CFP: Historiography & Antiquarianism Conference, Sydney (12-14 August 2011) Information & CFP

Seen on Classicists (please respond to the folks mentioned below, not rogueclassicism):

12-14 August 2011
University of Sydney, Australia

CFP: Title and a 150 word abstract due 15 January 2011

This conference aims to expand a discussion on approaches to the past from
Greco-Roman antiquity to the 17th century, and to assemble scholars
interested in the relationship between history and antiquarianism in the
ancient and pre-modern worlds. While antiquarian studies have expanded
significantly in early modernist circles in the last 30 years, earlier
centuries of antiquarianism (up to the 16th century) are only now
beginning to attract interest. Was Arnaldo Momigliano right in 1950 that
historians write narratives and solve problems, while antiquaries build
systems and collect material remains? What has changed in our view of
historiography and antiquarianism? Must we reconsider the disciplinary
value of antiquarian methods? One historian has even recently argued: ‘in
the twentieth century antiquarianism conquered history.’ The hope at this
conference is to cross the boundaries between ancient and early modern
historians and to provide new ideas for the study of culture in both

For further information see

email: antiqua2011 AT

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