On behalf of all members of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, I ask you to join our board and leadership in congratulating CAAS Past President, Shelley Haley, the Edward North Chair of Classics and Professor of Classics and Africana Studies at Hamilton College, New York.
Professor Haley was announced last week as the next President-Elect of the Society for Classical Studies. In January 2020, she will begin a three-year term of service, including her presidency in 2021. We look forward to sharing with her in the leadership initiatives she introduces and directs for the advancement of academic studies in ancient Mediterranean languages, cultures, and civilizations.
Please also see her home institution’s recognition of her outstanding achievement here:
If you are interested in including more Africana receptions of the Classics in your teaching and scholarship, please consider joining us at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) for our second “Eos READS” event (October 12, 2019 at 2:30pm).
“Eos: Africana Receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome” (eosafricana.org) is a scholarly society that exists to create a supportive, dedicated community for studying Africana receptions of ancient Greece & Rome and to foster collaborative research and pedagogy between Classics and other disciplines. The READS series introduces Classicists to seminal works from the African diaspora so that they may be incorporated into course curricula. Each year READS features one work or a related set of texts for discussion at the invitation of institutions and as recurring programming at national and regional conferences.
The focus, this year, will be on Wole Soyinka (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986) and his play The Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite (1973). To facilitate engagement with the play, the format will mimic an advanced seminar in which CAAS members are invited to participate. We encourage you to register in advance at the link provided below so that you can receive the text and discussion questions ahead of the workshop, but all of the necessary materials will also be provided on site.
The American School of Classical Studies in Athens (ASCSA) is accepting applications for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowships for post-doctoral and senior scholars.
Since its inception in 1994, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship program at the ASCSA has demonstrated its effectiveness by supporting projects for 60 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.
The 37th Classical Association of New England Summer Institute will take place July 13-18, 2020 at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The theme will be “The Empire and the Individual.”
The organizers of the CANE Summer Institute invite you to join them for a weeklong examination of peoples and cultures that comprised the Classical Greek and Roman worlds. They will consider what it meant to be (but) an individual amid the greater whole of an empire and what that can tell us about living in today’s world.
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 Philadelphia Classical Society held the 80th Annual Latin Week Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Drexel Hill, PA to laud the efforts of nearly 750 entrants. Thirty-three teachers of Latin – and Greek – from twenty-six different … Continue reading →
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.