Call for Papers – Ricerche a Confronto Bologna

PhD and Master students of the Rodopis cultural association, with the support of the Department of History, Cultures, Civilisations (Dipartimento di Storia, Culture, Civiltà) of the University of Bologna, announce a series of five seminars to take place between November and December 2015 at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna.

We aim to support discussion and meeting among students of different provenance, interests and age: papers will therefore deal with ancient history, philology, archaeology, numismatics, papyrology, epigraphy, history of art, history of religion, anthropology, sociology, Byzantine studies, history of the near and middle East (in antiquity and in late-antiquity). Papers may be presented in English or Italian, in order to make the seminars as accessible as possible. 

The topic of the next edition in Bologna will be: Migration and Conflict: Documents from the Antiquity”. In a time of conflicts and misunderstandings, which are generated by the encounter of various population groups, this subject is of utmost importance. The phenomenon offers the opportunity to representatives of different subject areas to examine the issue from different perspectives.

The seminars will be held in Bologna at the Department of History, Cultures, Civilisations (Storia, Culture, Civiltà) on a weekly basis (on Wednesday afternoons) between November and December 2015. Every meeting will feature two presentations of 30 minutes each, followed by discussion.

Graduate, PhD and Master students are invited to submit a 200-250 words abstract.

Abstracts must be sent in an anonymous .pdf file (i.e. the file must not contain the name of the author) no later than 15th September 2015 to (email subject: RAC 2015 Abstract; the .pdf file name must consist of the first three words of the title). 

A commission chosen among the association members will select the successful papers. Authors of the chosen abstracts will be contacted by 24th September 2015.

Travel and accommodation expenses will not be covered, but all necessary information and logistic support will be provided.

Rodopis will also release an informal certificate of attendance, if needed, at the end of the seminar.


Giuditta Mirizio

Alessandro Roncaglia

Università di Bologna

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