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CALL. 02.05.2016: XXIV Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity. Slavery in Late Antiquity - Tvärminne (



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Tvärminne Zoological Station (Tvärminne, Finland)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Maijastina Kahlos (University of Helsinki) ; Ulla Tervahauta (University of Helsinki) ; Ville Vuolanto (University of Tampere / University of Oslo)

INFO: call - web - ville.vuolanto(at)


The multidisciplinary Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity will be organized on 11–12 November 2016. The symposium brings together scholars and postgraduate students of Late Antiquity from a variety of universities and academic disciplines.

The theme of this year’s symposium is Slavery in Late Antiquity. Research on slavery in the late Roman Empire and in the post-Roman kingdoms has been expanding and evolving in the recent decades. The theme will be approached from a wide perspective, including social, economic, political, legal, ideological and religious levels. We welcome papers that discuss slavery from the point of view of landowning, local differences, changes in rural and urban settings, alterations in ideas and attitudes, and modifications in status and everyday life. Papers that analyse scholarly approaches to late antique slavery are also welcome.

Please send a short abstract of 250–300 words along with your name, institution, e-mail and title by 2nd May 2016 to Dr. Ville Vuolanto: ville.vuolanto(at) Applicants will be informed by 1st June 2016 whether they have been accepted. 20 minutes is reserved for each presentation, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

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