Calls for Papers/Mar 31, 2016

Slavery in Late Antiquity

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Slavery in Late Antiquity, XXIV Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity, Tvärminne, Finland, November 11–12, 2016

The multidisciplinary Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity will be organized on 11–12 November 2016. The symposium brings together scholars and postgraduate students of Late Antiquity from a variety of universities and academic disciplines.

The theme of this year’s symposium is Slavery in Late Antiquity. Research on slavery in the late Roman Empire and in the post-Roman kingdoms has been expanding and evolving in the recent decades. The theme will be approached from a wide perspective, including social, economic, political, legal, ideological and religious levels. We welcome papers that discuss slavery from the point of view of landowning, local differences, changes in rural and urban settings, alterations in ideas and attitudes, and modifications in status and everyday life. Papers that analyse scholarly approaches to late antique slavery are also welcome.

The keynote speakers of the symposium are

Emancipating the Spirit: Late Ancient Slavery in/and the Religious Thought of Eunomius and Basil of Caesarea
Chris De Wet, University of South Africa

The Paradox of Slavery in Early Christian Discourse: An Intersectional Approach
Marianne Bjelland Kartzow, University of Oslo

Slaves in the Sixth Century Palestine in the Light of Papyrological Evidence
Marja Vierros, University of Helsinki