Call for Papers: CA Annual Conference 2022



Friday 8 April – Monday 11 April

Following the unfortunate cancellation of the 2020 Classical Association Conference owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology at Swansea University are looking forward to hosting the 2022 Conference.

It is our intention that panels and social events occur in person, although there is likely to be some videoconferencing provision available. Accommodation for those attending will be in hotels in Swansea.

Swansea University’s Singleton Campus is home to the Egypt Centre, Wales’s largest museum of Egyptian antiquities, with Greek and Roman holdings as well. There are beaches next to the University and nearby is the Gower peninsula, the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are also castles, stately homes and Roman barracks in close proximity.

Proposals for 20-minute papers, especially from coordinated panels, are invited. In view of the challenges to academic exchange and travel posed by the pandemic, the organising committee is willing to consider modifications of the usual formats, or indeed completely new formats, for proposed panels.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome proposals from diverse backgrounds.

The closing date for abstracts is 31 August 2021. Suggested themes include:

  • Ancient Narrative Literature
  • Ancient Political Thought
  • Classics and the Future
  • Commentaries
  • Digital Classics
  • Diverse Classics
  • Egypt and the Classical World
  • Fragments
  • Insurrection Literature
  • Late Antiquity
  • Metals and Metallurgy
  • Patronage
  • Pedagogy, Outreach and Technology
  • Plague and Pestilence
  • Plato
  • Political Failure
  • Regionalism
  • Roman Philosophy and Satire
  • Rulers and Rulership
  • The Literature of Poverty and Disgust
  • Wales and the Classical Tradition

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to [email protected] by the closing date. All other enquiries should also be directed to this e-mail address. For panel proposals, we would like a short introduction to the panel, describing the overall theme/direction, by the panel convenor(s) (max. 200 words) and the individual abstracts (max. 300 words each) to be submitted at the same time, if at all possible.