CFP : Heraclea Sintica: from Hellenistic polis to Roman civitas (4th c. BC-6th c. AD)

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*Heraclea Sintica: from Hellenistic polis to Roman civitas (4th c. BC-6thc. AD) *

September 19-21, 2013

Petrich, Bulgaria


*Organizers:* National Institute of Archaeology with Museum at Bulgarian
Academy of Sciences, American Research Center in Sofia, Museum of
History-Petrich

*Sponsors:* American Research Center in Sofia, Municipality of Petrich

This international conference will bring together leading scholars to
present recent work on the site of Heraclea Sintica, situated near the
village of Rupite, ca. 12 km northeast of Petrich, SW Bulgaria. The
presentations will be arranged in thematic sections devoted to particular
topics, such as, but not limited to:

(1) historical topography of Heraclea and its city territory, including *
necropoleis*;

(2) recent archaeological excavations on the site,

(3) diachronic surveys on literary sources and epigraphic documents,

(4) religious monuments and associated cult practices,

(5) patterns of coin circulation as related to economy and local markets.

The conference consists of two parts: presentations and site (Heraclea
Sintica) and museum visits (Petrich and Blagoevgrad). Number of
participants limited to 20. There is no conference fee. All costs of
accommodation, meals and ground transportation for excursions will be
covered by the organizers. All papers should be in English and accompanied
with a PowerPoint presentation. Presenters should submit an abstract
(limited to 400 words) to director AT naim.bg and apo AT arcsofia.org by *March
15, 2013*. Notification of accepted papers will be sent by *April 1, 2013*.

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*Preliminary Schedule*

*Location:* The conference will take place in the city of Petrich, at Hotel
Bats.

*Arrival:* September 19 – Petrich, registration at Hotel Bats and welcome
reception/dinner.

*Sessions:* September 20 – Presentations, 20 minutes each, start at 9.00
am, lunch, end at 5 pm, dinner.

*Site and museum visits*: September 21 – 8.30 am Museum of History,
Petrich, continue to Heraclea Sintica and Regional Museum of History,
Blagoevgrad.

*Departure*: September 21, afternoon, Blagoevgrad

The proceedings from the conference will be published by NOUS Publishers in
2014. Deadline for paper submission: *December 31, 2013*. The papers will
be published in English with an extensive summary in Bulgarian.

For any questions relating to this conference, please contact
director AT naim.bg or apo AT arcsofia.org.

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