Welcome to the American Philological Association
Founded in 1869 by "professors, friends, and patrons of linguistic science," the APA is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. While the majority of its members are university and college Classics teachers, members also include scholars in other disciplines, primary and secondary school teachers, and interested lay people.
To learn more about the APA, please browse through the links above, click on the quick links to the right, or scroll down for the latest updates on the APA's major projects.
- From President Denis Feeney: Gateway Campaign’s End is New Beginning for APA
- In Memoriam Calvert Watkins
- 2013 Pedagogy Award Winners
Go to the APA Blog for more.
Joint Annual Meeting
Every winter, the American Philological Association holds a joint meeting with the Archaeological Institute of America. The 145th Annual Meeting will be in Chicago, IL, on January 2-5, 2014. Read more about the annual meeting in general.
January 2-5, 2014, Chicago, IL
Submissions to APA Program Committee
- LINK TO THE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION SITE
- April 24, 2013: Reminders about Upcoming Individual Abstract Deadline
- A message from the APA Program Committee about the submission of proposals and abstracts
- Detailed Instructions for Submission of Abstracts
- Individual Abstract Categories for the 2014 Annual Meeting
- Additional Designations for Individual Abstracts
Calls for abstracts from other organizers of sessions:
Last updated April 29, 2013.
The Placement Service provides placement assistance to APA and AIA Candidates and Institutions through the advertisement of position listings and the scheduling of interviews at the APA/AIA Joint Annual Meeting.
Transactions of the American Philological Association
TAPA, the official research publication of the American Philological Association, reflects the wide range and high quality of research currently undertaken by classicists.
Highlights of every issue include: The Presidential Address from the previous year's conference and Paragraphoi, a reflection on the material and response to issues raised in the issue.
Go to the TAPA site, or click on the links below for the latest information.
From Gatekeeper to Gateway: The Campaign for Classics
At the 144th Annual Meeting in January in Seattle, the APA celebrated the triumphant conclusion of the Gatekeeper to Gateway Campaign, steered to its harbor by President Jeffrey Henderson. The Association honored the Campaign Committee members responsible for this achievement and presented Distinguished Service Awards to the three visionary and energetic APA members who provided such outstanding leadership from the beginning to the end of the Campaign: Ward W. Briggs, Jr., David H. Porter, and Michael C.J. Putnam.
The APA has raised over $3 million that will enable it to continue to transform the field of Classics and to serve students, teachers, and scholars in the 21st century. In 2006 the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) endorsed this Campaign for Classics with an extraordinary Challenge Grant of $650,000, requiring a four-to-one match to secure the entire amount.