Mass & Elite in Antiquity

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Mass & Elite in Antiquity

14th Unisa Classics Colloquium, 24-26 October 2013

Appel à contributions
Date limite : 15 mai 2013



The conference organisers invite paper proposals on a topic with bearing on many current issues and debates. Scholars of the ancient world are encouraged to approach the theme from various perspectives and with cognisance of literary and material evidence, in order to shed light on elite formation, social exclusivity and class interaction. We are particularly interested in political and economic aspects pertaining to the many and the few, but other discourses should add to the intended range: power in general, association and lineage, intellect and morality, taste, ability and the like. The Classics Colloquium focuses on Greco-Roman antiquity, but contributions on other ancient cultures will be considered positively.
The Unisa Classics Colloquium is hosted annually by the Department of Classics and World Languages at the University of South Africa, Pretoria.
Please submit titles and abstracts of approximately 300 words to Philip Bosman at Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir. , as soon as possible. Final deadline: 15 May.


Convening in 2013 for the 14th time, the Unisa Classics Colloquium combines stimulating scholarship with a pleasant and intimate atmosphere. Over two and a half days, approximately 16 scholarly contributions are to be presented, with ample time for discussion and valuable feedback. Parallel sessions are avoided in order to promote unity of focus in the conference, and delegates get to know each other properly.

The Muckleneuk Campus of the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria.

24-26 October 2013.
We start on a Thursday morning, meaning that participants should arrive in Pretoria on the 23rd at the latest and book a flight out not earlier than the afternoon of the 26th, but preferably later.

A preliminary programme will be compiled from the received proposals and published on the Departmental website after the final date for submissions.

Conference Fee
US$150, inclusive of transport and meals during the conference. Postgraduates, other students and interested parties not able to claim back conference fees from their institutions should please contact the organizers for a discount.

During past conferences, guests stayed at the Brooklyn Guest Houses ( situated in a picturesque and safe suburb close to Unisa, the University of Pretoria, and the Brooklyn, Hillcrest and Hatfield shopping centres. A discounted group booking for delegates is negotiated.

Pretoria herself becomes a tourist destination when the jacarandas bloom in October, but we plan excursions to the Winex wine festival in Sandton (Johannesburg) ( RMB_WineX_Sandton/details.asp) and after the conference (the 27th) to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve (

Publication of papers
Depending on quality, a collection of articles on the colloquium theme is envisaged. Submitted papers are subject to a refereeing process. If you would consider submitting your paper for publication, please indicate that to us via return mail for further guidelines on style.


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