Summer 2018 Registration Now Open

SALVI is pleased to announce that it will return to the stunning Claymont Mansion in Charles Town, WV.Summer 2018 will see three immersion programs for speaking Latin:Rusticatio Tironum: July 1 – July 7Rusticatio Omnibus: July 8 – July 14Rusticatio Veteranorum: July 15 – July 21Check out our Program pages to see what went on at… Read more »

Biduum Virginianum Registration Now Open

Registration for Biduum Virginianum, SALVI’s original weekend Latin immersion program, is now open! Housed at the Claymont mansion in Charles Town, WV, Biduum Virginianum offers “the safest introduction to spoken Latin on the planet” in a quick, weekend format. Dates for this event are February 23-25, 2018. To register, please visit our event page.

Biduum Coloratanum Registration Now Open

Registration for Biduum Coloratanum is now open! This new Biduum scheduled for March 23-35, 2018 will be held at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Colorado Springs. This Biduum promises a weekend environment of immersive Latin combined with outstanding teaching and wonderful camaraderie. Come join us whether you are an experienced Latin speaker or a first-timer,… Read more »

Biduum Georgianum Registration Now Open

We are excited to announce a new Latin immersion weekend, the Biduum Georgianum, in Atlanta this year! April 6th through the 8th, we will be gathering in beautiful North Georgia for a full weekend of camaraderie, community, learning, and of course spoken Latin. The event will be held at the Twin Rivers Resort in Demorest,… Read more »

Amy High Fellowship 2018

Receive funding for a SALVI immersion event!The Amy High Fellowship supports candidates who otherwise could not afford to attend Rusticatio or another SALVI produced Latin immersion program. The application period for 2018 is now open and we encourage you to apply. Navigate to the dedicated Amy High Fellowship page for more information.

Biduum Angelopolitanum Registration Open!

Registration for Biduum Angelopolitanum, SALVI’s Latin immersion program in California, is now open!  A truly unique experience, Biduum Angelopolitanum gives participants a chance to speak Latin in the spectacular Getty Villa, a reimagination of the Villa of the Papyri of Pompeii.  To register please go to our event page here.

From the President’s Corner: News From Our 20th Anniversary Party

There’s been a lot of good news recently in the spoken-Latin world, and SALVI had a chance to celebrate it last weekend at our 20th Anniversary Party at Claymont. All around the country, we’ve seen steadily increasing interest in communicative approaches to Latin. In the past year, we’ve run eight different events in four states… Read more »

Rusticatio Tironum 2017 A Rousing Success!

Rusticatio Tironum, our special week-long immersion program for people with limited experience with spoken Latin, just finished up and was a rousing success.  A great big thank you to an extraordinary group of participants and an extraordinary staff.  At SALVI we take pride in providing the safest entry into spoken Latin on the planet, and… Read more »

Exceptional Last-Minute Opportunity for Teachers!

 Our good friend Prof. Jim “Jacobus” Dobreff of the University of Massachusetts at Boston Classics Department has just made an exceptional last-minute opportunity available to SALVI people who are also precollegiate classroom teachers.  If you are a high school or middle school teacher, an alumnus/a of any Rusticatio or SALVI Biduum, and you wanted to… Read more »

20th Anniversary Party Logo Released

We’re delighted to release our logo for this milestone event!  Get it on T-shirts and other SALVI swag at our 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend and be the envy of your friends in the faculty workroom, grad student lounge, conferences, or anywhere Living Latin is cool. And the number of places where it IS cool is… Read more »

  • New Latin Musical’s WORLD PREMIERE at SALVI Anniversary Weekend

    Join us for the WORLD PREMIERE of AURICULA MERETRICULA… MUSICULA!  at our 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend’s gala dinner on Saturday night!  By kind permission of Hackett Publishing and with the blessing of the play’s two authors, Ruby Blondell and Ann Cumming, we’ve given everyone’s favorite skit from Rusticatio Tironum the Broadway treatment: original music by SALVI’s own… Read more »

  • SALVI is Headed to the Twin Cities!

    SALVI is proud to announce the launch of an ALL-NEW Latin-immersion weekend event in Minnesota: Biduum Minnesotanum! Biduum Minnesotanum 2017 will take place on April 28-30, 2017 (Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime).This event will feature a full panoply of Latin activities and the supportive enthusiasm you would expect from a SALVI event.  We are pleased… Read more »

  • Report on Paideia’s Living Latin in NYC

    Four members of the SALVI Board of Directors served as faculty at last weekend’s Living Latin in New York City conference held February 18 and 19, an annual event of the Paideia Institute first held in 2013. In a lineup of seventeen speakers from all parts of the US and abroad, the number of SALVI… Read more »

  • Ad Argillamontum Restaurandum: Supporting Claymont

    by Jason SlangaI just finished up my fifth Biduum Latinum Virginianum at the Claymont Mansion in Charles Town, WV. Many of you have heard me talk about (and yes, even, lovingly, laughed at me) my time spent at “the mansion.” It is, as much as any other place on this planet, where I feel at… Read more »

  • 2017 Amy High Fellowship Winner Revealed!

    Amy High Fellowship  Electum habemus!  April 23, 2017.  The 2017 Amy High Fellowships Committee is pleased to announce that from an exceptionally large and strong field of applicants this year, it has chosen a winner to receive the 2017 Amy High Fellowship.  Our winner is Walter Melvin Roberts III of Detroit Greek and Latin, Detroit,… Read more »

  • More Active-Latin Events Popping Up In The U.S.

    One of the very gratifying things is seeing new Latin programs pop up elsewhere which are not affiliated with SALVI.  I received word several months ago of a brand-new one going to occur this summer: Dr. David Noe, professor of Classics at Calvin College, and Dr. Patrick Owens are teaming up to offer a weeklong… Read more »

  • Pope’s Latinist Heads for the Ivy League: An Interview With Daniel Gallagher

    Just a few days ago, Cornell University made an interesting announcement: it was going to appoint its first-ever Professor of the Practice of Latin, Daniel Gallagher, starting Fall 2017.  “Professor of the Practice” is an academic term of art for faculty appointments given to people with particular expertise in a field (Joe Biden just received a… Read more »

  • Remembering David Morgan

    It was four years ago, on February 6th, 2013, that David Morgan passed from our midst while awaiting a liver transplant.  He was one of the greatest Latinists in the world; and also one of the best men: humble, gentle, dedicated, learned, kind.If you have not signed up to be an organ donor, the anniversary… Read more »

  • From the President’s Corner: With America’s Greatest Latinist in Milwaukee

    One of the great privileges of seasonal work – my day-job is in a plant nursery – is the freedom to travel. And this year we have been particularly lucky to make two trips – one just before the nursery season, and one just now right after – to Milwaukee to visit Reginald Foster. He… Read more »

  • The Perfect Antidote to Winter and Rough Weather – Announcing Biduum Noveboracense

    SALVI is proud to announce that we are creating a new Latin-immersion weekend event in New York: Biduum Noveboracense!  Biduum Noveboracense 2017 will take place on January 13-15, 2017, which happens to be Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, so even if you’re a busy teacher, you can get in a full weekend of Latin immersion… Read more »