Northwest Undergraduate Conference on the Ancient World

Contact: Robert Chenault

Call for papers. Deadline Friday, April 1, 2022.

The Department of Classical Studies at Willamette University is pleased to announce the return of our one-day undergraduate conference. We envision this conference as an opportunity for advanced undergraduates to present their research, such as a BA thesis or outstanding seminar paper, in a 15-minute talk to a regional audience of undergraduates and faculty. Papers are welcome in any area of ancient studies, including language and literature, religion, history, philosophy and material culture.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be receding, we have decided that it is still prudent and, in many ways, simpler to do the conference as a virtual event. Zoom links will be sent to conference participants as the date approaches.

Abstracts are due by April 1. 

Interested students should send an abstract of their paper electronically to the conference organizer, Professor Robert Chenault ( The abstract should provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Name and email of the supporting faculty member
  • Title of the talk,
  • 300-word description of the talk.

Conference acceptances will be emailed within a few days after the deadline.

Further information will be posted on the website of the Willamette University Department of Classical Studies (here), or you may contact the conference organizer, Professor Robert Chenault.

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