The Institute of Classical Studies will be hosting two research and training conferences in February and May 2015.  These will include papers of new and on-going research from early career researchers, and career-focused workshops. While speakers will need to meet eligibility criteria, the conferences will be open and the Organising Committee anticipates attendance by established academics, early career academics, and advanced postgraduate students. The conferences will be free to attend and take place at Senate House, London.  The two conferences will be:

Saturday, February 21st: Individuals in Communities

Saturday, May 23rd: Characterisation in Memory Construction

Suggested topics have not been included as the aim is to encourage debate about the themes. As such, time will be allowed at the end of each panel session for broader discussion.

To apply: please state clearly which conference you are applying for and provide 100-150 words on how you interpret the theme. In addition, please include an abstract of 250-300 words for your 20 minute paper. Potential speakers are allowed to submit an abstract for each conference, but will only be selected for one. Note: we are not accepting abstracts for coordinated panels.

Deadline for submission for both conferences is Sunday, December 7th, 2015.  There may be another call for the second conference, but this is not guaranteed.

Eligibility: Speakers, from Classics (including Ancient History, Reception, and Archaeology), must be within five years of their viva, and are encouraged to apply regardless of position or affiliation.

Publication: we hope to offer speakers the opportunity to publish their papers in a peer-reviewed open access format.

Please send abstracts and queries to the conveners at [email protected].