Living Latin in NYC
February 14 - 15, 2015
Living Latin in New York City is a two-day Living Latin conference in the heart of Manhattan. It is designed to allow teachers and students of Latin to explore and practice the active use of Latin in the classroom. In the fabulous setting of Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus, the program includes lectures on various aspects of Latin language and pedagogy and smaller sessions in which participants practice spoken Latin techniques themselves. Daily coffee hours and one optional group dinner allow for informal contact and exchange with other teachers. Professional development credit is available. This program is made possible in part by the generous support of the New York Classical Club.
Guest Speaker, LLiNYC
Terence Tunberg completed his doctoral studies in the Department of Classics and the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies at the University of Toronto in 1986. He began to devote himself to spoken Latin as a graduate student and has since then regularly taken part in seminars for spoken Latin in Europe and North America. In 1998 he was elected fellow of the Academia Latinitati Fovendae, the Rome-based international organization for maintaining the use of Latin. He has moderated the Conventiculum Latinum Lexintoniense, an annual immersion seminar in spoken Latin, for nearly two decades. Together with Milena Minkova he teaches in the Institutum Studiis Latinis Provehendis at the University of Kentucky, a two-year post-graduate curriculum in which Latin literature and Latin composition are taught entirely in Latin. He has published extensively on prose style in classical and Neo-Latin, and has won international prizes for Latin composition. Together with Milena Minkova he has written a manual of Latin prose composition.
Guest Speaker, LLiNYC
Milena Minkova is Professor of Classics at the University of Kentucky. She has published on Latin literature in its continuity, 12thcentury Renaissance, Latin Composition, Latin Pedagogy, and Active Latin. Recently, she co-authored with Terence Tunberg the introductory Latin series “Latin for the New Millennium.” Both Minkova and Tunberg direct the Institute for Latin Studies, a Graduate Certificate Curriculum within the M.A. Program in Classics at the University fo Kentucky, in which Latin is taught in its continuity from ancient until modern times and in the target language, and which attracts students from all corners of the US and the world. Minkova has taken part in or moderated seminars for spoken Latin in Europe and North America for two decades, and in 1998 she was elected fellow of the Academia Latinitati Fovendae, the Rome-based international organization for maintaining the use of Latin.
Dr. Nancy Llewellyn is a California native who has studied the Latin language and Latin literature of all periods for over twenty years. After earning her bachelor’s degree at Bryn Mawr, she studied with noted Vatican Latinist Fr. Reginald Foster for three years in Rome. She earned her Licenza in Christian and Classical Letters at the Pontifical Salesian University under the direction of Fr. Cletus Pavanetto, President of the Vatican’s Latinitas Foundation. During her graduate studies at UCLA, she was awarded the prestigious Luckman Fellowship for Distinguished Teaching. In 1997 she created SALVI, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting the speaking of Latin, under whose aegis she conducts annual spoken-Latin workshops that attract teachers and students from around the country. She taught at Loyola Marymount University and, most recently, served as Project Coordinator of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Latina initiative at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. Dr. Llewellyn’s interests include language pedagogy, Neo-Latin literature, paleography, and archaeology.
Payment is accepted online (preferred) using the link below or by check. Make checks payable to The Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study, Inc. and mail to 540 President St. 3rd Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11215.