Call for Papers, Panels and Workshops
The 111th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South will be held Wednesday-Saturday, March 25-28, 2015, at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder, Colorado at the invitation of the University of Colorado. Proposals for panels, workshops and individual papers on any aspect of Graeco-Roman antiquity are now being accepted. Especially welcome are submissions likely to be of broad interest, including those on pedagogy. Teachers and students at any level (K-12, college, or university) may submit proposals, but papers written by undergraduates will be evaluated separately and assigned to sessions designated for them.
All panel and workshop proposals (with accompanying abstracts) must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014; all individual paper proposals must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014. All submissions will be judged anonymously by the Program Committee, chaired by CAMWS President Ruth Scodel.
An individual may deliver no more than one paper at the meeting and may submit no more than one abstract. A person is free to organize a panel or a workshop in addition to presenting a paper (whether in his/her own panel or in another session). No one whose paper has already been accepted for a panel or a workshop may submit an individual abstract. An organizer may submit no more than one proposal for a panel or a workshop. A panel must have a minimum of three, and no more than six, papers. Workshops must have at least one presenter and one presider and include significant activities for audience participation.
Papers delivered at CAMWS should present new ideas to the audience, not repeating work already presented in a similar venue. Members are welcome to present work delivered at the author's home institution, at a specialized conference, or at a meeting outside North America, especially if it is work-in-progress that would benefit from wider discussion. However, if an abstract has been accepted for the CAMWS Southern Section meeting, it must not be submitted for the CAMWS meeting, and papers delivered at the SCS or CAC should not be submitted for CAMWS unless they have been substantially changed.
Every abstract and panel or workshop description must be double-spaced and typed in 12-point Times New Roman font. Indent first lines of paragraphs, set a 1-inch margin on all sides, and center the title at the top of the page. Enter any non-Roman text using Unicode. Use abbreviated (author-date) citations; at the end of each abstract or panel description provide a list of works cited. The combined length of the abstract (or panel/workshop description) and its list of works cited must not exceed 800 words. Authors of abstracts and organizers of panels/workshops are not to be identified by name anywhere in their proposals. The panel or workshop organizer will submit a description of the panel or workshop along with the abstracts of the panelists or workshop participants. Before submitting an abstract be sure to read these Formatting Guidelines for CAMWS Abstract Submissions.
The maximum time for an individual paper is 15 minutes. Papers in panels with fewer than six participants may exceed this time limit, but no panel may last longer than 100 minutes. Workshops will typically last one hour. Requests for audio-visual equipment must be made at the time the abstract is submitted. CAMWS welcomes papers on material culture and reception; however, because LCD projectors are expensive to rent, please request them for textually-based papers only when necessary. Individuals must provide their own laptop computers and adapter/sound cables. CAMWS cannot provide internet access during presentations.
Please submit all proposals electronically at Individual Abstract Submission Form, Panel Submission Form, or Workshop Proposal Form. If, for some reason, electronic submission is not possible, please contact the CAMWS office at the address below.
All presenters and organizers are required to be members of CAMWS at the time they submit their abstracts. Membership dues may be paid at camws.org/membership/memberinfo.php by credit card ($3.00 processing fee) or by mailing a check along with a membership form to CAMWS, Department of Classics, Monmouth College, 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462 (office 309-457-2284; fax 815-346-2565; email@example.com).
Please be aware that submission of an abstract is a commitment to present the paper in person in Boulder.
RECEIPT DEADLINES: Friday, August 22, 2014 (panels/workshops); Friday, September 26, 2014 (individuals)
AP ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
AR ARCHAEOLOGY & ART HISTORY
CL CLASSICAL STUDIES--OTHER
EP EPIGRAPHY & PAPYROLOGY
GD GREEK DRAMA
GE GREEK EPIC
GH GREEK HISTORIOGRAPHY
GN GREEK NOVEL
GO GREEK ORATORY & RHETORIC
GP GREEK POETRY-OTHER
GT GREEK PROSE TEXTS-OTHER
LA LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS
LD LATIN DRAMA
LE LATIN EPIC
LH LATIN HISTORIOGRAPHY
LN LATIN NOVEL
LO LATIN ORATORY AND RHETORIC
LP LATIN POETRY-OTHER
LS LATIN SATIRE
LT LATIN PROSE TEXTS-OTHER
ME MEDIA STUDIES
RE RECEPTION STUDIES