Call for Papers: 2016 Annual Fall Meeting, October 20-22


The Classical Association of the Atlantic States

Call for Papers: 2016 Annual Fall Meeting, October 20-22

The Heldrich Conference Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey

We invite individual and group proposals on all aspects of the Classical World and Classical reception, and on new strategies and resources for improved teaching. Especially welcome are presentations which aim at maximum audience participation and integrate the interests of K-12 and college faculty, and which consider ways of communicating about ancient Greece and Rome outside of our discipline and profession. We are hoping to include an undergraduate research session featuring presentations based on outstanding term papers, senior theses, or other scholarly projects.

All submitters and all Program participants must be current members of CAAS. Participants in the 2016 Annual Fall Meeting must be members when they submit proposals and must renew their memberships for 2016-2017 (The membership year is September 1-August 31).

All abstracts and proposals must be submitted electronically here

Panels and Workshops

Panels and Workshops may be 1 ½ or 2 hours in length, depending on the number of presenters. Submissions of abstracts must be uploaded as a single PDF (.pdf) or Word 97-2003 (.doc) file of no more than 700 words which must include:

◾ a description of the proposed Panel or Workshop and, if appropriate, brief abstracts of the individual presentations. The description and individual abstracts (if any) should be accompanied by a bibliography of up to ten items (not included in the word limit) which are appropriate to the Panel/Workshop. The proposal should clearly indicate the thesis and original contribution made by the Panel or Workshop and should situate this contribution in a larger scholarly context (for more information, see “Writing an Abstract for Professional Presentation”). The proposal must be anonymous. The names of the organizer and presenters should not appear anywhere in this file except when citing a publication by the organizer or presenters.

◾Title of the session and titles of each individual presentation (if appropriate).

◾specific audio-visual needs for the session (please note that CAAS cannot provide laptops or a VCR/DVD player with monitor. All videos must be projected from a laptop).

On a separate page, include the names of the individual presenters on the Panel or Workshop as additional authors, adding authors as necessary, with appropriate contact information.

Deadline for Panels and Workshops: the submission date is March 6, 2016. No substantive changes (e.g. additional speakers) will be allowed after this date.

Individual Submissions

Individual papers must be no more than 15 minutes in length. Submissions of abstracts must be a single PDF (.pdf) Word 97-2003 (.doc) file of no more than 300 words which includes:

◾ clearly indicated thesis and original contributions made by your presentation which situates this contribution in a larger scholarly context (for more information, see “Writing an Abstract for Professional Presentation”). This abstract should be accompanied, if appropriate to the paper topic, by a bibliography of up to five items (not included in the word limit) and by a statement of how audiovisual aids will be used (not included in the word limit). The abstract must be anonymous. The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the file except when citing a publication by the author.

◾specific audio-visual needs for your presentation (please note that CAAS cannot provide laptops or a VCR/DVD player with monitor. All videos must be projected from a laptop).

If you are an undergraduate, please indicate this by adding “undergraduate” at the end of the title, so that undergraduate submissions can be read separately, and in relation toone another.

The deadline for individual submissions of abstracts is March 6, 2016.

All abstracts and proposals must be submitted electronically here

For further information, please contact CAAS Program Coordinator Judith P. Hallett( Please contact Webmaster Jana Soska ( ifyou experience difficulties with the online forms.

Position Available: Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies


Deadline: March 1

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks an established scholar with extensive experience in Greece for the position of the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies. The Mellon Professor organizes and conducts the academic program of the School in collaboration with the Director and the Assistant Director and must be able to provide a graduate-level introduction to the sites, monuments, museums and topography of Greece as well as advise students of the School in their research. In addition, as one of the officers of the School, the Mellon Professor participates in the operations of the School.

See more information here


NLTRW 2016

National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week is fast approaching.   We need more teachers ready to take up the charge, as we know from the article which Ronnie Ancona and Kathleen Durkin wrote for Amphora  NLTRW traditionally is the first week in March, but you can take any day or week to talk to your students about becoming a Latin teacher.  There are many resources to be found here,, including a mini-grant application.  Grants of up to $200 can be requested every other year by a program and can be put toward receptions, speakers, giveaways, and more.  It would be especially wonderful to see more K-12 teachers taking advantage of the funding opportunities available.

Greco-Roman Catalunya

On behalf of the Vergilian Society CAAS’s own Dr. Raymond Capra will be a leading a tour of Greco-Roman Catalunya this summer, June 29th to July 9th 2016.

This trip will visit Catalunya, Spain to explore the development and interaction of three distinct cultures, Iberians, Greeks and Romans. Iberia became part of the greater Mediterranean world with the arrival of the first Phoenician traders who come to south in the late ninth/ early eighth century BCE. The first Greek traders were there by the middle of the eighth century. In the early sixth Greeks founded a small city on the northeastern shore of the peninsula, always called by the name which connotes it mercantile origin, Emporion. In the late third century BCE this city becomes the entry point for the Roman conquest of the Peninsula at the onset of the second Punic War.

Inter Versiculos Latin Poetry Workshop

The University of Michigan and The American University of  Rome are pleased to announce Inter Versiculos, a week-long workshop in Latin verse composition to be held in  Trapani, Sicily July 9 – 16, 2016. The workshop will be led by Dr. David  Money, of Cambridge University. For details:

For this workshop, we seek to assemble an international  group of Latinists including undergraduate and graduate students, teachers of  Latin at the secondary, collegiate and graduate level, as well as interested  amateurs. As the website states: “Open to anyone Latin poetry curious.”

For additional information, please contact:

Gina Soter, PhD

Head of Latin Program at the Residential College and Lecturer IV in the Department of Classical Studies

The University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI


For the 17th year running, the Department of Classics at UCC offers an intensive

8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. The courses are primarily aimed at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire a knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose schools would like to reintroduce Latin and Greek into their curriculum. Undergraduate students are more than welcome to apply as well.

The basic grammar will be covered in the first 6 weeks and a further 2 weeks will be spent reading original texts.


The tuition fee (including text books) for the 8-week course is €1900.


For further information and an application form see our website:

or contact the Director of the Summer School: Ms.Vicky Janssens, Department of Classics, University College Cork, Ireland, tel.: +353 21 4903618/2359, fax: +353 21 4903277, email:

In Memoriam Norma Wynick Goldman: PCS Classical World Fashion & Design

Funded by a generous Program Grant from The Classical Association of the Atlantic States, the Philadelphia Classical Society, in partnership with Bryn Mawr College, will host the fourth Classical World Fashion & Design Show dedicated to the memory of Norma Wynick Goldman on Friday evening, December 18th.

Professor Goldman was best known by students for her wonderful text, Latin Via Ovid, in which she brought to life the intriguing stories of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In addition, Professor Goldman, during her prodigious career, had amassed a sizeable and impressive collection of costumes based on antiquity.

In 2003, Dr. Goldman founded The Society of Active Retirees [SOAR] who have meaningfully contributed to the event each year.

At the 2012 inaugural show, Professor Michele Ronnick of Wayne State University paid tribute and homage to Dr. Goldman, followed by Dr. Henry Bender who collaborated with Professor Goldman at The American Academy in Rome and, in sequence, attested to the life and accomplishments of the eminent Dr. Rudolph Masciantonio for whom an annual PCS scholarship is named.

To participate in the show, students are encouraged to design and assemble costumes, or individual pieces, based loosely on an ancient Greek or Roman artifact. At the show, students will offer a brief description of the artifact and model or display the costume, as a way of connecting the material culture of antiquity to the languages studied.

It costs only $5 to participate or attend this family event.  The money raised will contribute to a scholarship to honor Dr. Rudolph Masciantonio, who introduced Latin as a FLES program in the Philadelphia School District in the early 70’s.

The scholarship recipient will be a 2016 graduate in good standing from Boys Latin Charter School in Philadelphia, who will major or minor in the Classics.  This event will be held in Bryn Mawr’s Thomas Great Hall which will be decorated according to a Saturnalia theme.

Doors open in Thomas Great Hall at 7 pm, followed by light refreshments provided by Arrowroot Natural Foods of Bryn Mawr and Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza in Wayne.  To register, or to contribute toward the scholarship, contact Magistra Mary Brown [], or visit the Philadelphia Classical Society website for more information [].