CONF: South Italy, Sicily and the Mediterranean: Cultural Interactions

Seen on the Classicists list:

Call for Registrations
South Italy, Sicily and the Mediterranean: Cultural Interactions
17th – 21st July 2012, Melbourne, Australia

Hosted by the Centre for Greek Studies and the A.D. Trendall Research Centre
for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at La Trobe University in Melbourne,
Australia, this conference will focus on the movement of people and
interactions of culture in the region of Southern Italy and Sicily from
antiquity until the present.

The conference will run between 17th and 21st July 2012 at the Museo
Italiano in Carlton, Melbourne.

This inter-disciplinary conference seeks to foster critical analysis of
geographical and chronological interconnections in Southern Italy and
Sicily. Consideration of cultural interaction, population movements, and
changing religious and philosophical ideas over a period of approximately
3000 years will prompt scholarly discussion around continuity and change
over time in this region of the Mediterranean.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

· Professor David Abulafia, Professorial Fellow of Gonville and Caius
College and Professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge University

· Associate Professor Mia Fuller, Associate Professor of Italian
Studies at the University of California, Berkeley

· Professor Sebastiano Tusa, Professor of Palaeontology at the
University Suor Orsola Benincasa of Naples

· Professor Roger Wilson, Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman
Empire and Director of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Sicily at the
University of British Columbia

The program will include exhibitions at the Hellenic Museum and the Museo
Italiano of ancient Greek vases from Southern Italy and Sicily as well as
other pieces from the collection of the Trendall Research Centre. It will
also include a tour of the world-class resources held at the A.D. Trendall
Research Centre at La Trobe University.

Please visit the conference website for the most up to date conference

Register online before the 30th April at:


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