Friday, January 30, 2009

Current calls for papers and Late Antiquity (2)

Classical Association Annual Conference 2010
Cardiff University, 7 - 10 April 2010 (website

The 2010 Classical Association Annual Conference is to be hosted by Cardiff University. Panels and plenary lectures will be held in the Cathays Park campus of the University. The President's address and conference dinner will take place in the National Museum and the City Hall in Cardiff's civic centre. 
We welcome proposals for papers (20 minutes long followed by discussion) and coordinated panels (comprising either 3 or 4 papers) from academic staff, graduate students, and school teachers on the topics suggested below, or on any aspect of the classical world. 
Title and an abstract (no more than 300 words), and any enquiries should be sent to the address below (preferably by email) not later than 31 August 2009. 
Suggested topics : ancient warfare ; family life and the built environment ; western Greek historians ; early Rome ; ancient and modern contexts of Greek and Roman drama ; currency ; time and calendars ; ancient skies ; nostalgia and ancient attitudes towards the past ; electronic publishing ; epigraphy, literacy and society ; mobility and connectivity in the Mediterranean ; frontiers and boundaries ; mosaics and visual culture ; art and imperialism ; religion and society in late antiquity ; classical heritage in Wales ; literary and cinematic historical fiction. 
Please send your title, abstract and any enquiries not later than 31 August 2009 to : 
Dr Guy Bradley
CA 2010
School of History and Archaeology, 
Humanities Building, Colum Drive, 
Cardiff University, 
Cardiff CF10 3EU, Wales, UK
Email :
Tel. +44 (0)29 2087 4821

The 35th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference 
Florida State University's Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida, 5 - 8 November, 2009. 

The conference is the annual forum for the presentation and discussion of papers on every aspect of Byzantine studies, and is open to all, regardless of nationality or academic status. We welcome proposals on any aspect of Byzantine studies. 
The session topics in the final program will depend on the subjects represented in the submissions. We particularly welcome abstracts on these topics : Byzantine Lay Religion ; Political Theory ; Military Religion ; Texts related to Physical Objects ; the Byzantine military ; Byzantium and its Classical Heritage ; Evil in Byzantium ; Late Antiquity : Transformation or Decline ?, Ammianus and Procopius ; Byzantium and the Renaissance ; Byzantium and the early Islamic caliphate ; Memory in Byzantium ; Archaeology and Our Knowledge of the Past ; Art and Ritual ; Recent Developments : Collecting and Exhibiting Byzantine Art (e.g. : Royal Academy exhibition UK, Met reinstallation ; DO reinstallation) ; Use of Technology in Byzantine Studies.
Sessions in honor of Prof. Angeliki Laiou : Late Antique and Byzantine women, The Crusades / The Fourth Crusade, Byzantine Market and Economy.