Sponsored by Classical Association of the Canadian West
Friday, March 22, 2013 - Sunday, March 24, 2013
University of Alberta
Edmonton T6G 2H4
The CACW invites proposals for papers for its annual conference, to be held in Edmonton, Canada, on March 22-24, 2013. Papers on any topic within Classics will be considered, but we particularly encourage paper- and session-proposals on topics which, in the opinion of the presenters, are on the ‘margins’ (freely defined) of our discipline. Besides topics at the chronological or geographical edges of Classical Antiquity, one could think of marginally preserved materials (e.g. wooden objects), the margins of society (e.g. transhumant shepherds), regional languages, little-read ancient texts (e.g. papyri), the margins of scholarship (e.g. historical fiction) or, indeed, scholarship in the margin (marginalia), to name a few possibilities.
Exploring such topics will not only broaden our horizons, but also, we hope, bring into focus internalized boundaries that separate the marginal from the mainstream in our field. That in turn, we trust, will inspire debate on the scope of our discipline, both in the margins of this conference and beyond.
We welcome proposals from scholars and graduate students of all nationalities. We also invite undergraduates to submit abstracts for a special undergraduate session in the afternoon of March 22nd. Abstracts should not exceed 400 words (600 for session-proposals) and may be submitted to Steven Hijmans no later than October 1st, 2012.