A Conference in Honour of Sir John Boardman on the Occasion of his 90th Birthday entitled “There and Back Again. Greek Art in Motion” will take place on 3-5 May 2017.

Offers of papers and posters are invited for the forthcoming conferenceto be held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal) on 3-5 May 2017. The deadline for electronic abstracts is Saturday, 31 December 2016.

The aim of this conference is to celebrate Sir John Boardman’s life and works. John Boardman, Emeritus Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art at the University of Oxford, has published many seminal works, which will remain as a reference for current and future generations of scholars around the world. They address a variety of subjects and, above all, they demonstrate the longevity and beauty of the Classical art, being a source of inspiration for junior and senior researchers alike and considerably increasing our knowledge of the ancient world.

The conference is organized by Dr Rui Morais (Oporto University/CECH Coimbra University), Dr Diana Rodríguez Pérez (University of Oxford) and Professor Delfim Leão (CECH Coimbra University), with the support of the Centre of Classical and Humanistic Studies of the University of Coimbra, the Faculty of Arts of Oporto University, the Centre Iberia Graeca (Ampurias, Spain), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), and the Amigos do Museu D. Diogo de Sousa (Braga, Portugal).

The conference is structured in eight thematic sessions that will cover several subject areas of Professor Boardman’s expertise, each of them preceded by a keynote lecture delivered by a leading scholar in the subject. Confirmed keynote speakers include: Prof. P. Cartledge, Prof. P. J. Rhodes, Prof. Olga Palagia, Prof. Carmen Sánchez, Prof. Rui Centeno, Dr Thomas Mannack, Dr Claudia Wagner, Dr Milena Melfi, and Dr Lucilla Burn.

Proposals for 20 minutes papers are welcomed addressing questions falling within Professor Boardman’s broad fields of expertise: Architecture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Gems, Coins, Terracotas, Greek History and Archaeology, Greek Overseas

Abstracts of ca. 300 words are invited from scholars and advanced postgraduate students working in the field of classical archaeology and history of arts. Please, send title and abstract of your proposed paper/poster to the conference organizers at [email protected] by Saturday 31st December 2016. We will inform you if your abstract has been accepted by the end of January 2017. The language of the conference is English.

Posters related to the topics outlined above are also welcome. Posters will be exhibited throughout the conference and the authors will have a chance to give a short 5-minute presentation of their work during the drinks reception. Small prizes will be awarded to the best posters of the conference.

The conference fee for speakers is 100 EUR and 70 EUR for posters. It includes coffee and tea on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th, sandwich lunch on the 3rd and 4th, the reception on the 4th, the abstracts booklets, and the entrance to the Museum of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The conference fee for delegates without paper/poster is 30 EUR standard rate and 20 EUR for students. It includes coffee and tea, and free entrance to the Museum.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: cfsirjohnboardman2017.weebly.com