The fifth ARACHNE conference is organised collaboratively by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. The conference will take place at the University of Gothenburg 5-7 November 2009. The conference aims to bridge some of the gaps in the study of the family in antiquity : from Archaic Greece to the later Roman world.
The conference will focus on :
- Family structures and relationships 500 BCE to 500 CE (betrothal, marriage, divorce, parents and children, step-families, dynastic families, grandparents, gender roles within the family, family economy etc)
- New directions in the study of the family in antiquity
Sessions will run on thematic and chronological lines and we welcome papers from all disciplines : classics, ancient and early medieval history, archaeology, art history.
An abstract of a maximum of 300 words should be submitted preferably by email attachment to the conference address firstname.lastname@example.org or to : Arachne, University of Gothenburg, Department of Historical Studies, Box 200, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden.
The deadline for abstracts is 15 June 2009. Papers should be limited to a maximum of 20 minutes and decisions of acceptance will be made in July.
The official language of the conference is English.
Registration fee is 70 euros for non-speakers, 60 euros for speakers, and 30 euros for students. The fee includes coffee Thursday-Saturday and dinner on Saturday night.
Organizing Committee :
University of Birmingham : Mary Harlow, Ray Laurence
University of Gothenburg : Lena Larsson Lovén, Agneta Strömberg