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.


Lecture on Ancient Doctors: Friday, March 21, 2014

The CLAS Dept. is pleased to host a lecture by Prof. Nigel Nicholson (Reed College), on "How to tell a doctor from a quack in 5th-century Greece", to be held on Friday, Mar. 21 (location TBA). The lecture, which will discuss the medical profession in 5th-century Greece and what it meant to be a "doctor" (or quack) in ancient Greece, is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Conferences

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 (Deadline for paper submission: Feb. 14). 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.

Dr. Andrew L. Goldman
Deptartment Chair
502 E. Boone Avenue AD 35
Spokane, WA 99258-0089
Phone: (509) 313-6691
Fax: (509) 313-5718