2012 Annual Meeting: The 2012 meeting will be held on October 4-6 at the New York Marriott East Side (hotel website will open in a new window or tab). The Call for Papers, including links to the required online submission forms, is now available; deadline for submissions is April 6. CAAS will meet jointly with the Classical Association of the Empire State.
CAAS 2012 Clack Lecture: CAAS is pleased to announce the speaker for the 2012 Clack Lecture: James Tatum from Dartmouth College, presenting his talk, "Plautus and the Making of Shakespeare's Othello."
Conventiculum Buffaloniense The University at Buffalo invites you to attend the 4th annual Conventiculum Buffaloniense, a 3 day active Latin workshop designed to introduce, improve and practice the art of using spoken and active Latin. Registration is May 15th. More information is available at the Conventiculum website.
George Washington University: Basic and Intermediate Latin Online this Summer
The Ghoul Next Door: A Musical Roman Comedy (Plautus' Mostellaria) and Comedy Scholars' Colloquium
Comedy Scholars' Colloquium, Friday May 11:
University Union West 324, Binghamton University
Announcing the Barbara F. McManus Leadership Award:
The Directors of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States voted on April 9, 2011 to honor Barbara F. McManus for her long and distinguished service to the mission and function of the Association and for her leadership and contributions to teaching, mentoring and scholarship in the discipline. The Directors voted to honor her with this award at the 2011 CAAS Business Meeting and to establish it in her name:
The Barbara F. McManus Leadership Award
Announcing the first recipient of Barbara F. McManus Leadership Award:
At its meeting on 9 April 2011 the Board of Directors of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States voted to honor Barbara F. McManus for her consistent and distinguished service to the organization and to establish an award in her name in recognition of her long-standing leadership in CAAS and the discipline of classics at large.
National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week: National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week asks as many educators as possible across the nation (and beyond!) to find one day to talk to their students about becoming secondary Latin teachers. NLTRW was created to address the Latin teacher shortage that we are facing in this country. The demand for Latin continues to grow, in great measure due to our own best efforts to raise awareness about the importance and richness of the study of Latin. Now that we have created the demand, it is time to create the teachers. NLTRW is scheduled for the first full week in March, but if you cannot speak to your students that week due to testing or holidays or whatever, just pick another day of another week. The most important thing is to talk to your students about becoming teachers. For more information, including ideas, free posters to download, and funding opportunities, point your browser to promotelatin.org and click on the NLTRW link.
NEH Summer Institute Announced: An NEH Summer Institute for College and University Faculty, "Roman Comedy in Performance," will be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina from June 24th through July 20th, 2012. Co-directed by Professors Sharon L. James (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Timothy J. Moore (University of Texas at Austin), the NEH Summer Institute will give NEH Summer Scholars (twenty-two university or college faculty members and three graduate students) the opportunity to learn about the performance practice and social significance of Roman Comedy from leading experts in the field and to practice scholarship through performance, producing their own performances of scenes from the plays of Plautus and Terence. The NEH Summer Scholars for this Institute will include non-classicists as well as classicists, and no knowledge of Latin is required. Participants will receive a stipend of $3,300. Applications are due by March 1, 2012. For more information, consult http://nehsummer2012romancomedy.web.unc.edu/ or write to either co-director: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
IN MEMORIAM: Valerie French
Dr. Valerie French, who taught ancient history at American University for over 30 years and was long a resident of the mid-Atlantic area, died suddenly at her home in Washington, D.C., on December 8, 2011. She was a much respected member of our community and was widely known for her collegiality and the quality of her teaching. Click here to continue reading...
New CAAS Information: All the new CAAS Officers and Directors have been posted on the Administration page, from which you can also access the 2011-12 CAAS Committeees and the amended Regulations. The CAAS Home Page gives the address of our Treasurer, John Jacobs, and the Grants and Hahn pages also list new chairs and contact information.