Conventiculum Dickinsoniense (2009–)
A six-day immersion seminar in active Latin led by Terence Tunberg and Milena Minkova.
Dickinson Latin Summer Workshop (2006–)
A six-day reading seminar intended for teachers of Latin, as a way to refresh the mind through study of an extended Latin text, and to share experiences and ideas.
Dickinson Latin Workshop (2001–)
A full-day Saturday workshop with a visiting scholar.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Caroline T. Schroeder (University of the Pacific)
A workshop-style discussion about the presence and role of children in the later Roman Empire, focusing on the earliest Christian communities. Relevant primary texts will be distributed in advance, including excerpts from such texts asSayings of the Desert Fathers, John Cassian, Jerome, Jerome’s Latin translations of the rules of Pachomius, and select other Greek or Coptic monastic sources in translation. There will also be discussion of issues surrounding the classical family (especially in the Roman Empire), family legislation by Augustus, and related topics, and we will explore methodological problems, such as terminology for minors and who counts as a child in the sources.
Prof. Schroeder is Associate Professor of Religious and Classical Studies and Director of the Humanities Center at the University of the Pacific. She is the author of Monastic Bodies (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007) and numerous articles on early Christianity and other topics. She is also the project co-director of Coptic SCRIPTORIUM, a platform for interdisciplinary and computational research in texts in the Coptic language.
Date: March 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dickinson College, Tome Hall Room 115, Dickinson College, 343 W Louther St., Carlisle, PA 17013
More information:Prof. Christopher Francese, Dickinson College, Classical Studies, francese at dickinson.edu
The workshop is free of charge, but advance registration is required.
CONVENTICULUM DICKINSONIENSE, July 6-12, 2015The Conventiculum Dickinsoniense is an immersion seminar in active Latin. It is specifically designed for all cultivators of Latin who wish to gain some ability to express themselves ex-tempore in correct Latin. A wide range of people can benefit from the seminar: professors in universities, teachers in secondary schools, graduate students, undergraduates, and other lovers of Latin, provided that anyone who considers applying has a solid understanding of the grammatical essentials of the Latin language. A minimum requirement for participation is knowledge of Latin grammar and the ability to read a Latin text of average complexity, even if using a dictionary often. But no previous experience in speaking Latin is necessary. Sessions will be aimed at helping participants to increase their ability to use Latin effectively in spoken discourse and to understand others speaking in Latin. After the first evening reception (in which any language may be spoken), Latin will be the language used throughout the seminar. Participants will be involved in intensive activity each day from morning until early evening (with breaks for lunch and mid-afternoon pauses). They will experience Latin conversations on topics ranging from themes in literature and art all the way to the routines and activities of daily life, and will enjoy the benefits of reading and discussing texts in the target language. Activities will involve both written and spoken discourse, both of which engage the active faculties of expression, and each of which is complementary to the other. The seminar will not merely illustrate how active Latin can be a useful tool for teachers, it will show how developing an active facility in Latin can directly and personally benefit any cultivator of Latin who wishes to acquire a more instinctive command of the language and a more intimate relationship with Latin writings.
DICKINSON SUMMER LATIN WORKSHOP:
July 13-18, 2015
Christopher Francese (Dickinson College)
Andrew Fenton (The Haverford College)
The first event will be an introductory dinner at 6:00 p.m., Monday, July 13. The final session ends at noon on Saturday, July 18, with lunch to follow. Sessions will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day, with the afternoons left free for preparation.
- Terence Tunberg and Milena Minkova, Conventiculum Dickinsoniense, July 2014
- Chris Francese and Wells Hansen, Dickinson Latin Workshop, July 2014
- Andrew Becker (Virginia Tech) “Sound (and Sometimes Sense) in Latin Verses: Accents, Rhythms, Meters, Poems,” March 23, 2013.
- Terence Tunberg and Milena Minkova, Conventiculum Dickinsoniense, July 5–11, 2013.
- Christopher Francese and Meghan Reedy, Ovid’s Fasti, Book 4, July 11-16, 2013
- David Gilman Romano (University of Arizona), and Nicholas Stapp (University of Arizona), “Ancient Corinth and Roman City Planning,” November 16, 2013.
- Terence Tunberg and Milena Minkova, Conventiculum Dickinsoniense, July 6-12, 2012
- Christopher Francese and Meghan Reedy, Propertius’ Elegies, July 13-17, 2012
- Hans-Friedrich Mueller (Union College) “Julius Caesar in his Time: The General as Historian” March 26, 2011
- Terence Tunberg and Milena Minkova, Conventiculum Dickinsoniense, July 5 -11, 2011
- Christopher Francese and Meghan Reedy, Tacitus’ Germania, July 13-17, 2011
- Carl J. Richard (University of Louisiana, Lafayette) “Greeks and Roman Bearing Gifts: How the Ancients Inspired the Founding Fathers,” November 11, 2011.
- Terence Tunberg and Milena Minkova, Conventiculum Dickinsoniense, July 5 -10, 2010.
- Stephen Heyworth (Wadham College, Oxford University), “Roman Myth and Ovid’s Fasti” Febraury 21, 2009.
- Christopher Francese and Meghan Reedy, Cicero’s De Re Publica, July 12–17, 2009.
- Christopher Francese and Meghan Reedy (Dickinson College), Catullus (entire), July 13-19, 2008.
- Christopher Francese and Meghan Reedy (Dickinson College), Seneca’s De brevitate vitae, July 15–21, 2007.
- Christopher Francese, Ovid's "little Aeneid" (Metamorphoses 13.623–14.582), July 23–28, 2006.
- John Donahue (William & Mary), “From Dining Table to Banquet Hall Workshop,” November 5, 2005.
- R. Scott Smith and Stephen Trzaskoma (University of New Hampshire) “How Did the Greeks Believe in their Myths?” November 6, 2004.
- Garrett Fagan (Pennsylvania State University) “Attractions of the Arena: Roman Gladiatorial Spectacles” March 8th, 2003.
- Madeleine Henry (Iowa State University) “Ancient Roman Women,” November 8th, 2003.
- Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow (Brandeis University), “Pompeii and Herculaneum: Windows on Roman Life” February 23, 2002.
- John Traupman (St. Joseph’s University), November 10, 2001.