Pacific Partnership in Late Antiquity

February 2022 Zoom Conference – 18-20 February in the East; 17-19 February in the West.

“Persistence and Resistance: 100 to 1000 CE”

The Pacific Partnership in Late Antiquity (PPLA) plans to have a conference on
Zoom in February 2022 on the topic of persistence and resistance in late
antiquity, defined here capaciously as running from 100 to 1000 CE.

The theme is broad and we encourage creativity in its interpretation.
Presentations could treat texts of all kinds, from poetry to law codes to
epigraphy and beyond; the built environment; textiles; reception in late
antiquity or of late antiquity; the resistance to and persistence of
institutions, pathogens, genres, antiquity, iconographies, icons, etc.

We welcome scholars at all levels (graduate student to professor) to propose
presentations of one of two kinds:

20-minute paper (the usual sort of conference paper)

5-minute lightning talk (presenting an exciting idea, sharing some thoughts on
a problem, etc.) Each of these will have 5 minutes of discussion afterwards.
(If possible, we will have session of general questions after a panel of

The plan is to have around three hours of sessions at a sensible time each day
over three days.

Please submit the following to Mark Masterson ( by
15 January:

A title for the presentation

c.100-word abstract

the kind of presentation it is (paper or lightning talk)

If you have questions, please contact Ed Watts (

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