PPLA 2022 – “Persistence and Resistance: 100 to 1000 CE” – CFP

Online, 18-20 (eastern hemisphere) / 17-19 (western hemisphere) February 2022.

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 discuss:

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

Please submit your proposal (including a title, a c. 100-word abstract, and which type of presentation it will be) to Mark.Masterson by January 15 2022. If you have questions, please contact Ed Watts.