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 ASCS 2020

The 2020 Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) 41st Annual Conference and Meeting

Hosted by Classics, School of Arts, Division of Humanities, University of Otago

When and where

28-31 January 2020

Registration, all paper sessions, and the Keynote Lecture will take place in the University of Otago St David Theatre Complex. The Opening Reception and Lecture venue is TBD.

Google map of the St David Lecture Theatre Complex and surrounds

General conference outline

  • 28 January: Registration (13:00-17:00)
    • Opening Reception (17:30) and 22nd A.D. Trendall Lecture (18:30-19:30) – Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum
  • 29 January: Papers (9:00-17:00); Keynote Reception and Lecture (17:00-19:00)
  • 30 January: Papers (9:00-15:00); ASCS AGM (15:30-17:30); Conference Dinner (18:00-21:00)
  • 31 January: Plenary Lecture (9:00-10:00)
    • Papers (10:00-17:00)

Conference booklet and programme

Download/view the detailed conference programme (PDF)

Download/view the full conference booklet, which includes abstracts as well as the conference programme (PDF)

Note that some times are subject to change pending the release of the full conference schedule.

Keynote, A.D. Trendall and plenary lectures

Our programme of lectures


Registrations are now open.

Registration will cover morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea on 29, 30, and 31 January 2020, in addition to the Opening Reception and the Keynote Reception.

Registrations close on Monday 20 January 2020.

Registration costs and information

Call for papers and guidelines

The call for papers and guidelines are available on the ASCS website

Important dates

  • 31 July 2019: ASCS Call for Papers close
  • 14 October 2019: Early bird registrations close


Dr Daniel Osland


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