Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Would you like to travel abroad? And to have help paying for it?

The Vergilian Society is offering exciting study tours in 2017 including “Northern Italy and Croatia,” “Latin Authors in Italy,” “Roman Britain,” and “Gladiators and Roman Spectacle”. These programs are specifically designed to benefit and appeal to teachers at all levels by providing them the opportunity to experience a rich variety of ancient sites to support their own understanding and teaching of the ancient world. See the full tour descriptions on the Vergilian Society website at

Almost $100,000 in scholarship money is available:

Friday, March 18, 2016

NCCA Spring Meeting April 23, 2016

North Carolina Classical Association

Wake Forest University
Benson 409
Saturday April 23, 2016
10AM - 3PM

· Registration form (deadline April 20)
· Online lunch reservation form
· Summer Scholarship Application Form (deadline April 15)
· Parking at Wake Forest University
9:30: Registration
10:00: Serena Witzke, Wake Forest University.
     "What is a Roman Wife? A Methodological Reexamination"
10:45: John Oksanish, Wake Forest University.
     "Based on a True Story: History in loco"
11:30: Business Meeting & Lunch
1:00: Andrew Clay, St. David’s School, Raleigh.
     "Philology as a Way of Life: Classics and the Language Event"

Saturday, January 30, 2016

NEH Seminar for Pre-Collegiate Teachers on Roman Daily Life

In the summer of 2016 (July 18-August 5), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers on the topic of Roman Daily Life. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and some graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The Petronius reading in particular forms a central core of the seminar, and thus an intermediate level of Latin proficiency (1 year of college level Latin) is required. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The NEH pays each person $2700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (approximately $1500). The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee).

The application deadline is March 1. More information on the seminar and directions on applying can be found at the website.

If you have any questions, please write me (Matthew Panciera), the director of the seminar, at

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Latin Poetry Composition Workshop

The University of Michigan and The American University of Rome are pleased to announce Inter Versiculos, a week-long workshop in Latin verse composition to be held in Trapani, Sicily July 9 - 16, 2016. The workshop will be led by Dr. David Money, of Cambridge University. » Website with more info

For this workshop, we seek to assemble an international group of Latinists including undergraduate and graduate students, teachers of Latin at the secondary, collegiate and graduate level, as well as interested amateurs. As the website states: "Open to anyone Latin poetry curious."

For additional information, please contact:

Gina Soter, PhD
Head of Latin Program at the Residential College
and Lecturer IV in the Department of Classical Studies
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI