Category: MCA News

ASCSA NEH Fellowships 2016

American School of Classical Studies at Athens NEH FELLOWSHIPS Deadline: October 31 Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. It offers two major research libraries: the Blegen,… Read more →

MCA Fall Meeting 2016

The MCA Fall Meeting registration for October 15 has begun. Poetry, Politics, and Palmyra. We will be hosted by Bowdoin College in Sills Hall. Hamish Cameron from Bates College will start the meeting off by talking about Palmyra, a city in the news recently. Then Jennifer Clarke Kosak of Bowdoin will present about poetic genres in the Odyssey, before Mike Nerdahl wraps up with a… Read more →

Justin Slocum Bailey with Spoken Latin in Vermont

Stephen Farrand has forwarded another great opportunity for Latin teachers in New England to get some practice with spoken Latin. This one is in Brattleboro, VT, from August 11-12, hosted by Express Fluency. As Stephen says: Justin is a truly remarkable young educator who possesses a truly astonishing command of spoken Latin. He also is very knowledgeable about second language… Read more →

MCA 2016 Spring Meeting

The MCA Spring Meeting registration has just opened up. The meeting itself will be held at Messalonskee High School in Oakland on Saturday, April 30, starting at 8:30 am. The keynote speaker of the morning will be Joseph Davenport of the Cambridge Latin Course. If you teach with the Cambridge, or are interested in how the Cambridge Latin Course introduces… Read more →

Summer Immersion Programs 2016

Stephen Farrand has crafted a list of summer immersion programs for classicists. If you have any to add to this list, please send me a note! Here we go: (near Naples, FL) In Europe, there is: (they haven’t posted place and dates for the summer seminar yet. In Poland, the Czech Republic,… Read more →

Roman Daily Life Summer Seminar

The National Endowment for the Humanities is offering a three week summer seminar for k-12 teachers on Roman daily life, focusing on Petronius’ Satyricon and Pompeii. This runs from July 18 – August 5, and the NEH will provide teachers with a $2700 stipend to cover the living and food expenses (estimated at $1500), and then some. The seminar will be… Read more →

Proficiency Based Learning

From Bernie Fortier at Lewiston: Dear Latin Colleagues, After many emails and much effort, a few of us have set up a one-day workshop to work on proficiency based learning.  We felt that it would be better to work together and share ideas than to work in isolation.  I know many instructors feel that PBL will go away like many… Read more →

Maine CANE Essay Winners

The Maine winners for the CANE Essay contest are: First place: Caleigh Charlebois from Erskine Academy Second place: Chessa Hoekstra from Portland High School Third place: Matthew Ingram from Winthrop High School Congratulations to these students and thanks to everyone who participated. Read more →