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32nd BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA

PRETORIA (UNISA) 26-29 OCTOBER 2017

The 32nd Biennial Conference of the Classical Association of South Africa will take place in Pretoria at the University of South Africa in October 2017.

Call for papers: "POVERTY AND WEALTH". 32nd Biennial Conference of the Classical Association of South Africa, Pretoria 26-29 October 2017.

The Classical Association of South Africa (CASA) and the Classics Section of the Dept of Biblical & Ancient Studies, University of South Africa invite proposals for papers for the 32nd Biennial Conference of the Classical Association of South Africa to be held in Pretoria in October 2017.

We invite submissions that focus on (but are not limited to) the conference theme "Poverty and Wealth".

ἅπαντα τῷ πλουτεῖν γὰρ ἐσθ' ὑπήκοα [Aristoph. Wealth 146]

Across the world today there is much discourse around relative wealth and poverty, particularly relating to issues of privilege, class and inequality. Studies on wealth and poverty in antiquity are often centred on the transitional period towards Christianity, but Graeco-Roman antiquity as a whole has much to offer in terms of material for study. Although we are to some extent hampered by the fact that ancient literature, and even material remains, favour the views and lives of the wealthy, there are still many fruitful areas for exploration:

- Representations of poverty and wealth in literature and art
- Links between poverty, patronage and wealth
- Land ownership and wealth
- Transitions: wealth to poverty and poverty to wealth
- Images and metaphors of poverty and wealth
- The role of fate or fortune in views on poverty and wealth
- Actions and motivations towards alleviating poverty
- Material wealth and spiritual poverty
- Idealised poverty
- Differentiations between urban poverty/wealth, and rural situations
- Inequality and social tension
- Political theory and property distribution
- War and conquest and their effects on poverty/wealth.

In addition to the main theme of the conference, we also welcome individual or panel proposals on all other aspects of the Classical World and Classical Reception.

The deadline for proposals has been extended to 30 July 2017. Please submit a paper title, an abstract (approximately 300 words) and author affiliation to either:

Dr Liana Lamprecht - lamprjc@unisa.ac.za or
Dr Martine De Marre - dmarrmea@unisa.ac.za

18TH UNISA CLASSICS COLLOQUIUM: PIRACY, PILLAGING AND PLUNDER IN THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN WORLD 28-29 OCTOBER 2017.
Download colloquium CFP / brochure (PDF)

The 18th UNISA Classics Colloquium will form part of the broader Biennial Conference of the Classical Association of South Africa (which takes place from 26 to 29 October).

Abstracts and titles should be submitted to either:

Prof Martine De Marre at dmarrmea@unisa.ac.za or dmarrmea@gmail.com
Ms Liliana Tappeiner at ctappls@unisa.ac.za

Final deadline for abstracts: 30 July 2017

REGISTRATION FORM FOR CASA CONFERENCE

Registration Form (PDF)

Please email completed registration forms to Dr. Liana Lamprecht (lamprjc@unisa.ac.za)

ACCOMMODATION

Unisa will be hosting the conference at the Leriba Hotel and Conference Centre, 245 End Avenue, Clubview, Centurion, Gauteng. http://www.leriba.co.za/leriba_hotel/leriba-hotel-spaGauteng

Details of accommodation costs, conference fee, and transport arrangements may be found in the registration form and the attached information circular (PDF)

Martine De Marre (Dr)
Senior Lecturer: Ancient History
Department of biblical and Ancient Studies
8-113 Theo van Wijk Building
University of South Africa
PO Box 392 | UNISA | 0003
SOUTH AFRICA
Tel. + 27 12 429 6394 | Fax + 27 12 429 4570
email: dmarrmea@unisa.ac.za

Minutes of previous AGMs

The minutes of the 31st Annual General Meeting of the Classical Association of South Africa held at Potchefstroom Friday 10 July 2015.

The minutes of the 30th Annual General Meeting of the Classical Association of South Africa held at Bloemfontein on Thursday 11 July 2013.

The minutes of the 29th Biennial Conference of the Classical Association of South Africa held at Grahamstown on 30 June 2011 may be downloaded.