Sunday, May 26, 2013
CRISIS Images, Interpretations and Reactions in the Greek, Latin and Byzantine World
Call for papers (University of Turin)
Images, Interpretations and Reactions in the Greek, Latin and Byzantine
Our time seems to be ruled by crisis. Economic, cultural and social crisis,
which leads to a loss of identity and dismay. Nevertheless, crisis, when
properly detected and analysed, may represent a rare opportunity for change
and renewal. Given the specific nature of the present condition, an
exploration of how the concept of crisis has been recognized, categorised,
understood, and addressed over the past ages of our civilization seems to be
necessary. Indeed, such an analysis may be lead to a better definition of
the meaning of modern times, either by analogy or contrast.
The Scuola di Dottorato in Culture Classiche e Moderne —PhD programme in
Greek, Latin and Byzantine Philology— of the University of Turin will host a
conference exploring the theme of Crisis in the Greek, Latin and Byzantine
world, focusing particularly on philological and literary aspects.
Proposals are welcomed from PhD students and early career researchers.
Suggested research topics include but are not limited to:
 The concept of Crisis and its representation
 Reactions and solutions to Crisis
 Implications of Crisis in Philology and Literature: Crisis of a
author, character, text or hermeneutic paradigm
PhD students and fellow researchers interested in delivering a
twenty/twenty-five-minute paper are invited to submit an abstract (300 words
max.) to firstname.lastname@example.org by July, 8th. Abstracts may be
anonymously submitted as .pdf documents (file name: first three words of
The conference will take place approximately in the second half of October.
The results of the selection will be announced by July, 22nd. Further
information on dates and location will be provided soon.