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CALL. 23.02.2020: Othering and the Other. Performing Identity in the Roman Empire - Évora (Portugal)



FECHA /DATE/DATA: 08-09-10-11/07/2020

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Universidade de Évora (Évora, Portugal)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: BioRom - Rome our Home: (Auto)biographical Tradition and the Shaping of Identity(ies)

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We are pleased to make a call for papers to a three-day conference organised by BioRom - Rome our Home: (Auto)biographical Tradition and the Shaping of Identity(ies). Following our panel at the previous Celtic Conference (Coimbra, June 2019), this event will focus on Roman narratives about the other. More specifically, it will explore the ways in which narratives of selfhood and the perceptions of others in different intellectual spheres (literary, historical, legal, epigraphic), material cultures (e.g. archaeology, numismatics) and contexts (e.g. urban, non-urban, provincial) were constructed in the Roman Empire. Possible questions addressed in contributions may include (but are not limited to):

· How did the Romans define and describe the ‘other’?

· How did Roman othering impact narratives of the self and self-perception?

· What were the literary, legal, and material manifestations of regional identity in the Roman Empire?

We warmly invite scholars, including PhD candidates, to provide comparative and interdisciplinary insights from classical studies, which may include law, archaeology, art, and material culture as we articulate new methodologies and approaches.

On the last day of the conference (11 July), we are planning an excursion to Mérida (Spain). Further details will be provided in due course.

Submission Details:

Abstracts may be in English, French, Italian or Spanish (max. 300 words excluding references) and must include a short biographical note with name and affiliation.

Submissions should be sent by email to the BioRom Organising Committee: by February 23rd, 2020. Notification of acceptance will be given by March 15th, 2020.

There is a registration fee of 80€ which includes two lunches (9 and 10 July) and coffee-breaks. Further details will be provided in due course.

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