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CALL. 18.03.2019: [PANELS] Classical Association of the Atlantic States meeting - Silver Spring (MD,




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Sheraton Hotel (Silver Spring, MD, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Classical Association of the Atlantic States; Eta Sigma Phi, the national honor society for classical studies

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We invite individual and group proposals on all aspects of the classical world and classical reception, and on new strategies and resources for improved teaching. Especially welcome are presentations that aim at maximum audience participation and integrate the concerns of K-12 and college faculty, that consider ways of communicating about ancient Greece and Rome beyond our discipline and profession, and that reflect on the past and present of classical studies in the CAAS region.

The 2019 Clack Lecture will be delivered by Bruce Frier, John and Teresa D’Arms Distinguished University Professor of Classics and Roman Law at the University of Michigan. Dr. Frier’s lecture title is “Common Things: The Mysterious Seashore.” He describes his topic as follows: “During the early Empire, the Roman jurists, with the eventual assistance of the emperors, developed a doctrine that made seashores subject to public ownership, with the understanding that this ownership was exercised on behalf of people in general. The jurists eventually refer to the air, sea, seashore, and larger rivers as res communes, Common Things. The Roman doctrine survived into the later Western legal tradition, and today, in the much-expanded form of the Public Trust Doctrine, it is a principal foundation of the rules governing the exploitation of natural resources in general. My lecture will discuss this startling example of the survival of Roman law in the modern world.”

We will offer an undergraduate research session of presentations developed from outstanding term papers, senior theses or other scholarly projects, to be organized in conjunction with Eta Sigma Phi, the national honor society for classical studies.

We hope to coordinate a special feature event with The American Film Institute regional center.

All submitters of proposals for the meeting must be current members of CAAS. Participants in the 2019 Annual Meeting must be members when they submit proposals and must renew their memberships for 2019-2020 (the membership year is September 1-August 31).

Panel and Workshop Proposals may be 1 ½ or 2 hours in length, depending on the number of speakers. Submissions must be uploaded as a single PDF (.pdf) or Word 97-2010 (.doc/docx) file of no more than 700 words and must include:

· a description of the proposed panel or workshop and brief abstracts of the individual presentations. Each

abstract of an individual presentation must be accompanied by a bibliography or a list of resources consulted

of up to five items (not included in the word limit). The proposal must clearly indicate the thesis and original

contribution made by the panel or workshop and situate this contribution in a larger scholarly context

(see Writing an Abstract for Professional Presentation). The proposal must be anonymous. The names of the

organizer and presenters must not appear anywhere in this file except when citing a publication by the

organizer or presenters. Those abstracts which include the names and/or institutional affiliations of their

organizers and presenters will not be considered.

· title of the session and titles of each individual presentation.

· specific audio-visual needs for the session. CAAS is able to supply only a screen and a digital light projector

(those bringing MACs will need to bring their special adapter plug to connect to the projector). DVDs can be

played only from your laptop. Be advised that sound played from a laptop without special speakers may not

be audible in the room.

The deadline for submission of panels and workshops is March 18, 2019.

All abstracts and proposals must be submitted electronically here.

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