Family and Family Relationships in Antiquity
2nd International Conference in Ancient Mediterranean and Oriental
Languages and Cultures
Wrocław, Poland, 11-13th June 2014
Institute of Classical, Mediterranean and Oriental Studies, University of Wrocław
Confucius Institute in the University of Wrocław, Poland
prof. Gościwit Malinowski (University of Wrocław)
prof. Petr Charvát (West Bohemian University Plzen)
prof. Edward Lipiński (professor emeritus, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Family is one of the basic elements of many ancient and modern societies. However, it could take various forms or serve many ideologies. It could be a part of political interests, forging closer business contacts or support sincere feelings. Our definition of family is immersed in our mentality and worldview on the basis of the historical heritage of our culture. We cannot expect that this means the same for people from different cultures and times. What was the family to the ancients? What role it played in their lives? What can we learn about history and ourselves studying interpersonal relations in ancient cultures?
The most important topics of the conference should be as follows:
* The family as the element of social and cultural life
* Political and legal aspects of the family in the ancient society
* Family, relationships and feelings in the ancient literature
* Linguistic representation of close human relations
* Habits, customs or taboos related to the family
This conference will take a comparative approach, taking a wide geographical and chronological sweep. We warmly invite all scholars whose subject of study is the ancient Greece and Rome as well as the ancient Near East and Far East.
The conference is hosted by the Institute of Classical, Mediterranean and Oriental Studies and Confucius Insitute, University of Wrocław, Poland on June 11th - 13th, 2014. The language of the conference is English.
Proposals are now invited for individual papers. Proposals of no longer than 300 words (in English) can be submitted by 15th January 2014 to the conference e-mail: family.relationships at uni.wroc.pl
The proposals will be accepted after the revision by the scientific committee by 28th February 2014. The final programme of the conference will be released by 31st of March 2014.
Papers will be grouped in different sessions dedicated to the different regions of the ancient world.
The conference fee should be paid until 15th of March 2014.
Every speech should last no more than 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes for discussion. In case of too many applications, selection will be made by the scientific committee of the conference. As an alternative to presenting a paper, posters can be used.
The registration fee is EURO 100.
Discounted fee for doctoral students is EURO 80 and for accompanying persons EURO 50.
Fees should be paid by the bank transfer to the following account:
IBAN: PL 80 1090 2398 0000 0001 2002 5457
Address and data for payment:
Pl. Uniwersytecki 1
Please type in the title of payment your name and surname and annotation "family relationships"
Conference fee does not include accommodation nor the reimbursement of the travel costs. Participants, who would like to receive an invoice, should make a remark in the registration e-mail.
Should you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact the organizers, Stefan Nowicki, Małgorzata Zadka, and the conference secretary Paulina Nicko, Institute of Classical, Mediterranean and Oriental Studies, University of Wrocław, sending your e-mail to the conference address: family.relationships at uni.wroc.pl