Appel à contribution – Remembering and forgetting saints in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages (IMC, Leeds, 2-5 July 2018)

Call for papers

Remembering and forgetting saints in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages (IMC, Leeds, 2-5 July 2018)


The Cult of Saints is a major ERC-funded research project, which is investigating the origins and early development of the cult of saints in all the cultural zones of ancient Christianity. The forthcoming International Medieval Congress in Leeds (2-5 July 2018) has ‘Memory’ as its special thematic strand. The Project will therefore be running a series of sessions on how saints were remembered in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. As specific topics for these sessions, we have chosen: ‘Adapting Memory’, on how the hagiography of some saints evolved in response to changing circumstances and needs; ‘Annual Remembrance’, focused on the regular annual cycle of remembering the saints, as documented in texts such as Martyrologies; and, finally, ‘Forgetting’, on saints who once attracted cult, but then slipped quietly into oblivion. Those interested in presenting papers at these sessions, particularly if focused on the period before c. AD 1000, are requested to send a short abstract (100 words) to Robert Wiśniewski ( and Bryan Ward-Perkins ( by 15 September. Please note that the project, sadly, cannot cover conference fee and travel expenses.

Call for papers – Medicine in the Bible and the Talmud

Call for papers

Society for Biblical Literature International Meeting/ European Association of Biblical Studies (ISBL/EABS), Berlin, 7-11 August 2017

Medicine in the Bible and the Talmud (EABS)

Final Submission Date for Proposals: 1 February 2017.

Call For Papers: (For the complete text of the 2017 CfP, see

Papers are invited on the comparative theme “Literary and discursive framing and concepts of (medical) knowledge in (Late) Antiquity”, from biblical and apocryphal texts, into later Jewish, Rabbinic-Talmudic traditions and beyond. The organizers explicitly welcome papers by scholars working on these questions as in neighboring or adjacent traditions (ancient Babylonia or Egypt; Graeco-Roman culture(s); Iranian traditions, early Christianity; Syriac traditions; early Islam etc.). Recent studies into ancient scientific traditions have emphasized the craft and artifice of those texts. On the one hand, these works can be characterized by a rather astonishing degree of literary expertise, discursive versatility and rhetorical sophistication. Ancient scientific authors were well versed not only in their very field of expertise but deployed compositional techniques from their respective cultural milieu. On the other hand, one notices also the complex framing of scientific knowledge in texts whose primary focus was religious, poetic, historiographic, or literary. Based on this, we welcome presentations on the representation and embedding of medical (and other) knowledge in particular texts and contexts. Papers may address the special design of such knowledge discourses. How does the use of rhetoric strategies, literary structures, or genres in `scientific texts’ affect the ideas conveyed? Could a specific hermeneutic (Listenwissenschaft/ encyclopaedism/ linguocentrism) not only serve as a ‘container’ but also as a method for knowledge acquisition? One might ask further: who constructs this discourse for whom, and with which (implicit/explicit) intention? How can the adoption of certain textual strategies and compositional techniques be seen as a vital venue for (structural/discursive) knowledge transfer, rather than the actual content of the passage?

See more at:

Program Unit Chairs:

Markham Geller (
Lennart Lehmhaus (

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Appel à contribution – VIIe édition du Festival de l’histoire de l’art (2-4 juin 2017)

Appel à contribution

VIIe édition du Festival de l’histoire de l’art

Fontainebleau, 2-4 juin 2017

À l’initiative du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art et le château de Fontainebleau s’associent depuis 2011 pour organiser un Festival de l’histoire de l’art, dont la septième édition aura lieu les 2, 3 et 4 juin 2017 à Fontainebleau. Destiné à être à la fois le rendez-vous des professionnels de l’histoire de l’art, mais aussi à faire connaître et aimer l’histoire de l’art à un large public, il accueille des manifestations autour d’un thème annuel, d’un un pays invité ainsi qu’un Forum de l’actualité. Une section film et vidéo (Art &Caméra) et un salon du livre complètent ce programme. Vous pouvez consulter le programme de l’année 2016 sur le site ( ) qui vous permettra de juger de l’ensemble de la programmation.

La 7e édition du Festival de l’histoire de l’art est liée au thème Nature. Les candidats ont jusqu’au dimanche 11 décembre minuit pour nous proposer leur projet d’intervention en remplissant le formulaire en ligne sur le site internet suivant : http:// proposez-intervention/

Appel à contribution – Conférence « Natales Grate Numeras?“, Zadar (7-8 avril 2017)


International Conference to mark the 60th anniversary of the Department of Classical Philology at the University of Zadar, Croatia

„Natales Grate Numeras?“

Zadar, 7 and 8 April 2017

Based on the ancient Roman foundations of the city of Zadar and several centuries of higher education, the contemporary Faculty of Humanities was founded in the academic year 1956/7. The Department of Latin was one of the six original departments of the new Faculty. The study of Greek was introduced in the 80s and, after a turbulent period marked by war in the 90s, the Department grew in both the number of new members and the varied scope of academic disciplines which they pursued.

To mark the 60th anniversary of its foundation, the Department of Classical Philology will host an international conference „Natales grate numeras?“ that will take place on 7 and 8 April 2017. Friends, colleagues as well as scholars from other disciplines and from abroad are invited to join us in celebration in order to give a positive answer to Horace’s question referred in the conference title.

Academics from abroad working in different areas of Classics and related disciplines will join Croatian colleagues in a fruitful dialogue. The keynote speakers are world-renowned experts in their respective areas: professor David Elmer (Harvard University), professor Stephen Heyworth (University of Oxford) and professor Darko Novaković (University of Zagreb). The proceedings will come to a close with a conference dinner and a guided tour of the city of Zadar, which has recently come to boast of the title ‘European Best Destination 2016’.

Proposals for papers should fall within the scope of the following subject areas:
1. Homer, Hesiod and the Greek epic
2. The poetry of the Augustan age
3. Greek and Roman religion and mythology
4. Late Antiquity and Byzantium
5. Medieval Latin and Neo-Latin
6. Dalmatia in antiquity
7. The state of Classics today and related issues.

Please also note:
– The official languages of the conference are Croatian, English and Latin.
– In order to apply one needs to fill out an application form (follow the link and send it to Diana Sorić, assistant professor, via email:
– One author can submit a maximum of two papers if one of these papers is co-authored.
– The deadline for submission of proposals is 1 December 2016. Applicants will be notified whether or not their paper is accepted by 15 December 2016.
– Speakers will be allocated 30-minute slots: twenty minutes to give their paper and ten minutes for questions and discussion.
– There is no conference fee for participants.
– The organiser is not able to cover any travel or accommodation costs.
– All other information regarding the conference will be sent via email and posted on the website of the Department of Classical Philology:

Diana Sorić, PhD (University of Zadar), president
Milenko Lončar, PhD (University of Zadar)
Krešimir Vuković, DPhil (Oxon.) (University of Oxford)
Linda Mijić, PhD (University of Zadar)
Ankica Bralić, PhD (University of Zadar)
Anita Bartulović, PhD (University of Zadar)
Teuta Serreqi Jurić, PhD (University of Zadar)
Sabira Hajdarević, PhD (University of Zadar)
Zvonko Liović, PhD (University of Zadar)

Appel à contribution – Conférence « Art and Archeology of the Silk Road », Portland, Oregon (12 octobre 2017)

Call for papers

Art and Archeology of the Silk Road Conference

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

October 12, 2017


We invite papers that explore the portable arts and built environment of the Silk Road from its beginnings through the period of its fragmentation under the Mongol Empire. Papers may investigate case studies in specific visual and material culture topics, archeological sites, or take a broader, comparative approach. We are particularly interested in having a geographic range of topics represented in the material shared at the conference in order to explore possible themes such as diplomacy in art, hybridity, exoticism, regionalism, and globalization looking at both the land and maritime Silk Road routes.

Call for Papers: Deadline January 15, 2017

The language of the conference presentations will be English, and the presentations will be 20-minute papers grouped around themes for discussion panels following each set of talks. Please submit an approximately 300-word abstract and curriculum vitae to Professors Junghee Lee ( and Anne McClanan ( We also welcome proposals for panels, and for the proposed sessions please include an abstract and c.v. for each participant.