The 49th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (CAPN) will take place at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, on March 22-23, 2019. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Donna Zuckerberg, editor ofEidolon and author of Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age. This lecture will be open to the general public as well.
Call for Papers: We invite papers on any aspect of the ancient Mediterranean world, including Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Ancient Near East. We especially seek those that are likely to be of broad interest and seek to make connections among different elements of the ancient world. Such connections may cross traditional disciplinary boundaries (such as archaeology, drama, history, literature, and philosophy) or geographical boundaries (e.g., looking at intersections between Greek society and Roman society) or even temporal boundaries (including receptions of Mediterranean antiquity in later places and times). We also welcome pedagogical papers, especially those that address the instruction of Latin and Greek at the primary, secondary, and university levels. Teachers and students of Classics at any level of instruction (K-12, college, or university) are encouraged to submit abstracts.
In keeping with Gonzaga’s Jesuit identity there will also be a special Speaker’s Panel for papers that address the connections between Classics and contemporary issues of social justice, such as race, gender, and class. Participants in this panel will be expected to submit a final draft of their paper by March 15 to give Dr. Zuckerberg sufficient time to prepare her response. This panel is scheduled to conclude the conference on Saturday afternoon.
Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to CAPN2019@gonzaga.edu. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length. The deadline for submission is January 20, 2019. All abstracts will be judged anonymously by committee. You will receive a response no later than February 1, 2018.
Proposals for Round Tables: After the success of last year’s lunchtime round tables we would again invite members to suggest topics for discussion. Topics might include: challenges and opportunities in teaching Greek and Latin in the current educational climate; discussion about recent department/program closures and how we might respond; or labor issues and concerns for faculty in the Pacific Northwest. Please submit round table proposals of no more than 150 words to CAPH2019@gonzaga.edu by January 20, 2019.
Further details about the conference schedule, lodging, and other practicalities will be posted soon on the CAPN webpage (classicalassocpacificnw.org). Information will be added as it becomes available. Please note that the webpage is currently down for revision.
Also, we strongly urge you to consider penciling in a second night’s stay in Spokane, as we are currently putting together a special musical performance on classical themes for Saturday night, as well as a small reception.
Additional questions may be directed to the current CAPN president, Dave Oosterhuis (email@example.com), at Gonzaga University.