CAMWS Outstanding Publication Award for a distinguished
first book by a CAMWS member
Joseph Rife. Isthmia: The Roman and Byzantine Graves and Human Remains (Isthmia IX), ASCSA/Princeton, 2012.
The Semple Award is a $3,500 fellowship for attending the summer
session of the American School
of Classical Studies at Athens.
Ryan Horne, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Mary A. Grant Award is a $4,500 fellowship for attending the
summer session of the American
Academy in Rome.
Robert Dudley, Duke University
The Janice and Herbert Benario Award is a $2,500 fellowship for
summer programs, including
travel programs and archaeological digs.
Veronica-Gaia Ikeshoji-Orlati, University of Virginia (for American Academy in Rome's summer program in Roman pottery.
Jody Bergman, Scecina Memorial High School, Indianapolis, Indiana (for the Vergilian Society’s “Gods, Myths and Sanctuaries of Asia Minor” in Turkey)
Eunice E. Kraft Teaching Award recognizes outstanding
teachers of Latin in public or private
schools (middle schools included) within CAMWS territory.
Howard Chang, Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia
The CAMWS Teaching Award for Excellence in College Teaching
Mary Pendergraft, Wake Forest University
Manson A. Stewart Scholarship, awarded to outstanding undergraduate students of Classics
CAMWS Committee of Latin Award for Outstanding Promotional
Nicoletta Villa-Sella, Linsly School, Wheeling, WV
Michelle Ronnick, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
CAMWS Special Service Award acknowledges exceptional
promotion of classics and/or accomplishments for the
profession in CAMWS territory.
Dr. Mark Freeman, Superintendent of Shaker Heights City School District in Ohio
David Perlmutter, Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Kristin Peterson, Lindsay Welbers, and George Heshka of Sisler High School, Winnipeg, Manitoba
The following students were awarded $250 cash prizes:
For book prize winners and recipients of letters of commendation, go to http://camws.org/awards/school.php
At the 2013 meeting in Iowa City the CAMWS Executive Committee established an annual award to be called the Ladislaus J. Bolchazy Award for an Outstanding Textbook. A monetary prize of $250 will be award annually, as early as 2014, to the author(s) of the best pedagogy book published within a three year period. This award honors the outstanding contributions made to the field of Classics, especially in the area of classical pedagogy, by the late Ladislaus J. ("Lou") Bolchazy.
CAMWS members and the family and friends of Lou Bolchazy have already contributed more than $8000 to an endowment for this award. Additional contributions, no matter how large or small, are welcome. Checks can be made out to CAMWS and mailed to:
700 E. Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462
Or an a gift can be made online through the link at: http://www.camws.org/donate.php. Please make sure to designate your gift for the Bolchazy fund.
At the 2013 meeting in Iowa City the CAMWS Executive Committee established an annual $2000 award for fieldwork in classical archaeology. More details regarding this award will be announced later.
The Winter 2013 issue of the newsletter was sent via email to current CAMWS members on Febrary 19, 2013. Print copies will soon be mailed to those requesting print instead of electronic versions.If you are not receiving a copy of the newsletter, please contact email@example.com. Back issues of the newsletter are available at http://www.camws.org/News/newsletter/index.php.
The Fall 2012 issue of Teaching Classical Languages (Vol. 4, Issue 1) is now posted on the TCL website. This features articles that deal with texts and communities—from medieval manuscripts to homeschooling communities and textbooks. Mark Thorne shares his enthusiasm for using manuscripts in the classroom and provides an easy-to-follow guide to introduce them to beginning and intermediate Latin students. Christine Hahn presents a fascinating report on a survey of 349 homeschooling families, discussing their demographics, methods for teaching Latin, and motivation for including Latin in their curriculum. And Antonia Syson offers a balanced and thorough discussion of the new Aeneid commentaries published by Focus and Cambridge. As usual, it is possible not only to read the articles, but also to post comments online responding to the authors.
Posted on: April 25th, 2013
The University of South Dakota will offer an interdisciplinary sailing and study tour in Greece for undergraduate and graduate students in May and June of 2014. This program, now in its ninth year, introduces students to a variety of aspects of life in the Aegean Sea over the five millennia from the Bronze Age to our own time. Although the program includes several days in and around Athens, most of the time is based on sailing yachts. The nautical life will give students a sense of the Greek islands as the Greeks saw them in an age before mechanized travel: from the sea in sailing vessels. Students will learn to sail and to live aboard a sailboat. For further information and application instructions visit http://www.usd.edu/~clehmann/ or send an e-mail to Clayton Lehmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on: March 22nd, 2013
Do you want to read later faster, with ease and more enjoyment? Try this summer workshop, whose participants are immersed all day, each day of the workshop, in the intensive, but careful reading of a masterwork of Latin literature. The Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop is intended for teachers of Latin, as a way to refresh the mind through study of an extended Latin text, and to share experiences and ideas with Latinists and teachers. The Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop is intended for teachers of Latin, as a way to refresh the mind through study of an extended Latin text, and to share experiences and ideas with Latinists and teachers. In 2013 participants will read Ovid’s Fasti, Book 4, which is devoted to the month of April.
Posted on: March 22nd, 2013
Either or both of these week long seminars will be an invaluable experience for students and teachers of Classics, or other field in which a strong knowledge of Latin is important. In fact, any lover of Latin, who meets the minimum criteria described below, is encouraged to apply.
Posted on: March 13th, 2013
The Department of Classics at the University of Arizona will offer its usual Summer Intensive Language Programs in Greek and Latin this summer. For more information please visit: http://classics.arizona.edu/node/351
Posted on: March 10th, 2013
Posted on: February 27th, 2013
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Posted on: February 16th, 2013
We invite you to our Summer Latin Course. The classes provide for a total immersion in the Latin language. They are divided into two fundamental courses and a third course which is for teachers and which is contingent on enrollment:
1. Latin I (from the first week to the fourth; 15 ECTS): dedicated to those who have no or hardly any previous knowledge of the Latin language. Students will learn morphology, syntax, and vocabulary (1,800 of the most frequent words), and will begin reading genuine Latin texts (the Gospels, Catullus, Martial, Phaedrus, Caesar). Duration: 156 hours.
Posted on: February 13th, 2013
The Conventiculum Bostoniense (http://conventiculum.org/) is a week-long immersion in the Latin language that will include speaking, reading, writing, and performance, and takes place this summer from July 27th to August 4th on the UMass Dartmouth campus, near the beautiful beaches of Southern Massachusetts, and historic New Bedford. Participants earn graduate credits by taking one of two courses, both of which focus on engagement with texts from all periods of Latinity, and the active teaching of Latin. Outside of classes, our participants engage with a staff that includes six experienced Latin speakers, ensuring a high speaker-student ratio. For more information, please visit our website: conventiculum.org, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also contact the directors: Peter Barrios-Lech (firstname.lastname@example.org) or James Dobreff (email@example.com).
Posted on: February 11th, 2013
As interest in the later Roman Principate and early Dominate grows and results in ever more historical, literary, cultural, and art historical studies, scholars increasingly turn to the Historia Augusta. Although notorious for its puzzles and self-contradictions, this is our most extensive historical source reporting information about the second and third centuries CE. Furthermore, its purported Diocletianic/Constantinian date, and the authoritative (though not universally accepted) claim that this collection of imperial biographies was actually written at the end of the fourth century CE, encourages use of the Historia Augusta by those examining the later Roman empire and late antique Rome. But the complexity of this source means it cannot simply be mined for data convenient for any particular argument, albeit presented with caveats. More importantly, our deepening understanding of the rich culture and history of the second through fourth centuries CE enables new and beneficial inquiry into all aspects of the Historia Augusta.
We solicit papers examining historiographical and historical issues in the HA. The work’s recurrent citation of earlier Latin and Greek historians prompts historiographical questions, such as: How does this purportedly multi-authored, perhaps anonymous collection dialogue with the stress on authorial authority found in earlier historical writings? How does the work’s literary method or content relate to that of 4th-c. authors (e.g. Ammianus Marcellinus, Jerome, Aurelius Victor, and Festus)?
The APA announces new Pedagogy awards. For more information please visit http://apaclassics.org/index.php/apa_blog/apa_blog_entry/4021/
The Vergilian Society is once again offering four wonderful summer tours. For more information please visit http://www.vergil.clarku.edu/cumae.htm.
The Mediterranean Society has organized a tour of Sardinia in 2013 (May 13-26). Sardinia is a remarkably complex and ancient island, influenced by many invading cultures but remaining fiercely independent. The island is renowned for the scenic beauty of its coasts and mountains and its rich history, hospitable people, and delicious cuisine. The participants will visit Nuraghic, Phoenician, Carthaginian, and Roman archaeological sites on the island and explore the historic centers of its cities. Highlights of the trip include the Monte d'Accoddi Neolithic complex; the Nuraghic sites of Su Nuraxi, Santu Antine, and Losa; the Phoenician-Roman towns of Nora and Tharros; the Roman Temple of Antas; the National Archaeological Museum in Cagliari and the Sanna National Museum at Sassari; and the cities of Cagliari, Oristano, Alghero, and Sassari. The participants will spend four nights in Cagliari, three nights in Oristano, four nights in Alghero, and one night in Rome.
The University of South Dakota will offer an interdisciplinary sailing and study tour in Greece for undergraduate and graduate students in May and June of 2013. This program, now in its eighth year, introduces students to a variety of aspects of life in the Aegean Sea over the five millennia from the Bronze Age to our own time. Although the program includes several days in and around Athens, most of the time is based on sailing yachts. The nautical life will give students a sense of the Greek islands as the Greeks saw them in an age before mechanized travel: from the sea in sailing vessels. Students will learn to sail and to live aboard a sailboat. For further information and application instructions visit http://www.usd.edu/~clehmann/ or send an e-mail to Clayton Lehmann at firstname.lastname@example.org