Upcoming Meetings and Conferences 2018-2019

March 21-23, 2019: South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers Association (SCFLTA) will be held Myrtle Beach in conjunction with SCOLT, FLANC and SEALLT. For conference information see their webpage. See also the awards information!

March 4-10, 2019: National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week

November 10, 2018: South Carolina Junior Classical League Fall Workshop at the College of Charleston. See their website for more information.

October 18-20, 2018: CAMWS Southern Section Meeting in Winston-Salem NC. Proposals for papers due in June (TBA)

April 3-6, 2019: CAMWS 115th Annual Meeting will be held at the invitation of the University of Nebraska.

June 27-29, 2019: American Classical League Annual Institute New York City. Deadline for submitting proposals for papers and workshops has not been posted, but it's usually January.

January 3-6, 2019: Society for Classical Studies (formerly American Philological Association) Annual Meeting in San Diego.


Dickinson Latin Workshop: Historiae Indicae, July 12-18, 2018

The Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop is intended for teachers of Latin, as a way to refresh the mind through study of an extended Latin text, and to share experiences and ideas with Latinists and teachers. 

Christopher Francese (Dickinson College)
Leni Ribeiro Leiti (Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória, Brazil)
The text for 2018 will be taken from the Historiae Indicae of Giovanni Pietro Maffei (1536–1604). This 16-book history tells the story of the Portuguese voyages of conquest and discovery in the sixteenth century around the coast of Africa, to the Malabar Coast of India, on to Malacca, China, and Japan. 
Application deadline: May 1, 2018.
For more information, visit the website.

Roman Daily Life in Petronius and Pompeii July 16-August 3, 2018

An NEH Summer Seminar for Pre-Collegiate Teachers.
Topic: Roman Daily Life. 
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 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). Each participant is responsible for their own travel expenses. 
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
For more information visit the seminar website


Summer 2018 Seminars of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

The Summer Seminars of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens are two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture.

Warfare and Culture in Ancient Greece (June 11 to June 29, 2018)

Ancient Greek Religion in Situ (July 5 to July 23, 2018)



Each year the Institute offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate Latin and Classics courses. The program is designed especially for Latin teachers who wish to continue their education or earn a Master’s degree in Latin on a summers-only basis (requirements for the M.A. can be completed in four summers), including one summer in Rome or at an archaeological site. In place of a thesis, students write a teaching project similar to a short textbook.

Courses for 2018 are not posted yet.

Deadline: usually April 1.

Conventiculum Latinum July 2018 TBD

Held In Lexington at the University of Kentucky. 2018 dates not yet posted.

These summer workshops have become internationally known for providing a stimulating occasion in which participants can live for an extended period of time in an all-Latin environment, speaking and hearing no language but Latin. 

The Conventiculum is not designed for people who are still learning essential Latin grammar.  All participants should be able to read Latin, and feel reasonably secure in their knowledge of basic morphology and syntax.  However, previous experience in speaking Latin is not necessary.

For most current information, visit the Conventiculum Lexintoniense website.

Conventiculum Latinum at Dickinson College July 5-11, 2018

The Conventiculum Dickinsoniense is a total immersion seminar in active Latin. It is specifically designed for all cultivators of Latin who wish to gain some ability to express themselves ex-tempore in correct Latin.  A wide range of people can benefit from the seminar, provided that anyone who considers applying has a solid understanding of the grammatical essentials of the Latin language. A minimum requirement for participation is knowledge of Latin grammar and the ability to read a Latin text of average complexity, even if using a dictionary often.  But no previous experience in speaking Latin is necessary. Sessions will be aimed at helping participants to increase their ability to use Latin effectively in spoken discourse and to understand others speaking in Latin.

Professor Milena Minkova, University of Kentucky
Professor Terence Tunberg, University of Kentucky
Deadline for applications in May 1, 2018.
For more information visit the webpage.

Vergilian Society Offerings for 2018

The Vergilian Society offers multiple experiences for Latin teachers of all levels.

2018 Symposium Cumanum

And a number of tours in the summer from their base at the Villa Vergiliana on the Bay of Naples. According to their site, "Vergilian Society tours are designed to appeal to the needs of a wide range of travelers including high school and college students and instructors; they are particularly suitable for instructors bringing a group of students. We specifically welcome nonprofessionals interested in the ancient Mediterranean." 

The following tours are on offer for 2018:

Renaissance and Baroque Art in Rome and Naples 

June 16 – 28, 2018

Greece & Rome in Washington, DC: Classical Influences on Our Founding Fathers
July 8 – 13, 2018

Ancient France: Gallic, Greek, and RomanJune 26 – July 8, 2018

Comprehensible Input and the Latin Classroom: A Study Tour in Italy
July 10 – 21, 2018

City of God, Barbarian Kingdoms: Italy in Late Antiquity

July 11 – 22, 2018



  • The Classical Outlook, published by the American Classical League, invites submissions of articles, poetry, and books for review. Contact: Mary C. English, Dept. of Classics, Dickson Hall, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043.
  • The editors of the Newsletter of the American Classical League welcome submission of news or essays. Submission deadlines: 1 December (Winter Issue), 1 March (Spring), and 1 August (Fall).
  • Pro Bono, newsletter of the National Committee for Latin and Greek, seeks submissions of news, announcements, or articles from your classical organizations. Send to Virginia Barrett, 11371 Matinicus Ct, Cypress, CA 90630-5458. Submission deadline: March 1.
  • The Classical Association of the Middle West and South accepts manuscripts for The Classical Journal. See the submission guidelines and editor contact information on the CAMWS site.
  • Prima: Excellence Through Classics (elementary and middle school levels) invites submission of articles (300-500 words in Microsoft Word) from teachers of Latin and Greek. Submit to Jacque Myers via email (include Prima in the subject line). Current deadline: March 15.
  • The American Philological Association welcomes scholarly contributions for its Transactions. Submissions will be refereed anonymously. Click here to see the guidelines.



CAMWS' Committee for the Promotion of Latin is giving out Caristia grants of $200-400 for projects of your choice. For more information, contact Carin Green of the University of Iowa or visit the CAMWS website.