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 beyond our discipline
and profession, and that reflect on the past and present of classical studies in
Philadelphia and its environs.

We hope to include an undergraduate research session of presentations
developed from outstanding term papers, senior theses or other scholarly
projects, to be organized in conjunction with Eta Sigma Phi, the national honor
society for classical studies. There will be a book signing and special panel
organized by Professor Kurt Raaflaub of Brown University to mark the
publication of The Landmark Julius Caesar—the definitive edition of the five
works that chronicle Caesar’s military campaigns, and as such a very useful aid to
Latin teachers and students. Accordingly, submissions on Caesar and the
teaching of Caesar are particularly welcomed. 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 and
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) must be accompanied by a bibliography of up to ten items (not included in the word limit) appropriate to the panel/workshop topic. The
    proposal must 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. Those abstracts which include the names and/or
    institutional affiliations of their organizers and presenters will be disqualified.
  • Title of the session and titles of each individual presentation (if appropriate).
  • specific audio-visual needs for the session. All breakout rooms will be equipped
    with a projector and screen, and full internet access.

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 13,
2018.

Individual Submissions

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

  • clearly indicated thesis and original contributions made by your presentation
    and 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 proposal must be
    anonymous. The author’s name should not appear anywhere in this file except
    when citing a publication by the author. Those abstracts which include the names
    and/or institutional affiliations of their authors will be disqualified.
  • specific audio-visual needs for your presentation. All breakout rooms will be
    equipped with a projector and screen, and full internet access.
    If you are an undergraduate, please indicate this by selecting “undergraduate paper” as the submission type, so that undergraduate submissions can be read separately, and in relation to one another.

The deadline for individual submissions is March 13, 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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