CFP: Sport and Law

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Second Viennese International Colloquium on Ancient Legal History, Vienna,
Zweites Wiener Internationales Kolloquium zur Antiken Rechtsgeschichte


Sport and Law in Antiquity

Ever since the archaic period, athletic and musical contests were an
integral part of religious festivals. Research into ancient agonistics
therefore constitutes a crucial area of classical scholarship. The aim of
our conference in Vienna is to investigate the legal context of athletic and
non-athletic contests in classical antiquity from the archaic to the late
Roman period. Apart from considering the actual rules of such contests and
questions concerning umpires, we intend to focus in particular on the
different forms of organization of contests, their integration into the
framework of public administration and the status of founders, sponsors and
donors of such competitions. Moreover, we would like to discuss the social
status and legal privileges of participants. We are also open to suggestions
for papers on related topics outside the main lines of enquiry indicated
above. We are delighted to announce that one of the most distinguished
scholars in ancient athletics, Prof. Ingomar Weiler (University of Graz,
Austria), will present the keynote address.

We aim to assemble a varied and comprehensive programme, and we would
therefore like to invite potential contributors to submit a title and
300-word abstract by 25th May 2010. Papers should not exceed 30 minutes in
length, which will be followed by 20 minutes of discussion. The proceedings
of the conference will be published in the series edited by the Commission
for History of Ancient Law.

Dr. Kaja Harter-Uibopuu
kaja.harter AT

UD Dr. Thomas Kruse
thomas.kruse AT

CONF: ICS Ancient History Seminar

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University of London School of Advanced Study


joint ancient history — classical archaeology seminar

Thursdays 4.30 pm
Senate House South Block G22/26
Spring term – Organizers: Alexandra Villing (BM) and Hans van Wees (UCL)
Contacts: AVilling AT
ucrahvw AT


ANCIENT TRADE: textual and material evidence

This seminar series brings together ancient historians and classical archaeologists to discuss questions of evidence and method, focused on the topic of trade in the ancient world. In order to stimulate discussion, we propose an artificially strict separation of textual and material evidence. In each session, a historian will discuss what the textual evidence (literary and epigraphical) can and cannot tell us about a range of aspects of trade, and an archaeologist will do the same for the material evidence. We hope that this approach will serve to identify the most significant differences between the pictures which emerge from each kind of source, to determine the extent to which these pictures are complementary or mutually exclusive, and to explore the implications for our interpretation of the evidence.

13 May Archaic Greece

Errietta Bissa (Lampeter) and Thomas Brisart (Oxford / Brussels)

20 May Classical Greece

Robin Osborne (Cambridge) and Alan Johnston (UCL / ICS)

27 May The central Mediterranean 600–300

Tim Cornell (Manchester) and Gabriele Cifani (Rome)

3 June Imperial Rome

Neville Morley (Bristol) and Kris Lockyear (UCL)

10 June Indo-Roman trade

Dominic Rathbone (KCL) and Roberta Tomber (BM)

Academic Events Office, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House South Block 245A

Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

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CFP: ASGLE Epigraphy Congress

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5 January 2011, San Antonio, Texas

The American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (ASGLE) invites
abstracts for the First North American Epigraphical Congress, to be
held on January 5th, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas at the Marriott
Riverwalk, over the course of a single day, immediately before the
Joint Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA)
and the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). The topic will be
broadly defined as Greek and Latin Epigraphy.

Abstracts will be adjudicated anonymously by a committee of ASGLE;
they should include the title but not the author?s name and they
should not be longer than one double-spaced page. There is a limit of
one abstract per person. The abstracts themselves, along with a
completed abstract submission form, should be sent electronically as
pdf files to: Nora Dimitrova, Vice-President, ASGLE, at
nmd5 AT The deadline is June 15, 2010.

Registration for the Congress must be made online here. The
registration fee before December 1, 2010 is $35 for student and $50
for non-student participants, which includes a group dinner. After
December 1, 2010 the rate will be $50 for students and $70 for
non-students. ASGLE full members receive a $10 discount and ASGLE
student/retirees a $5.00 discount. To become a member of ASGLE, see
here. There will be a stipend available for at least one student
whose abstract is accepted.

In the future, these congresses are expected to be held immediately
before the APA/AIA meetings. This should have the additional benefit
of attracting a large number of Classicists and archaeologists to the
audience of the congress and promoting epigraphy among graduate
students attending the meetings.

Interested scholars from all countries are encouraged to participate.

National Latin Exam Survey

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The National Latin Exam Steering Committee has asked me [sc. Matthew Webb] to expand the National Latin Exam Survey to be nationwide. As such, please visit the appropriate link if you wish to participate:

Teachers in the New England region:

Teachers outside the New England region: