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CALL. 01.12.2016: Disease and the Ancient World - Oxford (England)


This symposium, the fifth in the series of collaborations, aims to bring together scholars of different disciplines and specialisations who are interested in the ways that diseases (individual, epidemic or pandemic) in the ancient world affected society and history in the ancient world in any period up to 700 AD and also how we are able to identify them today from the archaeological, osteological and textual record. Discussion will be lead by two invited keynote speakers.



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Green Templeton College - University of Oxford (Oxford, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Professor Robert Arnott (Green Templeton College and Division of Medical Sciences, University of Oxford) ; Mag.Dr. Rupert Breitwieser (Altertumswissenschaften, Universität Salzburg) ; Dr. Moudhy Al-Rashid (Wolfson College and the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford)



The symposium will be held at Green Templeton College in the University of Oxford and accommodated in a nearby College. Full details of accommodation costs, registration fees and domestic arrangements will be available by the end of December 2016 for those who have provisionally registered.

Papers, Posters and Workshops

Other than the keynote speakers, twenty minutes will be allocated to each paper plus ten minutes discussion. The languages of the symposium will be English and German. There will be unlimited space for posters (size 120 x 90 cm) on any topic related to the themes. Posters will be formally presented at a time reserved for this during the symposium. We also invite proposals by those wishing to organise specialist workshops within any theme of the symposium.


Offers of papers, posters and workshops and provisional requests to participate should be sent to the email address below by 1 December 2016.

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