Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Annual Institute Update

Tempus fugit! If you haven't registered for the 53rd Annual Institute there is still time. This year’s theme is Vis Unita Fortior, and in the spirit of unity the Classics Department of Union College is hosting this year’s Institute on their lovely campus on October 28-29, 2016.

Presentations will begin at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 28, with the keynote address that evening, and continue through 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 29.

Several presentations, including the keynote by W. Jeffrey Tatum, will focus on Caesar, who is still relatively new to the AP syllabus. Other cultural and historical presentations include teaching the ancient environment, religion in the ancient world, Augustan Rome and The Godfather, and Diocletian. Pedagogical presentations will include scaffolding Caesar and other authors, Socratic seminars, how to build a vibrant Latin program, and spoken Latin in the classroom. Visit the Annual Institute page for the full program.

Conference participants may reserve rooms at the Doubletree Hotel in Schenectady anytime until October 7, 2016. Call the hotel directly (518-393-4141) to make your reservation and to ensure that you receive the group rate of $159.00 a night. Be certain to mention that you are with the Classical Association of the Empire State group or give the group code: CAE.

Please register for the Annual Institute by Friday, October 7th.

Nota Bene: If this is your first Institute, you are eligible for the Donna Caldwell Scholarship to help defray some of your expenses.