Conferences & Workshops

Department of Classics


The Fidelity of Fides: Authenticity in the Classical World (Graduate Student Conference)

Our next Graduate Student Association organized conference will take place 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. ***Abstract submission deadline: May 31, 2017***

Information about the 2016 Graduate Student Conference, “(Re)viewing Reality. Visuality and Perception in the Ancient World” can be found here. 


Philosophies of Flavian Literature

This 1-day workshop will take place on March 4, 2017 in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto and will feature 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.***

Doing Classics: A Workshop in Historical Methods

This 1-day graduate student workshop will take place on March 10, 2017 at Kaneff Centre, Room 2213, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and will feature 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.***

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 will take place on March 23-24, 2017 in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto and will feature talks by sixteen historians, archaeologists and philologists from North America, North Africa, and Europe. More information can be found here.

Assembly of the Plebs (Undergraduate Student Conference)

CLASSU organizes a conference annually to showcase student works. This year’s Assembly of the Plebs will be held on Friday March 10, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. A more detailed schedule is available here. ***Photos are now available here.***


Professional Associations

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 2017 CAC Annual Conference will be hosted by the Department of Classics of the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John’s, Newfoundland from May 9-11, 2017.

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, it was held here in Toronto, January 5-8, 2017. We will post information about next year’s SCS/AIA as it becomes available.