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CALL. 15.06.2016: 17th Unisa Classics Colloquium: Ancient Life-writing - Kwalata (South Africa)



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Dinokeng Nature Reserve (Kwalata, Southafrica)




17th Unisa Classics Colloquium, 26-28 October 2016 THEME: ‘Ancient Life-writing' Proposals are hereby solicited for papers on the conference theme which intends to explore the interest of Greco-Roman antiquity in personal detail, and how this came to be packaged in written forms. The organisers are interested not only in biography as a separate genre, but also in other and smaller formats which divulge information on individual lives. We will be looking to include a broad spectrum of interests in the conference programme: from epic to historiography, scholia to epigrams, inscriptions to fictional letters, oratory to gospels. Please submit titles and abstracts of approximately 300 words to Philip Bosman at as soon as possible. All proposals are carefully considered, but bear in mind that slots are limited. Deadline: 15 June. More on the conference: Convening in 2016 for the 17th time, the Unisa Classics Colloquium combines stimulating scholarship with a pleasant and intimate atmosphere. Over two and a half days, approximately 20 scholarly contributions from around the world are to be presented. The 40 minute slots provide ample time for discussion and valuable feedback. Parallel sessions are avoided in order to promote unity of focus in the conference, and delegates get to know each other properly. Venue: Kwalata (conference venue 40 km north of Pretoria in the Dinokeng Nature Reserve; cf.; Dates: 26-28 October 2016. To ease transport arrangements, participants should arrive at OR Tambo Airport and in Pretoria during the morning of the 25th and only book a flight out from the evening of the 28th or 29th. Costs: Full conference fee (3 nights single accommodation 25-27 Oct, conferencing and all meals): R4200 (R600 discount when sharing). Conference day fee (no accommodation, breakfast or dinner): R400 pppd. Transport: Transport to be provided from Pretoria (Hatfield Station) to Kwalata on the afternoon of 25 October and back on the 28th (and 29th). Registration forms will be mailed to participants after the proposal review process. Programme: A preliminary programme will be compiled from the proposals received and will be published on the Departmental website after the final date for submissions. Publication of papers: Depending on quality, a collection of articles on the colloquium theme is envisaged. Submitted papers are subject to a refereeing process.

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