The graduate students of the Yale University departments of Classics and History announce an upcoming conference on the teaching of Latin and Greek from Antiquity to the present day, to be held at Yale on Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, 2009.
Entitled Learning Me Your Language--a phrase borrowed from Caliban's rant against Prospero's teaching in The Tempest--this conference will encompass both cultural and linguistic issues surrounding the acquisition of Greek and Latin as second languages. Topics include: the cultural pressures to which education in classical languages responded, the types of educational institutions at which Greek and Latin were taught, the goals of school curricula, the experience of pupils and students, pedagogical methods, the impact of learning the classical languages on use of the first language, and bilingualism in Latin or Greek and another language.
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Françoise Waquet, director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and author of the seminal book Le latin ou l'empire d'un signe (1998; English transl., 2001). Other speakers--all faculty--come from the United Kingdom, Canada and the US, and hail from a variety of disciplines such as Classics, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, History, and Modern Languages.
Please register by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who register earliest will be able to attend a presentation of relevant papyri concurrent with the Friday evening reception. For more information and a complete program, visit www.yale.edu/classics/news.html
This conference is made possible by the support of the Yale Departments of Classics, the Deputy Provost for the Arts, the Woodward Fund, the Kempf Fund, the Graduate School, the Beinecke Library, the Hellenic Studies Program, the Renaissance Studies Program, and the Departments of English, French and Italian.
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