Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS, 2015-2016 series:

The Early Career Seminar, Institute of Classical Studies, London.

The ECS, now in its third year, is a national seminar for postdoctoral and early career researchers in Classical Studies. The seminar provides a friendly environment in which speakers are able to present their new projects and ongoing research, and benefit from the opportunity of a community of other researchers. The seminar will provide a forum in which early career researchers can meet regularly and network. Priority for speakers will be given to those who are not in permanent employment. Those who are on teaching only contracts (for who there may be little funding for attending conferences) are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those who are in research postdoctoral positions. However, all those who are within five years of completing their PhD are extremely welcome.  We are pleased to add that, thanks to the generosity of the ICS, we will be able to offer some financial assistance with travel to those who most require it.

Speakers give a paper of about 45 minutes’ duration, dealing with any subject connected with the ancient world (history, literature, philology, religion, art and archaeology), the reception of antiquity, or classical scholarship. The papers will be public, and tenured established academic staff are also welcome to attend, as are students and members of the public. The seminar will take place at Senate House at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays during the 2015-16 academic year on the following dates: 9 October, 30 October, 13 November, 4 December; 15 January, 5 February, 26 February, 18 March.

We therefore invite all early career researchers in fields of classical studies, who have completed their PhDs but have yet to secure permanent employment to submit abstracts for a seminar. Please submit: an abstract of no more than 300 words in the text of an email, a working title for your paper and ONE Friday from the above dates on which you are unavailable (for preliminary scheduling purposes).

Submissions should be directed to the seminar’s joint chairs at

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 5pm, 15th July 2015.

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