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Seventh Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference

February 24, 2018
UT College of Law

This 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, art, etc.) or a related field, including interdisciplinary topics or topics in Egyptology and the ancient Near East. 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 5:00pm EST on Monday, November 13, 2017 to You must also fill out and submit an information sheet via Google Forms. The Google Form can be found hereNotifications of acceptance will be sent on Friday, December 1, 2017. Click here for a guide for abstract submissions.

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. You must have a preliminary bibliography of at least three sources listed after your abstract.

Conference Date

February 24, 2018
The conference is organized by the students and faculty of the University of Tennessee's Department of Classics, and it will take place at the University of Tennessee College of Law. 

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

The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Matthew Farmer, University of Missouri.

The conference will provide hotel accommodations for the nights of February 23th and February 24th for all non-UTK presenters.
There is a $35 registration fee for all presenters, which also covers the cost of a catered lunch. 

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