Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings

By Adam Blistein | March 4, 2016

The Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will host this conference, which is free and open to the public.  It will feature a variety of presentations applying the techniques of digital mapping to the challenges of ancient Greek and Roman history and archaeology.  Tom Elliott of New York University, managing editor of the Pleiades project, will deliver a keynote address entitled "Stable Orbits or Clear Air Turbulence: Capacity, Scale, and Use Cases in Geospatial Antiquity."  For more information, visit

By Adam Blistein | March 4, 2016

Organized by the Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition, University of Bristol

By Adam Blistein | March 4, 2016

The workshop aims to investigate archaeological evidence and textual sources in a comparative way to unearth the multiplicity and richness with which divine agency is depicted in narratives, religious practices and ideas, as well as in iconographical evidence. It engages closely with an extensive methodological and thematic agenda that focuses on all aspects of the materiality of divine agency in Classical antiquity. More specifically, this year’s postgraduate workshop sets out to explore processes of embodying, objectifying, portraying physically and, more generally, grounding the divine and its agency in our rather limited sensual perception. Following in the steps of recent scholarly studies on the iconicity, aniconicity and hybridity of the divine in the classical world, the workshop casts its net wider so as to include religious action taking place in the so-called margins of urban religious activities, such as magic and healing.

By Adam Blistein | February 24, 2016

Please follow these instructions to submit proposals and individual abstracts to the SCS Program Committee.  All submissions except individual abstracts must be submitted by 11:59pm, Eastern Time, on April 6, 2016.  The deadline for individual abstracts is 11:59pm, Eastern Time, on April 26, 2016

By Adam Blistein | February 19, 2016

The University of Oxford is hosting the International Workshop on Dionysius the Areopagite on 18-20 July, 2016.

Attendance fees are as follows:

Early regular registration £60 (before 10 April), regular £90
For enrolled students £40 (before 10 April), regular £75

To register for the conference, contact  Please contact for any enquiries.

By Adam Blistein | February 10, 2016

Numbers, quantification, and calculation are ubiquitous in the historical record of Classical Greece and exhibit a range of ideological and communicative meanings. This conference will bring together the growing number of scholars working on numbers in contexts of mass communication – both real (inscriptions, oratory, drama) and imagined (e.g. speeches in historiographical contexts), and those working on ancient numeracy. Our aim will be to explore the ideological meanings and communicative functions of numbers in classical Greece, and democratic Athens in particular. To this end, we would welcome papers from both established researchers and graduate students dealing with any of the following questions:

By Adam Blistein | February 10, 2016

The field of cognitive theory, also known as cognitive science, is an interdisciplinary area that examines the processes of the mind and draws from research in psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, linguistics, anthropology and cognitive archaeology.

In recent years, cognitive approaches to the humanities have started to proliferate with work on language, literature, performance, ritual and religion, perception, and emotions. We are now starting to see scholars working on different aspects of Greek and Roman antiquity engage with the cognitive sciences in a variety of forms. This conference seeks to bring together several of them to explore this rich and stimulating new direction for classics.

By Adam Blistein | February 10, 2016

The Olympic Center for Philosophy and Culture is organizing the 25th International Conference of Philosophy in Ancient Olympia on Aristotle’s Moral and Political Philosophy.

Please type abstracts and return to Prof. Leonidas C. Bargeliotes at or by mail at 9 Aristotelous Street, 151 24 Amaroussion, Athens, Greece.

March 1, 2016: Abstract is due (300-500 words)
May 31, 2016: Full paper is due (2,500 words)

By Adam Blistein | February 10, 2016

Invited Speakers:
Brooke Holmes, Princeton University
Rose Cherubin, George Mason University

Invited Panels:
Aristotle, Feminism, and Ontology
Charlotte Witt, University of New Hampshire
Marguerite Deslauriers, McGill University
Emanuela Bianchi, New York University

Ancient Texts in Cross-Cultural Dialogue
Jacob Howland, University of Tulsa
May Sim, College of the Holy Cross
Joshua Hayes, Alvernia University

Register at by Monday, March 28 (early registration date). Registration after Thursday, April 21, 2016 must be done onsite.

By Adam Blistein | January 23, 2016

In its most literal sense, "displacement" refers to the act of moving or being put out of the usual or original place. As such, displacement may be perceived as voluntary or involuntary and can take many forms, depending on the contextual circumstances in which it happens. Migration, desertion, exile, diaspora, exodus, eviction, banishment, travel, discovery, imprisonment, escape, among others, are all different forms of "displacement" and, as such, these conditions might share many traits. Displacement frequently forces subjects to confront a sense of loss, alienation, and disorientation, but it may also lead displaced subjects to experiment a taste of newly gained power and freedom. In any case, the displaced undergo a process of transformation and renewal that involves a (collected or distraught) re-fashioning of identity.


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