Click the link below to read the opinion article, on the study of Classical Latin at the high school and college levels, in the King of Prussia Courier [mainlinemedianews.com] written by Mary Brown, Executive Director of CAAS:
The Main Line Classical Academy (www.mainlineclassical.org), a small, academically rigorous K-8 in Bryn Mawr, is seeking a talented, experienced, and enthusiastic part-time LATIN TEACHER for the 2019-20 academic year.
All MLCA students begin the study of Latin in 4th grade. We eschew some of the more popular modern pedagogical methods which dilute the study of grammar and postpone engagement with original Latin texts. Our Latin curriculum moves at a fast pace, grounded in rigorous study of grammar and syntax (à la Wheelock). Already in fifth grade, children begin memorization of short poetic passages from Vergil and Horace. By 8th grade, they transition from focusing mainly on grammar to reading Caesar, while continuing to review grammar and syntax.
For the 2019-20 academic year, the position will entail teaching Latin to grades 4, 5, and 6, with the total teaching load of twelve 45-min periods/week. The position may develop into a full-time one in future years as we fill out the grades.
The successful candidate will have serious background in the study of Latin and the Ancient World as well as experience teaching Latin to young students. He/she will be invested in our pedagogical method: intensive study of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary and rapid progress towards Classical poetry and literature. Special preference will be given to candidates with an MA or PhD in Classics.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter, including salary history, to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Applicant for Latin Position” in the subject line.
Haddonfield Memorial High School (Haddonfield, NJ – Camden County) is looking for a long-term substitute for Latin available November 7, 2019 (approximate start date) through March 6, 2020. Applicant must be able to teach all levels of Latin and have NJ certification. Application period closes August 1, 2019.
For more details and to apply online, click on the link below:
The 2019 Fall Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States
When: Thursday, October 10 to Saturday, October 12
Where: Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Program: Click here to download the Program for the 2019 Annual Meeting (updated September 6, 2019)
Letter from CAAS President: Click here to read Letter from John Starks, President (updated September 10, 2019)
Letter from CAAS Executive Director: Click here to read Letter from Mary Brown, Executive Director (updated July 29, 2019)
Proxy Ballot: Click here to download Proxy Ballot form (updated September 10, 2019)
Fall 2019 Annual Meeting Registration Form (updated June10, 2019)
Exhibitors and Vendors Registration Form (updated June 10, 2019)
Registration and Accommodations:
- To register for the meeting online click here. Registration closes on September 27.
- If you prefer to register via snail mail, download and mail in the Annual Meeting Registration Form. Please postmark by September 15.
- Rooms are available in our Room Block at the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel. The “cut-off date” is September 19. To book your room eligible for the CAAS guest room rates, please call the Hotel Reservation Desk at 301.589.0800, or to book a room online, click here to book your group rate for the Classical Association of the Atlantic States.
We look forward to seeing you in Silver Spring!
Each year at its annual meeting the Classical Association of the Atlantic States presents ovationes to members selected by the Awards Committee for their significant service to the discipline and the organization. The ovatio is read in Latin by a colleague close to the honoree at a plenary luncheon, while copies of the ovatio in Latin and English are distributed to attendees.
The ovatio recognizes long and distinguished service to CAAS and/or to the classics community by those in the CAAS region, especially by those retiring or concluding a long term of service.
The Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for 2020 CAAS ovationes, to be presented at the 2020 October annual meeting. Nominees and nominators need to be CAAS members in good standing. To nominate a candidate to the Awards Committee for an ovatio, please download and complete the nomination form at http://caas-cw.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CAAS-award-nomination-form-rev-0316.doc, and procure a copy of your nominee’s CV or resume.
Please send your completed nomination form and your nominee’s CV or resume as email attachments to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Sarah Ferrario (email@example.com) by July 1, 2019.
Thank you very much for assisting the committee in its work.
2018-2019 Awards Committee: Sarah Ferrario, Chair (2015-2017, 2017-2019); Shelley Haley (2017-2019); Timothy Renner (2018-2020); Maria Marsilio, Program Coordinator, liaison.
The Publications Office of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) seeks a Hesperia Fellow to perform editorial work for Hesperia, the renowned scholarly journal of the ASCSA. Responsibilities include conducting bibliographic research, copyediting, proofreading, and liaising directly with authors, as well as any other relevant tasks as requested by the Editor of Hesperia.
Individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program and individuals with a Masters or Doctorate in the field of Classical archaeology or Classics (within two years of the date of their application) are eligible. Applicants will have excellent writing and communication skills, and a willingness to learn and follow the strict style requirements of the Journal. They will be well organized, detail-oriented, and able to work effectively under the pressure of publication deadlines. The ability to edit onscreen in an electronic workflow is required, as is the ability to have regular electronic contact with the Editor via email and video chat. Experience with Adobe desktop publishing software is preferred. Previous editorial or publishing experience is desired but not necessary.
The Hesperia Fellow reports directly to the Editor of Hesperia and will work remotely. The position follows the academic year and will be 15 hours per week over the fall and spring semesters, with a stipend of $6,000 per semester and a possible option to renew for a second academic year.
To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, a brief academic writing sample of no more than 10–15 pages, and the names of two individuals willing to serve as references. Applications for the position should be submitted via the online form at:
The closing date for applications is June 3rd, 2019.
The position begins August 26, 2019.
For inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PDF: Hesperia Fellow
NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies is organizing and event for Thursday April 4, 2019.The event is entitled, “Ovid and Art: A Symposium,” and is free and open to the public. To RSVP (required), and for a complete schedule of sessions, please visit: http://as.nyu.edu/ancientstudies/news.html. For more details, please view the poster here.
The Classical Association of the Atlantic States is seeking applications for the position of Webmaster. The Webmaster will serve a three-year term, with the first term beginning immediately after the 2019 CAAS Board Meeting on Saturday, April 13 and running through the end of the Fall 2021 Annual Meeting. The position carries a stipend of $3,000 per annum, and may be renewed for more than one term. Time commitment will vary during the year but may be up to 7.5 hours per week during peak times.
The general responsibilities of the Webmaster according to the CAAS Bylaws:
The Webmaster shall maintain and update the Corporation’s website and manage all on-line functions associated with the website.
A more detailed description of the responsibilities are listed in the CAAS Regulations and Operating procedures. The applicable functions are:
The Webmaster, a Board-appointed officer serving a three-year renewable term, shall:
- maintain a standards-compliant website for CAAS
- post information on the web as requested by the President, Program Coordinator, CW Editor, and other CAAS officers, including current Bylaws, Regulations, annual meeting programs, list of board members, etc.
- present a written report at the spring and fall meetings of the Board on all web-related activities
- manage all interaction with the Association’s web service provider, including the CAAS website, listserv, and submission database
- periodically update the listserv with new members; unsubscribe members who request
this; change email addresses when requested
- manage all web-related functions for the annual meeting:
- post the annual call for papers including online submission forms for individual
abstracts and panel/workshop proposals
- when submission deadlines have passed, use the annual submission database to
prepare evaluation forms for Program Committee members
- when the program has been decided, use the annual submission database to
prepare for the Program Coordinator a contact list of all presenters that includes
full names, institutional affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone
numbers for all submitters and names, institutional affiliation, and email address
for additional panel/workshop presenters.
- when the program has been decided, use the annual submission database to
prepare for the Executive Director a list of all audio-visual equipment requested
for each presentation
- when the program has been finalized, create and post an html version and keep
this updated with any changes; also prepare and post a one-page synopsis of the
- after the annual meeting, make any corrections to the web program to reflect the
program as it actually occurred (e.g., presenter who could not attend, or papers
read by another), post this on the web, and give a printed copy to the archivist
Please note the following points of information:
1) Applicants must work or reside in the CAAS Region, i.e. New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia.
2) If the applicant is a current CAAS member, membership must be maintained throughout the term. If the applicant is not a current CAAS member, then membership must be initiated at the start of the term and then maintained throughout the term.
3) The successful candidate will be expected to communicate with the current webmaster in the period after their acceptance of the position through their official start at the April 13, 2019 board meeting to facilitate their assumption of the position.
Please send applications to Nominations Committee Chair Karin Suzadail
email@example.com. Applications should include a letter of interest, the
names and contact information of three references, and a current curriculum vitae.
The organizers of the 2019 CANE Summer Institute invite you to join us for a weeklong examination of peoples and cultures that comprised the Classical Greek and Roman worlds. We will not only look at the various components of the ancient world, but we will also consider what it meant for those components to be unum. The institute’s events and discussions will also consider modern and contemporary reflections of nationhood.
Whether you are a high school or college teacher of Latin and/or Greek, History, English, the Arts, or other related disciplines, an undergraduate or graduate student, or a devoted lifelong learner, you will enjoy a thoughtful and enriching experience that includes a wide variety of mini-courses, lectures, workshops, reading groups, and special events while also offering many opportunities for conversation and collegial interaction among participants.
For more information and the registration form, click here to download