Fall 2014 Meeting Registration and Details

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Details for the 2014 Fall Meeting are now available!

Where: The Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th St NW, Washington D.C. 20005

When: Thursday October 9th to Saturday October 11, 2014

President’s Letter: Click here to read the President’s letter

Program: Click here to download the program for the CAAS 2014 Fall Meeting

Travel Subsidy:

CAAS is offering subsidies of up to $800 for travel to the 2014 Annual meeting in Washington, DC. Only CAAS members are eligible for these subsidies, which are need-based, and priority for funding will be given to presenters of papers, panel participants, and presiders.

Application forms must be sent as email attachments to Judith P. Hallett at jeph@umd.edu no later than August 30, 2014. The application form has been posted on the CAAS website http://caas-cw.org/wp/caas/meetings/ or can also be downloaded here: Travel Subsidy Application

Notification of subsidies will be sent to applicants by September 16, and they will receive their checks when they pick up their registration materials at the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Latin Adjunct Position Available Fall 2014

County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ seeks an adjunct professor for its Elementary Latin I course, which runs on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-9:15pm beginning on Tuesday, 9/2/14 and ending on Tuesday, 12/9/14. Candidates should have at least a Master’s degree, preferably in the Classics or related field, and teaching experience is ideal. The course materials and syllabus are provided, but the adjunct professor will be expected to design and execute his/her own lesson plans, tests, and exams. Adjunct professors are also expected to attend the College’s opening orientation meeting at the end of August in addition to department meetings as necessary. Benefits include, but are not limited to, access to campus resources such as the gym, bookstore discount, and tuition waiver after one semester of service to adjunct and/or dependents. Interested individuals should apply directly on the CCM website: https://jobs.ccm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1405015447390 Inquiries should be made to Prof. James Hart, Chair of the Languages & ESL Department,jhart@ccm.edu

Building a New World Order: Hellenistic Monarchies in the Ancient Mediterranean World

The department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Penn State invites contributions for the Tombros conference on Hellenistic monarchies that will take place on April 24-25, 2015. This academic event will explore the socio-political and cultural landscape of the Hellenistic states with a particular focus on the interactions between old and new, between the new elites and the established political and socio-economic structures. How did Hellenistic rulers respond to pre-existing structures and institutions? How did indigenous populations cope and interact with their new leadership? How did these political and social shifts affect the economy of the ancient Mediterranean world? How did art serve, resist, or comment on the new status quo?

Confirmed speakers include Prof. S.M. Burstein (Professor Emeritus, Department of History, California State University), Prof. A. Erskine (Professor of Ancient History, University of Edinburgh), Prof. J.G. Manning (William K. and Marilyn M. Simpson Professor of Classics and History, Yale University; Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School), and Prof. R. Strootman (Associate Professor of Ancient History, University of Utrecht).

We invite 30-min. papers pertaining to all areas of the Hellenistic Mediterranean (Greece, Ptolemaic Egypt, the Seleucid Near East, etc.) in all pertinent disciplines (History, Archaeology, Art History, Classics, etc.). Please send an abstract of ca. 400 words (including bibliography) to cams.conference@gmail.com by October 3, 2014. Walter de Gruyter has shown strong interest in publishing the proceedings of this conference. If you have any questions, contact Mark Munn (mxm20@psu.edu) or Zoe Stamatopoulou (zus4@psu.edu).

This academic event is generously sponsored by Peter and Ann Tombros, as well as the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State.

Fall Meeting 2014 information

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States will host its 2014 Fall Meeting from Thursday, October 9 through Saturday, October 11, at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC. Among the highlights of the meeting will be the annual Jerry Clack Lecture, delivered by Professor Gregory Crane of Tufts University and the University of Leipzig, on “Back to the Future: Wolf, Boeckh, and the Resurgence of Philology in a Digital Age.” This year’s ovationes, Latin speeches of tribute, will honor Professor Jennifer Roberts, City University of New York; Professor Carl Rubino, Hamilton College; and Professor Daniel Tompkins, Temple University.

2014 Clack Lecture

“Back to the Future: Wolf, Boeckh, and the Resurgence of Philology in a Digital Age”
Gregory Crane, Tufts University and the University of Leipzig

Gregory Crane, 2014 Clack Lecturer

Gregory Crane, 2014 Clack Lecturer

2014 Ovationes

Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer Roberts, City University of New York

Carl Rubino

Carl Rubino, Hamilton College

Daniel Tompkins

Daniel Tompkins, Temple University

Additional details about the program and meeting events will be posted on the CAAS website as they become available.

Tribute to Henry Bender

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School has posted a tribute video to CAAS’s Henry Bender. Bender is a former president, conference coordinator, program coordinator, and treasurer of CAAS, who has been honored with an ovatio. Watch the video here:

CANE Summer Institute 2014

The Classical Association of New England Summer Institute 2014
July 14-19, 2014
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

“On the Shoulders of Giants”:
Greco-Roman Giants and their Modern Emulators

Employing an aphorism traceable in thought and language back to at least the twelfth century (nanos gigantum humeris insidentes, “dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants,”), Sir Isaac Newton famously stated, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” As the Romans felt themselves intellectually to toil under the shadow of the Greeks, so have moderns since at least the Renaissance been keenly conscious of the magnitude and grandeur of the Greco-Roman achievement.

The organizers of the 2014 C.A.N.E. Summer Institute invite you to join us this summer as we examine some of the striking examples of the vitality and adaptability of the ancient models from the fields of literature, history, art and science; we will see that those who stand on such shoulders, though thereby “seeing further,” have often proven themselves to be a great deal more than “dwarfs.” 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.

A direct link from this e-mail to the CSI section on the CANE website is included here: http://caneweb.org/CANEwp/?page_id=165
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.

Scholarships are available.

If you have questions or want more information, please e-mail CSI 2014 Director Jeri DeBrohun: Jeri_DeBrohun@brown.edu.

21st Century Technology in the Latin Classroom

July 21-25, 2012 at the Taft Educational Center, the Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut.

https://www.taftschool.org/tec/tech.aspx

Integrating technology in the Latin classroom is a powerful way to increase student achievement and augment engagement.  This weeklong workshop will address the many ways that current technology can enhance and enliven the Latin classroom.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of technologies that are valuable additions to both the elementary and advanced Latin curriculum. The workshop will address methods and tools for building vocabulary, teaching language skills, and integrating history and culture.  The focus will be on using free or inexpensive web-based tools that work on various computing platforms to create media-rich lessons.  Participants will come away understanding both the important role that technology can play in the classroom and how to integrate it effectively.  In addition to having multiple lesson plans to take back home, they will come away with a clear understanding of how to construct a technology-rich curriculum for their Latin classes.  Participants should be comfortable with basic computing skills and must bring their own laptop for use throughout the week.

Instructor: Lynne West, Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, CA