Northwest Undergraduate Conference on the Ancient World

CANCELED | The Fifteenth Annual Northwest Undergraduate Conference on the Ancient World

We regret to announce the cancellation of this event due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, in accordance with current public health recommendations to avoid unnecessary travel and large-group gatherings.

We look forward to resuming next year.

The Department of Classical Studies at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, is hosting a one-day undergraduate conference. We envision this conference as an opportunity for talented undergraduates to present their work, for example a BA thesis or outstanding seminar paper, in a 15-minute talk to an audience of undergraduates and their faculty mentors. Papers are welcome in any area of ancient studies, including language and literature, religion, history, philosophy, and material culture.

A catered buffet breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants, and audio-visual facilities will be available.


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, any audio-visual needs (PowerPoint, video, slide projector), title of the talk, and 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.

A map of the campus and additional directions can be found in the "About Willamette" section.

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Willamette University

Classical Studies

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6077 voice
503-370-6944 fax

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