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Eighth Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference

February 23, 2019
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 12, 2018 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 by Monday, December 3, 2018. 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 23, 2019
The conference is organized by the students and faculty of the University of Tennessee's Department of Classics and is sponsored by the Enrichment Fund of the Department of Classics, Ms. Bettye Beaumont, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Chancellor’s Honors and Scholars Program, the Office of Research and Engagement, the UT Humanities Center, and the Departments of English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies.

It will take place at the Howard H. Baker Center of the University of Tennessee, 1640 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37996.

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. Stephanie McCarter, Sewanee: The University of the South.

The conference will provide hotel accommodations for the nights of February 22 and February 23 for all non-UTK presenters.
There is a $40 registration fee for all presenters, which covers the cost of dinner on Friday, lunch on the day of the conference, and part of your accommodation. 

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