We are pleased to invite abstract submissions for AMPHORAE VIII, the Eighth ‘Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Hellenic or Roman Antiquities and Egyptology’, to be held at the University of Melbourne from Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 November 2014. The conference is designed to provide an opportunity for postgraduate students from Australia and New Zealand, and internationally, to interact with their peers and share their work in a friendly and stimulating environment. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Hans Beck of McGill University. Professor Beck has also offered to run a Masterclass for attendees.

This year’s theme is Emerging Horizons: Material Culture, Text & Thought and is intended to accommodate research from (but not limited to) all of the fields of Classical Philology, Classical Art and Literature, Ancient History, Archaeology, Late Antiquity and all other areas of the Ancient World. Abstracts addressing any interpretation of the conference theme are welcome. As in previous years, ASCS will be providing a number of bursaries for students travelling to the conference.

Abstract submissions of 100-200 words for papers of 20 minutes’ duration, as well as a brief biography, should be submitted by 9pm AEST on Tuesday 30 September to Offers of poster presentations will also be welcomed, especially from Honours students. If you would like to attend the conference, but do not wish to present a paper, simply submit a registration form informing us of your attendance by the same date. Please note also that the Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies (AWAWS) will be hosting a special panel this year. If you would like to be considered, or contribute to this panel, please contact AWAWS directly at, in addition to submitting your abstract and registration form to us.

The conference is free to attend, but there will be a charge of AU$50 to attend the conference dinner on Friday 28 November, payable in cash at the registration desk on the first day of the conference. More details are available on our web site.

More information and all relevant forms can be found on our web site: If you have any other enquiries, please do not hesitate to direct them to

Brad Jordan, Jarrad Paul & Kimberley Webb, Convenors AMPHORAE VIII.

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