At its 2019 meeting in Lincoln, the CAMWS Executive Committee approved a new initiative of the History Committee to create an open library of podcasts on CAMWS topics. The plan is to produce about twelve podcasts per year, based on a mixture of pre-recorded content (e.g., CAMWSCorps interviews, ovationes, presidential addresses) and live interviews with a variety of CAMWS members (e.g., award-winners, officers, committee chairs, presenters) in order to advertise upcoming meetings, to invite applications for awards and scholarships, to encourage discussion of important issues, to commemorate the lives of deceased members of the Association.
For this purpose the Executive Committee has approved the creation of a CAMWS podcaster position. A job description for this position is posted at https://camws.org/podcaster. The podcaster serves ex-officio as a member of the History Committee.
We are pleased to welcome Sam Kindick of the University of Colorado Boulder as CAMWS Podcaster. Sam is a PhD candidate in the department of Classics, where he works on Latin epic and elegiac poetry, especially the works of Ovid. Before coming to CU, he earned MAs in both Classics (Florida State University) and Medieval History (Saint Louis University). On campus he’s served as the President of the Classics Graduate Colloquium, as a Lead Instructor for the Graduate Teacher Program and as the Lead Student Technology Consultant.
CAMWS Podcasts can be found here: https://camws.org/podcast. On this page several podcasts have already been posted. The earliest is a CAMWSCorps interview of the late Consularis James Ruebel of Ball State University by graduate student Krishni Burns of the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign This podcast was created by Scott Lepisto at Grand Valley State University. In the second CAMWSCorps podcast, graduate student Sarah Titus of the University of Washigton interviews Eleanor Winsor Leach of Indiana University. who passed away in 2018. In this podcast Leach’s former students, Davina McClain and Zoe Barnett discuss their memories of her. This podcast was created by Sam Kindick. In the most recent podcast, CAMWS podcaster Sam Kindick interviews Andrew C. Johnston of Yale University as a recipient of a 2019 CAMWS First Book Prize for The Sons of Remus: Identity in Roman Gaul and Spain (Harvard University Press, 2017) at the 115th CAMWS meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sam plans, in the near future, to post a podcast on Tom Keeline of Washington University of St. Louis (the other 2019 First Book Award book winner). He also plans episodes on Lauri Reitzammer, who won the college teaching award, and on Birmingham and the Samford Classics Department in anticipation of the 2020 meeting.