The CAMWS sub-committee for the Ladislaus J. Bolchazy Pedagogy Book Award announces a call for nominations for the 2017 Award. The recipient of this $500.00 award will be announced at the annual CAMWS business meeting, where the recipient is encouragnged to accept the award in person. This prize has been named in memory of Ladislaus J. Bolchazy in recognition of his long career promoting classical scholarship and pedagogy.

The Subcommittee asks for your help in identifying distinguished works of pedagogy, including textbooks, handbooks, anthologies or other works primarily intended for the classroom in the field of classical studies (including, but not limited to, the languages, literatures, history, religions, philosophy, art, architecture, archaeology, economy, and reception of Greek and Roman antiquity) published by CAMWS members in 2014, 2015, or 2016. Preference will be given to language-based textbooks.The author of the nominated work shall be a member of the Association in good standing in the year of the nomination and for at least the previous year. Nominations may be made by any publisher or by any member of CAMWS in good standing, including the author.


  • appropriateness for the target student audience
  • clarity of presentation
  • excellent quality
  • effective pedagogical practice and design
  • potential for broad impact

Nominations of pedagogical books should be sent to Helena Dettmer, chair of the Subcommittee on the Ladislaus J. Bolchazy Pedagogy Book Award at The deadline for nominations for the 2017 award is September 1, 2016. Books published after that date may be considered for the 2018 award. The Subcommittee may, at its sole discretion, retain an unsuccessful nomination for consideration in the following year.

Publishers of nominated works are asked to send six (6) copies of the book to Dr. Helena Dettmer, 120 Schaeffer Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1409 by September 1, 2016.

The winners of the 2016 award were Anne Groton and James May of St. Olaf College for their book Forty-Six Stories in Classical Greek (Hackett Publishing, 2014) and Chris Brunelle of St. Olaf College for his book Ars Amatoria Book 3 (Oxford University Press, 2014). 

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