February 6, 2012 is the deadline for the Call for Papers for the conference on “South Italy, Sicily and the Mediterranean: Cultural Interactions,”in Melbourne, Australia.
Hosted by the Centre for Greek Studies and the A.D. Trendall 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 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 Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at La Trobe University. The inter-disciplinary nature of this 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.
Please submit abstracts no longer than 300 words to Sarah Midford at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 that focus on the region of Southern Italy and Sicily are invited from any discipline.
School of Historical and European Studies
La Trobe University
Melbourne AUSTRALIA 3086