CA 2018 Programme

Details of the conference programme.

Speaker iconThe conference programme is now available. Thank you to all who submitted panel and paper proposals for the conference. Conference organisers have now contacted all successful presenters to confirm the acceptance of papers and panels. If you have not heard from us, then unfortunately this means that it was not possible to include your paper in the programme.

Click here for the final conference booklet. A hard copy will be provided for delegates at the conference. Information correct at time of printing, but some minor alterations may occur.

In addition to the main programme of research papers, plenary sessions will include a lecture by Professor John Matthews, FBA and the Presidential Address will be given by Dr Rowan Williams, FBA.

Alongside these sessions, our engagement programme ‘Artefact to Art’ will culminate during the Conference. Launched in spring 2017, it aims to encourage new ways of engaging with the Classical world through artefacts and physical objects, and features schools events, teaching resources, and competitions. Please see relevant page for further information about outreach events held during the conference.

A number of workshops will also be delivered during the conference and delegates will have the opportunity to visit some of Leicester's local attractions, including the King Richard III Visitor Centre and Bradgate Park, on excursionsPlease see relevant page for further details of these events.

The Conference Dinner will be held at The National Space Centre on Sunday evening, where we will be joined by Caroline Lawrence (author of The Roman Mysteries series). Dress code: smart casual.

Additionally, during the conference the Marquis Wellington pub on London Road will be offering a 10% discount to delegates (upon production of a conference name tag) and will host a disco from 9pm on Saturday.

The WCC UK will also hold events during the conference: a social on Saturday at 8pm at the Marquis Wellington and the 'Take a Graduate Student to Lunch' initiative (WCC UK members only):

This year at the Classical Association conference, the Women’s Classical Committee UK will be running a ‘Take A Graduate Student to Lunch’ initiative. They will be pairing established female scholars with graduate students to help up-and-coming members of the academic community connections, talk about their research, hear about others’ experiences in research and publishing, and share ideas. This initiative is designed for members of the WCC UK; annual membership for graduate students is only £5. The WCC UK will be circulating more details soon, so please keep an eye on their website.

Click here for the updated conference programme, including room details. Please be aware that although this version is as final as possible, some minor alterations may still be made to the programme.

Click here for the updated abstracts booklet. Some small alterations may still be made.

Click here for an updated searchable list of CA2018 speakers, with paper and panel titles. Please be aware that although this version is as final as possible, some minor alterations may still be made.

Click here for list of events aimed at schools colleagues running on Saturday and Sunday during the conference.

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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.