CFP: Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest Annual Meeting

The 50th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (CAPN) will take place at The University of Oregon in Eugene, OR, on March 20-21, 2020. The keynote speaker will be Andrew Stewart, Emeritus Professor in the Department of the History of Art (UC Berkeley). This keynote lecture will be open to the general public as well as to conference attendees.

Call for Papers: We invite papers on any aspect of the ancient Mediterranean world, including Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Ancient Near East. We seek those that are likely to be of broad interest and 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). It should be noted, however, that papers on narrower topics are also invited. Furthermore, we 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.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to eckerman@uoregon.edu. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length. The deadline for submission is January 10, 2020. You will receive a response no later than February 1, 2020.

Proposals for Round Tables: After the success of recent years’ lunchtime roundtables, we 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; labor issues and concerns for faculty in the Pacific Northwest. Please submit round table proposals of no more than 150 words to eckerman@uoregon.edu by January 10, 2020.

Further details about the conference’s schedule, lodging, and other practicalities will be posted on the CAPN webpage as well as on a webpage devoted to the CAPN conference. Please note, however, that the CAPN webpage is currently down for revision and that the conference website has not yet been developed.

Additional questions may be directed to the current CAPN president: Chris Eckerman (eckerman@uoregon.edu).

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