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June 2021

Shifting Frontiers XIV: Scale and the Study of Late Antiquity

3 June - 5 June
Ohio State University Columbus, OH United States + Google Map

For the Fourteenth Meeting of the Society for Late Antiquity, we invite papers that investigate scale, which can be defined as a graduated range of values or measurements, whether, for example, of time, space, social organization, cosmology, or agency. Participants are encouraged to explore scale either as a methodological framework used by modern historians to interpret the past and/or as a type of late Roman analytic category, developed and employed by late ancient persons for their own heuristic purposes. Questions…

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Metamorfosi del Classico in età romanobarbarica

17 June - 18 June
University of Siena Siena, Italy + Google Map

Organised by Antonella Bruzzone, Alessandro Fo, and Luigi Piacente. Secretary Filomena Giannotti, filomenagiannotti AT gmail.com.

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July 2021

IMC 2021 International Medieval Congress Leeds

5 July - 8 July

Special thematic strand: Climates. Panel: Writing Letters in Climates of Conflict during Late Antiquity Time: 7 July 2021: 16.30-18.00 Programme here Organisor: Daniel Knox Moderator: Danuta Shanzer Featuring among others: Madeleine St. Marie, 'A Bishop in Unstable Times: Conflict in the Letters of Sidonius Apollinaris'. Panel: Seasons of the Mind: Weather and Interiority in Literature Time: 8 July 2021: 16.30-18.00 Programme here Organiser: IMC Programming Committee Moderator: Andrew Richmond Featuring among others: Richard Rush, 'When the Rhône Boils: Literary Uses…

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August 2021

18th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions

30 August - 3 September
University of Pisa Pisa, + Google Map

Hosted by IAHR, the Italian Society for the History of Religions. Resilient Religion Resilience can be considered as the ability to counteract or absorb a process of transformation. It is also characterized by a capacity to endure changes without having to adapt permanently, an ability to find what best suits new environmental conditions; and an awareness of how to cope with a crisis. In this sense, religion – whether in its institutionalized forms or just as a simple belief in…

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September 2021

Concatenantur sibi epistulae nostrae. Reading Ancient Latin Letter Collections

23 September - 24 September
Università degi Studi di Napoli Federico II Naples, Italy + Google Map

Confirmed speakers and moderators include: Thomas J. Bauer (Universität Erfurt) Lucio de Giovanni (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) Arturo De Vivo (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) Sara Fascione (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) Barbara Feichtinger (Universität Konstanz) Bardo M. Gauly (Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt) Roy Gibson (University of Durham) Gavin Kelly (University of Edinburgh) Helmut Krasser (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen) Concetta Longobardi (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) Gernot M. Müller (Universität Bonn) Karen Piepenbrink (Justus-Liebig-Universität…

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Stumbling Texts Conference

30 September - 2 October
University of Basel Basel, Switzerland + Google Map

Lector, quas patieris hic salebras! The Stumbling Texts (and Stumbling Readers) of Late Latin Poetry International Conference and Workshop targeting new perspectives on late antique prose and poetry Confirmed Speakers include L. Furbetta, J. Hernández Lobato, S. McGill, A. Pelttari, C. Schindler, A. Stoehr-Monjou, Call for papers until 15 July 2021

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