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COVID-19 Update

Out of an abundance of caution, the Conventiculum Latinum has been cancelled. 

At Conventiculum Davidsoniense participants will enjoy the facilities and grounds of historic Davidson College in North Carolina to improve their own ability to read and understand Latin using active (i.e. spoken/conversational) methods.

The theme of the week will be "The Art of History Writing" and will serve to focus our projects, discussions and readings. The main goal of the week, however, is to help participants improve their ability to speak Latin with a specific eye towards concrete pedagogical uses in the classrooms. In other words, we will speak Latin as much as possible during this week. But this will be a semi-immersive environment in order to allow for a good deal of time debriefing activities, thinking long-term about pedagogy, and even planning new curricular paths incorporating these methods for the next school year. Tirones libentissime accipientur!

Dates & Location

The conventiculum will be on June 21-28, 2020, and will take place at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. Participants will be staying on campus and eating breakfast and lunch at the Vail Commons dining facility.

Transportation

Davidson College is 25 miles from the Charlotte-Douglas (CLT) airport, located in Charlotte, North Carolina and is accessible by taxi, Uber and Lyft. Public transportation from the airport to the college is available, but inconvenient.

Facilitators

  • Jeanne Neumann, Davidson College
  • Gus Grissom, McLean High School
  • Jim Dobreff, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Will Begley, Thales Academy
  • Catherine Reed, Dulaney High School

Cost

The cost for the conference is $1,000 per participant. This amount is invoiced after registration and includes:

  • Single rooms (with shared bath)
  • Program
  • College fees
  • All breakfasts and lunches
  • Most dinners
  • Fitness center access

Additional Information

Additional information including the program schedule will be made available on the conventiculum website.

Contact

If you have questions, please email latinitas2020@gmail.com.