CFP: Eureka Conference 2012

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teaching the ancient world in the elementary and middle school

When: May 11-12, 2012
Where: Derry, New Hampshire (southern NH)
Cost: $25 per teacher (waived for presenters)
Deadlines: 2/1/2012 (to submit a proposal) and 4/16/2012 (to register)

At Eureka, elementary and middle school educators gather to learn not
only from each other, but also from other experts in the field of
ancient studies. The focus is on pedagogical excellence in teaching
about the ancient world. Sessions are connected to state curriculum

Presentations and activities at Eureka will focus on ancient Roman
civilization – from politics and family to hobbies and mythology to
language and literature. Other cultures, including ancient Greece,
Egypt, Mesoamerica, China, and Japan may be included.

The conference includes:

*sessions and workshops on a variety of ancient cultures by your
colleagues and peers!
*clear, engaging summary of the latest research on what we know about
the ancient Romans!
*authentic ancient Roman foods for you to try!
*educational musical concert by a local singer who specializes in
writing and performing songs with clever mythological themes!
*performance of an ancient Roman comedy!
*Latin language exploration!

Consider submitting a proposal! Do you have an awesome idea for
teaching about the ancient world? Have you found a lesson, activity,
or unit that engages your students’ minds? Has recent research or
travel inspired you to share? Proposals may concern the theme (Rome)
or any ancient culture. If your proposal is accepted, registration
fees will be waived.

Made possible by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Visit for more information, to submit a
proposal, and to register.

CFP: Classical Association of Canada Annual Meeting

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Every year, the Classical Association of Canada holds a conference gathering some 200 researchers from all areas of Classical Studies. In 2012, the Department of Classics <> at The University of Western Ontario has the honour of hosting the meeting in London, Ontario, Canada. This year our keynote address will be delivered by Professor Amy Richlin <>, of the Univ. of California at Los Angeles, on the evening of Weds May 9th in Conron Hall in University College. Please note that the closing date for abstract submissions is January 20th, 2012, and that you must be a CAC member in good standing to present a paper. To join the Association, please go to: <>

Call for Papers:

General information

The CAC¹s 2012 Annual Meeting will take place from Tuesday, May 8th­ Thursday, May 10th, 2012. Registration material and related information will be posted on this website <> as it becomes available, as will all other conference information regarding programme, accommodations, banquet, etc.

Paper Proposals:
Scholarly contributions in all areas of Classical Studies
are welcomed. Presentations must not exceed 20 minutes, so as to allow for discussion following each paper. Proposals and abstracts should be submitted electronically to Prof. Kelly Olson at: kolson2 AT The deadline for receipt is Friday, January 20th, 2012. Please note that this year for the first time we have a template for abstracts: each abstract must be between 350-500 words and include relevant bibliography. Graduate students who wish to propose a paper are strongly encouraged to consult with their supervisor or other appropriate faculty member before submitting an abstract. In addition, the CAC Council has mandated that students wishing to present at the CAC must include a letter of support from their supervisor or other appropriate faculty member, allowing them to do so. All abstracts will be judged anonymously. Please do not identify yourself in any way in the abstract itself.

Panel Submissions:
There are two CAC /host-sponsored panels. You must be a
CAC member in good standing to present on either panel. To join the
Association, please go to: <>

1. The friends of Prof. Bonnie MacLachlan invite submissions for a plenary session (Tues, May 8th) in honor of her retirement, on the topic
Transitions. We welcome papers that explore transformative moments of
ancient Greek and Roman life, including formal coming-of-age ceremonies, or weddings, births and funerals as depicted in the literature and material culture of the ancient world. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: accounts drawn from the catabatic tradition (descents to the Underworld) as motifs in myth and cult; oblique references to rites of passage in literature, such as the experiences of Odysseus or the role of Medea as initiatrix; the quests and trials of young men and women; age-markers in texts or artifacts; descriptions of moments of personal transformation. Please send a 350-500 word abstract (with relevant bibliography) to Prof. Kelly Olson (kolson2 AT by Friday Jan 20th, 2012.

2. Women¹s Network/Réseau des Femmes panel: Women and the Reception of the Classical World

The Women¹s Network/Réseau des Femmes of the CAC/SCEC invites submissions for this year¹s panel themed ³Women and the Reception of the Classical World². We seek to explore women¹s engagement with the Classics and are particularly interested in understanding how women artists, scholars and intellectuals of the modern era have constructed their vision(s) of the ancient world through the use of the visual arts, literature, popular culture, theatre and film, scholarship, education and pedagogy. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to: women (authors, artists, playwrights, etc.) and their works, intertextuality and the ³female voice², issues facing women who deal with classical topics and themes, and the role of women in shaping Classical Reception Studies.

This call for papers is meant to be suggestive rather than exclusive; papers are solicited on all areas exploring women and the reception of the Classical world. We hope to bring together contributors from a wide variety of disciplines, including English Literature, Art History, Fine Arts, Drama, Women and Gender Studies, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. We warmly welcome submissions from individuals outside of Canada and North America.

Please submit abstracts of 350-500 words (with relevant bibliography)
Friday, Jan 20th, 2012 directly to Prof. Kelly Olson (kolson2) and indicate that the abstract is for the Women¹s Network/Réseau des Femmes.Further enquiries can be directed to Judith Fletcher (jfletcher) or Lisa Trentin (ltrentin).

3. In addition to these sponsored panels and regular papers, scholars can propose specific panel sessions around a topic (e.g., specific research topics or teaching and professional issues). A panel must be limited to a maximum of four individual papers. Proposals for these should be submitted to Prof. Kelly Olson (kolson2 AT by Friday Jan 20th, 2012, and should include a session title, statement of purpose (maximum 200 words), names of participants, and the individual 300-500 word abstracts (with relevant bibliography) for all the papers in the proposed panel. Again, you must be a CAC member in good standing to present on any panel. To join the Association, please go to: <>

Please send enquiries via email to Prof. Kelly Olson (kolson2 AT using
the subject line "CAC question" or by mail to: Kelly Olson, Dept. of
Classical Studies, Univ. of Western Ontario, Lawson Hall 3227, London,
Ontario, Canada N6A 5B8.

For technical questions related to the website, please email Kathleen
Beharrell at kbeharr AT

Conference website: <>

Univ. of Western Ontario Dept. of Classical Studies:

London, Ontario: <>

CFP: The Neo-Latin Novel in its Time

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Call for papers
14th Freiburg Neo-Latin Symposium
The Neo-Latin Novel in Its Time

The Neo-Latin novel has been neglected in scholarhip so far. The gap identified in 1998 by Jozef IJsewijn and Dirk Sacé in their "Companion to Neo-Latin Studies" (II, 256) is still far from being closed: ‘[…] one must say that most Neo-Latin novels have hardly been critically studied so far. Indeed, we do not even have a reliable and more or less complete list of Neo-Latin novels. It is a wide and inviting field awaiting scholars in search for untrodden paths.’ Our conference aims to make that ‘wide and inviting’ field more accessible and to place particular emphasis on the relevance of the Neo-Latin novels for their own time. This approach suggests itself considering that the Neo-Latin novel characterized its own period through satire or allegory ever since the pioneering works of John Barclay ("Euphormionis Lusinini Satyricon", 1603/7; "Argenis" 1621). A further question central to our approach is how Neo-Latin and vernacular novels relate to and influence each other. Papers which discuss the place of Neo-Latin novel in contemporaneous society and literature are therefore particularly welcome.

Please send a working title and a short abstract of 150 to 200 words no later than 28 February 2012 to stefan.tilg AT or wolfgang.kofler AT Anyone interested in participating without a paper is asked to register by the same date.

Organizers: Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Neulateinische Studien (Innsbruck) / Seminar für Klassische Philologie der Universität Freiburg
Dates: 29–30 June 2012
Place: Haus zur Lieben Hand, Löwenstraße 16, D-79098 Freiburg
Working Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Latin
Length of papers: 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes discussion

CFP: Islamic and Arabic Receptions of Classical Literature (APA Panel)

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CFP: Islamic and Arabic Receptions of Classical Literature

*Sponsored by the APA Committee on Classical Tradition and Reception*

The American Philological Association’s Committee on Classical Tradition and Reception invites submissions for a panel to be held at the 2013 annual meeting of the APA in Seattle, Washington, on the topic of “Islamic and Arabic Receptions of Classical Literature.”

We seek contributions which examine the Arabic translation of Greek
literature as an active process of creative production, not simply as a
vehicle for preserving and transmitting lost (or better) witnesses of
classical texts. Such a perspective has been most forcefully and
persuasively championed over the past two decades by A. I. Sabra and
Dimitri Gutas, both insisting that any properly historical treatment of the
Arabic reception of Greek texts must take into account the precise contexts informing the conscious appropriation and adaptation of ancient works for specific constituencies and audiences. At the same time, we encourage papers that question the role played by Islam in this process, that is the degree to which "Islam " as such can explain the selection, rejection, and/or modification of Classical material by Arabic translators. We hope that the panel will underline the need for an essentially contextual, i.e. historical, approach to classical receptions, and will offer implications for understanding other cultural receptions as well.

Proposals for papers taking no more than twenty minutes to deliver should be sent via email attachment (in Word or Open Office format) to Dr. Paul Kimball (pkimball AT no later than *January 15, 2011*. Please follow the program committee’s suggestions for preparing individual abstracts as specified in the APA Program Guide<>.
APA membership is normally required to participate and must be verified
before proposals are considered. However, waivers may be granted to
scholars residing outside North America or working in allied fields such as Islamic history or Arabic studies. All submissions will be subject to
double-blind review by two referees and the panel as a whole evaluated by the APA Program Committee before notification of final acceptance