Constantine and the Grandeur that was Rome
University of Oxford, Kellogg College
December 11-13, 2013
Call for Papers:
The last few decades, and especially the last few years, have seen an important rise in scholarship on Constantine. Partly due to the 17th century anniversary of his conversion to Christianity in October 312, and the Edict of Milan in June 313, and partly due to the general progress of interdisciplinary scholarship in both Constantinian Studies, and Ancient History in general, this fresh research allows for a better grasp and deeper understanding of the life, decisions, and influence of Constantine on the development of Christianity and Western world. Yet, we are still far from a full understanding of the scope and impact of the many actions and decisions of the first Christian Roman Emperor.
This conference aims to bring together scholars with an interdisciplinary focus, aiming at a better understanding and/or deeper clarification of events and contexts from various academic (sub-)disciplines, such as, but not limited to, religion, theology, architecture, art history, law, sociology, anthropology, and philology. Presentations may focus on any area of research, for example on the Roman history and events leading up to the reign of Constantine, on Constantine’s life and government, and/or the impact of his decisions, with a particular focus on the innovative and interdisciplinary aspects of academic research.
Please send your proposals of 300-500 words, including a brief resume, to oxfordconstantine(at)gmail.com. Any questions with regards to the symposium may be directed to Werner de Saeger by email at werner.desaeger(at)kellogg.ox.ac.uk or telephone +44 7938 88 99 28.
August 1, 2013: Final deadline for the submission of proposals
September 1, 2013: Approval of proposals
November 1, 2013: Final deadline for the submission of papers
Convener: Werner de Saeger, werner.desaeger(at)kellogg.ox.ac.uk, tel. +44 7938 88 99 28
25-30 August, 2014
For all details, see: http://fiec2014.sciencesconf.org