Call for Papers
13th Conference of the FIEC (Fédération Internationale des
Associations d’Etudes Classiques)

The 13th Conference of the FIEC will be held, at the invitation of the
Mommsen-Gesellschaft, from August 24th until August 29th, 2009 in
Berlin. The Conference will take place in the main building
(Hauptgebaeude) of the Humboldt-Universitaet (address: Unter den Linden
6, D-10099 Berlin-Mitte).

The international program committee has decided to organize panels on
the following topics:
1. Images, Texts, Reality
2. Language of the Body
3. Cultural Encounters and Fusions in the Roman Empire
4. Continuity and Change in Late Antiquity
5. The Powers of Persuasion
6. Turning Points in the Reception of Classical Antiquity
7. Classical Antiquity and Mass Culture
8. Comparative Histories: Greece, Rome, and Others
9. Trade in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt
10. Epigraphical Documents: Reflection of Reality or Construction of
Historical Knowledge?
11. The Philosophical Significance of Cosmology and Theology
12. Social and Political Dimensions of Kinship: Family, Neighbourhood,
13. Urban Spaces
14. Literature of Knowledge
15. Greek and Roman Epic
16. Religion in Society
17. Recent Discoveries

The international program committee invites classicists from all
countries to participate in these panels with scholarly contributions
(20 minutes each).
Interested scholars are requested to send abstracts of their proposed
papers before March 31st, 2008 to the Conference's Secretary General
Prof. Dr. U. Schmitzer, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Humboldt-
Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, D-10099 Berlin, preferably
by email
ulrich.schmitzer AT
as an attached document in RTF format (possibly also as PDF).

The abstract should contain the following information:
a) Contributor's name and complete mailing address, including email
b) Preferred panel
c) Title of the paper
d) Outline of the content, max. 300 words

The international program committee will decide on the acceptance of
abstracts by May 31st, 2008.
Whether the organizational committee will be able to contribute
financially to accommodation expenses for those scholars whose papers
have been accepted will depend upon the amount of financial subvention
the Conference receives. Further information about this contribution
will be available only in early 2009.

For further details please see the Conference website
Registration and hotel reservations will be possible after
October 1st, 2008.