Call for Papers 2018

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States

Call for Papers: 2018 Annual Meeting, October 4-6, 2018

The Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA

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, that consider ways of communicating about ancient Greece and Rome outside of our discipline and profession, and that reflect on the past and present of classical studies in Philadelphia and its environs. We are hoping to include an undergraduate research session featuring presentations based on outstanding term papers, senior theses or other scholarly projects. Our Clack Lecturer will be Emily Greenwood of Yale University, speaking on “What Thucydides Didn’t Write: Adventures on the Frontiers of World Literature and World History.”

All submitters and all Program participants must be current members of CAAS. Participants in the 2018 Annual Meeting must be members when they submit proposals and must renew their memberships for 2018-2019 (The membership year is September 1-August 31).

All abstracts and proposals must be submitted electronically here

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 be uploaded as a single PDF (.pdf) or Word 97-2003 (.doc) file of no more than 700 words that includes must include:

◾ 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).

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 for panel is March 6, 2018.

Individual Submissions

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

◾ clearly indicated 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.

◾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).

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 to one another.

The deadline for individual submissions is March 6, 2018

All abstracts and proposals must be submitted electronically here

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

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