Announcements for February 15


CANE

BEYOND CANE

  • Fabulous offerings from ASCANIUS Youth Classics Institute, including opportunities to volunteer.
  • Registration for SALVI’s Rusticationes Tirorum, Veteranorum, and their Pedagogy Seminar is now open for July 2016.  For more information, or to find out how to apply for the Amy High Fellowship, point your browser at Latin.org.
  • The Boston Area Classics Calendar has a lot going on, and a weekly email digest of upcoming events.
  • If you live in the western Massachusetts, northern Connecticut, or southern Vermont area you may be interested in Amherst College’s list of upcoming and past lectures in the Pioneer Valley.
  • The Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) is looking for applicants for it’s Elaine G. Batting Scholarship.
  • National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week is fast approaching.   We need more teachers ready to take up the charge, as we know from the article which Ronnie Ancona and Kathleen Durkin wrote for Amphorahttps://classicalstudies.org/amphora/there-shortage-certified-latin-teachers-please-spread-word-0.  NLTRW traditionally is the first week in March, but you can take any day or week to talk to your students about becoming a Latin teacher.  There are many resources to be found here, http://www.promotelatin.org/nltrw, including a mini-grant application.  Grants of up to $200 can be requested every other year by a program and can be put toward receptions, speakers, giveaways, and more.  It would be especially wonderful to see more K-12 teachers taking advantage of the funding opportunities available.
  • The Society for Classical Studies has some fellowships, awards, and grants with upcoming deadlines, which range from February 19th through March 4th. Check out the David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship, the Pedagogy Awards, and the Zeph Stewart Latin Teacher Training Awards.

Professional Development

  • In the summer of 2016 (July 18-August 5), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers on the topic of Roman Daily Life. Two spots are also reserved for full-time graduate students who intend to become pre-collegiate teachers. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and some graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The Petronius reading in particular 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). The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) 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 on the seminar and directions on applying can be found at the website (https://gustavus.edu/events/romandailylife/).
    If you have any questions, please write the director of the seminar at panciera@gustavus.edu.

Meetups

  • Live in western MA or northern CT and want to practice speaking in Latin? There is a large group that meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Hadley, MA! For details, contact TJ Howell.
  • In the Boston area? Check out the Active Latin Meetup page for events.

Jobs

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