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FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS:
13 th Unisa Classics Colloquium, 25-27 October 2012
THEME: ‘Ancient routes to happiness'
Proposals are hereby solicited for papers on the conference theme. The theme is deliberately
formulated in broad terms so as to encourage a wide range of approaches to and perspectives on
ancient ‘happiness’ and variants. Apart from the obvious importance of eudaimonia as philosophical
telos , the organising committee is interested in treatments of and assumptions regarding happiness
in other sources from antiquity: religious, literary, historiographical, medical, epigraphical, etc. The
Classics Colloquium focuses on Greco-Roman antiquity, but contributions from other ancient
cultures are also welcome.
Please submit titles and abstracts of approximately 300 words to Philip Bosman at
firstname.lastname@example.org , as soon as possible but by the end of May 2012 at the latest.
The Unisa Classics Colloquium is hosted annually by the Department of Classics and World
Languages at the University of South Africa, Pretoria.
More on the conference
Convening in 2012 for the 13 th time, the Unisa Classics Colloquium combines stimulating
scholarship with a pleasant and intimate atmosphere. Over two and a half days, approximately 16
scholarly contributions from around the world are to be presented. The 50 minute slots provide
ample time for discussion and valuable feedback. Parallel sessions are avoided in order to promote
unity of focus in the conference, and delegates get to know each other properly.
Venue: The Muckleneuk Campus of the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria.
Dates: 25-27 October 2012.
We start on a Thursday morning, meaning that participants should arrive in Pretoria on the 24st at
the latest and only book a flight out from the afternoon of the 27 th , but preferably later.
A preliminary programme will be compiled from the received proposals and will be published on
the Departmental website after the final date for submissions. Previous conference programmes
may be viewed at
More detail on the conference fee will follow at a later stage. As an indication, the 2010 conference
fee was $150, inclusive of transport and meals during the conference. Postgraduates, other students
and interested parties not able to claim back conference fees from their institutions should please
contact the organizers for a discount.
During past conferences, guests stayed at the Brooklyn Guest Houses (
http://www.brooklynguesthouses.co.za/ ) situated in a leafy suburb close to Unisa, the University of
Pretoria, and the Brooklyn, Hillcrest and Hatfield shopping centres. A discounted group booking for
delegates is negotiated.
We plan excursions to the Winex wine festival in Sandton (Johannesburg) ( http://www.savenues.
com/events/gauteng/winex-wine-festival/ ) and after the conference (the 28 th ) to the
Pilanesberg Game Reserve ( http://pilanesberg-game-reserve.co.za/ ).
Publication of papers
Depending on quality, a collection of articles on the colloquium theme is envisaged. Submitted
papers are subject to a refereeing process. If you would consider submitting your paper for
publication, please indicate that to us via return mail for further guidelines on style.