2015 Annual Meeting


The 2015 CAAS Annual Meeting will be held at the Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington, DE on October 8-10, 2015. More details and the call for papers will be announced shortly.

2015 Call for Papers

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States
Call for Papers: 2015 Annual Meeting, October 8-10, 2015
Hotel DuPont, Wilmington, Delaware

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 that aim at maximum audience participation and integrate the concerns of K-12 and college faculty, and that 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 2015 Annual Meeting must be members when they submit proposals and must renew their memberships for 2015-2016 (The membership year is September 1-August 31).

All abstracts and proposals must be submitted electronically using the forms listed on this page.

Panels and Workshops

Panel/Workshop submissions: panels or workshops may be 1 ½ or 2 hours in length, depending on the number of presenters. Submissions must include:

  • a single Word 97-2003 (.doc or .rtf or .txt—NOT .docx) file of no more than 700 words that includes a description of the proposed panel or workshops and, if appropriate, brief abstracts of the individual presentations. The description and individual abstracts (if any) should be accompanied by, and appropriate to, the panel/workshop topic, by a bibliography of up to ten items (not included in the word limit). The proposal should clearly indicate the thesis and original contribution made by the panel or workshop and 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, a live internet connection, or a VCR/DVD player with monitor. All videos must be projected from a laptop).
  • on an information sheet, to be submitted as an additional file separate from that describing the panel/workshop proposal, complete contact information for the panel organizer, including institution, postal address, phone number and email address; institutions and emails addresses for all presenters. This information should appear on the information page only, and not the document describing the panel/workshop.

NEW EARLY DEADLINE FOR PANELS AND WORKSHOPS: The deadline for panel/workshop submissions is Monday, March 16, 2015. No substantive changes (e.g. additional speakers) will be allowed after this date.

The Program Coordinator, or a deputy who is not a member of the program committee, will review panel/workshop submissions to ensure adherence to the above specifications. If a proposal is incomplete, the organizer will be asked to revise it and to resubmit the proposal for assessment by Monday, April 6, 2015.

Submit Panel and Workshop Proposals Here: <http://www.caas-cw.org/forms/panelform.php>

Individual Submissions

individual papers must be no more than 15 minutes in length. Submissions must include:

  • a single Word 97-2003 (.doc or .rtf or .tst—NOT docx) file of no more than 300 words that clearly indicates the thesis and original contributions made by your presentation and situations 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.
  • an information sheet, to be submitted as an additional file separate from that of your abstract, the  title of your presentation and complete contact information for yourself, including institutional affiliation, postal address, phone number and email address.
  • if you are an undergraduate, please indicate this, so that undergraduate submissions can be read separately, and in relation to one another.
  • specific audio-visual needs for your presentation (please note that CAAS cannot provide laptops, a live internet connection, or a VR/DVD player with monitor: all videos must be projected from a laptop).

The deadline for individual submissions is Monday, April 6, 2015.

Submit individual proposals here:<http://www.caas-cw.org/forms/paperform.php>

For further information, please contact CAAS Program Coordinator Judith P Hallett (jeph@umd.edu). Please contact Webmaster Jana Soska (webmaster@caas-cw.org) if you experience difficulties with the online forms.

Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team: Current Exhibit at Wilmington’s Grand Opera House

“Treasures of inestimable value are being exhibited outside of Italy for the first time.”  Mosaics, statues, jewelry, a fresco, and ceramics are among the 120 Etrusco-Greco-Roman art masterpieces recovered by Guardia di Finanza, Italy’s Art Recovery Team, from unscrupulous art traffickers.

In this boutique exhibit exquisitely installed on a top floor of Wilmington’s historic Grand Opera House, visitors will discover true stories documenting the recovery of numerous ancient artifacts.

In the last 100 years, Italy’s A.R.T. has recovered almost one million stolen Italian artifacts from all over the world.  The tales of recovery are more captivating than fiction.

Italian curator Emiliano Guerra, assisted by University of Delaware graduate and polyglot Alexandra Thomas, has overseen a fascinating and informative installation equipped with computer monitors which reveal the recovery missions of several pieces.

The exhibit, under the auspices of Guardia di Finanza, Nucleo Polizio Tributaria Roma, and Gruppo Tutela Patrimonio Archeologico, extends to December 21, 2014.

The Grand Opera House is located at 818 North Market Street in the culturally-rich section of Wilmington, merely a block-and-a-half walk from the handsome Hotel DuPont and its legendary dining rooms and inimitable menus.

For ticket prices, additional information, and exhibition hours, contact International Council of Delaware Director John Pastor, jpastor@icdelaware.org, or call 800.37.GRAND.

The Philadelphia Classical Society’s Norma Goldman Classical World Fashion and Design Show at Bryn Mawr College on December 19th

On December 19, Latin students from the Philadelphia Main Line and Metropolitan Philadelphia are invited to participate in the annual Classical World Fashion and Design Show to be held at Bryn Mawr College in the Thomas Great Hall.

Under the protective gaze of the Pheidias-based 1906 statue of Athena Lemnia, for this special occasion, students will “costume” themselves or present jewelry or armor loosely based on an ancient artifact, relief, coin, or frieze in order to blend material culture with philology.

The fashion and design show, sponsored by the Philadelphia Classical Society, is dedicated in memoriam to Professor Norma Goldman of Wayne State University who championed the production of various ancient costumes as a way to understand an important aspect of ancient Roman life.

All proceeds from the fashion and design show will benefit a scholarship award for a 2015 graduate of Boys Latin in Philadelphia in honor of Dr. Rudolph Masciantonio who was in the vanguard of introducing Classical Latin to non-traditional students in the Philadelphia School District in the 1970’s.

Bryn Mawr’s Thomas Great Hall will be festooned for the Saturnalia and the December 19th Opalia as backdrop to the convivium and processional of students in costume, transported to the ancient festival atmosphere.

For information, or to register, contact PCS President Mary Brown, mbrown@vfmac.edu

The Philadelphia Classical Society, est. 1924, Announces the Fall 2014 Professional Day

On Saturday, November 22, The Philadelphia Classical Society will sponsor the 2014 Fall Professional Day to be held at The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  Doors open at 9 am, with refreshments provided by Whole Foods of Wynnewood.

Initial activities include:  Libri Nullo Pretio Classici (Book Give-Away from individual teachers); an information table presenting Eta Sigma Phi’s Zeta Beta Chapter of Temple University; and a book-signing by Christine Meyer, author of Latin Synonyms for Language Lovers, issued by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers.

At 9:45 am, the PCS Business Meeting will consist of: Treasury Report; Update on the Rudy Masciantonio Scholarship Award to a senior at Boys Latin & the Norma Goldman Classical World Fashion & Design Show; PCS February Contest Dates and Announcements; Introduction of Valentina DeNardis, the new PCS webmaster; and Expression of thanks to Ed Sacks for manning the website for so many years.

The schedule of the day follows:

10 am    Power and Perception: Classical Reception in the American Revolution, Carlos Cardozo, Saint Joseph’s University, Class of 2015

10:20 am    The Influence of Roman Law in the Americas, Kristian Zannis, Saint Joseph’s University, Class of 2015

10:40 am    Polysemy to Advantage: Using Visual Thinking Strategies to Re-View Ara Pacis Augustae, Mary Brown, Valley Forge Military Academy

11 am    Refreshments & Coffee Break

11:20 am    An Introduction to the American Classical League’s Excellence Through Classics Committee, Krystal Kubichek, Vice-Chair of ETC

11:40 am    Applications for Latin Synonyms For Language Lovers: A Select Thesaurus, Christine Meyer (Author), Downingtown West High School

12 Noon    Tactility and Technology in the Latin Classroom, Traci Dougherty, Souderton High School

12:30 pm     Lunch Catered by The Black Cat Café, Devon

1 pm    Travels Through Greco-Roman Antiquity: Exploring Layers of the Past in a Digital Humanities Project, Valentina DeNardis, Villanova University

At 2:00 pm, the PCS Fall Professional Day will conclude with announcements and the distribution of the rules and handbook of the PCS Contest Week, February 16-21.

For Information, contact Mary Brown, mbrown@vfmac.edu

Nota Bene: Registration forms are available at The Philadelphia Classical Society website [philadelphiaclassicalsociety.org].

2015 Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome is now accepting applications for the 2015 Rome Prize competition.

Each year, through a national juried competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to emerging and established artists and scholars working in the following categories:

  • Ancient Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Modern Italian Studies
  • Design (includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields)
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • Landscape Architecture (includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography)
  • Musical Composition
  • Visual Arts (includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film/video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual arts fields)

Rome Prize winners live and work at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome and receive a stipend, room and board, and a study or studio. Stipends for six-month fellowships are $16,000 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $28,000.

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2014 (extended deadline 15 November).
For more information and to apply, please visit the Academy website at www.aarome.org/romeprize

WarStories Conference at NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies

The Rose-Marie Lewent Conference 2014, organized by NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies, will he held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (Veterans Day).  The conference is entitled, “WarStories.”  The event is co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Ancient Studies, the Aquila Theatre, the Society for Artistic Veterans, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Science, and is free and open to the public.


The evening will include an opening address by Kwame Anthony Appiah, NYU Professor of Philosophy and Law, and staged readings based on Sophocles’ Philoctetes; the full program may be viewed here: http://ancientstudies.fas.nyu.edu/object/Lewent_Conference_WarStories.html

SCS Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level

The Society for Classical Studies has extended the deadline for Precollegiate Teaching Award Nominations to Friday, November 7, 2014.  Instructions for submitting nominations appear here.

The Joint Committee on the Classics in American Education invites nominations for the 2014 SCS Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level. Thanks to a very generous gift to the Society’s Gatekeeper to Gateway Campaign for the Future of Classics from Daniel and Joanna Rose, the amounts to be awarded have been increased substantially.  Up to two winners will receive a certificate of award and a cash prize of $500.  In addition, each winner’s institution will receive $200 to purchase educational resources selected by the winner.  The winners will be announced at both the SCS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA in January 2015 and the ACL Institute in June 2015, and winners may select the meeting at which they wish to receive the award.


Eligibility is open to teachers, full- or part-time, of grades K-12 in schools in the United States and Canada who at the time of the application teach at least one class of Latin, Greek, or classics at the K-12 level. Membership in the SCS is not required.  Nominations may be made by a colleague, administrator, or former student, who is thoroughly familiar with the teacher’s work



Immediate Need for a Latin Teacher in NJ

Northern Highlands is a high performing high school in Allendale, New Jersey, 07401. We have an immediate opening for a 4/5 Latin teacher which resulted from the last minute resignation of our incumbent. The position includes health benefits, dental and 80% of whatever salary the successful candidate would qualify for. A candidate with  a B.A and no prior experience would most likely be hired at $55,000 as a base. The 4/5 salary would be approximately 43,000. This is a tenure track position

The courses are four in number: Latin I-IV with a total enrollment of 43 students. The classes are all scheduled for the late morning/afternoon. The workday would begin at 10:30 A.M and conclude at 2:36. If you are interested please respond to this email as soon as possible.

Our web site: http://www.northernhighlands.org/domain/10

The icons near the top of the screen include “District” when you hover on it a drop down menu will appear. It has a link to the employment opportunities menu and substitute teacher certification. Completion of the Applitrack employment forms is an important step in furthering the employment process.

Mr. Robert Petrosino

Supervisor of World Languages and Social Studies

Northern Highlands Regional H.S

201 327 8700 ext 258