CALL FOR PAPERS

CACW — MARCH 16-17, 2012 — VICTORIA B.C.

 

V I S U A L I Z I N G A N T I Q U I T Y

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

PROFESSOR ELIO LO CASCIO

PROFESSOR OF ROMAN HISTORY

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA 1, LA SAPIENZA

No conception, ancient or modern, of the ancient world is entirely objective; every vision of of antiquity carries its own agenda.  It is easier to see the prejudices of other eras than it is to interrogate our own.

How is our vision of the ancient world affected by our cultural values, prejudices and experiences? How did the cultural, historical and intellectual contexts of previous generations of artists, scholars and intellectuals affect their conception of antiquity, and the uses to which they put it? How did the artists and intellectuals of antiquity themselves envision and make use of their past?  

We invite contributions addressing the ways in which scholars and artists, past and present, have constructed their visions and models of the ancient world; the cultural, historical, artistic, economic and intellectual contexts that affected and nourished those visions; and their later influence. Papers on other topics of interest to classicists will also be considered.

Deadline for Abstracts: September 15, 2011

Abstracts of 100-150 words and a brief CV can be submitted by email to cacw2012@gmail.com.

Conference organizers Dr. Laurel Bowman and Dr. Geof Kron can be contacted at cacw2012@gmail.com or at 

CACW 2012
c/o Department of Greek and Roman Studies
University of Victoria P.O. Box 3045
Victoria BC CANADA V8W 3P4