The study of ancient warfare is a broad and well established subject that stretches across a range of disciplines. However, persistent controversies regarding interpretations of and approaches to the subject matter remain. In light of this and in celebration of the recent 2,500 year anniversary of the battle of Marathon, the UCD Schools of Archaeology and Classics will be co-hosting a two-day interdisciplinary conference entitled “Warfare in Antiquity: Approaches and Controversies”.
The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas on current approaches and controversies regarding the study of ancient warfare. The conference is aimed equally at postgraduate students, early career researchers and established academics. There are no specific spatial or temporal parameters regarding the subject matter of papers, although it is anticipated that contributions will focus on the Mediterranean basin and North Western Europe from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity.
Proposals/abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and should be sent to [email protected]
The deadline for submission of proposals is June 18th, 2011.
For more information contact Peter Myler or Kevin de Groote at:
(+353) 1 716 8168