CFP: 17th Unisa Classics Colloquium, 26-28 October 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS:

17th Unisa Classics Colloquium, 26-28 October 2016

THEME: ‘Ancient Life-writing’

Proposals are hereby solicited for papers on the conference theme which intends to explore the fascination of Greco-Roman antiquity with personal detail, and how this came to be packaged in written forms. The organisers are interested not only in biography as a separate genre, but also in other and smaller formats which divulge information on individual lives. We will be looking to include a broad spectrum of interests in the conference programme: from epic to historiography, scholia to epigrams, inscriptions to fictional letters, oratory to gospels.

Please submit titles and abstracts of approximately 300 words to Philip Bosman at bosmapr AT unisa.ac.za, as soon as possible. All proposals are carefully considered, but bear in mind that slots are limited.

Deadline for proposals: 15 June 2016.

More on the conference:
Convening in 2016 for the 17th time, the Unisa Classics Colloquium combines stimulating scholarship with a pleasant and intimate atmosphere. Over two and a half days, approximately 20 scholarly contributions from around the world are to be presented. The 40 minute slots provide ample time for discussion and valuable feedback. Parallel sessions are avoided in order to promote unity of focus in the conference, and delegates get to know each other properly. Information on previous conferences may be found at:

http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=1819

Venue: Pretoria, South Africa.

Dates: 26-28 October 2016.
Participants should ideally arrive at OR Tambo Airport and in Pretoria on the morning of the 25th and only book a flight out from the evening of the 28th but preferably later.

Programme:
A preliminary programme will be compiled from the proposals received and will be published on the Departmental website after the final date for submissions.

Conference fee:
To be communicated at a later stage, but accepted participants may budget for approximately US$350, inclusive of accommodation, domestic transport and conference fee. Postgraduate students and interested parties without access to institutional funding may contact the organizers for a discount.

Publication of papers:
Depending on quality, a collection of articles on the colloquium theme is envisaged. Submitted papers are subject to a refereeing process. If you would consider submitting your paper for publication, please indicate that to us via return mail for further guidelines on style.

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