Monthly Archives: January 2020


An NEH Summer Seminar for Pre-Collegiate Teachers (July 13-31, 2020)

In the summer of 2020 (July 13-31), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers (K-12) on the topic of Roman Daily Life. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The Petronius reading forms a central core of the seminar, and thus an intermediate level of Latin proficiency (1 year of college level Latin) is required. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The NEH pays each person $2700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (approximately $1500) – each participant is responsible for their own travel expenses. The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee).

The application deadline is March 1. More information and directions on applying can be found at the seminar website Note that this is the LAST time that we will be offering this seminar, so if you are interested, please apply.

If you have any questions, write me (Matthew Panciera), the director of the seminar, at

CANE Annual Meeting 2020 1

The Annual Meeting at Trinity College is only a few weeks away, March 13-14, so please remember to register and come to Hartford. Registration is open at, where you can also renew your membership in a separate link.

There are events combining the useful and the sweet (as Horace says):

  • Several panels on Latin literature, notably the standard authors Vergil and Caesar, and other cutting-edge scholarship on the ancient world;
  • A workshop specifically for those who teach in small liberal arts colleges: “Two Years of ‘The Classics Tuning Project’: Competencies, Value, and Visibility in the Classics at Small Liberal Arts Schools”;
  • Reports on outreach efforts from around New England: in Massachusetts and Rhode Island where adult groups are reading Latin and Greek in the original, and in Connecticut where Yale is teaching incarcerated people Latin;  
  • The usual complement of teaching workshops on comprehensible input and curriculum development, including several for college level teachers;
  • Special sessions sponsored by the Lupercal reading group, by the Multiculturalism, Race & Ethnicity in Classics Consortium, and by the Society for Classical Studies;
  • Meetings about the future of some of the most active divisions of CANE: the CANE Summer Institute and NECJ;
  • And finally, a special session celebrating 150 Years of Classics in New England.  

And if you are able to make it, try to bring a classicist friend! The more people who are involved in CANE the better, and we always need new members to help carry on the many things we do. On that topic, if you have an interest in serving CANE in any capacity, please get in touch with me at

Even if you are not able to come, please remember to rejoin CANE. The membership year runs from July to June, and you may have let it lapse! Again, the address is

John Higgins, President, CANE

Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship – ASCSA

Deadline: March 15, 2020

The American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens award the Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship to encourage the study of the Greco-Roman world.

Purpose: The Fellowship will be awarded for research in Greece and Italy in alternate years. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Fellowship will be awarded for research in Italy. It is expected that the Fellow will use the American Academy in Rome (AAR) as a base from which to pursue work through trips to sites, museums, or repositories of materials relevant to the Fellow’s research.

More information is available here.