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AVGVSTVS APPELLATVS SVM: TRADITION, RUPTURE AND MEMORY

Dates: 6-9 May 2014 | Deadline: 30 September 2013
When Jun 17, 2013 12:30 PM to
Sep 30, 2013 12:00 AM
Where FCSH/NOVA
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AVGVSTVS APPELLATVS SVM: TRADITION, RUPTURE AND MEMORY

 

2014 marks the 2000th anniversary of the Emperor Augustus’s death.  A leading figure in the history of Rome, he was both a destroyer and a founder of political regimes; a master of propaganda; a transformer, both direct and indirect, of the social and economic order; a patron of the arts and letters. The half century of his imperial rule left a legacy that long outlived him.

The Centro de História da Cultura of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (CHC), in collaboration with the Instituto de Arqueologia e Paleociências of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IAP) and the Instituto de Estudos de Literatura Tradicional of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IELT), is organizing an International Conference to commemorate the date.

The conference forms part of a more extended group of activities, both in Portugal and Spain: DIVVS AVGVSTVS. Commemorations of the Bimillenium of Augustus’ Death. This is promoted by the Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Clássicos (APEC) and the Sociedade Brasileira de Estudos Clássicos (SBEC), in association with a number of other institutions: Centro de Estudos Clássicos e Humanísticos of Universidade de Coimbra (CECHUC); Centro de História da Cultura of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (CHC); Instituto de Arqueologia e Paleociências of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IAP); Instituto de Estudos de Literatura Tradicional of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IELT); Museo Nacional de Arte Romano (MNAR), in Mérida; and Museu de Arqueologia D. Diogo de Sousa (MADDS), in Braga.

 

The conference is intended to explore both the figure of Augustus himself as well as the period as a whole. It is equally concerned with the legacy of Augustus and his time, as it has continued down until the present day.

Suggested topics include:

 

  • The Principate: res publica restituta or absolute monarchy?
  • Princeps Ciuitatis: from the republic to monarchy.
  • The Princeps and historiography.
  • Civil Wars and the Pax Augusta.
  • Military expansion and the Pax Romana.
  • The divinization of power.
  • Transformations of the Roman state between the Republic and Principate.
  • Augustus and the idea of Italia.
  • Roman provinces between Republic and Principate.
  • Society, economy, culture and religion between Republic and Principate.
  • Poetry, prose and scientific and technical writing.
  • Architecture and the arts.
  • Augustus revisited: 2000 years of legacy.

 

This conference welcomes contributors from the whole range of academic interests.

 

  • Anthropology.
  • Archaeology.
  • History.
  • History of Art.
  • Literature.
  • Philosophy.
  • Political Sciences.
  • Sociology.

 

The conference will take place between the 6th and the 9th of May 2014, at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The programme includes a visit to Roman Lisbon. Proposals for papers should be no longer than 500 words together with five ‘keywords’.

 

We ask you to send them to the conference e-mail:

augustus.chc@fcsh.unl.pt.

 

Deadlines:

  • Proposals to be received by 15th July, 2013.
  • Proposals to be accepted: 30th September, 2013.
  • Final copies of papers to be received by 1st April, 2014.

 

Registration:

 

PRICES

Students

Members of APEC and of SBEC, researchers of the institutions organizing DIVVS AVGVSTVS and professors of FCSH/UNL

Other researchers

General Public

Lunch included (until the 31st of January 2014)

€25,00

€50,00

€70,00

€60,00

Without lunch (until the 31st of January 2014)

€20,00

€40,00

€60,00

€50,00

Lunch included (after the 31st of January 2014)

€30,00

€70,00

€95,00

€85,00

Without lunch (after the 31st of January 2014)

€25,00

€50,00

€75,00

€65,00

 

 

Methods of payment will be made known nearer the time of the conference.

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Antonio Ruiz Castellanos.
  • Edgar Fernandes.
  • Inês de Ornellas e Castro.
  • Leonor Santa Bárbara.
  • Luís Bernardo.
  • Maria do Rosário Laureano Santos.
  • Mariana Almeida.
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