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).

CAPN's next meeting will be held in Eugene, at the University of Oregon, on the weekend of March 15-16th, 2013. The 2014 meeting will be in Vancouver BC, in cooperation with CACW. Information will be posted as it becomes available.

CAPN Membership information and dues form

Current CAPN officers:


K-8 Latin teacher needed!

There's an opening at Greensboro Academy in Greensboro, NC for a full time Latin teacher in a K-8 setting. They would appreciate your passing this on to anyone you think may be interested.

National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week

National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week asks as many educators as possible across the nation (and beyond!) to find one day to talk to their students about becoming secondary Latin teachers. NLTRW was created to address the Latin teacher shortage that we are facing in this country. The demand for Latin continues to grow, in great measure due to our own best efforts to raise awareness about the importance and richness of the study of Latin. Now that we have created the demand, it is time to create the teachers.

NLTRW is scheduled for the first full week in March, but if you cannot speak to your students that week due to testing or holidays or whatever, just pick another day of another week. The most important thing is to talk to your students about becoming teachers. For more information, including ideas, free posters to download, and funding opportunities, point your browser to and click on the NLTRW link.

2011 Member News is now available.

CACW 2012 Conference: The program, schedule and abstracts for the CACW 2012 conference, "Visualizing Antiquity", to be held at the Laurel Point Inn in Victoria, B.C. March 16-17, 2012, are now available on the conference website. The keynote speaker is Dr. Elio lo Cascio (University of Rome). Information on accommodation and registration is also available through the website. We hope to see you all in March.

An NEH Summer Institute for College and University Faculty, "Roman Comedy in Performance," will be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina from June 24th through July 20th, 2012.
Co-directed by Professors Sharon L. James (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Timothy J. Moore (University of Texas at Austin), the NEH Summer Institute will give NEH Summer Scholars (twenty-two university or college faculty members and three graduate students) the opportunity to learn about the performance practice and social significance of Roman Comedy from leading experts in the field and to practice scholarship through performance, producing their own performances of scenes from the plays of Plautus and Terence.
No previous theatrical experience is required. Participants will receive a stipend of $3,300. Applications are due by March 1, 2012. More information here.

Vergilian Society tours especially for AP Latin teachers- updated for 2012!

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