Third Annual Undergraduate Classics Conference

New! Click here for the 2014 Conference Program

gemma_augusteaThis conference will pertain to a wide variety of topics concerning the classical world, with paper sessions being divided by theme based on the papers accepted.  Abstracts will be considered from any discipline within classical studies (archaeology, history, philology, etc.) or a related field.  Examples range from an analysis of the rhetoric of a Demosthenic speech to a report of the findings of a current excavation to a commentary on the hybridization of style in Pompeian wall painting (this is not an exhaustive list).

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts are due by November 15, 2013 to Bethany Good at  The information sheet provided should be filled out and attached along with the abstract. A copy of the information sheet can be found here. Notifications of acceptance will be sent on December 2, 2013.

Abstract Details

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words double-spaced in Times New Roman font.  Please do not include the name of the presenter or university on the abstract. Instead, include a title on the abstract and make sure it matches the title on the information sheet.

Conference Date

February 8, 2014

Audio-visual equipment will be available for presenters. Presentations should last no more than fifteen minutes (with five additional minutes for Q&A afterwards).

There is a $15 registration fee for all presenters which covers the cost of a catered lunch.

Submitters not located at the University of Tennessee will automatically be considered to receive one of several travel grants. Recipients of the travel grants will be notified via email on December 2, 2013.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Laurel Fulkerson, Professor of Classics at Florida State University and editor of The Classical Journal. Her presentation will be Modern Study of Ancient Emotions: from Regret to Hope.

Any additional questions or concerns should be sent to Bethany Good via email at

Conference Organizers

Faculty Sponsor

  • Dr. Christopher Craig

In addition to the Department of Classics, this conference is also sponsored by the Office of Research & Engagement, the Chancellor’s Honors Program, the Department of History, the English Department’s John C. Hodges Better English Fund, the Department of Philosophy, and the School of Art of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


Contribute to a big idea. Give to Classics.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Big Orange. Big Ideas.

Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 | 865-974-1000
The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System