November 14-15, 2019
Hosted by the UCSB Department of Classics, with the Department of History, College of Letters & Science, Humanities & Fine Arts.
This colloquium aims to re-evaluate traditional narratives surrounding freed slaves in the Roman world by asking how and to what extent they participated in society and how they and others represented that process. Papers address the problem of defining “the freedman” as a social category while acknowledging the diversity of this population, the vibrancy and complexity of its cultural practices, and its close involvement with other groups, including the aristocracy and the freeborn plebs.
Dan-el Padilla Peralta
University of Dayton
University of British Columbia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
The colloquium is free and open to the public. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited funds are available to support travel to the meeting by graduate students from groups underrepresented in the field of Classics. To apply, please send a letter of introduction, including a description of your research interests, to the above address no later than September 15, 2019.
Accommodation will be available at Pacifica Suites at a reduced rate that includes breakfast and shuttle service to and from campus. To take advantage of this rate, please make your reservation by October 15, 2019. Be sure to mention the name of the conference. The most convenient airport is Santa Barbara Airport (SBA). Shuttle service from LAX is available through Santa Barbara Airbus. The Amtrak station closest to campus is Goleta.