CAPN

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 the University of Puget Sound, on March 9-10, 2018. The keynote speaker will be Professor Joy Connolly, Provost of the Graduate Center, CUNY. The 2019 meeting will be at Gonzaga University in Spokane.

Current CAPN officers:

Announcements

Call for Papers:

We invite papers on any aspect of the ancient Mediterranean world, including Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Ancient Near East. We especially seek those that are likely to be of broad interest and seek to make connections among different elements of the ancient world. Such connections may cross traditional disciplinary boundaries (such as archaeology, drama, history, literature, and philosophy) or geographical boundaries (e.g., looking at intersections between Greek society and Roman society) or even temporal boundaries (including receptions of Mediterranean antiquity in later places and times).
We also welcome pedagogical papers, especially those that address the instruction of Latin and Greek at the primary, secondary, and university levels. Teachers and students of Classics at any level of instruction (K-12, college, or university) are encouraged to submit abstracts.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to capn2018@pugetsound.edu. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length. The deadline for submission is January 14, 2018. All abstracts will be judged anonymously by committee. You will receive a response no later than February 1, 2018.

Proposals for Round Tables:

We invite members to suggest topics for round tables, which will be part of an extended lunch period. Topics might include: challenges and opportunities in teaching Greek and Latin in the current educational climate; discussion about recent department/program closures and how we might respond; or labor issues and concerns for faculty in the PacNW. Please submit round table proposals of no more than 150 words to capn2018@pugetsound.edu by January 14, 2018.

Fully online MA in Latin from Kent State University

The Classics faculty of the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio are happy to announce that the Master of Arts program in Latin Literature has recently become a fully online, asynchronous program, which will make it available to students anywhere who wish to earn an advanced degree in Latin. The goal of the program is to give students graduate level training in the Latin language, as well other relevant fields such as literature, culture, archaeology and history.

AAH Call for papers

The Association for Ancient Historians will hold its Annual Meeting at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia on April 19-21, 2018. Call for papers here; deadline is December 4th.

2018 Field School at the Roman-era city of Antiochia ad Cragum

It's on the south Turkish coast. This coming season we will be excavating two well preserved baths, the civic Bouleuterion, and a late Roman church complex. The dates for the four-week field school will occur from July 1 to 28.
Participants should arrive for orientation on July 1; we request that they spend a minimum of three weeks. Participants will learn about archaeological methods, including surveying, as well as conservation techniques. In 2018 there will be a special focus on tomb excavation and osteological analysis. In addition to excavation, there will be weekend excursions to nearby sites and museums, including Perge, Aspendos, Side, Antalya Museum, Selinus, Alanya Museum, Syedra, Lamos, and Anemurium. Undergraduate and graduate credit is available through the University of Nebraska as a field course (no out-of-state tuition); up to six credit hours are available. See the flyer here.

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