From the CLASSICISTS mailing list.
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS:
13th Unisa Classics Colloquium, 25-27 October 2012
THEME: ‘Ancient routes to happiness’
Proposals are hereby solicited for papers on the conference theme. The
theme is deliberately formulated in broad terms so as to encourage a wide
range of approaches to and perspectives on ancient ‘happiness’ and
variants. Apart from the obvious importance of eudaimonia as philosophical
telos, the organising committee is interested in treatments of and
assumptions regarding happiness in other sources from antiquity: religious,
literary, historiographical, medical, epigraphical, etc. The Classics
Colloquium focuses on Greco-Roman antiquity, but contributions from other
ancient cultures are also welcome.
Please submit titles and abstracts of approximately 300 words to Philip
Bosman at firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible but by the end of May
2012 at the latest.
The Unisa Classics Colloquium is hosted annually by the Department of
Classics and World Languages at the University of South Africa, Pretoria.
More on the conference
Convening in 2012 for the 13th time, the Unisa Classics Colloquium combines
stimulating scholarship with a pleasant and intimate atmosphere. Over two
and a half days, approximately 16 scholarly contributions from around the
world are to be presented. The 50 minute slots provide ample time for
discussion and valuable feedback. Parallel sessions are avoided in order to
promote unity of focus in the conference, and delegates get to know each
Venue: The Muckleneuk Campus of the University of South Africa (UNISA) in
Dates: 25-27 October 2012.
We start on a Thursday morning, meaning that participants should arrive in
Pretoria on the 24st at the latest and only book a flight out from the
afternoon of the 27th, but preferably later.
A preliminary programme will be compiled from the received proposals and
will be published on the Departmental website after the final date for
submissions. Previous conference programmes may be viewed at
More detail on the conference fee will follow at a later stage. As an
indication, the 2010 conference fee was $150, inclusive of transport and
meals during the conference. Postgraduates, other students and interested
parties not able to claim back conference fees from their institutions
should please contact the organizers for a discount.
During past conferences, guests stayed at the Brooklyn Guest Houses
(http://www.brooklynguesthouses.co.za/) situated in a leafy suburb close to
Unisa, the University of Pretoria, and the Brooklyn, Hillcrest and Hatfield
shopping centres. A discounted group booking for delegates is negotiated.
We plan excursions to the Winex wine festival in Sandton (Johannesburg)
(http://www.sa-venues.com/events/gauteng/winex-wine-festival/) and after
the conference (the 28th) to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Publication of papers
Depending on quality, a collection of articles on the colloquium theme is
envisaged. Submitted papers are subject to a refereeing process. If you
would consider submitting your paper for publication, please indicate that
to us via return mail for further guidelines on style.