On Tuesday, October 24, Isabella Tardin-Cardoso of the University of Campinas in Brazil will be presenting at Amherst College on imitations of Plautus in Brazilian comedy. The lecture is entitled The Saint and the Sow: Poetics of Illusion in a Brazilian Imitation of Plautus. For more information, please follow the link to the Amherst Classics Department.
Additionally, there will be a wide variety of lectures in events taking place in the Boston area this week. Please see the Boston Area Classics Calendar for more information.
The Western Massachusetts Conversational Hour meets every Thursday at the Esselon Cafe in Hadley, MA for Latin conversation. For details, please contact TJ Howell.
Central Connecticut State University is working to create a certification program for the teaching of Latin. Follow this link to the program of studies. In order to make this idea come to fruition the CCSU is seeking support from Latin groups. They require at least 10 students to sign up for the upcoming cohort in order to run the program. As an incentive to enroll into the program the University is looking for funding to offer scholarships to help defray the cost of course work. If you are interesting in supporting this initiative in any way please contact Gina Gallo Reinhard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grey Fox Tutors is offering a free weekly Skype Conversational Latin Workshop for all current or former Latin teachers or TAs. The Workshop is an opportunity for teachers to gain Latin speaking skills that they can then use in their own classrooms. It is currently held on Saturdays at 2 PM EST; additional times and days, however, may be added in the future as needed. For more information please contact Katerina Ourgi at email@example.com or call (212) 203-8734. There is also a survey to determine the best times to offer professional development over the summer.