Call for Proposals: CAAS 2023 Annual Meeting

Call for Proposals: 2023 Annual Meeting

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States
Dates: October 5-7, 2023
Venue: The Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA

**The assessment process has been completed and decisions will be communicated the week of May 8th.**

**CAAS 2023 Annual Meeting open period for submissions is now closed.**

Deadline for all proposals (individual papers, panels, workshops): February 13, 2023 (11:59 p.m. EST)

We invite individual paper, panel, and workshop proposals on all aspects of the classical world and its afterlife. Especially welcome are submissions that propose groundbreaking approaches to established scholarly debates on classical antiquity; that aim at maximum audience participation and integrate the interests of K-12 and college faculty; that explore new strategies and resources for improved and inclusive teaching; that share fresh ideas about communicating the importance of ancient Greece and Rome beyond our discipline and profession; and that reflect on the past, present, and future of Classical Studies in the CAAS region. 

The meeting will take place at The Inn at Penn. The Jerry Clack memorial lecture will be delivered by Professor Yannis Hamilakis (Brown University) at the Penn Museum in the evening of Friday, October 6. 

CAAS Presentation Awards:  CAAS is delighted to announce monetary awards in four different categories for papers that will be accepted and read at the annual meeting: best post-Ph.D. paper; best graduate paper; best undergraduate paper; and best K-12 presentation. Selection criteria will be announced after the circulation of the first draft of the program. 

CAAS Conference Travel Subsidies:  CAAS offers generous travel subsidies (up to $600) to successful submitters and members planning to attend the meeting who can demonstrate a need for funds. Call for applications will be announced in late Spring 2023. 


Eligibility to submit a proposal:  All submitters must be members of CAAS when they submit their proposal.  The CAAS membership year is January 1-December 31.  Organizers of panels and workshops must verify participants’ membership status before submitting the proposal.  If the submission is accepted for presentation, prior to the annual meeting all speakers and organizers must register and pay the registration fee. 

Single appearance policy:  Each submitter must not submit more than one abstract (whether single- or co-authored).  Authors of individual paper proposals cannot simultaneously submit an abstract as part of a panel or workshop proposal.  Panel and workshop organizers should ensure that participants in their proposed sessions do not appear anywhere else on the program.  Serving as the presider of a paper session appointed by the Program Coordinator is not treated as an appearance on the CAAS Program. 

All presenters are expected to attend the meeting and deliver their paper in person.  In case of an emergency, presenters who are unable to attend in person must inform their presiders and Program Coordinator, Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos, as soon as they can and explore alternative ways of delivering their paper (e.g., having their paper read by another CAAS member attending the meeting or presenting their paper virtually).  Authors of accepted individual papers are required to send a draft of their presentation and a copy of their handout or PowerPoint to their presiders by/on Monday, September 25, 2023.  

Individual Paper Proposals must be no more than 15 minutes in length.  Submissions must be uploaded as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file of no more than 300 words and must:

  • Include a clearly indicated thesis and original contribution(s) made by the presentation, situating it in a larger scholarly context.  The Program Committee expects to see this in the introductory paragraph. 
  • Be accompanied by a bibliography of five items (not included in the word limit).  The expectation of the Program Committee is that submitters incorporate these references into the abstract (using parenthetical citations) in order to build the argument, rather than just listing them at the end of the abstract.  A couple of major/recent publications (depending on the topic of the presentation) should feature in the bibliography. 
  • Be anonymous. The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the submission except when citing a publication by the author, which should be done in the third person.  Abstracts that include the names and/or institutional affiliations of their authors will be rejected automatically.   

If you are an undergraduate student, please first select “Individual” under Type of Submission and then “Undergraduate Paper.”  

Presenters planning to use PowerPoint or other visual aids will need to bring their own laptop to the meeting.  CAAS is able to supply a screen and a digital light projector.  Presenters will also need to bring their special adapter plug to connect their laptop to the projector. 

Panel and Workshop Proposals may be 2 or 2 ½ hours in length, depending on the number of speakers.  Submissions must be uploaded as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file of no more than 700 words and must include:

  • The title of the session and titles of each individual presentation.
  • A description that clearly indicates the thesis and original contribution made by the panel or workshop, situating the proposal in a larger scholarly context.
  • Brief abstracts of the individual presentations. 
  • A bibliography of five items (not included in the word limit) following each of the abstracts included in the proposal.  The expectation of the Program Committee is that participants in the panel or workshop proposal incorporate these references into their abstract (using parenthetical citations) in order to build the argument, rather than just listing them at the end of their abstract.  A couple of major/recent publications (depending on the topic of the panel/workshop) should feature in the bibliography.

Panel and workshop proposals must be anonymous.  The names of those involved in the proposal — organizer, presenters, and respondent (if any) — must not appear anywhere in the submission except when citing a publication by them, which should be done in the third person.  Abstracts including the names and/or institutional affiliations of the organizer, presenters, and respondent will be rejected automatically.  

Panelists planning to use PowerPoint or other visual aids will need to bring their own laptop to the meeting.  CAAS is able to supply a screen and a digital light projector.  Panelists will also need to bring their special adapter plug to connect their laptop to the projector. 

All authors of paper and panel presentations, presiders/co-presiders are advised to read the CAAS Anti-Racism Committee statement on condemning the use of the texts, ideals, and images of the Greek and Roman world to promote hateful ideology.

For academic questions, please contact CAAS Program Coordinator Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos (  Please contact Webmaster Jennifer Ranck ( with technical questions regarding submission. 

Dr. Rudolph Masciantonio Fund For Classical Studies footlights Villanova University actors’ performance of “Apollonius, King of Tyre”

On Saturday, October 8, five talented actors from the Villanova University Theatre Program presented a script-in-hand reading of the new play titled “Apollonius, King of Tyre.”

Grant monies from The Dr. Rudolph Masciantonio Fund, administered through Philadelphia Foundation and distributed annually to The Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS), supported the endeavor.

The performance took place at The Hotel Du Pont, the venue for the CAAS Annual Meeting, held October 6-8.

Click here to read complete article, by Mary Brown, CAAS Executive Director, on the MainLineMediaNews website

SCS Frank M. Snowden Jr. Undergraduate Scholarships – Deadline December 20, 2022

The Committee on Diversity in the Profession of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) invites applications from undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups across North America for scholarships to be awarded for Summer 2023. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program at the time of their application. The purpose of the scholarships is to further students’ study of classics or classical archaeology with opportunities not available during the school year. Eligible proposals might include (but are not limited to) participation in classical summer programs or field schools in the Mediterranean or language training at institutions in the U.S., Canada, or Europe. Students interested in pursuing public engagement projects should apply to the Ancient World, Modern Communities program. The Snowden Scholarships are not intended to fund coursework at applicants’ own universities or colleges, and such requests will be funded only in very rare instances.

The maximum amount of each Frank M. Snowden Jr. Scholarship will be $4,500.

The SCS began awarding the Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology in 1994; since 2010, the society has been able to award at least two scholarships per year. Recently, SCS has awarded three to four scholarships each year. A list of previous recipients and reports on their scholarship activities are available on the SCS website (

In early 2020, the scholarships were renamed as the Frank M. Snowden Jr. Undergraduate Scholarships in honor of the renowned Black classicist and long-time chair of the Classics Department at Howard University. You can learn more about Professor Snowden and the decision to rename the scholarships here.


Those eligible are members of historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups in the United States and Canada, for example, students who are of African descent, Latinx, Asian or Asian American, Pacific Islander, and of indigenous descent (Native American, Inuit, Canadian First Peoples.)


Candidates will be judged on the basis of (a) their academic qualifications, including demonstrated ability in fields that prepare a student for further study in Classics or archaeology, (b) the quality of their proposal, and (c) financial need. The application must be supported by two letters of recommendation. At least one letter of recommendation must include a statement indicating that the applicant is an appropriate candidate for the purposes of this scholarship.


The receipt deadline for applications is December 20, 2022 at 9 P.M. EST; results will be announced in early 2023. All application materials should be sent as e-mail attachments to the Executive Director of the SCS, Dr. Helen Cullyer, at Applications must include:

(1) the application form for 2022 (fillable pdf)

(2) a letter describing your career goals and plans for summer 2023, with a prioritized list of programs to which you will apply. How would the proposed program help you achieve your future goals? Examples include, but are not limited to, completing a major or minor in Classics; preparing for post-baccalaureate work or graduate study; preparing to teach at the K-12 level or to enter a profession related to Classics or archaeology in, for example, museums, libraries, or publishing.

(3) two letters of recommendation from faculty members or other professionals who have worked with you during the past two years. Letters of recommendation should indicate how the candidate meets the criteria for the award; and both letter-writers should submit their letters directly to the Executive Director ( as e-mail attachments;

(4) a one-page summary of the projected or actual budget (e.g., airfare, tuition, program expenses, accommodation expenses, income replacement, etc.);

(5) a transcript of current undergraduate work. This should be either a secure (locked) transcript provided to you by your institution or an electronic version of your current transcript submitted by your department chair.

For further information, please contact the Chair of the Committee for 2022, Christina Clark.

Long-term Upper School Latin Substitute – The Shipley School (PA)

The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Long-term Upper School Latin Substitute teacher from January 3rd to March 24th, 2023. The candidate will have experience in the Latin Classroom, hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and possess a clear educational philosophy, which is consistent with the mission of the school.

The Successful Candidate must:

  • Teach 5 sections of Latin at varied levels (Latin II, Latin IIH, Latin III, Latin IIIH, Latin IV/VH).
  • Be current with trends in second language pedagogy.
  • Have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and work to create a supportive atmosphere and rigorous academic program in which all students will thrive.
  • Display professionalism in working with all stakeholders in the school.
  • Show a desire to work collaboratively with all members of the Shipley Community to positively contribute to the enhancement of our learning community.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience teaching Latin to Upper School-aged students (Grades 9-12).
  • Demonstrate a superior level of proficiency in Latin.
  • Have a desire to teach a course on Ancient Greek and Roman History.
  • Exhibit excellent speaking and writing skills.
  • Have experience with content-based instruction to Upper-School aged students.
  • Demonstrate an excellent ability to differentiate instruction in order to meet all students’ needs.
  • Work collaboratively with department members to develop a cohesive curriculum that supports student growth at all levels.
  • Constructively solicit and use feedback in the classroom.

Shipley and Its Commitment to Equity

The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling approximately 800 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world.

The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The school will make all employment decisions for employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, creed, genetic predisposition, victim of domestic violence or any other basis protected by law.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application by November 22nd, 2022. Applications received missing supporting documents will receive less consideration. Please note – clearances are not required at time of application but will be required for employment.

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