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Durham University

Department of Classics and Ancient History


Our second conference was due to take place on 9-12 June 2020 in Durham. It has been postponed until the autumn, with a date to be announced when we can.

Call for Papers

The Durham conference will include research papers, seminars with precirculated readings from major thinkers in spatial theory, and participation from scholars including Christopher Dickenson, Catharine Edwards, Dunia Filippi, Annette Haug, Peter Heslin, Daniel Gargola, Elena Isayev, David Larmour, Ali Madanipour, Lisa Mignone, and Andrew Riggsby. We will open registration for all interested in attending nearer the time. This call is for those interested in delivering 20-minute research papers on any topic related to the spatial turn in Roman studies. Papers should present new research grounded in spatial methodologies; they could be historical, literary, archaeological, philosophical, or all four and more, and could cover any aspect of the Roman Mediterranean from the archaic period to late antiquity, but should reflect the impact of the spatial turn on their scholarly context. Please send a 300-word abstract as an email attachment to BOTH AND by 19 January 2019. We welcome proposals for innovative presentation formats, and are keen to hear from speakers of all career stages and from any discipline.

It is our ambition to pay for travel within Europe and accommodation during the conference period for all speakers. We hope to support virtual attendance for some sessions via Skype or similar, but those giving papers should plan to attend in person.