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CALL. 14.01.2016: Hellenistic Central Asia: Current Research, New Directions - Reading (England)



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Reading (Reading, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr. Rachel Mairs (University of Reading)

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The study of Hellenistic Central Asia (modern Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and former-Soviet Central Asian Republics, c. 323 BC – AD 10) is a rapidly developing field, with many new research projects and doctoral dissertations in the UK and overseas. Because of the field’s fragmentation among many universities and academic departments, however, scholars and students rarely have the opportunity to interact, discover new research and develop collaborations. Hellenistic Central Asia: Current Research, New Directions aims to connect scholars, provide a specialised venue for presentation and feedback on new research, and assess the current state of the field. It aims to serve early career scholars, in particular, so that they can share current projects, network, find or become mentors, identify fieldwork opportunities, gain organisational and editorial experience, and strategise for the academic job market. The Colloquium will act as the launch for the Hellenistic Central Asia Research Network. You can follow the project on Facebook at Three types of submission are invited: 20-minute papers from early career scholars (broadly defined) on new research. 45-minute discussion sessions, chaired by senior scholars, on problems, methodologies and research priorities. Posters on current archaeological fieldwork in the region. Presentations on the Achaemenid and Kushan periods, where these have relevance for Hellenistic material, are welcome. For more information, visit the colloquium website:

Online registration for non-presenting attendees will open in January 2016. There is no fee for attendance. Abstracts of no more than 300 words, with the author’s name and affiliation, should be sent to Dr. Rachel by 14 January 2016.

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