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 early April, and publishes a Bulletin twice a year (fall and spring).

Minutes of CAPN's 2014 meeting in Vancouver BC are now available. Next year's meeting (2015) will be held at Reed College, in Portland Oregon, March 20-21st. Mark your calendars!
This year's keynote speaker will be Professor Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi of Stanford University, speaking on “Grasping Beauty: Pleasure, Cognition, and the Ancient Viewer.” You'll find the Call for Papers here; the deadline for submission is January 12, 2015.

Please also collect and send in your news for the 2014 CAPN Bulletin; submissions are due October 30, and can be sent to Karen Carr at

CAPN Membership information and dues form

Current CAPN officers:


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