Classics and Global Humanities (University of Ghana, 2018)
UPDATE: For an overview of the conference and photos, see our page in Collaborations or read our interview in the Luminaries series with Michael Okyere Asante.
University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
11-12 October, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Barbara Goff, University of Reading, Reading, UK
Studies have explored the cross-cultural engagement between Western civilisation and other cultures (Stephens and Vasunia 2010) as well as the legacy and reception of the Classics in the Arab world (Pormann 2015), India (Vasunia 2013), West Africa (Goff 2013; Goff and Simpson 2007) and recently, South Africa (Parker 2017). Classical reception studies thus continue to play a key role in bringing different parts of the world into greater dialogue with each other.
We invite abstracts for papers not only from Classics but also from other disciplines and sub-disciplines which explore ways in which reception studies is giving a new voice to classical research in West Africa, consider ways in which Classics in West Africa engages with the legacies of Egypt, Greece, and Rome or examine cross-cultural themes in both ancient and modern traditions. We also welcome papers which draw lessons from other parts of Africa and the world.
The conference sub-themes might include but are by no means limited to the following:
Africa in the Greek and Roman World
Art and architecture
Drama, theatre and literature
Ancient, medieval and modern philosophy
Democracy, culture and globalisation
Politics, law, and public speaking
Gender, slavery, and sexuality
Race, ethnicity and identity
Science and technology
Geography and environment
Medicine and health
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to CFPlegonclassics@mail.com by 30th June, 2018
Notification of acceptance: 31st July, 2018
Martin Ajei, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.
Olakunbi Olasope, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Peter Grant, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
Kofi Ackah, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.