Our Mythical Childhood...

The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges

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05.02.2020 – CfP “Cicero Narrator. Narrative technique and rhetorical strategy in Cicero’s speeches”. Deadline by 20th March 2020. 

Details in the attachment.


01.02.2020 – CfP “Cicero Digitalis: Cicero and Roman Thought in the Age of Digital Humanities: Projects and Methods”. The Société Internationale des Amis de Cicéron (SIAC), with support from the departments of Studi Umanistici of Università di Torino and Università del Piemonte Orientale et l’ERIAC (Équipe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur  les  Aires  Culturelles  –  Université  de  Rouen-Normandie),  calls  for  contributions  (papers  and/or  posters) addressing various topics related to Cicero and Roman thought in digital perspectives. Deadline by 30th April 2020. 

For more information see the file (Italian, French, English).


18.01.2020 - On behalf of Dr. Steffi Heinecke (Division for International Relations, Dioscuri Centres of Excellence, Max-Planck-Society – Administrative Headquarters), the third call for Dioscuri Centres of Scientific Excellence in Poland:

Dioscuri was initiated by the Max-Planck-Society to support the development of centres of scientific excellence in Central and Eastern Europe. The program seeks to support outstanding scientists who would like to establish and lead a highly visible research group in Poland. Dioscuri Centres are established at research institutions that offer an environment for cutting-edge research and are supported by experienced partners from Germany. Each Centre is funded with up to € 300,000 per annum for an initial five years and can be extended for a further five years after successful evaluation by external experts. Funding is provided equally by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW).

The call is directed at internationally competitive and scientifically outstanding scientists who have proven their ability to conduct innovative research independently and who completed their PhD no longer than 15 years ago. We invite researchers from all scientific disciplines, including the humanities and social sciences. For more information see attachment 1 and attachment 2. Deadline by 23rd March 2020.