‘Between Image and Text’ Annual Meeting and Masterclass Groningen
CRASIS invites applications for its thirteenth Annual Meeting and Masterclass, which will take place on 15 (Masterclass) and 16 (Annual Meeting) February 2024 at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. The Annual Meeting and Masterclass is a two-day event, designed to promote discussion and the exchange of ideas about the ancient world across traditional disciplinary boundaries among graduate students, postdocs, and established scholars. Each year, an internationally acknowledged expert in one of the fields represented by CRASIS is invited to give a masterclass for (Research) MA and PhD students and to deliver the CRASIS Keynote Lecture at the Annual Meeting.
We are honoured to welcome Prof. Jaś Elsner (Oxford University) who will teach the masterclass and deliver the keynote lecture at the Annual Meeting. The overall theme of the 2024 Masterclass and Annual Meeting will be:
‘Between Image and Text’
How do we integrate textual, visual, and material sources in the study of the ancient world? We invite participants to reflect on the boundaries between the written and the depicted, to discuss the advantages and methodological complications of engaging with disparate sources, and to consider the impact of research methods and questions on our understanding of words and things. We welcome contributions from various disciplines and subfields in the study of Mediterranean and Near Eastern antiquity, from archaeology to art history, and from literature to epigraphy in the languages of the region.
PhD and Research Master students are invited to submit a proposal of a topic (500 words) for the Masterclass (19 February 2024), explaining how their own research relates to the theme. Senior (post-PhD) researchers are invited to submit a title and abstract (250 words) for a lecture at the Annual Meeting (16 February 2024).
Deadline for Proposals
Proposals accompanied by a short CV or bio must be submitted no later than December 1 (2023) via
For the full Call for Papers and further particulars, see our website. Any queries can be addressed to the CRASIS secretary Sylvia Buiter at
ReMa-student Classical, Medieval and Early Modern studies.
on behalf of the CRASIS team
University of Groningen