Category Archives: CFP

CFP: Chronika Volume 10

Chronika is an interdisciplinary, open access journal for graduate students studying the art and archaeology of the Mediterranean and European world. Chronika, like its parent organization the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (, encourages interdisciplinary dialogues and innovative approaches to the study of the past.

Call for Submissions
Chronikawelcomes submissions from graduate students that address topics relevant to European and Mediterranean archaeology. Articles must be 3,000 to 4,000 words in length, should detail research at or above the Masters level, and may include up to ten images.To have your article considered for this year’s publication, please submit a 100 to 200 word abstract to by Monday, November 5th, 2019. You will be notified if your article is selected by November 9th. The publication schedule will proceed as follows:

December 6: First draft of full article is due.
December 27: Article is returned to author with comments.
February 7: Revised article is due.
Early April: Chronika launches in print and online. A hard copy is mailed to each author shortly after this time.

Thank you for your interest in Chronika, we look forward to receiving your submission. Please direct any inquiries to

Mélanie Lacan
Editor in Chief

Please visit Chronika on the web at

CFP: Context and Meaning Graduate Student conference

The Graduate Visual Culture Association of Queen’s University
Context and Meaning XIX: Hindsight 20/20

We are pleased to announce the 19th annual Context & Meaning Graduate Student Conference, taking place at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, from Friday, January 24th to Saturday, January 25th, 2020. We are seeking proposals for research papers, artworks, and/or participatory projects that address this year’s theme, Hindsight 20/20. The conference will provide an inclusive forum that facilitates multi-disciplinary academic discussion on visual material culture while encompassing an abundant range of topics. Hindsight 20/20 reflects on our engagement with the past and our visions for the future. This conference asks, how do contextualized perspectives influence our understanding of non-linear ways of knowing, and cultural production/output?  

Some potential themes and ideas to consider may include:

  • The relationship between time, art conservation, and changing perspectives (cradle supports, synthetic papers, and fresco removals)
  • Influence of evolving technologies for art, art history and art conservation research and methods (photography, photogrammetry, new media, VHS)
  • Positionality in hindsight: ways of seeing/knowing, shifts in perspective and the period eye, reworked theories, culture, information, politics, the definition of eras, pedagogy 
  • Physical examples of anachronisms within visual culture, such as in The Arts and Craft movement and Gothic Revival
  • How do artistic practices express current and future ways of knowing? Including, but not limited to, appropriating the past to reinventing the future and limitations within periods of production
  • Utopias and the apocalypse (millenarian events, preparing for the future and learning from the past)  
  • Art conservation treatments we would do differently today

We encourage applications from graduate students working in Art History, Art Conservation, Studio Art, Digital Humanities, Cultural Studies, Museum Studies, Religious Studies, Gender Studies, as well as students from other Humanities fields whose research responds to this year’s theme. This conference is open to both historical and contemporary topics. Submissions are welcome from current graduate students, as well as those who have completed their graduate studies within the last year. We seek to assemble a diverse group of scholars in order to foster interdisciplinary discussions. Presenters will be allotted 20 minutes to deliver their ideas, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. 

If you are interested in participating in Context and Meaning XIX, please email an abstract of no more than 300 words with the title of your paper, along with a separate document that includes a 250-word bio, to Please ensure that your name and the title of your paper are included in your bio and on your abstract. The deadline to submit an abstract will be Friday, November 15th, 2019.Thank you to all who apply! 

Graduate Student Conference Committee
Abby Berry, Amelia Glancy, Natalie Hume, Madeline Legg, and Tessa Wilson   

Graduate Visual Culture Association
Department of Art History and Art Conservation                     
Ontario Hall, Queen’s University
Kingston, ON  K7L 3N6 

CFP: Space and Spectacle in Antiquity

Call for Papers
The 2020 University of Colorado Boulder Classics Graduate Colloquium: Space and Spectacle in Antiquity
Friday, January 31 – Saturday, February 1, 2020

Keynote address by Sarah Levin-Richardson, University of Washington

In antiquity as today, the circumscription of space, real or imagined, dictated how individuals and groups perceived and reacted to their environment. Politicians, architects, artists, and writers manipulated space as a means of directing responses from their ‘audiences,’ creating artificial environments to help guide experience; viewer response to these surroundings in turn informed the construction of later structures. Spaces built for spectacle are good examples of such environments: they are meant to affect a broader public, and also seek to produce a focused viewer experience. In consequence they enforce the reciprocity of this culture-defining process.

This colloquium will thus explore the relationship between space and spectacle and social and cultural experience. We welcome submissions from graduate students working in any discipline that helps inform our understanding of the ancient world; interdisciplinary approaches too are very welcome. We are interested in topics that consider the manufactured nature of space and spectacle and hope to foster discussion on topics that include but need not be limited to the articulation of space in public buildings; the relationship between spectacle and text; ritual or political performance; and literary ekphrasis. Papers may explore these phenomena as they manifest in any geographical area of the ancient Mediterranean and its surrounding regions, including Egypt, the Near East, Anatolia, Byzantium, the Levant, and the further expanses of the Roman Empire. We are particularly interested in those topics that fall into lesser studied periods.

Relevant areas in which we welcome submissions include:
-Religious performances (ritual, processions, sacrifices, divination, etc.)
-Performance of politics (public works, oratory, triumphs)
-Athletics and spectacle (gladiatorial combat, amphitheaters, circuses)
-Musical performance
-Ceremony in its literary contexts
-Tragedy, comedy, and mime, especially of the Hellenistic and Imperial periods and in the provinces

Please submit abstracts via email to by September 1, 2019, with the subject line “Boulder Classics Graduate Colloquium 2020 Submission.” Abstracts should include a title for the paper and be anonymous PDF files, no longer than 300 words. Please include your name, institution, and the title of your abstract in the body of your email. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes.

Questions about the conference should be submitted to the same email address.

CFP: Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Annual International Conference 2019

Call for Abstracts and Registration – Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Annual International Conference 2019
Theme: Cause, process, and impact of interaction in ancient cultures
Date: 11-12th March 2019
Venue: Ioannou Centre, University of Oxford
*Please submit abstracts and register via our website*
Graduate Archaeology at Oxford invites graduate students, early career or post-doctoral researchers to submit abstracts in the fields of Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Archaeological Science and Oriental Studies for our 2019 conference – ‘Cause, Process, and Impact of Interaction in Ancient Cultures’.
The GAO conference aims to provide a platform for researchers to present their work, discuss, and network with their peers and senior scholars. This year we invite papers focused on the cause, process, or impact of interaction, or a combination of these from prehistoric and historic contexts in any regions. Interaction here refers to cultural interaction between people and societies, or interaction between people and environment, landscape, fauna and flora. Topics may include but not limited to theory and methodology, chronological sequence, movement of people or human activities, sources of materials, transmission of knowledge and material, warfare and conflict, diet/subsidence strategy changes, invention and innovation, adoption of new practices, past climate and environmental reconstruction and changes, society hierarchy and organisation, and socio-political complexity.
Faculty members are very welcome to attend the conference.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations should be sent to gaoconference2019@gmail.comby 28  January 2019. The text of the abstract should be no more than 250 words. The title of the paper, five keywords, full name, course or position, year of study (if applicable), institutional and departmental affiliation, and email address should be included.
Registration for the conference is available here. Please note that your place will not be confirmed until you have paid through the Oxford University Online shop. The ticket fee is £15, which includes conference entry, lunches, snacks, tea and coffee, a drinks reception, and a museum tour.
Visit our website for more information.

CFP: University of Lodz – Rome and Iberia

Rome and Iberia.
Diversity of Relations from Antiquity to Modernity.

April 25-26, 2019

The Department of Spanish Studies and the Department of Classical Philology of the University in Lodz would like to invite you to the second interdisciplinary academic conference.

While the Roman conquest was not the beginning of the Iberian Peninsula history, Roman presence in the region profoundly affected the lives of its inhabitants. Those relations left a permanent mark on the Peninsula and the vestiges of Ancient Roman culture still abound not only there, but also in other countries which came under Iberian influence. This issue is still avidly researched and debated by scholars of different fields.

The Second Interdisciplinary Conference is an opportunity for Polish and international speakers, considering and analyzing the issue from a variety of perspectives, to exchange research experience. We anticipate speeches on such interesting topics as the correlations between Latin and Romance languages, for instance Spanish and Portuguese. Also expected to attend are scholars who will address the issue of, for example, the image of the Peninsula in the Latin literature of the Roman and subsequent periods, as well as the depiction of Ancient Rome as a source of inspiration in Spanish and Portuguese writings. We also extend a warm welcome to historians, art scholars and archeologists, as the remnants of the joint heritage of Rome and Iberia are to be found both in literature and in material culture.

See the attached Call for Papers