Conference on Ancient Arcadia

About all I’ve had to do this semester with Corinthian Matters is post a series of conference proposals. Here’s one related to a conference on ancient Arcadia:

February 11th‒12th, 2016

International Symposion

Arkadien im Altertum – Geschichte und Kultur einer antiken Gebirgslandschaft

Ancient Arcadia ‒ History and Culture of a Mountainous Region

After five years of archaeological research conducted by the University of Graz and the EFA Korinthias in a joint project at Archaia Pheneos, the University of Graz (Center of Antiquity, Institute of Archaeology, Institute of Ancient History) will hold an international symposium dedicated to ancient Arcadia and its historical, demographical and cultural peculiarities.


At this symposium the following topics will be dealt with

· Arcadian poleis: historical and archaeological evidence

· Prehistoric Arcadia

· Arcadian art

· Cult and religion in ancient Arcadia

· The image of Arcadia in ancient texts and its later adoption

· Economy and traffic in the mountains of Arcadia

· Arcadia and its role in Greek history

· Roman Arcadia

· Language and written records of Arcadia


We would like to invite all colleagues working in the field of Archaeology, Ancient History, Classical Philology or Linguistics to participate in this meeting and to contribute by sending us papers. Seite: 3/3 ‒ 18. März 2015


Veranstaltungsort: Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

Conference location: Universitätsplatz 3, A-8010 Graz

Organisation: Dr. Michaela Zinko (Zentrum Antike)



Mag. Hanne Maier (Institut für Archäologie)


Veranstaltungssprache: Deutsch

Conference language: English


Tagungsgebühr: € 60,00

Conference fee: € 30,00 (für Studierende/for students)


Tagungskomitee / Conference committee:

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Manfred Lehner (Institut für Archäologie)

Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Trinkl (Institut für Archäologie)

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Sabine Tausend (Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altertumskunde)

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Klaus Tausend (Zentrum Antike)

Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Michaela Zinko (Zentrum Antike)


Wir bitten Interessenten, das Thema des Vortrages in einem kurzen Konzept

(max. 200 Worte) entsprechend darzustellen und mit der Vortrags-

Anmeldung bis spätestens 29.05.2015 einzureichen.

Die endgültige Auswahl der Referate obliegt dem Tagungskomitee.


Please submit your registration form together with a short abstract (max. 200 words) of the title of your paper by May 29th, 2015 at the latest. The conference committee is responsible for the final selection of the submitted papers.


Deserted Villages Session: AIA 2016

Another interesting conference session is in the works—this one for the 2016 meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America on the theme of “Deserted Villages.” I had never seen as much talk on FB about “abandonment” and “formation processes” as the day last summer when friends began to bandy about this session idea.

Proposed Colloquium Session for the 2016 AIA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 6-9, 2016

Organizers: Deb Brown Stewart and Kostis Kourelis on behalf of the Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology Interest Group, Archaeological Institute of America

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: March 13, 2015

The Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology Interest Group invites proposals for papers on the topic “Deserted Villages” for a colloquium at the next AIA Annual Meeting. Of particular interest are papers that feature post-classical sites (late-antique, medieval, or post-medieval villages) and that address:

– definitions of “village” (archaeological or ethnographic),

– new fieldwork or new interpretations of data,

– research that brings together diverse sources of data, and

– historic preservation concerns.

The selected proposals will shape a fuller abstract for the colloquium.

If you have a suitable paper or idea, please send (1) authors’ names, (2) institutional affiliations, (3) contact information, (4) paper title, (5) approximate length of time for your presentation (no more than 20 minutes), and (6) an abstract (no more than 400 words and conforming to “AIA Style Guidelines for Annual Meeting Abstracts”) by March 13th to Deb Brown Stewart,

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