AIA / SCS 2019 Call for Papers: “Reconnecting the Classics”

AIA / SCS 2019 Call for Papers: “Reconnecting the Classics”

Contact: Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo, SUNY,

Organizer: Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo, SUNY

With its mission of understanding every aspect of ancient Mediterranean culture, classics was an interdisciplinary field long before interdisciplinarity became a buzzword. Digital methods are now making it still easier to work across fields and subfields. To take one example, the digital publication of texts and of material evidence from the ancient world makes it possible to reconnect fields of study which had diverged into specialization over the course of the 20th century.

This panel will focus on how digital methods allow aspects of classics and related fields to be connected and reconnected. Papers could apply digital approaches to bring together evidence or topics traditionally handled by distinct disciplines or sub-disciplines. They could also cross other customary boundaries, including, but not limited to, those of literary genre, historical period, and material object type. Papers could present methods and results from these types of bridging work, with some reflection on the areas connected, and/or focus explicitly on these interfaces, their difficulties, and their potential.

Anonymous abstracts of no more than 400 words should be sent to, with identifying information in the email. Abstracts will be refereed anonymously in accordance with SCS regulations. Submitters should confirm in their emails that they are AIA / SCS members in good standing. Abstracts should follow the formatting guidelines of the instructions for individual abstracts on the SCS website. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Thursday, February 8, 2018.