Call for Papers – II International Conference on Livy (Padua, 6-10 November 2017)

As part of the celebrations of the Bimillenium of Livy’s death in 2017, the Center for Livian Studies (University of Padua, Italy) will hold an International Conference in Padua on 6-10 November 2017.

The conference will approach Livy’s Ab Urbe condita libri and their reception from a broad and multidisciplinary perspective, focusing on a) Literary and Philological aspects; b) Historical and Archaeological aspects; c) Livy’s reception.

The conference will include key lectures delivered by invited specialists and sessions reserved to young scholars.

PhD students, post-doc and researchers are invited to submit abstracts for a 20 minutes talk on the aforementioned subjects. Possible themes of the talk may be:

  • Livy’s style: rhetorical features, vocabulary and syntaxis
  • Livy’s narrative technique
  • Manuscript tradition and textual problems
  • Source criticism
  • Livy as a historical source
  • Livy as a source for archaeological facts
  • Livy and ancient art
  • Livy’s reception in Medieval and Modern literature, art and culture

Papers focusing on less studied sections of Livys’ work (Third and Fourth Decade and books 41-45) will be highly appreciated.
The scientific comitee will consider talks delivered in Italian, English or French.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 15 March 2017.

Candidates are invited to send their proposal to the address with the subject: Abstract Proposal.

The message must include in 3 separate .doc or .pdf files:

  • A detailed abstract (300-500 words) with no identification included
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A brief reference letter written by an academic staff member (e.g. PhD thesis supervisor) attesting the candidate’s research activity.

Selected speakers can expect to get notification of acceptance by one month after the submission deadline and will be asked to submit a draft of their paper by September 2017.


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