CFP: The Fury of Achilles: The Faces of War

Proposals are invited for the International Conference “The Fury of Achilles: The Faces of War,” which will be held in the Department of Languages and Cultures of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, on 29 and 30 September 2022. Abstracts due 31 May 2022. See link below for further details.

CFP: Disability in Ancient Egypt and Egyptology

Contributions are invited for the edited volume All Our Yesterdays: Disability in Ancient Egypt and Egyptology, which will be part of Routledge's peer-reviewed Routledge Studies in Ancient Disabilities series. Abstracts are due by 31 August, 2022. See link below for further details.

Application Deadline: Kay Fellow in Premodern Disability Studies

"Brandeis University invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in Premodern Disability Studies. We seek a Fellow who takes a multicultural and intersectional approach to disability in the global, ancient world. An ideal candidate would examine disability and disabled persons within a premodern context by drawing upon robust theoretical frameworks to embrace…

Call for Submissions: Disability and The Bible (Biblical Studies)

For over twenty years, the study of disability in biblical texts has brought new insights into ancient disability, the lived experience of disability, and textual representations of people with disabilities. Looking to the future of the field, this special issue invites research papers that re-assess persons with disabilities in biblical texts as well as studies…

All Our Yesterdays: Disability in Ancient Egypt

Presented by: Dr. Alexandra F. Morris, Teaching Affiliate in Classics and Archaeology, University of Nottingham, and Access Guide, Diversity and Ability The talk will provide an overview of disability and bodily difference in ancient Egypt from both pharaonic and Ptolemaic periods from a disabled Egyptologist’s perspective. Evidence examined will include art, texts, and skeletal remains.…

Reading Ancient Temples through the Lens of Disability Studies and Mobility Design

How can the archaeology of temples account for people with disabilities? Overview Modern archaeological scholarship works under the assumption that the physical space of the ancient world, much like the modern, was oriented towards the able bodied. This has rendered people with disabilities as “archaeologically invisible.” Recent developments have proven that it is possible to…

Exhibit: An Archaeology of Disability

Canellopoulos Museum Athens, Greece

Canellopoulos Museum, June 28 – October 30, 2023. A Research Station created for the Biennale Architettura 2021, How will we live together?; exhibited in the Gipsoteca di Pisa, January – April 2022; now exhibited in Athens at the Canellopoulos Museum, June – November 2023. The accessibility of historic architecture not only determines who can experience the…

(Dis)ability from Achilles to Zeus: Body Positive at the Ure Museum

Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology 38 Edith Morley Building University of Reading Reading RG6 6EL (SatNav RG6 6UR), United Kingdom

Working with community partners including Reading Mencap, the Ure Museum has been looking at positive histories of disability in the ancient world.  Our interactive pop-up display will demonstrate some of the findings of this Community Fund supported project, and also showcase the progress we have made in developing the resource outcomes from the group’s work to make our wonderfully visual and tactile…

Sonia Zakrzewski: Identity, DisAbility and Eunuchism in Greco-Roman Egypt

School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences, University of Bradford Bradford, BD7 1DP, United Kingdom

This is a hybrid event, which will be delivered on the University of Bradford campus (Richmond Building, Room J19) and online Via Teams. Abstract:With notable exceptions, bioarchaeology in Egypt has tended to focus upon one site or one aspect of health and disease, rather than the interrelationships between peoples, pathology and places. This paper tries…

Application deadline: Guest Curator, Health and disability within Roman Britain

Health and disability within Roman Britain will be the focus of our next ‘Revisiting the Romans’ intervention at the Verulamium Museum and we are looking for a Guest Curator with some knowledge of Roman history to highlight different objects from the collection, bring new perspectives and breathe new life into our static museum display.