Classical Association of New England Summer Institute

July 9-14, 2018: “Empires Ancient and Modern: Reactions to Imperial Power from Athens to the Americas.”

Author: Sherwin Little/Monday, February 19, 2018/Categories: ACL

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Registration is open for the Classical Association of New England Summer Institute, which will take place July 9-14, 2018, at Brown University, with the theme “Empires Ancient and Modern: Reactions to Imperial Power from Athens to the Americas.” 
While exploring the practices and problems of ancient empires, the institute’s events and discussions will also consider modern and contemporary engagements – the use, misuse, and abuse – of Classical models of empire. A number of the institute’s mini-courses and lectures will look closely at imperialism in the Americas alongside ancient models, while others will explore topics as wide-ranging as the challenges of writing about empire, imperialism in the Ancient Near East, and Satan’s empire in Milton’s Paradise Lost. There will also be three professional development workshops, Latin and Greek reading groups, and the opportunity to enjoy the Brown campus and environs.
The institute is open to all who are interested in the Classical world and its legacy / reception. Participants need not have knowledge of the ancient languages. All teachers will receive official certificates and letters acknowledging their participation, plus documentation of hours of received instruction suitable for use toward certification and professional development requirements in their respective states.

Please click on the this link for more information about the mini-courses, lectures, reading groups, and professional development workshops, as well as details about registration.

Please direct any questions about the institute to Tim Joseph at

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