Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fall and Rise of the Roman World c. 200-700 CE

CFP: Fall and Rise of the Roman World c. 200-700 CE, XIX Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity, Tvärminne, Finland, 15-16 October, 2010

The XIX Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity will be organized on October 15-16, 2010. The aim of the symposium is to bring together students and scholars with an interest in Late Antiquity from a variety of universities and disciplines. This year, we explore the aspects of depression, recovery and renaissance related to the every-day life, but suggestions for papers dealing with other topics will also be considered. Our main aim is to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue between philology, archaeology, history, theology and other disciplines that deal with Late Antiquity. Geographically, the focus of the symposium is on the Mediterranean world.

This year's symposium features three invited speakers : Chris Wickham (Oxford): Rural realities: Spain and Sicily aound 600 ; Leslie Brubaker (Birmingham): Embedding sacred images in everyday life: representation and transformation of culture in Byzantium; Kate Cooper (Manchester): The transformation of the Roman Household at the end of antiquity.

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