[H-verkko] CFP: XXII Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity

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XXII Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity
XXII Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity Tvärminne, Finland, 8-9 November, 2013
“Spaces – Past and Present” (Please, feel free to forward this message to
any relevant forum.) The XXII Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity
(http://www.helsinki.fi/worldcultures/fsla/index.html) will be organized on
November, 8-9, 2013.

The aim of the symposium is to bring together students and scholars with an
interest in Late Antiquity from a variety of universities and disciplines. This
year, we explore broadly spaces in Late Antiquity but suggestions for papers
dealing with other topics will also be considered. Our main aim is to stimulate
interdisciplinary dialogue between philology, archaeology, history, theology,
religious studies, art history and other disciplines that deal with Late

The symposium will be organized in the premises of a zoological research station
operated by the University of Helsinki at a beautiful location at Tvärminne on
the southern coast of Finland (http://luoto.tvarminne.helsinki.fi/english). It
is organized by Classics (Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki)
together with an interdisciplinary organizing committee (see below).

The theme of the symposium this year is “Spaces – Past and Present”. This
theme includes the analysis of spaces in late antiquity such experience of
space; re-use and interpretation of spatial experience; conceptualization of
space; imperial presence and border-areas; movement and migration; as well as
religious and liturgical place.

This year’s symposium features some specially invited speakers.

- Hagith Sivan (Department of History, University of Kansas) Aïda and
Constantine in Jerusalem (and Masada): Reliving and Relieving the Past Prof.
Sivan is specialist in Roman history, early Christianity, Late Antiquity, Jewish
history and the study of women in Antiquity. She has published e.g., Ausonius of
Bordeaux: Genesis of a Gallic Aristocracy (1993); Between Woman, Man and God: A
New Interpretation of the Ten Commandments (2004); Palestine in Late Antiquity
(2008) and Galla Placidia. The Last Roman Empress (2011).

- Juliette Day (Church History, University of Helsinki). Title TBA. Dr Day is
university lecturer in Church history and the specialist on the Late Antiquity
and early Christianity, especially early Christian liturgy. She has published
e.g., The Baptismal Liturgy of Jerusalem: 4th and 5th Century Evidence in
Jerusalem, Egypt and Syria (2007) and Proclus on Initiation in Constantinople

- Zbigniew Fiema (Humboldt Universität, Berlin). Title TBA. Dr Fiema is
specialist in late antique archaeology and the late antique Near Eastern region.
He is currently visiting professor in the Winckelmann Institut at the Humboldt
Universität, Berlin. He has led the excavations of Jabal Harun as the research
director in the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence “Ancient and Greek
Documents, Archives and Libraries” and has e.g., coedited Petra - the mountain
of Aaron: The Finnish archaeological project in Jordan. The church and the
chapel (with Jaakko Frösen, 2008)

There is space for a maximum of eight more papers. If you wish to deliver a
paper, please send a short abstract (of less than 300 words) by May 31, 2013 to
Dr. Ville Vuolanto (ville.vuolanto(at)uta.fi). Applicants will be informed by
June 19, 2013 whether they have been accepted. We have reserved 30 minutes for
each presentation, including discussion following the paper. Therefore, we
recommend limiting the papers to 20 minutes.

The seminar is free. We will offer transportation from Helsinki to Tvärminne
and back, as well as accommodation, meals, coffee and sauna at Tvärminne.
However, we are not able to cover the costs for travelling to Helsinki first, or
accommodation there. Registration for the conference will start September 20,

The Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity is organized annually since 1992. It
started as a Finnish-language seminar for postgraduate students. However, over
the years, more and more papers were presented by established scholars.
Moreover, in many years, a few well-known scholars were invited from abroad, and
the language of the symposium was changed to English, thus making it more and
more international. This year, for the second time, we do not only have a few
specially invited guests from abroad, but we invite suggestions for papers from
anyone who is interested. In keeping with the symposium’s traditions, we
encourage not only senior, but also junior scholars and postgraduate students to

The organizing committee: - Maijastina Kahlos, PhD, Classics / Helsinki
Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
maijastina.kahlos(at)helsinki.fi - Ulla Tervahauta ThD, Biblical Studies,
University of Helsinki ulla.tervahauta(at)helsinki.fi - Ville Vuolanto, PhD,
History, University of Tampere / University of Oslo ville.vuolanto(at)uta.fi

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Ville Vuolanto <ville.vuolanto at uta.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 1.6.2013
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