>From: Phiroze Vasunia <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Migrations (UK) (12/15/06; 4/27/07)
>Call for Papers
>A conference sponsored by the University of Reading and the Classical
>Reception Studies Network
>Date: Friday, April 27, 2007
>Location: University of Reading (England, UK)
>As globalization and multiculturalism flourish in the modern world,
>there is an increasing need to understand the nature of cross-
>cultural encounters, exchanges, and interactions. What happens to
>peoples and traditions when they come into contact with each other?
>How useful is it to talk about a clash of civilizations? How can
>cultures or civilizations connect with each other in ways that are
>mutually beneficial? Was there a time when demarcations of East and
>West were less divisive, imposing, and rigid than they seem today?
>These questions have gained a certain urgency in an era when groups
>appear to meet and collide with increasing rapidity.
>It is the aim of this conference to examine cultural encounters from
>the perspective of the reception of antiquity. The papers in the
>conference will explore how the reception of the ancient past has
>informed modern discussions about globalization and cultural
>contact. While the conference will focus on the modern engagement
>with the past, it will be limited to no one discipline, however, and
>will promote work in history, literature, philosophy, visual culture,
>archaeology, reception studies, and other fields. Among the themes
>to be addressed are migration, globalization, exile, asylum, and
>The Classical Reception Studies Network, a co-sponsor of the
>conference, is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
>(UK). A small amount of funding is available from the CRSN to help
>graduate students with travel-related expenses for the conference.
>We will have a workshop format with papers of 20 minutes each.
>Please send abstracts of about 350 words to Phiroze Vasunia at the
>address below by December 15, 2006. There is no registration fee.
>The conference is open to all.
>Department of Classics
>The University of Reading
>Reading, RG6 6AA
>Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 8420
>Fax: +44 (0) 118 378 6661
>Email: [log in to unmask]
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