Outreach Programs

Latin Forum

Since 1987, the Reed College Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies department has sponsored a forum on Rome for high school students and teachers of Latin. Each year, students and teachers from around the Northwest gather on a Saturday to explore a topic related to the culture and literature of the early Romans. Reed faculty members facilitate morning discussion groups on the keynote address and lead afternoon seminars on a related topic.

There is no cost to attend; however, students must be in high school and currently or recently enrolled in a Latin course to participate in the program. Pre-registration is required.

"The goal of this program is to give students of Latin a sense of how interesting and wide-ranging the field of Latin and Ancient Mediterranean Studies can be and to challenge them to think about the Romans as remarkable people who dealt creatively with many of the same issues that face us today."
—Walter Englert, Omar and Althea Hoskins Professor of Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Humanities, emeritus

"Your wonderful invention of more than 25 years still provides such impetus and joy to the classically inclined of the Pacific Northwest. As always, my students were delighted and talked of the experience with great enthusiasm."
—Michael Reinbold, High School Latin teacher emeritus

34th Annual Program

Plans are underway for the next Latin Forum! Given the ongoing safety concerns brought on by the pandemic, the next Latin Forum will be offered online in a multimedia format in the spring of 2022. As soon as more information is available, this page will be updated. Thanks for your interest and your patience.

33rd Annual Program

Virtual format: March 1 - March 12, 2021

Due to pandemic safety measures, Latin Forum was held virtually in 2021. It was a hit! Read an article from Reed Magazine about the first virtual Latin Forum at Reed College here. You can view the schedule here.
(Clockwise) Profs. Sonia Sabnis, Tom Landvatter, Nigel Nicholson, Associate Dean of Graduate and Special Programs Ashley Hudson, and Prof. Ellen Millender
(Clockwise) Profs. Sonia Sabnis, Tom Landvatter, Nigel Nicholson, Associate Dean of Graduate and Special Programs Ashley Hudson, and Prof. Ellen Millender