CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2020

CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2020

SWANSEA 17–20 April

The Department of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology at Swansea University will host the 2020 Classical Association Conference, to coincide with the University’s centenary celebrations. The conference will take place on the newly founded Bay Campus (opened in 2015), which is situated in an outstanding location, has direct access on to the beach, and its own seafront promenade. Accommodation will be arranged in hotels between Swansea’s city centre and the Bay Campus. 

Swansea University’s Singleton Campus is home to the Egypt Centre, Wales’s largest museum of Egyptian antiquities. Swansea is situated close to the Gower peninsula, the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are castles, stately homes and Roman barracks in close proximity. There will be optional excursions to allow participants to explore the area.

Proposals for 20-minute papers, especially from coordinated panels, are invited. The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome proposals from diverse backgrounds. Suggested themes include:

Ancient Narrative Literature

Ancient Political Thought

Archaeology of Graeco-Roman Egypt

Civil War Literature

Classics and the Future

Commentaries

Fragments

Global Classics

Metals and metallurgy

Patronage

Pedagogy and Outreach

Plato

Political Failure

Regionalism

Roman Philosophy and Satire

Rulers and rulership

The ancient reception of Augustan Poetry

The literature of poverty and disgust

The Welsh Classical Tradition

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to CA2020@swansea.ac.uk as soon as possible, in advance of the selection process which will take place in September. All other enquiries should also be directed to this e-mail address.

All best wishes,

The CA 2020 Organising Committee, Swansea