The Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support and promote the study of classical languages and civilization in the Pacific Northwest (see our new Mission Statement). Current members come from the US (Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, California, Colorado, and several other states), Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario). The Association holds an annual two-day meeting, usually in late March, and publishes a Bulletin twice a year (fall and spring).

The 2019 meeting was at Gonzaga University in Spokane. The 2020 meeting will be at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Current CAPN officers:


Free membership for students

CAPN offers free membership to all high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students. Just let us know to be placed on our mailing list.

Fully online MA in Latin from Kent State University

The Classics faculty of the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio are happy to announce that the Master of Arts program in Latin Literature has recently become a fully online, asynchronous program, which will make it available to students anywhere who wish to earn an advanced degree in Latin. The goal of the program is to give students graduate level training in the Latin language, as well other relevant fields such as literature, culture, archaeology and history.

AAH Meeting

The Association for Ancient Historians will hold its Annual Meeting at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia on April 19-21, 2018.

2018 Field School at the Roman-era city of Antiochia ad Cragum

It’s on the south Turkish coast. This coming season we will be excavating two well preserved baths, the civic Bouleuterion, and a late Roman church complex. The dates for the four-week field school will occur from July 1 to 28.
Participants should arrive for orientation on July 1; we request that they spend a minimum of three weeks. Participants will learn about archaeological methods, including surveying, as well as conservation techniques. In 2018 there will be a special focus on tomb excavation and osteological analysis. In addition to excavation, there will be weekend excursions to nearby sites and museums, including Perge, Aspendos, Side, Antalya Museum, Selinus, Alanya Museum, Syedra, Lamos, and Anemurium. Undergraduate and graduate credit is available through the University of Nebraska as a field course (no out-of-state tuition); up to six credit hours are available. See the flyer here.

CAPN lecture program

CAPN members are willing to come to schools within the CAPN region to speak on various topics. If you are interested in inviting a lecturer please contact him/her directly. A posting on this list implies that the speaker is willing to lecture to a CAPN area school without expectation of honorarium. It is expected that the host institution will cover the travel and hospitality expenses of the speaker. Some money is available from the CAPN general fund to defray some of these expenses. Please contact Andrew Goldman for this information.

List of currently available lecturers and their topics

Call for nominations for the CAPN Teaching Award
CAPN Membership Directory
Information on CAPN Scholarships
A brief history of CAPN