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CfP on people’s movements and contacts in Asia Minor

New Call for papers on the subject of movements and contacts in Ancient Turkey. Scholars may find this call interesting for proposals concerning religious contacts and movements of people as bearers of religious habits in Hellenistic Asia Minor. Continuer la lecture de CfP on people’s movements and contacts in Asia Minor

New Call for Papers: Topography and religion in the Ancient World / Analyse topographique du fait religieux

Topography and religion in the Ancient World : comparing methods and results
International Conference, October/December 2014
Université Paris-Est Créteil
Call for papers
The Centre de Recherche en Histoire Européenne Comparée (CRHEC, EA 4392), University of Paris-East Créteil, is organizing an international conference for the end of 2014 (October/December). We are calling for papers that explore various aspects of a topological approach of religion in any area of the Ancient World, from archaic times to Late Antiquity. Themes might include:
1. Surveys, databases, inventories in relation with topography and religion.
2. Monograph, study of religious places in a precisely defined place (region, city, part of a city…), study of a specific monument as long as the topography matters.
3. Thematic approaches of religion (principles of location of sanctuaries, building, transformation or destruction). Besides sanctuaries, any place used for religious purpose or seen as sacred place might be taken into account.
Please send before January 3Ist 2014 an abstract of no more than 250 words, along with a short academic biography in the third person, to or  Papers should be 20 or 40 minutes in length (precise in the abstract), and may be delivered in English,French, German or Italian.
We hope to be able to get enough funding to pay travel and accommodation expenses for speakers. The final list of speakers will be established before the end of February 2014. We look forward to reading your proposals.
Colloque international 
Analyse topographique du fait religieux
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Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer la tenue d’un colloque international organisé par le Centre de Recherche en Histoire Européenne Comparée à l’UPEC, à la fin de 2014 (octobre/décembre). Cette rencontre scientifique permettra
de réfléchir aux apports de l’analyse topographique dans l’étude des faits religieux de l’époque archaïque à la fin de l’Antiquité tardive. Aussi nous invitons à nous envoyer d’ici le 31 janvier 2014, vos propositions de communication (250 mots maximum) concernant l’une ou plusieurs des trois approches mentionnées ci-dessous.
1.     Inventaires, bases de données, surveys concernant la topographie du fait religieux dans la Méditerranée antique.
2.     Études monographiques du fait religieux dans une ville, dans une de ses subdivisions ou dans une région. L’étude d’un monument précis dans un de ces cadres peut également être envisagée.
3.     Approches thématiques de la topographie du fait religieux, par exemple,  le choix des lieux de culte, leur
construction, leur préservation, leur transformation ou leur destruction. Sont aussi à prendre en considération les lieux qui n’étant pas prioritairement destinés aux pratiques religieuses ont été investis d’un caractère sacré et
devinrent des points de référence de la topographie des cités.
La liste des contributeurs sera établie dans le courant du mois de février 2014. Le colloque prendra en charge
les frais de déplacement et d’hébergement des intervenants. Nous nous réjouissons de lire vos propositions et vous remercions de l’intérêt que vous porterez à ces discussions.

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 (

New Call for Papers: Recent Research on Ancient Galatia

Workshop ‘Recent Research on Ancient Galatia’
University of Waterloo, 13-14 March 2014

After David Magie’s Roman Asia Minor (1950), Stephen Mitchell’s magisterial
Anatolia (1993) represented the first major historical synthesis of central
Asia Minor in Hellenistic and Roman times, especially of Galatia and its
adjacent territories. This landmark publication spurred further studies to
a degree that the topical lamentation about the neglect of Galatia by
Archaeologists, Epigraphists and Historians is now out-fashioned. On the
contrary, in a survey article published in Anatolia Antiqua (39, 2013, 169-
195), I have tried to make the wealth of the diverse and dispersed
scholarship of some 250 recent publications more accessible, thereby
attempting a preliminary synthesis, identifying current trends, showcasing
ongoing research and discussing some of the still most controversial
questions. The upcoming workshop is designed to foster the dialogue among
colleagues from all relevant disciplines with a sustained interest in
Galatia, in order to share, compare, and contextualize most recent research

Topics will include:
– the (de-) construction of the image and ethnicity of Galatians
(Konstantin Boshnakov, Toronto; Oleg Gabelko, Moscow; Thomas Nelson,
Oxford; Ryan Walsh, Hamilton ON);
– temple state and city of Pessinous (Angelo Verlinde, Ghent; Gocha
Tsetskhladze, Melbourne [not yet confirmed]);
– history of the cults of Cybele and the Roman Emperors (Edward Dandrow,
Orlando FL; Altay Coşkun, Waterloo ON)
– urbanization (Shannan Stewart, Illinois [not yet confirmed]; Christian
Wallner, Graz)
– Roman provincial rule (Mustafa Adak, Antalya)

Paper presentations will be 25 mins long, followed by discussions of ca. 30
mins. The proceedings are planned to be published in the series Colloquia
Antiqua, ed. by Gocha Tsetskhladze, Leuven: Peeters.
A few further paper proposals will be warmly welcomed. Please, send
abstracts of ca. 250 words and short CVs to by Friday,
January 17, 2014. Advanced students may want to have their application
endorsed by a short email by their supervisor. A limited number of
colleagues and students who cannot present this time, but are planning to
start or resume research on Anatolia in the future will be likewise
welcome, though registration is required. There will be no conference fee,
and we hope to be able to cover the costs for accommodation and meals for
those who will present.