Conference: The Classics in America

Teaching Rome at Home:  The Classics in America
A conference at the University of Maryland, College Park
May 2-4, 2019

Thursday, May 2

3:30 PM  Keynote lecture:  “The Lion in the Path:  Classics Meets Modernity”
Hunter R. Rawlings III, Professor and University President Emeritus, Cornell University

5:00 PM  Reception

Friday, May 3

1:00 – 1:50  “The ‘Gender Turn’ in Classics,” Eva Stehle, University of Maryland, Emerita

1:50 – 2:00  Break

2:00 – 3:30  Paper session

2:00  “The Value of Latin in the Liberal Arts Curriculum,” Norman Austin, University of Arizona, Emeritus

2:30  “Vergil’s Aeneid and Twenty-first Century Immigration,” Christopher Nappa, University of Minnesota

3:00  “A Latin Curriculum Set in Africa Proconsularis,” Holly Sypniewski, Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi; Kenneth Morrell, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee; and Lindsay Samson, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia

3:30 – 4:00  Break

4:00 – 5:00  Workshop:  “Confronting Sexual Violence in the Secondary Latin Classroom,” Danielle Bostick, John Handley High School, Winchester, Virginia

5:00  Reception

Saturday, May 4

10:00 - 12:00  Paper session

10:00  “Confronting the Present by Way of the Past: Topics Courses in High School Latin,” Ian Lockey, Friends Select School, Philadelphia 

10:30  “Bringing Culturally Responsive Teaching into the Latin Classroom,” Jane Brinley, The School without Walls, Washington, D.C.

11:00  “Teaching Latin at a Girls’ School in Bedford-Stuyvesant,” Sonia Wurster, Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy, Brooklyn, New York

11:30  “Let Them Use They: Teaching Inclusive Third Person Singular Pronouns in the 21st Century,” Michael Goyette, Hunter College

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00

1:00--2:00   Workshop:  “From First-Century Empire to Twenty-first Century Social Justice,” Andrea Weiskopf, Seneca Ridge Middle School, Loudoun County Public Schools, Virginia

2:00-3:00  Workshop:  “Teaching venalicius in the Age of #MeToo:  A Conversation,” Benjamin Joffe and Jacqueline Nelson, The Hewitt School, New York City

3:00-3:30  Break

3:30 – 5:00  Workshop:  “Rome in the Art and Architecture of Washington, D.C.”

3:30  "Classical Washington: Greece & Rome in the Art and Architecture of Washington, D.C.," Elise A. Friedland, George Washington University

4:00  "D.C. as a Latin Classroom: Capitoline Hill vs. Capitol Hill,” Emily Marcus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

4:30  "Art and Propaganda: Using Classicism to Legitimize Native American Displacement," Michele Cohen, Curator for the Architect of the Capitol, Washington, D.C.

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