The call for papers for the 2013 Annual Meeting has been closed.
Click here to read a new article in the New York Times: Back to School, but for the Degree, Not Just the Fun.
Spoken Latin Weekend Workshop
June 26-28, 2013
University at Buffalo, SUNY
The University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB) Department of Classics will host its fifth annual three-day spoken Latin workshop from June 26-28, 2013.
The Conventiculum Buffaloniense offers an integrated, immersive experience in which participants practice speaking on a set of topics, then apply these skills through creative and engaging activities. The workshop welcomes anyone with the equivalent of two years or more of college Latin. Participants need not have any previous experience speaking Latin, though the workshop is also suitable for those with some speaking experience who want to improve their skills. Continue reading
The Daily News reports that Brooklyn Latin has been named as #21 in the nation and #1 in New York, according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s high school rankings, released on April 23, 2014. The school sends 100% of its graduates on to college, and all students at the school take four years of Latin.
As pointed out by CAAS Archivist Jerry Heverly, who brought this item to our attention, what the article fails to mention is that two-thirds of the students live below the federal poverty line, and the majority are Hispanic or African-American. More proof of the power of Latin!
NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies is planning the Rose-Marie Lewent Memorial Lecture for April 3, 2013. Professor Alessandro Barchiesi (University of Siena at Arezzo and Stanford University) will speak on the topic: Vergil’s Aeneid and the Destiny of Italy. The event is co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Ancient Studies, the Office of the Dean for Humanities, and the Department of Classics. For more details click here.
CAAS is pleased to announce the speaker for the 2013 Clack Lecture: Edith Hall presenting her talk, “The Greeks and the Sea.”
Hunter College of the City University of New York is announcing opportunities for classics students this summer:
C.A.N.E. Summer Institute 2013
July 15-20, 2013
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
America’s Founding Fathers and the Classics of Greece and Rome
The organizers of the 2013 C.A.N.E. Summer Institute invite you to join us this summer as we celebrate the role of the Greek and Roman Classics – literature, history, art, and architecture – in the formation of our own national traditions. Whether you are a middle school, high school or college teacher of Latin and/or Greek, English, History, or other related disciplines, an undergraduate or graduate student, or a devoted lifelong learner, you will enjoy an enriching educational experience that includes a wide variety of mini-courses, lectures, workshops, and special events while also offering ample opportunity for collegial interaction between participants. Special attention will be focused on the literature (both prose and poetry), art, architecture, and other aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity that strongly influenced America’s Founding Fathers, as well as on the Classical authors and works most commonly read in our nation’s schools and colleges in the formative years of the 18th century, many of which are still taught regularly today.
A direct link to the CSI section on the CANE website is included here: http://caneweb.org/CANEwp/?
From that page you can also reach the registration brochure, and more detailed information on course readings, etc. will be added there in the coming weeks.
Feel free to e-mail CSI 2013 Director Jeri DeBrohun directly (Jeri_DeBrohun@brown.edu) with questions or for more information.
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 promotelatin.org and click on the NLTRW link.
APA VP for Education
New event posted: Aquila Theatre’s special, limited engagement NYC production of Herakles on March 27-30. Check the CAAS event calendar for more details.