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Over the last decades a significant number of new discoveries, research papers, articles and

books have made evident the growing interest in the archaeology and history of Greece during

the Roman period. The study of the Roman past of Greece is beginning to emerge as a field of

equivalent importance to that of other periods of Greek antiquity.

The Roman Seminar, in cooperation with the Institute of Historical Research of the National

Hellenic Research Foundation, will organize the International Conference “What’s New In

Roman Greece”, which will focus on the archaeology of the Roman provinces of Greece from

the time of Augustus until the 4th century A.D. The conference aims at providing a lively forum

to present and discuss the latest findings, new theoretical perspectives, as well as the future

possibilities in this promising field of classical studies.

Topics of the papers, which will focus on synthesis and analysis of the archaeological evidence

in its cultural, historical, and archaeological context, will include but not be limited to:

 Urban archaeology

 Rural archaeology

 Architecture and archaeology of buildings

 Visual culture and arts

 Economy and trade

 Religious space and activities, funerary rites

 Cultural management and presentation of Roman period monuments

Papers are expected to be 20 minutes long and will be followed by 10 minutes of questions and

discussion. The languages of the Conference are Greek and English. Interested speakers

should submit the title of their paper and an abstract of about 300 words to by 30 January 2015. Accepted papers will be announced by the

end of February 2015. The proceedings of the Conference will be published.