Sunday, March 30, 2008

Conventiculum Buffaloniense: The Buffalo Spoken Latin Weekend Workshop

Conventiculum Buffaloniense, the Buffalo Spoken Latin Weekend Workshop, will take place June 27-29, 2008, at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and is aimed specifically at educators.

The workshop has two goals: it will introduce participants to spoken Latin and allow them to begin practicing it, and also provide a forum for learning and discussion of spoken Latin pedagogy.

The workshop represents an ideal starting point for those intending to participate in other active Latin seminars and informal discussion groups. The participation fee is quite moderate at $75, which includes some meals.

The three main moderators are Neil Coffee, Assistant Professor of Classics at UB; Matthew McGowan, Assistant Professor of Classics at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY; and Scott Ettinger, a teacher at the Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, NY.

Each have several years experience in speaking Latin and leading spoken Latin groups (particularly at the Conventiculum Latinum in Lexington, Kentucky), and are eager to speak with area educators about spoken Latin in the classroom.

Please check the Conventiculum Buffaloniense information page at the University of Buffalo Classics Department site for more information, a schedule, and the registration form.