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The Language of Persuasion

Linguistic Approaches to Its Theory and Practice in the Classical World

10–12 September 2014, University College London

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).



Imperialism and Identities at the Edges of the Roman World 2

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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British Institute at Ankara

Alan Hall Memorial One Day Event

Turkey Ancient & Modern: A Day of Exploration

Friday 10 - Saturday 11 October 2014

British Academy and King's College London

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More information and to book: http://biaa.ac.uk/


South Somerset Archaeological Research Group

Endings and New Beginnings

Cadbury Day 2014

Saturday 18 October 9.30 – 4.30pm

North Cadbury Village Hall, Yeovil, Somerset

A symposium on the Late Roman – Early Medieval Transition in and around the Southwest

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Hadrian's Wall Research Seminar

Saturday 22 November, 9.50-4.30

The Queens Hall, Hexham

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

Reservations & Tickets (Queens Hall box office  Tel: 01434 652477,  Email:  boxoffice(at)queenshall.co.uk)

Price £12.00 per person REDUCED THIS YEAR FROM £18.00.  Price includes tea/coffee/orange juice and biscuits mid-morning and mid-afternoon.  


Early Glass Technology Network Conferences

Things That Travelled - Mediterranean Glass in the First Millennium AD

28-29 November, 2014


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The Imperial Crisis

14 December, 2014

University of Oxford

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