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2020 Fall Webinar Schedule


Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 6–7:00 pm ET
Insights on the Experience of an African-American Female Classicist
Presenter: Shelley P. Haley, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

President-Elect of the Society for Classical Studies, prominent classicist Shelley P. Haley will share her personal experiences as a student falling in love with the classics and then pursuing the classics as a profession. Her talk will include the obstacles she has overcome in the course of this special journey.

Shelley P. Haley is the Edward North Chair of Classics and Professor of Africana Studies at Hamilton College. Her areas of expertise include ancient Africa including ancient Egypt, Cleopatra, Latin pedagogy, Classica Africana, Roman social history focusing on constructs of race, gender and sexuality; black feminist thought; and critical race feminism and African-American women's intellectual history. Professor Haley has been a contributor to the BBC, The Learning Channel, and YouTube’s “Rome: Power and Glory.” She has lectured widely on increasing the representation of students of color in Latin, ancient Greek and classics classrooms—and on her research about the role of a classical education in the lives and careers of 19th-century college-educated black women. Widely published, she has been honored for her teaching with a Society for Classical Studies Excellence in Teaching of the Classics at the College Level Award and Hamilton College’s Samuel & Helen Lang Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Her service to the profession earned an American Classical League Merita Award and a College Board Certificate of Recognition for her work as chief reader for the AP Latin Exam and chair of the Exam Development Committee. Haley earned an AB at Syracuse University and a PhD from the University of Michigan.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6–7:00 pm ET
Teaching Social Justice in the Latin Classroom
Presenter: Miriam Patrick, Parkview High School, Lilburn, GA

B-C is especially pleased to have Miriam reprise her very engaging and informative presentation. Participants enthused about last spring's presentation. Every student has the right to see themselves in their classroom, content, and context. This webinar will focus on ways that Latin teachers can bring multiculturalism into the classroom through choosing appropriate visuals, choosing authentic materials, and reconsidering the context of the Latin language.

A third-generation teacher, Miriam Patrick has long been passionate about Latin and teaching. She strives to teach all types of students and uses research-based teaching methods in her classroom. Patrick has presented on a variety of topics at state, regional, and national conferences on Comprehensible Input methods and ideas, and most recently on social justice issues. Her master’s studies included work on proto-racism in classical literature. She is coauthor, with Rachel Ash, of the Latin novella Pluto: Fabula Amoris and its teacher's guide. Patrick was honored in 2012 with the Foreign Language Association of Georgia's prestigious Teacher of Promise given to outstanding individuals in the first years of their careers. Patrick serves as editor for the Georgia Classical Association's publications and serves on the American Classical League’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6–7:00 pm ET
Justifying Genocide? Confronting the Dark Side of Caesar's Gallic Wars
Presenter: Kurt Raaflaub (prof. emeritus), Brown University, Providence, RI

Renowned Caesar scholar, Kurt Raaflaub will address one of the key components in the recent reassessment of Caesar’s behavior and practices in the course of his conquest of the people of Gaul. What do we make of the genocide Caesar committed? How can we help our students deal with the dark side of Caesar and his Gallic Wars?

Kurt Raaflaub is the David Herlihy University Professor & Professor of Classics and History Emeritus, Brown University, where he taught from 1978 to 2009. Prior to Brown, Raaflaub taught at the Freie Universität in Berlin. He also served as co-director of the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC (1992–2000). Raaflaub’s main areas of interest and research include the social and political history of the Roman republic; the social, political, and intellectual history of archaic and classical Greece; and the comparative history of the ancient world. Among his many publications are Dignitatis contentio: Motivation and Political Strategy in Caesar's Civil War (Munich, 1974, in German); War and Society in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds (Washington DC, 1999, with Nathan Rosenstein); Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (Berkeley, 2007); War and Peace in the Ancient World (Malden Mass. & Oxford, 2007); Epic and History (ibid. 2010, with David Konstan); Geography and Ethnography: Perspectives of the World in Premodern Societies (ibid. 2010, with Richard Talbert); and The Roman Empire in Context: Historical and Comparative Perspectives (ibid. 2011, with Johann Arnason). He is the editor and translator of The Landmark Julius Caesar (New York, 2017) and is currently working on volume I of a new Cambridge History of War that focuses on the ancient world from a global perspective. His book The Discovery of Freedom in Ancient Greece (Chicago, 2004) received the American Historical Association's James Henry Breasted Prize. Raaflaub earned his doctorate from the University of Basel in Switzerland.


Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6–7:00 pm ET
Insights on the Launch of B-C Latin Novella Series
Presenter: Emma Vanderpool, Springfield Honors Academy, Springfield, MA

This webinar introduces Bolchazy-Carducci's Encounter Latin novella series, designed to engage and delight novice and intermediate Latin learners with comprehensible stories written entirely in Latin. Talented author Vanderpool will introduce the inaugural volume, Augury Is for the Birds: Mārcus dē Avibus Discit, demonstrating how she incorporated rubrics for the novellas. She will also share the inaugural Explore Latin: Avēs volume in the new "pre-reader" series that provides novice Latin learners with short, nonfiction texts on a range of subjects related to the ancient world.

Emma Vanderpool has been teaching Latin since 2017—two years at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a year at Trickum Middle School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and now back in her beloved New England at Springfield Honors Academy, Springfield, Massachusetts. Vanderpool earned her Bachelor of Arts in Latin, Classics, and History from Monmouth College in Illinois and her Master of Arts in Teaching for Classical Humanities from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Among her awards, Vanderpool is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from UMASS Amherst (2020) and was honored as the Lincoln Laureate for Monmouth College (2017). She serves on the Executive Board for Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute, is an organizer for the Our Voices conference, and is an organizer for Lupercal. She has self-published five novellae and is pleased to be an author for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers.


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For Professional Development
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