The meeting was held at the Colonial Williamsburg Resort at the invitation of the College of William and Mary. The conference hotel was the Williamsburg Lodge.

The Meeting At A Glance

Program (web-version) / Program (pdf version)
Minutes of the 112th Business Meeting 
(These need to be approved at the 113th Business Meeting in Kitcherer, Ontario, in April 2017.)

The program is also available via Guidebook.
Abstracts Arranged By Author's Name 
Abstracts Arranged By Title 
List of Panels
List of Workshops
Round Table Discussion Topics

Presenter Uploads

Many presenters have uploaded here handouts, Powerpoints, and other files related to their presentations. If you are a presenter, please consider this option seriously in order to save paper and insure that your materials will be available to all those attending your session and to other interested individuals. Uploaded materials will continue to be available indefinitely after the meeting. If you would like to upload files, please contact camws@camws.org for instructions.


Listen to audio from the banquet: here.

Video of the Ovationes from the banquet: here.

 Please note that anyone wishing to attend the events listed in the program is expected to register.

The following events, however, are free and open to the public:

  • "Antony and Cleopatra" (Cines, 1913)  with piano accompaniment by James Doering (Randolph Macon College)
  • Janet Stephens’ presentation on Ancient Roman Hairdressing on Thursday evening, March 17, 2016 at the Williamsburg Lodge
  • The paper sessions on Friday afternoon, March 18, 2016, on the campus of the College of William and Mary

There is a charge to attend the Classical Association of Virginia luncheon on Saturday, March 19, 2016, but registration for the CAMWS meeting is not required.

Meeting Registration. Sorry. On-line registration for the 2016 meeting is now closed, but you are still welcome to register on site. The cost for regular members is $170 for full registration and $110 for students and one-day registrants. Please note, however, that banquet meals can no longer be guaranteed.

Cancellation Policy: All requests for registration cancellation and refunds must be received by March 2, 2016 and are subject to a $20 administrative fee.  

Hotel Information

At this point neither of the conference hotels (Williamsburg Lodge and the Woodlands Hotel and Suites) have any availability, but the Williamsburg Foundation has several other properties with rooms available (e.g., the Williamsburg Inn, Colonial Houses, and Providence Hall).  Please call this toll-free number 800-261-9530 to make reservations at one of these facilities. The conference reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00. Please use the Booking ID 25629 when calling.

Individual reservations must be made on or before Tuesday, February 16, 2016, in order to insure the contracted room rate.

Information For Exhibitors 

Do You Want To Place An Ad In The Program? 

A Guide For Presenting Professional Papers At CAMWS Meetings (Pdf)

A Guide For Presiders Of Sessions At CAMWS Meetings (Pdf)

View The "Come To Williamsburg" Video Created By The Local Committee

What To Do In Williamsburg 

In addition to these things to do compiled by the Williamsburg Foundation (http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/do/) the CAMWS Local Committee also provides its own list of "Things to Do in Williamsburg." Entitled "A Local's Guide to Dining and Entertainment and other things you might want to know about Williamsburg," this guide includes information on dining, shopping, entertainment, medical services, local transportation and other curiosities. It will be updated with additional information as the meeting time approaches. 

Getting to Campus

Getting To Williamsburg

William and Mary Newsrelease about the Meeting

Continuing Education Credits

Teachers who would like to earn Continuing Education Unites (CEU’s) for attending the meeting do not have to do anything in advance. When they arrive, they should simply ask at the CAMWS registration desk for a CEU application/evaluation form. Before leaving the meeting, they should return the completed form to the CAMWS registration desk. These CEUs will be provided free of charge by Monmouth College.

GSIC-Sponsored Events

The Graduate Student Issues Committee (GSIC) will once again sponsor both a panel and a workshop specifically designed to address the interest of graduate students. Both will take place on, Thursday evening, March 26 in the Millennium Hotel. The topic of this year’s panel will “Assembling a Teaching Portfolio for the Job Market” and the topic of the workshop is “Grad to Grad: Support for Current and Future Teaching Assistants.” A special Social Hour will also take place TIME and PLACE. Graduate students are also encouraged to attend the GSIC Round Table Discussion TIME and PLACE

Ascanius Workshop

In conjunction with the CAMWS meeting, Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute is sponsoring a workshop entitled "Let's Learn Latin". This engaging workshop is intended for elementary and middle school teachers who do not currently teach Latin but who would like to begin to incorporate Latin into their classroom curriculum". This workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Williamsburg Lodge. This workshop is funded by CAMWS. Participation is free but pre-registration is required. Learn More about "Let's Learn Latin! (Williamsburg)"

Meeting Highlights

A free reception, hosted by the former presidents of CAMWS, will open the meeting, 8:00-10:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, in the Williamsburg Lodge. Between Thursday morning and Saturday afternoon there will be seven seven pedagogical workshops, fifteen panels, twelve paper sessions on a wide variety of pedagogical and scholarly topics, and ten roundtable discussions at noon on either Thursday or Saturday on a variety of topics including a Tabula Latina, the National Latin Exam, the CAMWS Translation Exam and “Teaching Classics in the First Year.” The National Committee for Latin and Greek will sponsor a workshop entitled Supporting and Mentoring New Teachers: A Tirones Project. The Committee for the Promotion of Latin will sponsor a workshop entitled “Strangers in a Strange Land: Successful Latin in Urban Schools” and a panel entitled "New Trends, New Challenges: Teaching Latin in Secondary School upon Earing an M.A. or Ph.D."  There will also be a CPL-sponsored happy hour for K-12 teachers, breakfasts sponsored by Women's Classical Caucus and the Vergilian Society, and a lunch hosted by the Classical Association of Virginia.

On Wednesday evening there will be a special showing of the epic silent film Antony and Cleopatra with performance of the original musical score by James Doering of Randolph Macon College. Released in the fall of 1913, the epic silent film, Antony and Cleopatra (Cines, 1913) was conceived on a grand scale. Directed by painter-turned-filmmaker Enrico Guazzoni, it featured a cast of thousands, elaborate sets, stunning photography, and a purported eye toward historical accuracy. It was the follow-up to Guazzoni's Quo Vadis?, which had taken audiences by storm earlier that year. Antony and Cleopatra caught the attention of American film promoter George Kleine, who quickly bought the U.S. distribution rights and developed a strategy for marketing the film to more sophisticated audiences. Part of his plan included music, and in 1914, Kleine commissioned an original score for the film, a cutting edge move for the time. Chicago composer, George Colburn, was hired for the job, and his music drew a brief burst of attention when it accompanied the film's Chicago run in January 1914. Colburn created an elaborate original score, based on eighteen, cleverly designed, recurring themes. His music marks one of the earliest American examples of thematic scoring for a feature film.  In 2008, musicologist James Doering reconstructed Colburn's music from sources in the Library of Congress. That same year, he performed the score with the film at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. as part of the Rome to Ruins exhibit. Subsequent performances have included the Richmond Italian Food and Film Festival, the Winona Centennial Celebration, and the Virginia Latin Academy. Doering is Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of the Arts at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA.

On Thursday evening there will be a plenary session on Ancient Roman Hairstyling by Janet Stephens at the Colonial Williamsburg Resort. Ms. Stephens is the author of "Ancient Roman Hairdressing: On (hair) pins and needles" in the Journal of Roman Archaeology, 21 (2008): 111-132. Her video Julia Domna: Forensic Hairdressing Forensic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68LEUXw2QJU ) was presented at the Archaeological Institute of America’s annual meeting in Philadelphia in 2012.

Friday afternoon's sessions will be held on the campus of the College of William and Mary. The university is hosting on their historic campus a complimentary lunch for attendees (pre-registration necessary). Friday evening's banquet will be held in the Virginia ballroom at the Colonial Williamsburg Resort and will feature President Antony Augoustakis’ address entitled “Visualizing Epic and the ovationes for 2015-2016, presented in Latin by the CAMWS orator Jim May. More awards will be announced at the annual business meeting on Saturday, 8:15-9:25 a.m.; if you show up, you may win a book from one of our exhibitors.

On Saturday evening there will be a special fund-raising cocktail hour and dinner open to CAMWS members and members of the larger community of Classics friends, with special programming, presentations and entertainment. Attendees of the black-tie event entitled "Campaign for CAMWS: A Gala Dinner Event" will be acknowledged as contributors to the 2016 Campaign for CAMWS.  In addition to good food, fine wine, and collegial companionship, you will enjoy Professor Jodi Magness’ presentation on “The Huqoq Synagogue Mosaics: Archaeology and Ancient Texts.”  Prof. Magness is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since 2011 she has directed the excavations of a monumental, late Roman synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee (www.huqoq.org).  In her brief presenation she will share with us some of the highlights of the stunning discoveries made there and their signifcance for understanding the history of the region in late antiquity.  Please join us for a unique opportunity! If you would like to register for the gala, please go to http://camws.org/gala.


Call for Submission of Panels, Workshops, Individual Abstracts and Round-Table Discussion Topics (CLOSED)

Formatting Guidelines for CAMWS Abstract Submissions