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The 2016 UK Ancient Historians' Annual Meeting (the 'Norman Baynes' meeting) -21-22/05/2

The ‘Baynes meeting’ is the annual opportunity for all UK ancient historians, whatever their specialism, and whether in post or retired, to meet for both formal and informal discussion. Early-career ancient historians have particularly appreciated the chance to get to know other members of the profession and to exchange ideas, and are particularly encouraged to attend.

The event is open both to those with university posts and to others at post-doctoral level. As well as an opportunity to hear and discuss two papers, the meeting provides an excellent opportunity to learn about research projects, forthcoming publications and publishing initiatives, and to discuss other developments and concerns in teaching and research.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 21-22/05/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The Forum Conference Centre (Stevenage, England) and the Ibis Hotel (Stevenage, England).


INFO: Robin Osborne ( )


-Coste total/ the cost/ prezzo totale: £115 (incluye cena, cama, desayuno y comida el domingo/ including dinner, bed and breakfast and lunch on Sunday/ include cena, alloggio, colazione e pranzo)

-Coste sin hacer noche / The cost for non-residents (i.e. only Saturday or only Sunday/ prezzo non residenti: £30.00.

-Plazo para el booking/booking deadline/booking termine: 9 a.m. 11/05/2016


Saturday 21 May 3.00 – 5.30 p.m. (with a break for tea) Extending the boundaries (a discussion on extending ancient history teaching to new student groups and to new topics, with contributions from Jason Crowley on Ancient history at Manchester Metropolitan University, Louise Revell on Ancient History at Southampton, Esther Eidinow (Nottingham) on teaching magic and religion, and Michael Trapp (KCL) on mapping society and the past – historians and sophists.

5.30 – 7.00 pm David Lewis (Nottingham): 'Between Free men and Slaves? The Helots and Related Populations Reconsidered' 7.45 pm Dinner Sunday 22 May 9.30 – 12 noon (with a break for coffee) Where is late antiquity heading? Gavin Kelly (Edinburgh) ‘Late Roman history and the philological turn’ Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe (KCL): 'Hunting demons from east to west in late antiquity' Andrew Merrills (Leicester): 'Looking south: setting late antiquity in new geographical contexts' 12.30 – 1.00 Information exchange/business meeting and sandwich lunch.

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