CLAS News & Upcoming Events
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.
National Archaeology Day (Oct. 22): Gonzaga Students and Archaeological Field Schools
CLAS is pleased to host an hour-long presentation by its students about their recent experiences at archaeological field schools in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Join our students on Sat., Oct. 22 at 10 am in College Hall 203, where they shall discuss their trials, trowels and tribulations as they learn how to excavate, in a talk we're calling "Dishing Up the Dirt: Student Experiences at Archaeological Field Schools". The event takes place during Fall Family weekend and on National Archaeology Day, sponsored in part by the Spokane Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). The event is free, and we hope you will come and hear from our students.
New Study Abroad Program in Turkey
CLAS is pleased to announce the creation of a new study abroad program for Summer Session II, 2012 (July 3 - Aug. 1). The program, entitled "Origins and Empires: Study Abroad in Turkey", is being offered in cooperation with the Religious Studies Dept. and Broadcast Studies, and it will feature three courses, on ancient civilizations, the world of St. Paul, and digital narrative (creating and producing video). The program will be accepting applications until Dec. 15, 2011. For more information, please see the Gonzaga University Study Abroad webpage: Click Here.
Gonzaga hosted the 40th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (CAPN) on March 11-12, 2011
Last spring, Gonzaga was pleased to host the annual meeting of CAPN, which featured two days of lectures and colloquia about the Classical world. Gonzaga was proud to support the efforts of CAPN and to host this meeting, on the 100th anniversary of the organization's foundation. Over 60 professional scholars and students attended, with 28 papers offered on a broad range of topics. For more information on the upcoming CAPN meeting (Willamette University, March 2012), see below.
The Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (CAPN), March 9-10, 2012. This year's meeting will take place at Willamette University in Salem, OR, next spring. For those interested in attending, visit the CAPN website for more information.
The 6th Annual Oregon Undergraduate Conference in Classics (OUCC), in April 2012. 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), in April 2012. 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 2012.