Dear CAPN Members and Associates:

The 48th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (CAPN) will take place at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, on March 9-10, 2018. Professor Joy Connolly, Provost of the Graduate Center, CUNY, will deliver the keynote lecture, “The Post-Liberal Arts: Citizenship in a World Not Chosen.”

Call for Papers
We invite papers on any aspect of the ancient Mediterranean world, including Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Ancient Near East. We especially seek those that are likely to be of broad interest and seek to make connections among different elements of the ancient world. Such connections may cross traditional disciplinary boundaries (such as archaeology, drama, history, literature, and philosophy) or geographical boundaries (e.g., looking at intersections between Greek society and Roman society) or even temporal boundaries (including receptions of Mediterranean antiquity in later places and times). We also welcome pedagogical papers, especially those that address the instruction of Latin and Greek at the primary, secondary, and university levels. Teachers and students of Classics at any level of instruction (K-12, college, or university) are encouraged to submit abstracts.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length. The deadline for submission is January 14, 2018. All abstracts will be judged anonymously by committee. You will receive a response no later than February 1, 2018.

Proposals for Round Tables
We invite members to suggest topics for round tables, which will be part of an extended lunch period. Topics might include: challenges and opportunities in teaching Greek and Latin in the current educational climate; discussion about recent department/program closures and how we might respond; or labor issues and concerns for faculty in the PacNW. Please submit round table proposals of no more than 150 words to by January 14, 2018.

Further details about the conference schedule, keynote address, lodging, and other practicalities will be posted soon on the CAPN webpage ( Please check back frequently, as information will be added as it becomes available.

Additional questions may be directed to Brett Rogers ( at the University of Puget Sound.

We look forward to seeing you in March!