I'd like to draw listmembers' attention to a new online forum I've
created called Classics Central. It is designed to fill what I've
perceived as a long-standing need for a 'central' bulletin board (in
the almost traditional sense of the word) where people of a Classical
bent can seek out job listings, conference listings, calls for papers,
etc. in the field of Classics (and Latin teaching too!). There is also
an area to discuss things associated with my various newsletters (and
website, which will have a pile of associated announcements soon) and
-- of particular interest to Latin types -- an area called RFT
(requests for translations) where people are invited to post their
latin translation requests (there's one there now!) and hopefully, the
Latin-learned community will take advantage of the outreach opportunity.
I'm encouraging all members to at least pay the site a visit and, in
the future (or even near future) feel free to post (and/or send to me)
job listings, announcements of local talks etc... It would be nice if
you'd join, but it's not mandatory for posting (or reading) purposes.
I'm hoping in the long run that Classics Central will serve to
demonstrate how much is really happening in our field (and, by
extension, encourage more people to engage in the study thereof). Just
check out the Calendar for April to get an idea ...