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Canadian Institute in Greece Student Conference 2015 at the University of Windsor

On 30 November 2014 proposals (300-500 words) for papers are due for the 2015 Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the Canadian Institute in Greece (CIG 2015), to be held on 6-7 February 2015 at the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada).  The conference will be jointly hosted by the Greek and Roman Studies Program at the University of Windsor (http://www1.uwindsor.ca/languages/greek-and-roman-studies) and the Canadian Institute in Greece (www.cig-icg.gr).

The conference will focus, in general, on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity pertaining to “Greek culture” and the “Greek World”, in their most broad sense. However, we are especially interested in receiving abstracts that deal with the themes of “Reproduction and Repurposing in Antiquity” (e.g. damnatio memoriae, graffiti, Roman copies of Greek originals, regional variants, literary plagiarism, etc.) for a special session.

Dr. Timothy Winters, Professor of Classics at Austin Peay State University and the current Gertrude Smith Professor at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, will deliver a keynote talk on the evening of Friday 6 February on the archaeology and history of the island of Salamis and his research there.

Tina Ross (MA, University of Victoria), current archaeological illustrator and publication artists at projects at Mitrou, Livatho Valley, Pylos, Nestor’s Palace, and Eleon, will be conducting a professional workshop on drawing archaeological ceramics and understanding pot sherds (http://www.tinaross.ca/archaeologicalillustrationworkshopinfoross.pdf).  The workshop will contain introductory information and presentation, training in illustration tools and techniques, and exercises in the drawing of actual Greek and Roman antiquities.  Two sessions of 4 hours each, limited to 10 persons per session, will be held, on a first come first serve basis.  Interested parties should reserve their place as soon as possible by contacting Jeff Banks (banksjn@mail.uc.edu).  One session will be held in the afternoon of Friday 6 February, the second on Saturday 7 February.  There is a nominal fee to reserve a place at this professional workshop.  Illustration instruments will be available to the participants and they will have the opportunity to handle and engage with actual antiquities.

Prospective graduate student (and post doctoral) presenters are invited to send an abstract (300-500 words) and a brief summary of qualifications (name, institution, current degree(s) and program, etc.) by email to the conference organizers Dr. Robert Weir (University of Windsor) and Jeffrey Banks (CIG; University of Cincinnati) by 30 November 2014: studentconference@cig-icg.gr.  Abstracts should be in a word document or .pdf, have a title, a brief bibliography, and pertain to research in an aspect of prehistory or Greek and Roman antiquities related broadly to Greece or Greek culture, including (but not limited to) philology, history, archaeology, anthropology, linguistics, art history, or the fine arts; or more specifically to the special session Reproduction and Repurposing in Antiquity.  All submissions will be adjudicated and their authors notified by email no later than December 15th.  Submission by advanced undergraduates with research proposals of appropriate potential for the graduate level may be considered.

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