113th Meeting of CAMWS (Kitchener, Ontario)

113TH ANNUAL CAMWS MEETING, Kitchener, ONtario
April 5-8, 2017

The Meeting was held in Kitchener, Ontario at the invitation of the University of Waterloo.
Here is the official Pdf Version of the progam.
The program can also be accessed via Guidebook at http://guidebook.com/g/CAMWS2017.
Meeting at a Glance

On-line registration is now CLOSED. For on-site registration please go to the CAMWS desk in the Waterloo Rotunda upon arrival.

Agenda for 113th Business Meeting
Please note that this proposed new dues structure is on the agenda of the Business Meeting in Kitchener on April 8, 2017.
These Minutes of the 2017 Business Meeting were approved by voice vote at  the 2018 Business meeting in Albuqueque..

Listen to the audio from the banquet, here.

Watch orator James May award this year's ovationes, here.


Presenter Uploads: Presenters are invited to upload 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.

Handouts and other materials uploaded by presenters can be accessed on phones or other electronic device at camws.org/2017-meeting-uploads.

Highlights of the meeting included:

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:

  • the special plenary panel on Wednesday evening entitled Grace Harriet Macurdy (1866-1946) and Her Impact on the Study of Women's History, 7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 5, 2017,  in Waterloo Salons BC of the Holiday Inn Kitchener Waterloo Hotel and Conference Center.
  • the plenary lecture on Thursday evening entitled “Playing With Time: Anachronism in Ancient Literature” by Peter Bing of the University of Waterloo, 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Waterloo Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Kitchener Waterloo Hotel and Conference Center
  • The paper sessions on Friday afternoon, April 7, 2017, on the campus of the University of Waterloo.

The Conference Hotel will be the Holiday Inn Kitchener Waterloo Hotel and Conference Center. Conference Room Rate is $119.99 (Canadian) for 1 King Bed OR 2 Double Beds Per room, per night, based upon double occupancy plus applicable taxes. Complimentary hotel buffet breakfast for one person per room per day. Additional breakfasts are $5.00 (Canadian) plus taxes. Rooms at the Holiday Inn are now in short supply. The hotel asks CAMWS members to call or email Ann Hudson, their Corporate Sales Manager, to make a reservation. Her direct line is 519-894-8520. Her email is ann.hudson@sunraygroup.ca. Mention the group code CAM when you call. Anyone who cannot be accommodated at the Holiday Inn will be given a room in the Radisson, which is across the street. Directions for booking a room are also available on this pdf form. To ensure room type selection & availability, please book by March 25, 2017.

The Local Committee for CAMWS 2017 is pleased to offer an excursion to St. Jacob's Farmers' Market on Saturday afternoon, April 8, 2017 . Please note that there will be no paper sessions that afternoon. For more information about this excursion, go here. Paideia Institute is also offering a Saturday afternoon Teacher Training in Active Latin Program.

Here is a Powerpoint Invitation from the Local Committee to come to CAMWS 2017 in Kitchener. And here is the same Invitation as a pdf.

Travel and Tourist Information: This website, provided by the Department of Classics at the University of Waterloo, provides information about getting to Kitchener/Waterloo, lodging, restaurants and sites to see.
Airways Transit connects Toronto Pearson airport (YYZ) with the Kitchener-Waterloo area providing 24/7 door to door shared ride service. Travel from the airport to the hotel takes approximately 1 hour. The Local Committee has obtained a reduced single passenger fare of $59.00 one way, tax included for Toronto airport transfers. Advance reservations are required. Book online at: http://conferences.airwaystransit.com
Enter booking code: CAMWS 2017 (enter exactly as shown).
By phone 24 hours: 1 800 691 3045 (within Canada only), or 519 886 2121.
Getting around in Kitchener-Waterloo: Please note that the Holiday Inn will provide complimentary shuttle service in Kitchener-Waterloo for CAMWS members attending the conference.

Panels and Workshops. List of abstracts for individual papers coming soon!
Round Table Discussion Topics (These are all scheduled for lunchtime on Thursday, April 6, 2017.)
Abstracts Arranged by Title

Abstracts Arranged by Author


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.

Do You Want To Place An Ad In The Program?

Information for Exhibitors

Apply for an eTA (required by the Canadian government for all non-US and non-Canadian citizens entering Canada).

Minutes of the 112th Business Meeting (2016 in Williamsburg).These minutes need to be approved by the membership at the 113th Business meeting in Kitchener, on April 8, 2017. Members who have any corrections to this minutes are encouraged to contact the Secretary-Treasuer in advance of the meeting.

A Guide for Presenting Professional Papers at CAMWS Meetings (pdf)

A Guide for Presiders of Sessions at CAMWS Meetings (pdf)

Formatting Guidelines For CAMWS Abstract Submissions