The Classical Civilizations Department (CLAS) hosts lectures and events over the course of the academic year. Local, national and international lecturers are invited to speak on campus during the fall and spring semesters, and in recent years CLAS has co-hosted speakers with the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Harvard Club of Spokane. Please see our Upcoming Events page for further details about happenings on our campus and in the Spokane region.
Classical Civilizations Fall Open House!!!
CLAS is pleased to host a Fall Open House on Oct. 15, 2013, in College Hall 101 at 12:15 pm. The event -- which not coincidentally celebrates the 2083rd birthday of Virgil! -- is open to all, and plentiful baked goods will be served. Come on down and learn more about the department, meet the faculty and majors, and find out about upcoming events. Hope to see you there!!!
Lecture on Ancient Sundials: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
The CLAS Dept. is pleased to host a lecture by Prof. Richard Talbert (UNC-Chapel Hill), on "The World in Roan Sundials: Space, Time and Identity", to be held in the Teleconference Room of Foley Library at 12:15 on Thursday, Oct. 3. The lecture, which will discuss portable Roman sundials and what they can tell us about Romans' sense of space and identity, is free and open to the public.
Fall Family Weekend Homerathon!
Are you a big fan of Homer? Always wanted be the next Achilles? The CLAS Dept. and Classics Club will be hosting a Homerathon, a full reading of Homer's Iliad, on the Friday of Fall Family Weekend, Oct. 25. If you'd like to be a reader -- your own 15 minutes of immortal fame -- please contact Prof. David Oosterhius or club president Taylor Ann Sims to sign up for participating in this marathon reading of this immortal work.
Lecture on St. Martin of Tours: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
The CLAS and History Departments are pleased to host a lecture by Prof. Richard Goodrich (GU History Dept.), on "Martin in Purple: Spiritual and Secular Power in Late Antique Gaul", to be held in the Teleconference Room of Foley Library at 4 pm on Thursday, Nov. 7. The lecture, which will discuss the life of St. Martin and the interaction of spiritual and secular leaders of 5th-century Gaul, is free and open to the public.
The Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (CAPN), March 14-15, 2014. This year's meeting will take place in Vancouver BC next spring, in a joint meeting with the Classical Association of the Canadian West (CACW). For those interested in attending, visit the CAPN website for more information.
The 6th Annual Oregon Undergraduate Conference in Classics (OUCC), in April 2014. Universities in Oregon host a one-day undergraduate conference for talented undergraduates to present their work, for example a BA thesis or outstanding seminar paper, in a 20-minute talk to an audience of undergraduates and their faculty mentors. Papers are generally welcome in any area of classical studies, including language and literature, history, philosophy, and material culture. More information on this event will be available in the spring of 2012.
The Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference (SIRC), on April 27, 2014. The Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference is an annual conference held in April in the Spokane area, at either Gonzaga University or Whitworth College. The conference is dedicated to promoting and recognizing distinguished, original undergraduate student research performed in partnership with faculty or other mentors. More information on this event will be available in the spring of 2014.
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