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Food and Drink in the Ancient World

On 1 February 2019 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for a conference entitled Food and Drink in the Ancient World, to be held at Rutgers University on 31 May - 1 June 2019. Further information is available at https://rutgersclassics.com/2018/12/30/a-rutgers-classics-conference-food-drink-in-the-ancient-world-31-may-1-june-2019-call-for-papers/. Topics may include but are not limited to:
The Ancient Mediterranean Diet
• Staple foods in the Mediterranean (wine, oil, and bread; cereals and legumes)
o Meat consumption, availability of seafood
o Specialized diets, medical approaches to nutrition (e.g. for the military, athletes, infirm)
• The Social Context of Food and Drink
o Sacrifices and offerings, public and communal meals
o Variations in diet based on social class
o Food supply and shortages, grain doles (e.g. frumentatio, annona)
• Food as a Point of Contact, Creator of Identity, Delimitation of Otherness
o Import and markets, especially for spices and exotic ingredients
o Horticulture, soil chemistry, and cultivation of local specialties
o Taboos (e.g. beer and milk as barbarian; cannibalism as historical fact or political slander)
• Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
o Wine and viticulture (e.g. merum, mulsum, and conditum)
o Access to potable water, aqueducts
o Drinking vessels (e.g. kylikes, skyphoi, kantharoi, and their images)

17th Annual International Conference on History and Archaeology

On 4 February 2019 abstracts (500 words maximum) are due for the 17th Annual International Conference on History and Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern, to be held in Athens on 3-6 June 2019. Further information and abstract submission forms are available at https://www.atiner.gr/history.

Cypriot Archaeology, Pre-Modern Material Culture, and Cultural Heritage in the UK

On 8 February 2019 titles and descriptions (150 words maximum) are due for a symposium entitled Cypriot Archaeology, Pre-Modern Material Culture, and Cultural Heritage in the UK, to be held on 5 April 2019 at UCL Institute of Archaeology. Researchers and museum curators in the UK with an interest in Cypriot ancient history and archaeology, and cultural heritage are invited to present their work in this one-day symposium; abstracts should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

32η ΑΕΜΘ

On 10 February 2019 abstracts for synthetic studies on the theme “Χωροταξία και πολεοδομία. Δημόσια και ιδιωτική αρχιτεκτονική” (100 words) are due for the 32nd meeting of the conference Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη (32η ΑΕΜΘ), to be held on 14-16 March 2019. Further information is available at https://www.hist.auth.gr/sites/default/files/ΕΓΚΥΚΛΙΟΣ%20ΑΕΜΘ.pdf.

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