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CALL. 31.12.2016: Conference in Honour of Sir John Boardman: There and Back Again: Greek Art in Moti


The aim of this conference is to celebrate Sir John Boardman’s life and works. John Boardman, Emeritus Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art at the University of Oxford, has published many seminal works, which will remain as a reference for current and future generations of scholars around the world. They address a variety of subjects and, above all, they demonstrate the longevity and beauty of the Classical art, being a source of inspiration for junior and senior researchers alike and considerably increasing our knowledge of the ancient world.



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisboa, Portugal)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr Rui Morais (Oporto University/CECH Coimbra University); Dr Diana Rodríguez Pérez (University of Oxford); Professor Delfim Leão (CECH Coimbra University)

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The conference is structured in eight thematic sessions that will cover several subject areas of Professor Boardman’s expertise, each of them preceded by a keynote lecture delivered by a leading scholar in the subject. Confirmed keynote speakers include: Prof. P. Cartlege, Prof. P. J. Rhodes, Prof. Olga Palagia, Prof. Carmen Sánchez, Dr Thomas Mannack, Dr Claudia Wagner, Dr Lucilla Burn, and Prof. Rui Centeno.

We welcome proposals for 20 minutes papers addressing questions falling within Professor Boardman’s broad fields of expertise:

  • Architecture - Sculpture - Ceramics - Gems

  • Coins - Terracotas - Greek History and Archaeology - Greek Overseas

Abstracts of ca. 300 words are invited from scholars and advanced postgraduate students working in the field of classical archaeology and history of arts. Please, send title and abstract of your proposed paper/poster to the conference organizers at by Saturday 31st December 2016. We will inform you if your abstract has been accepted by the end of January 2017. The language of the conference is English.

Posters related to the topics outlined above are also welcome. Posters will be exhibited throughout the conference and the authors will have a chance to give a short 5-minute presentation of their work during the drinks reception. Small prizes will be awarded to the best posters of the conference.

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