CFP: Sapiens Ubique Civis VIII

Sapiens Ubique Civis VIII – Szeged 2021
PhD Student and Young Scholar Conference on Classics and the Reception of Antiquity
Szeged, Hungary, September 1–3, 2021

The Department of Classical Philology and Neo-Latin Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Szeged, Hungary is pleased to announce its International Conference Sapiens Ubique Civis VIII – Szeged 2021, for PhD Students, Young Scholars, as well as M.A. students aspiring to apply to a PhD program.

The aim of the conference is to bring together an international group of young scholars working in various places, languages, and fields. Papers on a wide range of subjects, including but not limited to the literature, history, philology, philosophy, linguistics and archaeology of Greece and Rome, Byzantinology, Neo-Latin studies, and reception of the classics, as well as papers dealing with theatre studies, comparative literature, contemporary literature, and fine arts related to the Antiquity are welcome. We are also happy to accept submissions concerning didactic methods in teaching Latin and other classical subjects.

Lectures: The language of the conference is English. Thematic sessions and plenary lectures will be scheduled. The time limit for each lecture is 20 minutes, followed by discussion.

Due to obvious reasons, we cannot tell now if the conference will be held as a traditional “offline” conference, or it will have to be held as an online one. We are prepared for both options, constantly monitoring the pandemic situation, and aim to hold an “offline” conference, but only if the health concerns and travelling restrictions let us to do so.

We will inform all of the applicants regarding the decision on the conference’s method in the middle of June at the latest – before the application deadline –, and you can modify or cancel your application according to the decision.

Abstracts: Abstracts of maximum 300 words should be sent by email as a Word attachment to sapiensuc@gmail.com strictly before June 30, 2021. The abstracts should be proofread by a native speaker. The document should also contain personal information of the author, including name, affiliation and contact email address, and the title of the presentation. Please also inform us in your application whether you intend to participate in either case (traditional “offline” conference / online conference), or only in one or the other case.

Acceptance notification will be sent to you until July 7, 2021.

Registration: The registration fee for the conference is €60. The participation fee includes conference pack, reception meal, closing event, extra programs, and refreshments during coffee breaks. The participation fee does not include accommodation, but the conference coordinators will assist the conference participants in finding accommodation in the city centre.

If the conference will take place as an online one, the registration fee will be reduced to €20.

Publication: All papers will be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed journal on Classics entitled Sapiens ubique civis, published in cooperation with the ELTE Eötvös József Collegium.

Getting here: Szeged, the largest city of Southern Hungary, can be easily reached by rail from Budapest and the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. Those who prefer travelling by car can choose the European route E75, and then should take the Hungarian M5 motorway, a section of E75, passing by the city.

For general inquiries about the conference, please contact Dr Gergő Gellérfi: gellerfigergo@gmail.com.

We look forward to your participation in this conference.

Kind regards,

Dr János Nagyillés PhD
Head of Department, Chairman of the Conference Committee

Dr habil. Ibolya Tar CSc; Prof László Szörényi DSc; Dr György Fogarasi PhD
Dr Gergő Gellérfi PhD; Dr Endre Ádám Hamvas PhD; Dr Imre Áron Illés PhD;
Dr Tamás Jászay PhD; Dr habil. Péter Kasza PhD; Dr Ferenc Krisztián Szabó PhD;
Members of the Conference Committee

Fanni Csapó; Bianka Csapó; Attila Hajdú; Dr Tamás Jászay PhD; Dr Gergő Gellérfi PhD
Conference coordinators

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