Category Archives: CFP

CFP: Graduate Archaeology Oxford (GAO) International Conference 2021

The Graduate Archaeology at Oxford (GAO) International Conference 2021 provides graduate students and early career researchers with the opportunity to share their work and ideas related to this year’s theme “Interaction in Archaeology” within the wider archaeology community. The conference will take place online across three days, each dedicated to a different aspect: social interactions, economy and trade, and maritime networks. We welcome papers and posters adopting different methodologies to discuss interactions across different geographical areas and chronological periods.

Submit abstracts of max 300 words by 5th April 2021

Further information can be found on gao2021.org
For any questions contact us at: gao2021@arch.ox.ac.uk

Aiming at publishing the conference proceedings, all of the papers submitted are going to be reviewed and selected by the organisers. Prior to publications, papers are going to be subjected to peer-review.

CFP: Ancient Makerspaces 2022

Ancient MakerSpaces showcases digital approaches to the study of the ancient world. Since 2017, Ancient MakerSpaces has served as a venue at the AIA-SCS Annual Meeting for scholars, librarians, and students to share their ongoing digital scholarship and pedagogical work, as well as a space for hands-on, peer-based learning about digital resources and computational methods.

We welcome work from individuals at any stage of their career, academic or otherwise, who are interesting in sharing their efforts to study and teach about the ancient world in a digital way. We are especially interested in proposals showcasing in-progress or “put to pasture” projects!

The 2022 Call for Proposals is available here: https://libatique.info/AMS2022/

CFP: Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Apply now for the Johns Hopkins University’s second annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium. The symposium was designed to offer students across the country the chance to gather together and disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. COVID forced us to adapt to a virtual event, but that in turn was a great success, with 359 participants and more than 10,000 visits to the conference site to date. This year’s event will be virtual as well, held live on April 24th and 25th, 2021, and our application portal is now open

This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. We hope to have 400 participants this year. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), we will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring Johns Hopkins graduate students and faculty and editors from Johns Hopkins University Press. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend. Attendees will also have the opportunity to work with our student editors to revise their presentation into a journal-length presentation for our journal of proceedings, the Macksey Journal.

Learn more on the conference website: https://krieger.jhu.edu/macksey-symposium/

CFP: EXALTED SPIRITS- THE VENERATION OF THE DEAD IN EGYPT THROUGH THE AGES

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is accepting abstracts for our 3-day conference titled “Exalted Spirits: The Veneration of the Dead in Egypt through the Ages” in collaboration with The American University in Cairo (AUC) and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MoTA).

The conference will feature academic papers as well as panel discussions focusing on current practices related to the veneration of the dead and their origins, which may be traced back to ancient Egypt, and is aimed at both academic and non-academic participants. 

We are inviting you to submit abstracts that fall under one of these topics; the definition of ancestor veneration, the different types of individuals who were the focus of cults of the dead ranging from kings, deceased family members, prominent individuals with saintly powers in society or more informally in local society and the rituals, ceremonies and festivals that are associated with venerated deceased figures. Submit your abstracts here.

Conference dates: November 10-12, 2021
Venue: Ewart Hall, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Abstract deadline: April 19, 2021
Conference email: exaltedspirits21@arce.org

CFP: Those, Othering, Alterity, Appropriation in Ancient Art

Those. Othering, Alterity, Appropriation in Ancient Art
A digital conference at the Institute of Classical Archaeology, Hamburg University
20 – 21 May 2021

Call for Papers
Concepts of others, othering, self-representation or opposing worlds are topics of well-known conferences and publications over the last decades. Due to the relevance and width of the topic, the announced event would like to continue the investigations and furthermore consider the Greeks and Romans as strangers in other cultures and the location of the ancient world in global history.

Dealing with others and the demarcation of the self is a determining phenomenon of human activity. Contact with others is an integral part of societies and allows each society to locate in a wider context. The disparaging characterization of others has always served to stabilize a group’s identity but not only concepts of enemies, also excessive idealizations of those others.

Antiquity is no exception. The confrontation with a close or distant counterpart serves the construction of social identities and usually exposes more about the ascribing group than about the portrayed. At the same time, the frequent presence of the stereotyped image of the foreign reciprocally constructs further conceptions. Consequently, the impact of depictions on further prejudices is worthy to be studied too.

For this conference, the term others (“those”) is broadly defined; including neighboring and distant, real and mythical foreign peoples, individual populations whose demarcation serves to identify other groups: poor, sick, women, men, religious adherents. This also includes the Greeks and Romans themselves, who found their way into depictions and descriptions as others by their contemporaneous counterparts and later epochs.

The aim of the conference is to consider dealing with others, contexts of othering and alterity, to question about center and periphery and the reversal of this view, while investigating the self-positioning of those presenting others, likewise the positioning of today’s scientific perspectives.

Theoretical approaches to the semiotic aspect of signs for others and others as signs are just as welcome as contributions aiming at cultural theoretical approaches to objectify and defocus ancient studies.
Contributions of no longer than 30 minutes might regard the following themes and related aspects:
-Mythologized foreign
-Greco-Roman representations of others
-Representations of minorities and subalterns in ancient societies
-Representations of Greeks and Romans as others
-Hybridities in border areas

The aim of the open call is to achieve a variety of theoretical, material-based and both combining contributions. Please submit paper proposals (300 – 500 words) until 15 March 2021 to Dr. Lilian Adlung-Schönheit (lilian.schoenheit@uni-hamburg.de).

Host of this conference is the Institute of Classical Archeology at the University of Hamburg. Due to the current pandemic situation, the conference will take place via Zoom. Therefore, we would like to look forward to bringing together colleagues from different countries and interests.