Dickinson Latin Workshop 2016 Bede

Thanks for a great week to everyone who participated in this year’s Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop, reading selections the Venerable Bede for five days: Janet Brooks, Daniel Cummings, Michael DiMarco, Michael Erdman, Andrew Fenton, Jen Larson, Eli Goings, Jason Lalonde, Jacqueline Lopata, Kristen Masters, Hugh McElroy, Oliver Morris, Lauren Murphy, Julia Rhodes, Jonathan Rockey, Kitty Zackey, Ashley Roman, Clara Hardy, Rob Hardy, Peter Rook, and Louise Wesson.

Thanks also to everyone who helped make it possible: Terri Blumenthal (Classics Academic Department Coordinator), the staff at Conferences and Special Events, especially Dottie Warner, Jodie Bowermaster, and Sarah Ireland, and also the Dickinson drivers and dining hall staff, and to the Roberts family, whose generous gift to the Dickinson classics department helps us keep the costs low for participants.

Special thanks to Andrew Fenton for bringing his delicious home cured meats to share, and to Hugh McElroy and Jen Larson for bringing home made mead. What would reading Bede be with a good cup of mead?

Most of all, thanks to Rob Hardy for providing us with superb notes that will be the basis of his DCC commentary on selections from the Historia Ecclesiastica.

This was a delightful, rewarding, and rejuvenating week with a wonderful group of Latinists and friends. I hope to see everyone next year!

–Chris Francese

One thought on “Dickinson Latin Workshop 2016 Bede

  1. And now, only now, do I read it! And the 2017 Latin Camp begins tomorrow. July 2016 indeed offered a wonderful week (made wonderfuller by the Boes.– thank you very much). Reading Bede is a bit addictive, as the Latin was entirely manageable, and the story line/lines can’t be beat. Thanks very much, Rob Hardy, for making this a reality. I only wish we could have kept going; once I leave Dickinson the freedom to read like this vanishes. Several times last fall I wistfully pulled out my Bede pages, only to return to being the slave of duty.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *