Call for papers: The UK Punic Network Graduate Workshop 2015 — Deadline January 9, 2015

The UK Punic Network Graduate Workshop creates an opportunity for graduate students working on Phoenician and Punic topics at Masters and Doctoral level to meet and discuss their work with students and staff with similar interests based at other universities. This series of meetings is one of the results of the British School at Rome/Libyan Society Punic Project, and in particular the conference held in Rome in November 2008 on ‘Identifying the Punic Mediterranean’. It has taken place in the past at Glasgow University (2009, 2011) and at Oxford University (2010, 2013, 2014), and will next take place in Durham University on Wednesday March 18th 2015, from approximately 9 am – 6 pm. The workshop is sponsored by the Oxford Centre for Phoenician and Punic Studies (http://punic.classics.ox.ac.uk) and is held in association with Collingwood College and the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East. The day is primarily aimed at students and staff working in the UK, but is open to anyone who is interested, on a first-come, first-served basis.

This is a call for papers for this meeting. As has become traditional, there will be two kinds of presentations: one of about 20-25 minutes that enables people to report on research that is well underway or (practically) completed and one of about 5-10 minutes that offers an opportunity to signal work that is just beginning, or try out specific ideas. Those interested in presenting their work should send a title and an abstract of up to 250 words to either Mark Woolmer (mark.woolmer@durham.ac.uk) or Luke Evans (l.a.r.evans@durham.ac.uk) by Friday January 9th 2015, along with an indication of whether their contribution is supposed to be one of the longer or shorter papers. Anyone else interested in attending the workshop should contact us to register by the same date, as space is limited. Please also email us with any other queries.

Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with general travel and accommodation expenses: however, accepted speakers can apply for a scholarship to cover the costs of two night’s bed and breakfast in Collingwood College. We currently have eight such bursaries which will be allocated according to evidence of need and merit of proposal. UK-based graduate students are reminded that they can apply to the Wiedemann Fund for assistance with travel expenses (http://www.thomaswiedemann.org.uk/), and all those interested in attending are reminded that accommodation in Collingwood College can be reserved by contacting Mrs Glenda Reed (glenda.reed@durham.ac.uk).