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The Department of Spanish Studies and the Department of Classical Philology of the University in Lodz would like to invite you to the fourth interdisciplinary academic conference

Rome and Iberia.

Diversity of Relations from Antiquity to Modernity. IV

April 20-21, 2023

We are delighted to invite you to participate in the fourth interdisciplinary international academic conference on the relationship between ancient Rome and the Iberian Peninsula. Those relations left a permanent mark on the Peninsula and the vestiges of Ancient Roman culture still abound not only there, but also in other countries which came under Iberian influence. This issue is still avidly researched and debated by scholars of different fields.

The Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference is an opportunity for Polish and international speakers, considering and analyzing the issue from a variety of perspectives, to exchange research experience. We look forward to the presence of linguists who study the presence and transformation of Latin in the Peninsula and literary scholars who are interested in the ancient tradition in the literature of the Iberian Peninsula. We hope that, as usual, there will be no shortage of scholars of history, art and archaeologists concerned with the shared past of Rome and the Iberian Peninsula, recorded in the traces of material culture preserved to this day. Other scholars interested in the topics discussed are also invited to participate in the interdisciplinary conference.

tel.: +48 42 665 53 74
ul. Pomorska 171/173, 90-236 Łódź

Please, send papers concerning the following topics related to the relationships between the inhabitants of the ancient Rome and the Iberian Peninsula:

  1. The history of the Roman conquest of the Iberian Peninsula.
  2. Political, economic and commercial relations in the ancient times.
  3. The presence and transformation of the Latin language in the Iberian Peninsula.
  4. Mutual literary influences and inspirations – such as genres, poetry, topics, topoi and myths.
  5. Reception of Roman literature on the Iberian Peninsula and in other Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries – imitation, continuation and modification of literary patterns.
  6. Inspirations in art.
  7. Material culture remains from the Roman times on the Peninsula’s territory.
  8. Population migrations in the ancient times and subsequent eras.
  9. Mutual relations in the field of religion.
  10. Reception and validity of ancient Rome’s traditions in the modern culture of the Iberian Peninsula and of other Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries.

Languages of the conference: Polish, English, Spanish

Form of conference: Hybrid: In-Person (at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Lodz, Pomorska 171/173) and Virtual (Microsoft Teams).
Anticipated time of a speech duration: 20 minutes.

Conference fee:
For participants in the virtual format: PLN 250 / € 60 (includes the cost of online participation and a monographic publication composed of selected articles). For participants in the stationary formula: PLN 500 / € 120 (includes cost of participation, conference materials, lunches, coffee breaks, gala dinner and monographic publication composed of selected articles). Language of publication: English

tel.: +48 42 665 53 74
ul. Pomorska 171/173, 90-236 Łódź
Suggestions of topics together with an abstract (up to 1500 characters) should be sent by e-mail until the 15th of February 2023 to the following organisers’ addresses:

Adriana Grzelak-Krzymianowska, PhD (Polish, English)
Maria Judyta Woźniak, PhD (Polish, Spanish)

The applicants will be informed about their paper acceptance in mid-March 2023. That is also when practical information will be provided.

Scientific Committee
prof. zw. dr hab. Wiaczesław Nowikow (University of Łódź)
prof. zw. dr hab. Iwona Modrzewska-Pianetti (University of Warsaw)
prof. dr Tomás Jiménez Juliá (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)
prof. dr Gregor Pobežin (University of Primorska)
dr hab. prof. UŁ Zbigniew Danek (University of Łódź)
dr hab. prof. UŁ Agnieszka Kłosińska-Nachin (University of Łódź)

Organizing Commitee:
dr Maria Judyta Woźniak (Department of Spanish Studies)
dr Adriana Grzelak-Krzymianowska (Department of Classical Philology)

Call for Papers