Illinois Classical Conference MeetingCall for Papers

Illinois Classical Conference Meeting

October 6-8, 2017

           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



The Illinois Classical Conference seeks proposals for its annual conference, to be held at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, IL, from October 6-8, 2017. There is no set theme: we would like to maintain variety both in level and in topic. We encourage presenters to meet the high standard of quality we have seen in the past by offering presentations which are engaging, enlightening, and focused. Speakers have been from all backgrounds (educators, non-educators, Classics enthusiasts, students) and from all levels (kindergarten through university). Our annual meetings exhibit Illinois’s profound commitment to the Classics by offering a wide variety of topics.

Proposals are being accepted in two formats:

  • Paper: traditional talk, 15-20 minutes
  • Workshop: interactive presentation, 30-40 minutes

The Illinois Classical Conference was established in 1937 and has enjoyed a robust membership every year since (including presidents emeriti Farrand Baker, Bernice Fox, and Tom Sienkewicz). Our membership is a dedicated mix of elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educators who are interested in a wide variety of topics related to history, culture, mythology, and pedagogy. The ICC draws its membership from 8 elementary school programs, 15 middle school programs, 79 high school Latin programs, and 23 colleges and universities that offer Classics programs. The ICC assists in the development of an MAT program in Latin at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and also supports a certamen league, the Illinois Junior Classical League, the Illinois Latin Tournament, and the Latin Pedagogy Workshop.

Please contact Ariana Traill with any inquiries. Submissions will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.


Please submit the form below electronically to or by mail to Ariana Traill, Classics Department, 4080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave, Urbana IL 61801.

(Please be aware that campus mail can add an extra week to delivery time.)


Submissions deadline: August 1, 2017

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