New Call for Papers: Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor

The Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo, Ontario,
Canada is pleased to announce a graduate symposium on “Hellenistic and
Roman Asia Minor” (Thursday May 1 to Friday May 2, 2014).

Lying at the crossroads between the western and eastern worlds, Asia Minor
witnessed both the transfer of imperial power and the establishment of
political and social influence between peoples and empires throughout the
history of the ancient world (and beyond). From the campaigns of Alexander
to the dominance of the Roman Empire, the region saw the migration of new
populations, the settlement of colonies, and the conduct of military
campaigns. As such, the development of culture and empire within this
geographic and temporal framework will serve as the broad operative concept
for our symposium, and we welcome papers on, but not limited to, the
following topics:

–       Governance and Policy
–       Military Engagement and Organization
–       Social Organization and Development
–       Settlement Practices and Colonization
–       Art and Cultural Development
–       Multicultural Interaction
–       Hellenistic/Roman Asia Minor in Literature

We extend this invitation to both MA and PhD students, but would also
consider applications from exceptionally qualified undergraduate students.
Submissions should be suitable for a 20 minute presentation.
Please send abstracts to Del John Houle (, Brett
Bartlett ( or Tanner Rudnick
( with “Symposium on Asia Minor” as the subject.
Submissions are expected to include your name, level of study, institution,
and contact information; in the case of undergraduate students, an email of
endorsement by your supervisor should be added. While travel expenses
cannot be covered, we shall provide catering and private accommodation for
presenters. Submissions are due by February 14, and notifications will be
sent by March 1.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us for any question you may have.
Enquiries may also be directed to Dr. Altay Coskun (

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