8/28/2021

Upcoming Meetings and Conferences 2021-2022






TBD: South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers Association (SCFLTA). For conference information see their webpage. See also the awards information and a recap of the 2021 meeting.

Various: The National Committee for Latin and Greek has several initiatives, including increasing diversity in Classics, advocacy for Classics, the Seal of Biliteracy program, and a grant program called LIFT: LATIN: Inspiring Future Teachers to address the Latin teacher shortage issue.


TBD: South Carolina Junior Classical League holds events for students in the fall and spring. See their website for more information.

July 24-29, 2022. National Junior Classical League Annual Convention will be held at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

March 23-26, 2022: CAMWS 118th Annual Meeting will be held in Winston-Salem, NC. For more information on the various activities and grants offered by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS), visit their main page.

June 23-26, 2022: American Classical League Annual Institute will be held at the College of Charleston. Deadline for submitting proposals for pre-institute sessions is October 17, 2021 and for institute sessions is January 17, 2022.

January 5-8, 2022: Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. Every winter, the Society holds a joint meeting with the Archaeological Institute of America. The meeting includes the presentation of individual papers and panels, the Placement Service, for institutions advertising positions and candidates seeking them; an exhibit hall for browsing and purchasing the latest books from a variety of publishers; roundtable discussion sessions; dramatic performances by the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance; meetings and receptions of affiliated groups, etc.

Vergilian Society Offerings Tours & Symposia 2022

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

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."

Also: The Vergilian Society seeks potential directors, on topics of their choosing, for the sixth Symposium Campanum, to take place at the Harry Wilks Study Center at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma, Italy in October 2022. 

Check their site for 2022 offerings.

UGA CLASSICS SUMMER INSTITUTE Summer 2022 TBA

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 2020 are not posted yet. Check back here.

Deadline: usually April 1.

Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level: Deadline October 15, 2021

 

This award for K-12 teachers is given annually by the Society for Classical Studies: The Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level.

 

Thanks to a very generous gift to the Society’s Gatekeeper to Gateway Campaign for the Future of Classics from Daniel and Joanna Rose, the amounts to be awarded have been increased substantially. Up to two winners will receive a cash prize of $500, airfare to either the SCS virtual Annual meeting in January 2022 in San Francisco, the 2022 ACL Institute in Charleston or, the CAC 2022 meeting (location and date TBA), and two nights’ accommodation at the corresponding convention hotel. In addition, each winner’s institution will receive $200 to purchase educational resources selected by the winner. The winners will be honored at both the SCS and ACL, and they may select the meeting at which they wish to receive the award.

Teachers, full- or part-time, of grades K-12, in schools in the United States and Canada who at the time of the application teach at least one class of Latin, Greek, or classics at the K-12 level, and have taught for a minimum of five years, are eligible. Membership in the SCS is not required. No previous winner of this award is eligible to apply for it a second time. Candidates will be eligible for consideration for two consecutive years and unsuccessful dossiers may be revised and resubmitted again five years after the first submission.

The nomination is due November 1, 2021.

 


Classical Charleston: The Theodore Guérard Lecture Series 2021

 Each year, the Department of Classics has joined the Theodore Guérard Lecture Series to host "Classical Charleston," an annual lecture series begun in 2012. Focused upon a yearly theme, the lecture series brings leading voices in Classics and related fields to campus, enriching the academic life of our community. The lecture topic for 2021 is TBD. For more information, visit their webpage.

College of Charleston Classics in the Low Country

 

High school juniors and seniors can tour the College of Charleston's campus and find out what "Classics" is. Prospective students have opportunities to visit various types of college classes (Greek and Latin language, history, literature-in-translation classes), meet with the members of the faculty and current students majoring or minoring in Classics, discuss research opportunities, learn about the Honors College, and tour the College’s historic campus.

Classics faculty also visit classrooms for special presentations and/or Q&A sessions. If you are interested in having someone visit your class, please e-mail Dr. Andrew Alwine.

8/22/2021

Conventiculum Latinum & Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop

Conventiculum Latinum

Held In Lexington at the University of Kentucky. The last institute was held 2020. Visit their page linked below for updates.

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.

The Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop 

The workshop for 2021 was held online. It 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. Sometimes those who are not currently engaged in teaching have participated as well, including retired teachers and those working towards teacher certification. 

For current information visit their website.



2/04/2020

Society for Classical Studies Coffin Fellowship application 2022 deadline TBA

The David D. and Rosemary H. Fellowship for Travel in Classical Lands is intended to recognize secondary-school teachers of Greek or Latin who are as dedicated to their students as the Coffins themselves by giving them the opportunity to enrich their teaching and their lives through direct acquaintance with the classical world.  It will support study in classical lands (not limited to Greece and Italy); the recipient may use it to attend an educational program in (e.g. American Academy, American School) or to undertake an individual plan of study or research. It may be used either for summer study or during a sabbatical leave, and it may be used to supplement other awards or prizes.
Candidates for the Fellowship must have been teaching Latin or Ancient Greek at the secondary level (grades 9-12) in North America as a significant part of their academic responsibilities for three years out of the five prior to the award. Membership in the SCS is not a requirement for application, although it is expected that applicants will have demonstrated an active interest in the profession and in their own professional development. Selection will be made on the basis of written applications by the Coffin Fellowship Committee. The amount of the award for 2020 will be $3,100.  Recipients of the award will be expected to file a written report on their use of the Fellowship, which the Society may include in one of its publications.

Full details, including full application instructions, are available here.

9/09/2019

Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level

This is an award for K-12 teachers given annually by the Society for Classical Studies.

Two awards are given each year. The value is $500.00 (cash), $200.00 (materials budget), and plane fare plus two nights in the conference hotel at either the SCS annual meeting (Washington D.C., Jan. 2-5, 2020) or the ACL annual meeting (Charleston South Carolina, June, 2020). The awardee may choose. Candidates remain eligible for three years in total and the numbers submitted are relatively small, so this is an award with decent odds.

The nomination is due Sept. 27, 2019.

More information can be found here.


7/05/2007

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLASSICISTS

  • 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.

4/05/2007

CARISTIA GRANTS FROM CAMWS

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.