CA 2018 Call for Papers

Whether you're a student, researcher, teacher, academic or 'just' a Classics enthusiast, the CA Conference is for you.

Speaker iconThe deadline for submission of abstracts has now passed (11.59 p.m. BST on 31 August 2017) and we are no longer accepting abstracts for the conference. Thank you to all who submitted papers and panels. Please see the CA 2018 Programme page for details of the conference programme.

The conference programme can be found on the CA 2018 Programme page of this website, along with a list of speaks, titles and panel and paper abstracts. Further details of the conference will be available on the website in the coming weeks and at, or you can download the flyer [PDF] and follow us on Facebook or on Twitter #CA2018.

Conference Themes

While we aim to showcase the full range of Classics in the UK and beyond, submissions in the following areas would be especially welcome in view of the wide range of interests represented at the University:

  • Anatolia
  • Classics in the Contemporary World
  • Classics in Virtual Worlds
  • Commemoration
  • Dress, Textiles, and the Clothed Body
  • Elites, Leaders, and Rulers
  • Families and Households
  • Fragments
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Geographies
  • Historiography
  • How Wars End*
  • Imperialism and Colonialism
  • Intellectual Contexts from Ancient Greece to the Early Modern World
  • Late Antiquity
  • Marginal Groups
  • North Africa
  • Periodization
  • Populism and Politics
  • Rhetoric and Education
  • Sport in Antiquity
  • Teaching the Ancient World

* This theme commemorates the centenary of the Armistice, as well as the first moves to found a university college in Leicester as a memorial to the fallen of the First World War.

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Contact Details

Professor Graham Shipley (Conference Chair)
Dr Nikki Rollason (Conference Administrator)

School of Archaeology and Ancient History
University of Leicester
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Conference Information

The CA2018 is a family-friendly conference. A child-friendly room will be available on-campus throughout the conference with facilities for baby-changing and a soft play area. Please be aware however, that we cannot supervise children and a parent or guardian must be present. Parents or guardians are responsible for their children at all times during the conference. If required, there is also a dedicated room for breastfeeding and pumping milk.

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Important Dates

Conference booking closes:
2 April 2018

Late booking fee applies after:
28th February 2018

Conference booking opens:
15 January 2018

Accessibility Information

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The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has detailed accessibility guides for the Buildings on and off campus, including the main conference venues: Charles Wilson Building, Attenborough Tower and Seminar Block and Peter Williams Lecture Theatre in the Fielding Johnson Building.