Classical Association of New England Summer Institute Registration Open: “Empires Ancient and Modern”

Registration is open for the 2018 Classical Association of New England Summer Institute, which will take place July 9-14, 2018, at Brown University, with the theme “Empires Ancient and Modern: Reactions to Imperial Power from Athens to the Americas.” While exploring the practices and problems of ancient empires, the institute’s events and discussions will also consider modern and contemporary engagements – the use, misuse, and abuse – of Classical models of empire. A number of the institute’s mini-courses and lectures will look closely at imperialism in the Americas alongside ancient models, while others will explore topics as wide-ranging as the challenges of writing about empire, imperialism in the Ancient Near East, and Satan’s empire in Milton’s Paradise Lost. Please click on the following link for descriptions of the mini-courses, lectures, and professional development workshops, as well as information…
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NEH Summer Seminar for Pre-Collegiate Teachers

ProfessionalDevelopment, Summer, Uncategorized
ROMAN DAILY LIFE IN PETRONIUS AND POMPEII an NEH Summer Seminar for Pre-Collegiate Teachers (July 16-August 3, 2018) In the summer of 2018 (July 16-August 3), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers on the topic of Roman Daily Life. 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 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…
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