CFP:Greek memories: theory and practice

Seen on Classicists (please send any responses to the folks mentioned in the quoted text, not to rogueclassicism!):

Greek memories: theory and practice

Durham, 27-28 September 2010

The Conference will conclude the annual research project on ancient memory
at the Department of Classics & Ancient History, Durham University

Call for papers:

The concepts of memory, recollecting and forgetting are central in all
cultures, not least in the ancient Greek world. Mnemosyne, the goddess
Memory, was the mother of the Muses, and as such constituted the mythic
patron of all human endeavours in the arts and sciences. This conference
aims to explore two interrelated aspects of memory in ancient Greece: (i)
discursive reflections on memory, recollecting, and forgetting as divine and
human experiences; and (ii) the role of these reflections in shaping, more
fundamentally, practices of thought, communication, and writing. Papers on
the Œtheory and practice¹ of memory, recollection, and forgetting across the
range of literary genres (epic and lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy,
historiography, philosophy and scientific prose treatises) are invited, as
well as more wide-ranging investigations on how certain fundamental
approaches to memory bridged generic and chronological boundaries (or failed
to do so).

Papers should last no longer than 40 minutes and will be followed by

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words in length; they should include your
name, paper title, affiliation, and contact addresses, and should be sent as
e-mail attachments to luca.castagnoli AT

Deadline for abstract submission: Sunday, 7 February 2010.

The Conference Organisers
Dr Luca Castagnoli & Dr Paola Ceccarelli


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