News & 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.


Upcoming Events

The 13th Annual Northwest Undergraduate Conference on the Ancient World (NUCAW; formerly the Oregon Undergraduate Conference in Classics, or OUCC)

April 2018

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. Two students and two faculty attended at Willamette University in 2015 (see above photo). More information on this event will be available in the spring of 2016.

The Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference (SIRC)

Spring 2018

Normally, the Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference is 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 conference will be posted during the academic year.


Past Events

The Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (CAPN),

March or April, 2018

This year's meeting will take place at the University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma WA.

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