27-31 January 2008


In January 2008 the Classics Department of the University of Canterbury, Christchurch is hosting the 29th Conference of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies.

Christchurch is the largest city in New Zealand's South Island and is located on the broad sweep of Pegasus Bay, where the Canterbury plains meet the sea. Celebrated as the Garden City, Christchurch has a moderate climate with many sunshine hours, especially in the summer. Some eighty kilometers to the West are the Southern Alps and their spectacular scenery. The city itself is well supplied with numerous high quality caf├ęs and restaurants, and is home of one of the most important public art collections in New Zealand.

In keeping with the tradition of the Society, the conference will bring together scholars and students from diverse countries and backgrounds to share their research and exchange ideas in a friendly and intellectually vibrant environment. We would like now to invite proposals for papers on all aspects of the Ancient world and the Classical tradition. Especially welcome are proposals submitted by students working towards their MA or PhD.

Abstracts of 100 words should be sent as a Word attachment to Dr. Enrica Sciarrino (enrica.sciarrino ATcanterbury.ac.nz), including 'ASCS 29' in the subject line. The final date for the electronic submission of abstracts is Wednesday 31 October 2007.

For registration forms and information relating to the conference venue, accommodation and the like, please visit the conference website at http://www.clas.canterbury.ac.nz/ascs/ascs.shtml