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Roman Cultural Memory
Sao Paulo, Brazil 7th-9th March 2018
A series of three conferences will explore the impact of the bourgeoning field of memory studies on the study of Latin Literature and Culture.
The first conference at King's College London (Nov. 2016) has focused on cultural memory in the Roman Republic.
The second conference at Paris (June 2017) will look at Augustan cultural memory and the third conference in Sao Paulo (March 2018) will concentrate on cultural memory under the Roman Empire.
We are inviting submissions of abstracts for the third session in Sao Paulo, Brazil (7th - 9th March 2018). Papers will focus on cultural memory under the Roman Empire (i.e. post-Augustan)
For a full description of the project please visit the conference website
The Making of the Humanities VI
University of Oxford, Somerville College, UK
September 28-30, 2017
The sixth conference on the history of the humanities, ‘The Making of the Humanities VI’, will take place at the University of Oxford, Humanities Division and Somerville College, UK, from 28 till 30 September 2017.
Goal of the Making of the Humanities (MoH) Conferences
29th International Conference of Philosophy
Greek Moral and Political Philosophy – From Pre-Socratics to Neo-Platonism
July 7-12, 2017
Call for Abstracts: submission deadline 15th of May, 2017
This conference will bring together scholars and researchers from all areas whose work concerns important issues involving Greek moral and political philosophy. Submissions may concern topics such as:
1. Ethical and political views of Pre-Socratics
2. Plato’s moral and political philosophy
3. Aristotle’s moral and political philosophy
4. Greek philosophy of Hellenistic and Roman age (moral and political philosophy, logic, ontology, metaphysics, epistemology etc.)
5. Moral and political philosophy of Neo-Platonists.
Texts and Contexts is an annual conference held on the campus of the Ohio State University devoted to Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, incunables and early printed texts in Latin and the vernacular languages. The conference solicits papers particularly in the general discipline of manuscript studies, including palaeography, codicology, reception and text history. In addition to the general papers (of roughly 20 minutes), the conference also hosts the Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture, established in memory of the late Virginia Brown, who taught paleography at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies for some 40 years. We also welcome proposals for sessions of two to three papers which might treat a more focused topic. Please send abstracts to email@example.com. Deadline for abstracts: August 1, 2017.
The Société d’Etudes Platoniciennes will hold the SEP WORKSHOP 2017 on June 8 and 9 at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (45, rue d'Ulm, Paris). This public event is dedicated to the presentation of ongoing, unpublished research on Plato and the platonic tradition, and will take place in the presence of the Société d’Etudes Platoniciennes’ members. In depth discussion of presented papers is warmly encouraged. The workshop is open to confirmed scholars as well as PHD students. Contributions in French, Italian, Spanish, German and English are welcome.
Applicants should send a short presentation (1000 words maximum) before March 20th 2017 to the following address : etudesplatoniciennes@gmail. com
The outcome of the anonymous reviewing process will be known on April 10th.
Performing Problem Plays
CAMP Panel, 2018 SCS Meetings in Boston
Panel: Lingua Francas of Knowledge
Convenor: Karen Bennett, Universidade Nova, Lisbon
Sensory Perceptions in Roman Polytheism
Madrid, 16-18 November de 2017
The Institute of Historiography “Julio Caro Baroja”, at the University of Carlos III of Madrid is organizing an international conference titled, “SENSORIUM: Sensory Perceptions in Roman Polytheism.” Researchers of ancient history, religious history, archeology, anthropology, classical literature, and other related disciplines, are invited to present their research relating to the poly-sensorial practice of religion in the Roman world.
The journal Phasis – Greek and Roman Studies is published by the Institute of Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Phasis is a peer-reviewed academic journal and publishes original contributions in all areas of Greek and Roman Studies.
The journal invites papers for the forthcoming issue. Papers may be submitted in English, French or German. They should be no less than 5 000 words in length (not incl. footnotes and bibliography) and should be preceded by an abstract of 100-250 words in English. Please use a Unicode font for Greek. Each submission will be reviewed by two anonymous external reviewers.
If you are interested in publishing in Phasis, please send your article and abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2017, and include your name, address and affiliation in the accompanying email.
Arabia in the Classical Sources
King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Ad-Darah) invites scholars to participate in the symposium "Arabia in the Classical Sources" which will be held in 21st - 23rd November 2017 in Riyadh.
The symposium welcome papers on subjects related to the Arabs and Arabia in classical sources. Topics will include, but will not necessarily limited to, the concepts of Arabs and Arabia, the sources of classical authors on Arabia, social life and economy of Arabia in the ancient times, flora and fauna of Arabia in classical writings, and classical authors' influence on western thoughts on ancient and modern Arabia.