Highlights of the 2019 CAMWS Meeting

Meeting Highlights

The meeting includes 97 paper sections in 11 sessions running from Wednesday evening, April 3, through Saturday afternoon, April 6, 2019.  There are twelve organized panels on topics like Digital Discoveries and Collaborative Tool Development in the Classics and Time in Augustan Literature and five pedagogical workshops, including Critical Digital Classics Pedagogy  and Beyond the Gloss: A Conversation about Translation in Classics. Topics of the fifteen round table discussion topics include Environmental Humanities and Classics: Creating an Eco-Classical Caucus and Beginning to Speak Latin. The Graduate Student Issues Committee is offering a panel (Finding Funding: Three Perspectives on Grant Writing) and a workshop (Creativity in the Classroom: Strategies for Engaging Undergraduates).   

The program begins on Wednesday evening, April 3, 2019, with an open reception hosted by CAMWS Consulares. Honored guests at this reception are first-time attendees at CAMWS and Lifetime CAMWS members. This is followed by plenary panel entitled Ovidius a nostris temporibus ad futurum, organized by the nascent International Ovidian Society. Both the panel and the reception which follows are sponsored by the Women’s Classical Caucus.

Events on Thursday, April 4, 2019 include a celebration of the sesquicentennial of the Society for Classical Studies and the centennial of the American Classical League. On Thursday evening there will be receptions hosted by four universities and a happy hour in lingua Latina hosted by the Paideia Institute. CAMWS members are also welcome to participate in a game called Theseus Must Die! ACL will sponsor a plenary lecture entitled “Latin Teacher Training: Does It Have a Future Tense?” followed by a reception.


On Friday, April 5, 2019, the program includes a workshop entitled “Let’s Learn Latin!” run by Ascanius: the Youth Classics Institute, the Presidential panel entitled Aphrodite: Literary Representations and Transformations, and a lunch hosted by the University of Nebraska Lincoln where all the afternoon sessions are held. The evening events at the Cornhusker Marriot are highlighted by the Ovationes and the Presidential address entitled “Plain Truths: Classics, Nebraska, and the Fiction of Willa Cather.”

The meeting concludes on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Events include the annual Business meeting and a panel entitled Learning Disabilities in the Classics Classroom and a workshop entitled Mentoring New Teachers, Promoting the Profession, both sponsored by the CAMWS Committee for the Promotion of Latin.

A number of publishers and classical organizations are planning exhibits for the meeting. One new feature is a display of recent books by CAMWS authors. Subsidized childcare by licensed providers is available for CAMWS attendees by prior arrangement. Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are also available for teachers for attending the meeting.