your CAPN membership too!
Current CAPN officers:
2013-2014 Rome Prize competition. The American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities. For one hundred years the Academy's eleven acre center in Rome has provided an inspiring environment for those who practice the fine and liberal arts. The Rome Prize is awarded annually to about thirty candidates, each selected by a jury of distinguished peers through a national competition. The winners are invited to Rome to pursue their work for periods ranging from six months to two years. They are provided with stipends, residential accommodation, meals, private studies or studios, and most important, an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation.
Application Deadline: 1 NOVEMBER 2013 To apply visit AAROME.ORG
An exciting exhibition of ancient Near Eastern art will be opening at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem Oregon on Aug. 31 and continuing through Dec. 22. "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections" represents a phenomenal opportunity to see 64 masterpieces of ancient Near Eastern art that were created thousands of years ago in the Fertile Crescent.
Visitors will find exquisite pieces created between 6000 BCE – 500 BCE. Drawn from over 20 distinguished collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Brooklyn Museum, "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth" explores the stories of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites, Phoenicians, Canaanites, Israelites and Persians.
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.