Call for Papers: International Conference on Alexander the Great: Alexander and Macedon

South Dakota State University – Sioux Falls, SD – September 4-7, 2024

Announcing the next installment of the series of international conferences on Alexander the Great.

The International Conference on Alexander the Great will be held at South Dakota State University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 4-7, 2024.

2024 heralds the 2,350th anniversary of Alexander’s final major battle of the Hydaspes as well as the so-called Hyphasis mutiny, the death of his famed horse Bukephalos, Alexander’s journey down the Indus River, the start of the Mallian campaign, and the creation of Nearchos’ exploratory naval expedition.

Papers are welcome on any aspect of Alexander the Great and his era, or on the history of Macedon. A particular focus is on Alexander’s influence on Macedon and vice versa.

Papers from any relevant discipline are particularly encouraged to facilitate a multi-disciplinary discussion.

The conference is aimed equally at postgraduate students, early career researchers and established academics.

The keynote session on Thursday September 5th, will be delivered by Edward Anson, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and Waldemar Heckel, Research Fellow in the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary.

There will also be a public afternoon workshop involving experimental history in recreating a sarissa phalanx using replica weapons.

Please send an abstract of 300 words and a brief bio to the organizer, Graham Wrightson ([email protected] ) before March 30th 2024.