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27th International Conference of

The Classical Association of South Africa

2-5 July, 2007

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

GOLDEN JUBILEE CONFERENCE

 ASPECTS OF EMPIRE

The 27th CASA conference will be held at the University of Cape Town from Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th July 2007 and will celebrate 50 years of the Classical Association’s activities in southern Africa.

The theme of the conference is ASPECTS OF EMPIRE and the keynote speaker is Prof. Simon Hornblower (University College London). The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is collaborating with CASA to send as special speaker Prof. Mario Capasso (Lecce and Naples).

Papers (20 minutes in length) may be on the theme, or on other classical topics or may have a related interdisciplinary focus. Proposals for panel discussions and offers to coordinate panels will be welcome.

As of 31st December 2006, nearly fifty proposals for papers have been accepted. There is a contingent of scholars with interests in ancient medicine.

We welcome the offer of papers from professional classicists and from students working at postgraduate level. Titles and brief abstracts (not more than 250 words) should be sent to Prof. David Wardle by e-mail (dward@humanities.uct.ac.za) by 5th April, 2007. Abstracts may also be sent to Clive Chandler (clive.chandler@uct.ac.za).

CASA Business Meeting

1. Proposed amendments to the constitution.

2. Reply from Department of Social Development concerning NPO application.

Abstracts

Abstracts received and attendance confirmed by 7 May 2007

Programme

Draft Programme

Conference Fee

The conference fee of R 700 for CASA members, R 800 for others (R400 for the unwaged) will include morning and afternoon teas, lunches from Tuesday to Thursday, evening meals on Monday and Tuesday, transportation costs between conference venues.

Please will all delegates not paying in South African Rands add a R100 foreign currency transaction fee to their total. (This does not apply to credit card transactions).

Accommodation

Accommodation for delegates will be reserved at a residence on the UCT Campus. We have requested the historic Smuts Residence on Upper Campus. 

If more than 50 delegates stay in residence, UCT offers the ‘conference service’ which includes hot breakfast, daily room cleaning (R 190 per night).  

Transport

Delegates arriving at Cape Town International Airport on Monday 2 July or leaving on Thursday 5 July will be transported by shuttle to and from UCT. It may be possible to meet delegates arriving or leaving at on other dates. Please advise Clive Chandler of your ETA.

Conference Dinner

To mark the special anniversary of CASA we are offering a three-course meal (with some drinks included) at a fashionable Cape Town restaurant on Wednesday evening. Transport to and from the restaurant is included. Price: R 200

Free Time/Excursion

Wednesday afternoon will be free time for delegates; we will provide transport to and from the Waterfront or town centre, returning in time for the conference dinner.

Further Information

If you wish to make your own arrangements, further information on maps, airport transfer,  accommodation, car hire and tours in Cape Town are provided.

How to Register and Pay

Please follow the hyperlink to the printable registration form [or download Word version here]), print the form, fill it in, and post or fax it together with your payment to David Wardle or Clive Chandler (details below).

Cheques should be made out to 'The University of Cape Town', code 420628. If your cheque is not made out in South African Rands please add a R100 currency transaction fee to the total. This additional charge applies to foreign currency cheques only.

If you are paying by bank transfer/deposit please attach a copy of the transfer/deposit slip of your transaction to your registration form. Please add a R100 currency transaction fee if you are making a transfer from a country that does not use Rands. Account details are provided on the registration form. Please note electronic bank transfers are not possible.

If you are paying by credit card please print out the credit card form (PDF format) (download Word version here), and attach it to your registration form. There is no foreign currency transaction fee for credit card payments.

YOUR TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE MUST REACH THE CONFERENCE ORGANISERS BY 5 APRIL 2007 TO ENSURE THAT YOUR PLACE IS BOOKED.

Contact Details of Organisers

David Wardle or Clive Chandler
School of Languages & Literatures
University of Cape Town
Private Bag
Rondebosch
7701
SOUTH AFRICA
Tel.: +27 21 650-2607
Fax: +27 21 685-5530
e-mail: david.wardle@uct.ac.za or clive.chandler@uct.ac.za

Conference Brochure

A brochure containing all information about the conference can be downloaded here (PDF format) (download Word version here).