PhD and Master students of the Rodopis cultural association, with the support of the Department of History, Cultures, Civilisations (Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà) of the University of Bologna announce a postgraduate seminar to take place in May and June 2021 at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna. The topic for this year will be: Vae victis! Representation and Self-Representation of the Defeated in the Ancient World’.

We aim to support discussion and meeting among students of different provenance, interests and age: therefore, papers will deal with ancient history, philology, archaeology, numismatics, papyrology, epigraphy, art history, religion history, anthropology, sociology, Byzantine studies, without any kind of subject restrictions.

As an example, topics will concern famous speeches, as the one by Catilina in Sallustius, Calgacus in Tacitus, Hasdrubal in Polybius; greek tragedies as Sophocles’ Ajax; or any historical event, with its social, economic and politic aftermaths. Papers may be presented in English or Italian, in order to make the seminars as accessible as possible.

The seminars will be held in Bologna on a weekly basis on Thursday afternoons: scheduled dates are 13, 20, 27 May and 3 June 2021. Every meeting will feature two presentations of 30min each, followed by discussion.

Phd, Master students and Postgraduates are invited to submit a 200-250 words abstract, also suggesting possible dates during which they would be available.

Abstracts must be sent in an anonymous .pdf file (file name: first three words of the title) no later than 1st March 2021 to (e-mail subject: RAC 2021 abstract).

A commission chosen among the association members (excluding the receiver of the abstract) will select the successful papers, whose authors will be contacted by the 14th March 2021.

After the discussion, the participants will be asked to send a written paper of their research in order to edit the Acts of the Colloquium.

Travel and accommodation expenses will not be covered, but all necessary information and logistic support will be provided.

Due to social distancing and safety rules, events can be followed on streaming.

Rodopis will also release a formal certificate of attendance if needed, at the end of the seminar.

The organizers,

Vincenzo Micaletti and Fabrizio Lusani

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