Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Call for papers: Conference on Time and Chronology in Creation
University of Wales Trinity St David, Lampeter
The stories told about the beginnings of the universe, of places, or of peoples explore how the unfamiliar space and time before us came to be the word in which we live now. Most give a clear explanation of how the space of our world came to be, but fewer of them give a clear explanation of how the chronological framework in which we live came into existence.
This conference will explore the ways in which ideas about time and chronology are integrated into the stories about the beginnings of places, spaces and peoples. This could include (but is not limited to):
- the linear or cyclical structure of time in cosmogonies
- the personification of time
- deities associated with time and creation
- the starting or restarting of chronological structures at the point of someone’s birth or the founding of a new location
- philosophical approaches to the origin or nature of time
- ideas about origins of peoples or places before the beginning of time
We are seeking speakers from across the arts and humanities. We are therefore interested in receiving abstracts from academics and PGRs working on ancient or contemporary religions and philosophy, and scholars working on literary, textual, epigraphic and iconographic sources.
Papers will last 30 minutes each with 15 minutes of discussion.
If you are interested in giving a paper, please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Fiona Mitchell attimeandchronologyconference@
gmail.com by . Abstracts should be word documents (.doc/.docx) or PDFs. Please do not include your name or email address in your abstract.
Information about the conference will be available at https://timeandchronology.
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
CFP: "Where does it end?": Limits on imperial authority in Late Antiquity
Organizer: Jacqueline Long, Loyola University Chicago
Sponsored by the Society for Late Antiquity
Sponsored by the Society for Late Antiquity
At the meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in San Diego, California, , the Society for Late Antiquity will sponsor a session on limits to imperial authority in Late Antiquity.
No other mortal man commanded more authority in empire. The late-Roman emperor was source of law, head of government, victor of his armies' wars (whether or not he led in battle), exemplar and enforcer of orthodoxy even after repudiating his ancient presidency over state cults, because public order relied on him. How was such a man to “remember [he was] mortal”? If the famous triumphal counterpoint was no more than a Christian interjection to the tradition of ceremony (Beard, Roman Triumph  85-92), nevertheless it had currency amid the ideological and historical changes of the later Empire. Its question generalizes: what limits on imperial power were recognized, after Roman imperialism proved its geographical limit? The Society for Late Antiquity seeks to compose a panel of papers addressing this multifarious question. Both events and ideas are welcome for consideration. How were usurpers able to reject rivals' rule and claim imperial title for themselves? What failed when they fell short? In what ways could laws rein in rulers? Could criticism or consent regulate their actions, or only opposed force? What cultural values shaped judgment of reigning and past emperors; did such judgments matter? How did alternative organs of empire-wide power, such as bureaucracy or armies or Church, or local constituencies seeking accommodation, work with emperors so as to achieve ends of their own?
Friday, November 24, 2017
The Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e le Culture Digitali (AIUCD, Italian Association for Digital Humanities and Digital Cultures) is pleased to announce the seventh edition of its annual conference. Registration to the conference is open through Conftool at https://www.conftool.net/ai
The AIUCD2018 Conference will take place from January 31th to February 2nd in Bari, Italy, and it is organized by Università di Bari "Aldo Moro" (Piazza Cesare Battisti, 1, 70121 Bari),
The main topic of AIUCD2018 is Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age. Memory, Humanities and Technologies. Keynote speakers: Prof. Paola Buzi (Università di Roma Sapienza); Prof. Riccardo Pozzo (Università di Verona).
For more details on registration fees, organization and local infos, please visit the Conference website http://www.aiucd2018.u
niba.it or send an email to email@example.com
NB. For fiscal and legal reasons the registration to the conference includes the annual membership to AIUCD and to EADH (AIUCD is EADH Associated Partner).
Friday, November 10, 2017
Center for Iconographic Studies invites you to submit proposals for the Twelfth International Conference of Iconographic Studies ICONOGRAPHY OF PAIN that will be held in Rijeka, Croatia– dead-line for proposals is .
Please find attached the Call for the Conference.
We would be grateful if you could disseminate the information to your colleagues and through your mailing list.
We're looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Center for Iconographic Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Rijeka
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Thursday, November 2, 2017
10th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age
Intertwined WorldsIn partnership with the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies (SIMS) at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age.Despite the linguistic and cultural complexity of many regions of the premodern world, religion supplies the basis of a strong material and textual cohesion that both crosses and intertwines boundaries between communities. This year’s theme, “Intertwined Worlds,” will highlight the confluence of expressions of belief, ritual, and social engagement emerging in technologies and traditions of the world's manuscript cultures, often beyond a single religious context. It will consider common themes and practices of textual, artistic, literary, and iconographic production in religious life across time and geography, from ancient precedents to modern reception and dissemination in the digital age.This year’s symposium features a keynote address by Phyllis Granoff, Lex Hixon Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University, on “The Mystery of Mistakes: Reflections on Indian Illustrated Manuscripts,” to be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia at 6pm,on (reception beginning at ).The exhibition Intertwined Worlds, curated by co-organizer Benjamin J. Fleming, will be on view in the Goldstein Family Gallery throughout the symposium. All registered symposium attendees are invited to attend the closing dinner reception for a special viewing of the exhibition.For more information and to register, please go to: http://www.library.upenn.e
du/exhibits/lectures/ljs_sympo sium10.html .Direct link to the full program: http://www.library.up enn.edu/exhibits/lectures/ljs_ symposium10_program.html
Call for Papers and Posters
PhD Colloquium on Late Antiquity
University of Reading
Keynote speech: Dr. Chiara O. Tommasi (University of Pisa): Esotericism in Classical and Late Antiquity
Late Antiquity was once regarded as an age of decadence and barbarisation as well as a ‘marginal’ field of study. Those days are over. Late Antiquity has now its own place in academia and is considered a hot topic by both Classicists and historians of the Early Middle Ages, as well as scholars of religious studies, archaeology, art and philosophy in a fruitful exchange among disciplines.
The study of Late Antiquity involves a wide variety of disciplines. Our PhD Colloquium on Late Antiquity will take place at the University of Reading in . The aim of our Colloquium is to make the most of such diversification by bringing together and achieving synergy among PhD Students from across the UK and abroad working on Late Antiquity.
Each paper (15 min) will be followed by a personalised response from a senior scholar (10 min) assigned by the organisers and a plenary discussion. Each delegate will circulate his or her paper a week in advance to his or her respondent.
Additionally, we will also host a poster session, with a £50 voucher prize for the best poster.
Lastly, the Colloquium will include a visit to the Ure Museum of Classical Archaeology of the University of Reading.
We welcome submissions of papers and/or posters from disciplines including (but not limited to) Greek and Latin Literature, History, Archaeology, Art, Philosophy and Theology:
Option A: papers (15 min)
Send an abstract of your paper (400 words) to readinglateantiquity@gmail.
Option B: posters
Send a brief abstract (200 words) or outline of your poster to readinglateantiquity@gmail.
Please note that, as the event is specifically aimed at PhD students, we can only accept submissions from PhD students. However, Masters students and early career researchers are warmly invited to attend and participate in the debates.
For further enquiries, please contact Lorenzo Livorsi (firstname.lastname@example.org),