Monday, July 29, 2019

*Call for Papers: “The Lost Latin Historiography of Late Antiquity”*

*at the Leeds International Medieval Congress, 6-9 July 2020*

*Sponsor:* National Science Centre Poland project “The Missing Link. The
Lost Latin Historiography of the Later Roman Empire (3rd - 5th century)”

*Organizers:* Paweł Janiszewski and Aleksander Paradziński

“The Missing Link. The Lost Latin Historiography of the Later Roman Empire
(3rd-5th century)” project, funded by the National Science Centre Poland,
aims to collect and study cases of lost or fragmentarily preserved history
works composed in Latin in the Later Roman Empire and their authors. In
line with this goal we invite scholars at all career stages to submit
proposals for twenty-minute papers relating to the subject of “The Lost
Latin Historiography of Late Antiquity”.

Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to:


   Identity and biographies of authors of lost history works

   Transmission of fragments

   Regional idiosyncrasies of history writing in the Roman Empire

   Audiences and networks of authors – composing history as a social

   Defining history – categories and limits of historical genres in Late

   History writing in the post-Roman West – continuity or a break?

   History of the scholarship on the lost and fragmentarily preserved Latin

Please send paper proposals in English of no more than 300 words to
Aleksander Paradziński (*
<>*) by 15 September 2019. Please note that
conveners are, regrettably, unable to cover the congress registration fee
and travel expenses.

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