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Hans Aili is Professor Emeritus of Latin (Stockholm University, Sweden).
His research has focused on three principal areas: stylistics of Classical Latin Prose (The Prose Rhythm of Sallust and Livy (1979)), Swedish medieval Latin (Sanctae Birgittae Revelationes (IV 1992, VIII 2002)), and Swedish Neo-Latin literature, especially war-time propaganda poetry and, scientific writings.
Peter Barrios-Lech is an Associate Professor of Classics at the College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts.
His research interests touch upon a variety of areas of ancient literature, e.g. Roman and Greek drama, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and reception. Drawing from his research into colloquial Latin, he incorporates spoken Latin regularly into his teaching method. In the summer, he heads up the Latin immersion course Conventiculum Bostoniense.
Alessandro Conti, PhD, is a high school teacher in Verona, Italy, who adopts the use of spoken Latin in his teaching. He also publishes the popular Latin podcast Sermones Raedarii, in which he talks about Latin, teaching, and many other things. He has also writes original music in Latin.
Eleanor Dickey is Professor of Classics (University of Reading, London, UK).
Professor Dickey’s field of research pertains to a wide array of subjects, from aspects of conversational Latin and greek language (e.g. Greek Forms of Address, Oxford University Press 1996), to the language learning dialogue books of antiquity (The Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana, Cambridge University Press 2012–15).
Victor Frans is currently writing his dissertation on Saxo Grammaticus. He holds a BA in Latin from Stockholm University and an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of Oslo. He has worked in the Swedish National Archives and on a project on St. Birgitta of Sweden (14th century).
Tom Keeline is an assistant professor of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis.
He teaches his Latin classes either exclusively or in large part in Latin, and he co-hosts the Latin podcast Philologia Perennis with Patrick Owens. He also enjoys activities with immediate practical application in everyday life, such as Latin verse composition and lexicography. Outside of Classics he spends most of his time with his wife and three children.
Christian is Professor Ancient history (University of Manchester, UK).
Professor Laes studies the social and cultural history of Roman and Late Antiquity, paying particular attention to the human life course: childhood, youth, family, sexuality, and disabilities. His monographs and over eighty contributions have been published with internationally renowned publishers and journals.
Terence Tunberg is Professor of Classics at the University of Kentucky.
His research interests include humanist Latin, Ciceronianism and the use of spoken Latin during the period. Professor Tunberg is also famous for his ability to speak Latin, as well as the Conventiculum Lexingtoniense.
Dirk Sacré is Professor emeritus of Latin (KULeuven).
His scholarly research treats a wide array of topics in the field of Neo-Latin belles-lettres, e.g. Early Modern epistolography, Neo-Latin poetry, and the Classical Tradition. He is also editor of the series Supplementa Humanistica Lovaniensia (Leuven) and vice-president of the Academia Latinitati Fovendae (Rome).
Benjamin Turner is a Canadian general surgeon, presently studying head and neck oncology in Florida.
He was made Baccalaureatus Artium at Thomas Aquinas College in California and Medicinae Doctor at the University of Western Ontario, and is pursuing a Magister Artium in medical ethics at Duquesne University. He believes that a little Latin would go a long way to help doctors practice better medicine.