Conferences & Workshops

Department of Classics


UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Assembly of the Plebs (Undergraduate Student Conference)
CLASSU organizes an annual conference showcasing student works. The next Assembly of the Plebs is to be held on the Ides of March, March 15, 2019. Click here for the full program.

Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy (ATWAP): Aristotle’s Hypomorphism 
This conference will be held March 22-23, 2019.

Classics In The Anthropocene (Graduate Student Conference)
Our upcoming Graduate Student Association organized conference, “Classics In The Anthropocene” will take place April 19-20, 2019 with Keynote Speakers, Katherine Blouin (University of Toronto) and Brooke Holmes (Princeton University). Click here for more information and the conference schedule. 


PAST CONFERENCES

Classical Association of Canada (CAC)
Each spring, the Classical Association of Canada (CAC) holds an annual conference hosted by a different Canadian university each year. In addition to the presentation of individual papers and panels, the annual CAC business meeting takes place. The 2018 CAC Annual Conference was hosted by the Department of Classics and Religion of the University of Calgary from May 8-10, 2018.

Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy: New Work on the Presocratics 
This conference was held March 30-31, 2018.

Doing Classics: A Workshop in Historical Methods 2
This 1-day graduate student workshop took place on March 16, 2018 at Kaneff Centre, Room 2213, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), led by Professor Neville Morley (University of Exeter). More information can be found here.

Assembly of the Plebs (Undergraduate Student Conference)
CLASSU organized its 4th annual conference showcasing student works. This year’s Assembly of the Plebs was held on March 9, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. A more detailed schedule is available here. ***This year’s photos will soon be posted. Photos from the 2017 Assembly of the Plebs can be viewed here.***

The Fidelity of Fides: Authenticity in the Classical World (Graduate Student Conference)
Our recent Graduate Student Association organized conference,”Fidelity of Fides” took place on October 13-14, 2017 with Keynote Speakers, James Porter (University of California, Berkeley) and Erik Gunderson (University of Toronto). 2017 Call for Papers Fidelity of Fides. ***Photos are now available here.*** Information about the 2016 Graduate Student Conference, “(Re)viewing Reality. Visuality and Perception in the Ancient World” can be found here. 

Imperial Landscapes: Empires, Societies, and Environments in the Ancient to Modern Nile Delta
What was the significance of the Nile Delta within the successive empires it belonged to from the Pharaonic to the modern period? Complementarily, how did imperialisms shape the region’s socio-environmental dynamics in the longue durée? These are the two, complementary questions the conference Imperial Landscapes: Empires, societies, and environments in the ancient to modern Nile Delta proposes to examine. This 2-day conference took place on March 23-24, 2017 in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto and featured talks by sixteen historians, archaeologists and philologists from North America, North Africa, and Europe. More information can be found here. ***Photos are now available here.***

Doing Classics: A Workshop in Historical Methods
This inaugural 1-day graduate student workshop took place on March 10, 2017 at Kaneff Centre, Room 2213, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and featured sessions by Professor Michele Salzman (University of California Riverside) and Professor Greg Woolf (Institute for Classical Studies, University of London). More information can be found here. ***Photos are now available here.***

Philosophies of Flavian Literature
This 1-day workshop took place on March 4, 2017 in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto and featured talks by Antony Augoustakis, Sarah Blake, Emma Buckley, Claire Stocks, and our very own, Alison Keith. More information can be found here. ***Photos are now available here.***


 

Professional Associations


UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Classical Association of Canada (CAC)
Each spring, the Classical Association of Canada (CAC) holds an annual conference hosted by a different Canadian university each year. In addition to the presentation of individual papers and panels, the annual CAC business meeting takes place. The 2019 CAC Annual Conference will be hosted by the Department of Classics of McMaster University (Hamilton, ON) from May 7-9, 2019.

Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association)
Every winter, the Society for Classical Studies holds a joint meeting with the Archaeological Institute of America. This year’s sesquicentennial meeting was held in San Diego, CA from January 3-6, 2019. The next meeting will be held in Washington, DC from January 2-5, 2020.