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Spring Meeting 2022 Online

February 26, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Utah Classical Association 

Spring Meeting 2022 Agenda and Schedule 

8:00-8:30 – Check in and Chat 

8:30 – Welcome 

8:35-9:25 – Panel 1: “Approaches to Teaching and Textual Criticism” 

Alec Smitten, USU, “Editing the Heroica Eulogia: An Exercise in Textual Criticism” 

Claire Oberle, Madeleine Choir School, & Chris Wilson, American Fork High School, “Grammar-Translation, Reading Comprehension, and Comprehensible Input in K-12 Latin Programs” 

9:25-9:45 – UCA Business Meeting 

  • Financial Report + Grant Update 
  • CAMWS 2023 
  • D.E.S.Troy 
  • Elections 

– Break 

9:50-10:40 – Panel 2: “Projections of Power and Piety” 

Laura Horan, UCLA, “Subversion in Silver: The senate bust of Pulcheria c. 414” 

Clayton Nehring, USU, “Breaking New Ground: The Daimonion of Socrates and Personal Divine Guidance in Ancient Greek Religion” 

– Break 

10:50-12:00 – Presidential Panel: “Classics and Gaming” 

Alvaro Ibarra, USU, “We who are about to Game Salute You” 

Meaghan Nielson-Brown, APA, “Siege! An adaptable Multi-player Game for the Classroom” 

Chuck Oughton, BYU, “Playing the Game: (Re)Constructing and Narrativizing Antiquity through Board Games” 

12:00 – 12:30 – CE Teacher Meeting 

– CE teachers: please stay online after the meeting to chat with Prof. Damen! 


Based on the current rates of transmission of COVID-19 within the state and the extreme burdens faced by medical workers and educators in this situation, we have decided that it is prudent for us to hold the upcoming UCA meeting over Zoom. While we would love to see everyone in person, and we know from our Fall meeting in Logan that as a group we are extremely responsible with vaccinations, masking, and other precautionary measures (and we applaud everyone for doing so!), we also are aware that many of our members are at risk themselves or interact with others (at home and at school) who are at risk or are unable to be vaccinated at this time. As such, we will proceed with a Zoom meeting. This meeting will include our typical Spring business meeting (with financial reports and an election for a new president-elect) and the presentation of papers. In addition to our general call for papers, we are having a special session on “Classics and Gaming.” Please see the calls for papers copied below. If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to share anything with the UCA presidency, you can email Chuck (oughton_charles@byu.edu) or Seth (seth_jeppesen@byu.edu) with those ideas or concerns.


Important: If you would like to attend the meeting (over Zoom), please use this form to register. You can also submit an abstract through the same form if you would like to present at the conference. Please register and/or submit an abstract by February 15th. We will send out a complete schedule, agenda, and links for the meeting a few days before the conference.


Calls for Papers:

General Call for Papers:

The Utah Classical Association is seeking papers and presentations for its Spring 2022 meeting. We welcome abstracts on any aspect of Classical Studies or Latin and Greek Pedagogy. Proposals should be for a 15-20 minute paper, unless you specify otherwise in your abstract (for instance, poster presentations or shorter pedagogical presentations are also welcomed). Please submit an abstract or description of the presentation (ca. 100-500 words) below. The call for papers will remain open until February 15th, 2022.


“Classics and Gaming” Panel

In addition to our general sessions, we will hold a special panel with the topic “Classics and Gaming” at our Spring 2022 meeting. This panel will explore how the world of gaming (taken broadly to include board games, video games, sports, etc.) engages with Classical antiquity. We welcome papers on new research into the reception of the Classical world in gaming media, pedagogical presentations on ways to use games in the classroom and beyond, and explorations or demonstrations of games from antiquity. This panel will consider the many ways that scholars and educators can use various aspects of gaming to engage and motivate our students. Please submit an abstract or description of the presentation (ca. 100-500 words) below and indicate here that your submission is intended for the “Classics and Gaming” panel. The call for papers will remain open until February 15th, 2022.


February 26, 2022
8:00 am - 12:00 pm