Future Directions in Australasian Classical Receptions

Event date: 4-5 October 2018

Call for Papers closes: 1 August 2018

You are invited to attend one or two research events at The University of Newcastle on:

THURS 4 OCTOBER 9-5: A one-day conference, ‘Future Directions in Australasian Classical Receptions’

and / or

FRI 5 OCTOBER 10-3: A workshop for postgraduates and honours students on their current research in Classical Reception Studies.

Please send your abstracts for day one by 1 August to Marguerite Johnson, The University of Newcastle:

Abstracts should be approximately 300 words.

Presentation will be 30 minutes + 10 minutes for questions.

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Chris Mackie, La Trobe

Dr Laura Ginters, Sydney

Dr Sarah Midford, La Trobe

Dr Rachael White, Oxford

Postgraduates and honours students who wish to attend day two, should send an outline of their current – and/or future – projects, which will be workshopped with their peers and with scholars currently working in Classical Reception Studies.

It is hoped that scholars researching at all levels – from academics, independent researchers, postgraduates, and honours students – will participate in both days. Postgraduates and honours students are also welcome to submit abstracts for day one, and academics and independent researchers are welcome to participate in the workshop on day two. Undergraduates are welcome to attend either one or both days.


Two days:

Waged: $120

Unwaged / Studying: $60

One day (either day one or day two):

Waged: $60

Unwaged / Studying: $30

There is a travel subsidy for up to three students who wish to participate in the workshop on day two.

Registration covers morning/afternoon tea and light lunch on day one; morning coffee and light lunch on day two.

The events will be held at The University of Newcastle, NSW.

As this is a preliminary call for papers, registration forms, venues, advice on travel and accommodation will be available in the next few weeks. In the meantime, please email to signal your interest, attendance and / or presentation.

Sponsored by The Centre for 21 Century Humanities,

Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle.

Contact Info:

Marguerite Johnson, The University of Newcastle: