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Call for Papers: Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) Twentieth Annual Meeting, at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, February 15-17, 2018
Deadline for paper abstracts, panel submissions, and student travel grants is: November 1st, 2017. The Program Committee will notify you as to whether or not your paper is accepted no later than November 16th, 2017.
Submissions for individual papers and panels can be made online at the SAHMS website, at http://www.sahms.net/call-for-papers.html.
SAHMS is seeking paper submissions from students (including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and medical and health sciences professional students), professors, medical and legal professionals, and independent scholars with an academic interest in the history of science or medicine.
SAHMS welcomes papers that discuss the history of medicine and/or science. This is broadly construed to encompass all fields and subfields historical, literary, anthropological, philosophical, legal, and sociological related to the historical understanding of any aspect of science, medicine, health care, and the medical and health science professions, as well as closely related topics, including issues related to science or medicine involving race, disabilities, sustainability, environment, technology, and gender studies.
(From John Finamore, University of Iowa)
Dear ISNS Colleagues,
I am pleased to announce the call for panels for the 16th annual ISNS conference, to be held in Los Angeles on June 13-16, 2018, in conjunction with Loyola Marymount University.
Anyone interested in organizing a panel at the conference should send a brief description of the panel along with its title and the name(s) and email address(es) of the contact person(s) to the conference organizers:
- Eric Perl <Eric.Perl@lmu.edu>
- David Albertson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Marilynn Lawrence <email@example.com>
- John Finamore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Panel descriptions are due to us by January 22, 2018. I will email the list of proposed panels to the ISNS membership before February 5. Panel organizers are responsible for choosing and collecting abstracts for their panels. They should notify the organizers of their decisions by February 26. Abstracts should be no more than one page, single spaced.
We also welcome individual abstracts for papers that do not fall under any of the announced panels. Please send those abstracts (again, one-page maximum) to the four conference organizers above.
Ancient Philosophy Society
18th Annual Independent Meeting
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
April 26-April 29, 2018
Honoring the richness of the American and European philosophical traditions, the Ancient Philosophy Society encourages submissions from a variety of interpretive perspectives. Phenomenological, postmodern, Anglo-American, Straussian, Tübingen School, hermeneutic, psychoanalytic, queer, feminist, and any other interpretations of ancient Greek and Roman philosophical and literary works are welcome.
Please submit papers by e-mail attachment to APS2018@emory.edu. Deadline: November 22, 2017. The author’s name, institution, and references pertaining to the identity of the author must be omitted from the paper, notes, and bibliography. The e-mail accompanying the submission must include the author’s name, the title of the paper, address, telephone, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation.
Seventh Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference--Call for Papers
This conference will pertain to a wide variety of topics concerning the classical world, with paper sessions being divided by theme based on the papers accepted. Abstracts will be considered from any discipline within classical studies (archaeology, history, philology, art, etc.) or a related field, including interdisciplinary topics or topics in Egyptology and the ancient Near East. Examples range from an analysis of the rhetoric of a Demosthenic speech to a report of the findings of a current excavation to a commentary on the hybridization of style in Pompeian wall painting (this is not an exhaustive list).
Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts are due by 5:00pm EST on Monday, November 13, 2017 to email@example.com. You must also fill out and submit an information sheet via Google Forms. The Google Form can be found here. Notifications of acceptance will be sent on Friday, December 1, 2017. Click here for a guide for abstract submissions.
Thresholds in Literature and the Arts
Centre for Classical Studies – Centre for Comparative Studies
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
June 2018, 7-8
During the last century the concept of “liminality” has gained increasing attention in many disciplines, from psychology to anthropology, from philosophy to literary and cultural studies. But the state that the word defines is much older than the word itself. Suffice it to think of the myths, heroes and gods related to the katabasis and other forms of passage in ancient Greek and Latin cultures, to get a hint of the historical depth of such a concept.
Cyprus: a Place and Topos in Ancient Literature
Whether it was love, war, struggle or simply a breathtaking landscape that inspired authors in antiquity, Cyprus had it all. Greek and Latin literature abounds with references to the island: the land of kings and heroes and, most importantly, the birthplace of Aphrodite/Venus, Cyprus offers to ancient authors numerous sources of inspiration - Teucer, Evagoras, Pygmalion, Cinyras, Myrrha, Adonis, to name but a few. At the same time, Cyprus the place has a unique cultural identity, shaped under the multiple interrelations, contacts and assimilations of indigenous Cypriot, Greek, and Eastern elements. Similar is the shaping of the linguistic landscape of the island.
Nature and the Divine in Ancient Greek Thought
Discussions of ancient Greek conceptions of nature and the divine have not been as plentiful recently as they once were. This may be due to disciplinary demarcations. There is no lack of discussion of either topic, of course, but discussion of the relations between the two concepts, or the lack thereof, is welcome if not needed.
The interdisciplinary conference, Nature and the Divine in Ancient Greek Thought, will take place March 2-4, 2018 at the University of South Florida Tampa campus. The conference is sponsored by the University of South Florida Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies and the University of South Florida Department of Philosophy. There will be three plenary lectures: one by Simon Trépanier of the University of Edinburgh, author of Empedocles: An Interpretation, another by Mor Segev of the University of South Florida, author of Aristotle on Religion, and a third by Wilson Shearin of the University of Miami, author of The Language of Atoms.
If you wish to participate please send an abstract of 1-2 pages by December 17, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. If submissions permit, there will be a session featuring the work of graduate and undergraduate students. Notification regarding acceptance of abstracts will be made by January 7, 2018.
Call for Papers
Pliny’s Epistolary Intertextuality
Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cyprus
Friday 11th – Saturday 12th May 2018
Dr Spyridon Tzounakas and Dr Margot Neger are pleased to announce the International Conference “Pliny’s Epistolary Intertextuality”, which will be held in the Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus (11 – 12 May 2018).
Although recent years have seen a sharp increase in the number of studies that deal with Pliny’s intertextual and intergeneric relations (especially with Cicero, Tacitus, Quintilian, Martial and Catullus), there is still a lot of room for research in this area. This conference invites papers that explore any aspect of Pliny’s intertextuality in his Letters and welcomes various approaches.
Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Roy Gibson, University of Manchester, UK
Papers: The language of the conference is English. The time allocated for a paper is 20-25 minutes, with a further 5-10 minutes allowed for questions or discussion.
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Conference
Call for Abstracts
Conference Theme: The Classic in the Modern
Saturday February 24th 2018
8:30 – ~5:00
St. Paul’s building
Saturday March 3rd 2018 (snow date)
Purpose: Northeast Catholic College is pleased to announce an Undergraduate and Graduate Student Conference with a theme of Classical Reception. This conference hopes to further the discussion of how Classical literature and civilization is received by later cultures.
Scope: This conference proposes to discuss the reception of Classical literature and civilization broadly defined and across disciplines. While the conference theme focuses on the reception of Classics today, any paper with the topic of Classical reception will be considered.
Presenters should plan for fifteen-twenty minute papers, with a few questions to follow.
This conference is meant especially for Graduate and Undergraduate students, but faculty and independent researchers are welcome. Undergraduate papers and sessions will require faculty sponsorship.
Association of Ancient Historians Annual Meeting
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, April 19-21, 2018.
Call for Papers
We seek papers that raise broader issues and themes that will engage all AAH attendees regardless of their primary specialization. As always with the AAH, all sessions are plenary. Papers will be 20 minutes in length, with time for discussion.
Please send abstracts (.pdf or .docx) of no more than 500 words to email@example.com by Monday, December 4, 2017. Limited references may be provided in-text only; no bibliographies please. Name your submission file in a way that indicates the panel to which you are applying.
We anticipate holding sessions on the following themes: