CFP: Classical Association 2012

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In 2012 the annual meeting of the Classical Associa­tion will be hosted by the Department of Classics & Ancient His­tory at the University of Exeter. The dates for the conference are 11th-14th April 2012. The plenary lectures and panels will be held on campus in the Peter Chalk Centre. Accom­modation and meals will also be pro­vided on campus in Holland Hall and Mardon Hall, with the possibility for those who should wish it of individual bookings in nearby hotels. Excursions will be arranged to places of interest in Exeter and in the surrounding area.

We welcome proposals for papers (20 minutes long followed by discussion) and coordinated panels (comprising either 3 or 4 papers) from graduate students, school teachers, academic staff, and others interested in the ancient world on the topics suggested below, or on any other aspect of the clas­sical world. We are keen to encourage papers from a broad range of perspectives.

Suggested topics: Hellenistic and Roman culture; globalisation and cosmopolitanism; impact of Greek culture; use of language in antiquity; the Black Sea;Galen and ancient medicine; the ancient book/material text; reading in antiquity;modern receptions of ancient erotica and sex; concepts of authenticity and the fake; ancient ideas and their reception; sport, spectacle and festival; gift-giving; food, culture and the environment; politics, religion and ideology.

We also warmly encourage submissions for non-research presentations such as dramatic performances of ancient texts, introductory workshops on technical disciplines such as papyrology and palaeography, spoken Latin conversation sessions, oral reading workshops, etc.

Please send your title, abstract (no more than 300 words), and any enquiries (preferably by e-mail) not later than 31 August 2011, to:

cah-ca2012 TA

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