#CFP Regional Late Antiquity Consortium of the Southeast Meeting (ReLACS)

Call for Papers: Regional Late Antiquity Consortium of the Southeast Meeting (ReLACS)

October 25-26, 2018

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites paper proposals from graduate students for the annual Regional Late Antiquity Consortium of the Southeast (ReLACS) meeting to take place October 25-26, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. This conference will meet for the sixth year in 2018 and is a workshop for scholars working on any aspect of Late Antiquity held on a rotating basis at the University of Tennessee, the University of Kentucky, and Vanderbilt University. This call for papers requests that graduate students share abstracts for work-in-progress papers on any topic broadly related to Late Antiquity or the early Middle Ages in any geographic region. Papers will be given in 30-minute sessions and may be read aloud or pre-circulated to allow more time for discussion.

Graduate students are invited to send an abstract or a short description of the paper (approximately 200 words) including mention of its proposed scholarly context (article, dissertation chapter, part of a book manuscript, etc.) to Gregor Kalas (gkalas@utk.edu<mailto:gkalas@utk.edu>) by July 20, 2018.

The meeting will feature a keynote presentation by Kimberly Bowes of the Classics Department at the University of Pennsylvania. There will also be faculty presentations during the meeting.

If you would like to attend or to receive further information about ReLACS workshops please subscribe to our e-mail list:

To subscribe, send an email to listserv@list.vanderbilt.edu with the command “SUBSCRIBE LATE-ANTIQUITY-SOUTHEAST” in the body of your message. This list is a public listserv intended as a regional e-mail list to connect ReLACS scholars (including students) throughout the southeastern United States. Messages publicize regional meetings or other regional collaborations of interest to the list. (This regionally-oriented list does not reduplicate the nationally-oriented list maintained by the University of South Carolina).

Please forward this CFP widely to anyone who might be interested in attending or participating in ReLACS.

Tina Shepardson
Lindsay Young Professor
Department of Religious Studies
Chair, Middle East Studies
505 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
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