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).

Our next meeting (2016) will be held at Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington, on the weekend of March 19-20th. The 2017 meeting will be at Portland State University, in Portland, Oregon.

CAPN Membership information and dues form

Current CAPN officers:


The website for Feminism and Classics VII in Seattle is now up and running.

St. John's College Graduate Institute

In the summer of 2016, the St. John’s College Graduate Institute in Santa Fe will offer four discussion-focused programs in Islamic Classics, Homeric Greek, Cinema Studies, and Screenwriting. Programs are open to studious adults of any age, with or without advanced degrees. For more information visit:, email:, or call: 505-984-6050.

Summer 2016 dig opportunity

11th season at the Roman-era city of Antiochia ad Cragum in southern Turkey. Field school participants willlearn proper excavation techniques, archaeological survey, principles of field conservation, record keeping, site management, and archaeological surveying. Opportunities for weekend trips to nearby archaeological sites, such as Selinus, Lamos, Perge, Anamur, and Alanya will be arranged.
Two field sessions: Session 1, June 15 – July 14; Session II, July 15 – August 14. Academic credit for archaeological fieldwork (up to six hours) is offered through the University of Nebraska. Email

Society for Classical Studies Awards:

The Society for Classical Studies (SCS) wants teachers of classics to be aware of the following awards that recognize outstanding teaching and scholarly outreach. Detailed instructions for submitting nominations 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