Registration for the conference 'The Language of Persuasion: Linguistic Approaches to Its Theory and Practice in the Classical World' (University College London, 10-12 September 2014) is open at the conference web page: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/classics/events/Language-of-Persuasion. A provisional programme is also online.
The deadline for student bursary applications for the conference has been extended. Bursaries cover the conference fees for the full three days. To apply for a bursary, please send a letter of intent stating the name, institution, thesis title, and how the conference relates to the applicant's degree course or research to languageofpersuasion14(at)gmail.com no later than the 15th August 2014.
The keynote address by Prof. Ineke Sluiter is open to the public. Free registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-language-of-persuasion-keynote-speech-by-prof-ineke-sluiter-tickets-12191231301
Any queries should be directed to the organisers, Tzu-I Liao and Alessandro Vatri (languageofpersuasion14(at)gmail.com).
18-22 September, 2014
Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Archaeology, University of Belgrade
Faculty of Philosophy, Department of History, University of Novi Sad
Petnica Science Center
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A symposium on the Late Roman – Early Medieval Transition in and around the Southwest
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Dr Andrew Birley, Vindolanda Trust
Vindolanda: An update on the Frontiers in Transition Project
Tony Wilmott, English Heritage
The Temples Project, Maryport
John Zant, Oxford Archaeology North
The Vicus Project, Maryport
Kurt Hunter-Mann, York Archaeological Trust
Excavation and survey at Ravenglass fort and vicus
Dr David Mason, Durham County Council
Binchester excavations, season 6, 2014: revealing the best-preserved Roman building in Britain
Dr Nick Hodgson, Tyne & Wear Archaeology
The discovery of the Roman baths at Wallsend and other results from the WallQuest community archaeology project
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Price £12.00 per person REDUCED THIS YEAR FROM £18.00. Price includes tea/coffee/orange juice and biscuits mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
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Тhе objective of this interdisciplinary conference on Classical Studies is to present new insights, and fresh perspectives, on the the crisis of the third century AD. Imperial Rome was in heavy turbulence between AD235 and AD284. Political unrest, illustrated by a lack of stability and continuity in the leadership, public health issues, monetary problems, military strife, and several other concerns almost brought the empire to its knees.
Presentations at the conference will focus either on one of these issues, or on a broader theme within the history and/or historiography of the crisis. Events and phenomena leading towards to crisis, as well measures taken by emperors after the crisis are equally welcome.
The conference is open to contributions from academics in fields as varied as classical studies, art history, architectural history, theology, religious studies, political history, philosophy, canon law, medical history, economic history, and linguistics. Approaches transcending disciplinary boundaries are particularly encouraged.
The final deadline for proposals is September 5th, 2014.
More information is available here: www.imperialcrisis.org
For all enquiries: Werner de Saeger werner.desaeger(at)kellogg.ox.ac.uk