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Research - Education: International Conference / Call for Proposals
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by Archaeology Newsroom

History of Classical Antiquity

Interdisciplinary Approaches

The international conference on the History of Classical Antiquity. Interdisciplinary Approaches will be held in Portugal, University of Coimbra, on 20-21 May 2015.

In European, North American, and Brazilian Universities, the history of classical antiquity has achieved a positive trajectory that is demonstrated by a growing number of publications and by research projects on topics which are able to stimulate simultaneously the academic community and contemporary civil society. This renewal of studies in an area long established in the curricula of leading universities throughout the world has been accomplished through the establishment of interdisciplinary dialogues among many academic disciplines that should contribute to build a holistic (and non-fragmented) understanding of ancient history.

In order to reverse the trend toward the isolation of classical antiquity − the compartmentalization of Greek and Roman studies − the conference is focused on interdisciplinary approaches. The aim is thus to produce an innovative treatment of the issues, although one well anchored in individual fields of knowledge: History, Archaeology, and Classical Literary Studies.

The conference encourages collaborative papers that arise from joint research in different disciplines (lasting 40 minutes). Individual proposals will also be considered, provided that they entail a clear interdisciplinary perspective (lasting 20 minutes).

Preferential subjects:
1. Political Action
2. Society and Culture
3. Daily Life
4. Religion, Myth and Practice
5. New technologies and the history of Classical antiquity

Submission of proposals:
Deadline: January 30, 2015

Scientific Committee
Jorge de Alarcão (University of Coimbra)
Jaime Alvar Ezquerra (Carlos III University, Madrid)
Mark Beck (South Carolina University)
João Pedro Bernardes (University of Algarve)
Susan Deacy (University of Roehampton)
Thimothy Duff (Reading University)
Carlos Fabião (University of Lisbon)
Fábio Faversani (University of Mariana, Minas Gerais)
Thomas Figueira (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
Delfim Leão (University of Coimbra)
Fábio de Souza Lessa (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Maria da Conceição Lopes (University of Coimbra)
Vasco Mantas (University of Coimbra)
Maria Manuela Martins (University of Minho)
João Gouveia Monteiro (University of Coimbra)
Francisco Oliveira (University de Coimbra)
Pauline Schmitt Pantel (Université de Paris 1- Sorbonne)
Christopher Pelling (University of Oxford)