Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Seeking Proposals for Workshops and Presentations for the 2016 Annual Institute

The 2016 Annual Institute will be held October 28-29 at Union College in Schenectady, NY. Please consider presenting or leading a workshop at this year's conference. Whether you teach Latin to 6th graders, or Greek to university students, CAES invites you to share your expertise and passion to our institute attendees. Click the following link to submit a workshop proposal:

Saturday, January 30, 2016

NEH Summer Seminar

In the summer of 2016 (July 18-August 5), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers on the topic of Roman Daily Life. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and some graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The Petronius reading in particular forms a central core of the seminar, and thus an intermediate level of Latin proficiency (1 year of college level Latin) is required. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The NEH pays each person $2700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (approximately $1500). The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee).

The application deadline is March 1. More information on the seminar and directions on applying can be found at the website (https://gustavus.edu/events/romandailylife/).

If you have any questions, please write me (Matthew Panciera), the director of the seminar, at panciera@gustavus.edu.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Latin poetry composition workshop in Sicily, summer 2016

The University of Michigan and The American University of Rome are pleased to announce Inter Versiculos, a week-long workshop in Latin verse composition to be held in Trapani, Sicily July 9 - 16, 2016. The workshop will be led by Dr. David Money, of Cambridge University. For details: http://www.umich.edu/~rclatin/IV2Website/index.html

For this workshop, we seek to assemble an international group of Latinists including undergraduate and graduate students, teachers of Latin at the secondary, collegiate and graduate level, as well as interested amateurs. As the website states: "Open to anyone Latin poetry curious." 

For additional information, please contact:

Gina Soter, PhD
Head of Latin Program at the Residential College
and Lecturer IV in the Department of Classical Studies
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Grants for High School Students

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States announces the availability of grants to high school students who wish to participate in a program that enriches their educational experience and deepens their connection to Classics.
Possible Uses:
  • tuition for Classics-related courses or projects
  • summer Classics-related programs (e.g., a Paideia Institute, an archaeological dig)
  • school-related program (e.g., National Junior Classical League convention)
  • bringing a Classics program to a school (e.g., Ascanius, Roman military re-enactment)
Eligibility: Open to all high school students enrolled in grades 9-12. The project must be concluded before grantees begin their post-secondary education.

Amount: Up to three grants will be awarded annually with each award having a maximum of $5000. The total amount of all awards will not exceed $10,000 annually. A one-year membership to CAAS will be awarded to the winners’ recommending teachers for the next membership year.

The deadline to apply is December 15, 2015.