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The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum: Pieces of the Puzzle

Sponsored by the American Friends of Herculaneum and organized by David Sider, New York University,, and Carol Mattusch, George Mason University emerita,

In the wake of After Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri (Getty Museum exhibition, June 26 – October 27, 2019), the American Friends of Herculaneum invite proposals for papers to be given at its sponsored panel at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) from January 2 – 5, 2020, to be held in Washington, D.C. Papers may address any aspects of the Villa dei Papiri – architecture, early excavation and modern history, recent discoveries, new technologies,  site-conservation issues, furniture, wall-paintings, sculptures, texts, influences of finds on Winckelmann and later scholars.

Please send abstracts that follow the guidelines for individual abstracts (see the SCS website) by email to Ms. Nancy A. Smith, Department of Classics, New York University ( by March 1, 2019.  Ensure that the abstracts are anonymous.  The organizers will review all submissions anonymously and inform submitters of their decision by the end of March 2019, with enough time that those not chosen can participate in the SCS’ individual abstract submission process.

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