[MGSA-L] CFP: South Italy, Sicily and the Mediterranean: Cultural Interactions

June Samaras june.samaras at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 16:08:03 PDT 2011

Abstracts are now being accepted for a conference titled: ³South Italy,
Sicily and the Mediterranean: Cultural Interactions² to be held in
Melbourne, 17th-21st July 2012.
Hosted by the Centre for Greek Studies and the A.D. Trendall Research
Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at La Trobe University in
Melbourne, Australia, this conference will focus on the movement of people
and interactions of culture in the region of Southern Italy and Sicily
from antiquity until the present. The conference will run from 17th to the
21st July 2012. The program will include exhibitions at the Hellenic
Museum and the Museo Italiano of ancient Greek vases from Southern Italy
and Sicily as well as other pieces from the collection of the Trendall
Research Centre. It will also include a tour of the world-class resources
held at the A.D. Trendall Research Centre at La Trobe University. This
inter-disciplinary conference seeks to foster critical analysis of
geographical and chronological interconnections in Southern Italy and
Sicily. It is intended that consideration of cultural interaction,
population movements, and changing religious and philosophical ideas over
a period of approximately 3000 years will prompt scholarly discussion of
continuity and change over time in this region of the Mediterranean.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor David Abulafia, Professorial Fellow of Gonville and Caius
College and Professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge University.
Professor Roger Wilson, Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire
and Director of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Sicily at the
University of British Columbia.
Associate Professor Mia Fuller, Associate Professor of Italian Studies at
the University of California, Berkeley.

Papers that focus on the region of Southern Italy and Sicily are invited
from any discipline. Please submit abstracts no longer than 300 words to
Sarah Midford at s.midford at latrobe.edu.au before 6th February 2012. Papers
will be programmed into 30 minute timeslots and should be no longer than
20 minutes. 10 minutes will be scheduled for questions. Papers from
graduate students are most welcome.

The conference website is located at:

Please feel free to forward this CFP to anyone who may be interested.
Thank you.



June Samaras
2020 Old Station Rd
Canada L5M 2V1
Tel : 905-542-1877
E-mail : june.samaras at gmail.com

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