109th Meeting of CAMWS

The Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) held its 109th Annual Meeting in Iowa City, IA, beginning on the evening of Wednesday, April 17, 2013, and ending on the afternoon of Saturday, April 20, at the invitation of the University of Iowa. All sessions were held in the Sheraton Iowa City except those on Friday afternoon, which took place on the University of Iowa campus.


You can view the list of accepted abstracts ordered by name.

Additionally, view the list of accepted panels ordered by organizer.

Business Meeting Minutes (approved at the 2014 Business meeting in Waco)


Listen to an audio recording of the 2013 Ovationes declaimed in Iowa City by CAMWS Orator James May

Listen to an audio recording of "An Archaeology of Reading," the 2013 Presidential address given in Iowa City by President Peter Knox

A Guide for Presenters of Professional Papers at CAMWS Meetings (pdf)


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



CAMWS has filled its room block at the Sheraton Iowa City for Friday, April 19, and there are no more rooms available for that night. There are still some rooms available for the nights of April 17, 18, and 20. To make a reservation for those nights only To make a reservation go to: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1210155328&key=4F9CB or call 800-328-6242. The group name is under The Classical Association of the Middle West and South – CAMWS.

If you still need a room in Iowa City, you might try contacting one of these hotels:


Things to do in Iowa City

The Local Committee's Dining Suggestions in Iowa City


Message Board for Attendees Interested in Sharing Rides, Rooms, and Information



Teachers who would like to earn 3.3 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 form. Before leaving the meeting, they should return the completed form to the CAMWS registration desk, along with a check for $7.50, payable to "UW-Madison Extension."


For the sixth year in a row, the Graduate Student Issues Committee (GSIC) will sponsor a workshop at the convention, on Friday, April 19, 2013, 12:15 P.M. ---1:00 p.m., in the Iowa Memorial Union of the University of Iowa (Room TBA). This year the topic will be "Simple Quotation of Ancient Texts Using CTS Services." The workshop is limited to graduate and undergraduate students. Although there is no charge, please check the box on the registration form if you plan to attend.


At CAMWS-SS 2012 CAMWS began its CAMWSCorps project to create an audio library of oral history about the organization. Both interviewers and interviewees in Tallahassee enjoyed the process and we would like to conduct additional interviews in Iowa City. CAMWS is looking for younger members of the organization who would be interested in "interviewing" other members with longer institutional memory about the CAMWS of the past. We are especially interested in preserving not only recollections of important events but also interesting anecdotes about individuals, meetings, and various CAMWS activities. If you are interested in serving as CAMWSCorps volunteer at CAMWS 2013 in Iowa City or in other locations, please indicate this on your registration form or contact Tom Sienkewicz, the CAMWS Secretary-Treasurer at camws@camws.org.


The meeting will begin with an Opening Reception hosted by the Consulares (the former presidents of CAMWS), 8:00-10:00 p.m., Wednesday. Between Thursday morning and Saturday afternoon there will be seventeen panels, including the Presidential Panel on "Philology in an Ideological Climate" and a panel sponsored by the Graduate Student Issues Committee entitled "An Introduction to Academic Publishing." For a full list of panels on the program, please go here. In addition there will be c.280 papers in 60 paper sessions on a variety of pedagogical and scholarly topics. For a full list of papers on the program, please go here. There will also be a happy hour for students, a reception sponsored by the Women's Classical Caucus, and a lunch hosted by the Vergilian Society. Friday afternoon's sessions will be held on the campus of the University of Iowa (within walking distance of the Sheraton), followed by a reception. Friday evening festivities will include the banquet, President Peter Knox’s address, ovationes presented in Latin by Jim May, a dessert reception, entertainment and lots of time for socializing. This year the cost of the banquet is included in the registration fee and includes two bottles of wine at each table, the dessert bar and a ticket for an after-dinner drink at the reception. 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!