Winter School 2022 Athens
On behalf of Christina Williamson and Saskia Peels I send you the following announcement:
U4 Winter School 2022 Athens - ‘“The individual and the community in the Ancient World”.
Every year, the 'U4' (the universities of Ghent, Göttingen, Uppsala and Groningen) organize a Winter School for graduate students from the four participating universities on a theme related to Graeco-Roman antiquity. This year, the U4 Winter School is organized by the University of Uppsala and will take place in Athens or online, from 8-13 March, 2022. The theme concerns ‘the individual and the community in the Ancient World' in the broadest sense.
We expect papers by PhD students, focusing on (power) relations in and between ancient poleis and other, for example religious or philosophical communities or the interdependence of towns and the countryside. We also welcome studies, which reflect the emotions or ideas of the individual viz. the surrounding world in the antiquity, based on all kinds of empirical evidence (textual or material). For linguists, this topic gives ample possibilities to study the relations of individual characteristics and the universals in language, or discussing different approaches in corpus linguistics.
The U4 Winter School is open to graduate students from the participating universities in every discipline related to the ancient world and its reception, including ancient history, ancient languages and literature, ancient philosophy, archaeology, (ancient) art history, (ancient) religious studies, and classical reception studies. Focus lies on the research topic rather than the disciplinary origin of the participants. The Winter School is primarily aimed at PhD students, but advanced Research Master students and students who have recently received their PhD are also welcome to apply. You are invited to submit an abstract!
Participating students will:
- practice presenting and explaining their research to an interdisciplinary audience
- expand their skills of academic debate in a challenging, yet supportive environment
- receive feedback on their research from a diverse, international panel of scholars of the ancient world
- gain familiarity with a range of academic traditions and cultures
- engage with junior and senior researchers from participating universities and national institutes in Athens, laying a foundation for their own international academic network in the future
- be introduced to recent archaeological research in and around Athens
Travel costs and accommodation at the Netherlands Institute at Athens are expected to be covered in full through U4 funds.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!
Christina Williamson & Saskia Peels
Evelien de Graaf
ReMa-student Classical, Medieval and Early Modern studies.
on behalf of the CRASIS team
University of Groningen