Classical Association Conference
April 6 - April 9
We welcome proposals for papers of twenty minutes (to be followed by ten minutes’ discussion) and proposals for coordinated panels (comprising three, four, or exceptionally seven papers on any classical topic) for the Classical Association Conference 2018 in Leicester. Panels of four or seven papers should include a Respondent as the final speaker. In particular, we encourage submissions from graduate students and schoolteachers, as well as university lecturers, researchers, and others interested in the ancient world. Submissions may focus on the themes suggested below or on any other aspect of the Greek and Roman world and cultures related to it. Proposals are also invited for round tables, workshops, and posters.
We are especially keen to attract colleagues from the schools sector, and plan to concentrate relevant sessions on Saturday 7 April. Our engagement programme entitled ‘Artefact to Art’ (www.artefact-to-art.com) was launched in spring 2017 and will culminate during the Conference. It aims to encourage new ways of engaging with the Classical world through artefacts and physical objects, and features schools events, teaching resources, and competitions.
Suggested conference themes:
Classics in the contemporary world
Classics in virtual worlds
Dress, textiles and the clothed body
Elites, leaders and rulers
Families and households
Gender and sexuality
How wars end [to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice/the beginnings of a university college in Leicester]
Imperialism and colonialism
Intellectual contexts from ancient Greece to the early modern world
Populism and politics
Rhetoric and education
Space and the cosmos
Sport in antiquity
Teaching the ancient world
Deadline for submission of abstracts is 11.59 p.m. BST on 31 August 2017.