March 25, 8 a.m. – March 28, 4 p.m.
Contact: Doug Clapp
Phone: 205-726-4234

CAWMS 2020

Samford University's Department of Classics welcomes you to Birmingham for the
for the 116th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) March 25-28, 2020!

Follow the link above to register for CAMWS 2020, then read on for suggestions to make the most of your visit to the Magic City!

This site offers Samford University's quick links to local arts and festivals, attractions, dining, music, neighborhoods and outdoor attactions. Here are a few of our favorites!

Fresh Perspectives

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Civil Rights Trail: Birmingham

Birmingham Museum of Art

Vulcan Park and Museum

Little Professor Book Center

Alabama Booksmith

Jim Reed Books

Fresh Air

Aldridge Gardens

Moss Rock Preserve

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Red Mountain Park

Oak Mountain State Park

Railroad Park

Cahaba River Park

Fresh Food: Fine Dining

Highlands Bar & Grill (Frank Stitt: reservations 31 days out)

Bottega (Frank Stitt: reservations 31 days out)

Chez Fonfon (Frank Stitt: no reservations)

Hot and Hot Fish Club (Chris Hastings: reservations 90 days out)

Oven Bird (Chris Hastings: reservations 90 days out)

Bettola (James Lewis)

Galley and Garden (James Boyce)

Café Dupont (Chris Dupont)

Ollie and Irene (Chris and Anna Newsome)

Gianmarco’s (Giovanni, Giani & Marco Respinto)

Fresh Food: Local Flavors

El Barrio

Bamboo on Second


Roots & Revelry

Rodney Scott’s BBQ

Saw’s Soul Kitchen

Post Office Pies

The Red Cat Coffeehouse

Big Spoon Creamery



Salem’s Diner


Sam’s Super Samwiches

Little Donkey

SoHo Social

Demetri’s BBQ

Hero Doughnuts


Saw’s BBQ

Taco Mama

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