Call for Papers- The Aftermaths of Conflict

Call for Papers

The Center for Ancient Studies 2023 Graduate Student Conference

April 14-15, 2023

Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The Aftermaths of Conflict: Responses to Human and Material Trauma in the Ancient World

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 6, 2023

The Center for Ancient Studies welcomes submissions from graduate students working in any discipline that helps inform our understanding of the ancient world. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Remembrance of post-conflict trauma-- physical or emotional-- in different media like Oral Histories, Literary Traditions, and Material Culture
  • Memorialization of resistance and commemoration of conflict
  • Representations of enemies or the "other" and encounters with them in behavioral, racial, or ethnic terms
  • Destruction, disabilities and death during conflicts
  • Post-conflict history of oppression, enslavement, and/or integrations of the conquered communities
  • Rebuilding, rehabilitation, and migrations in the aftermath of conflicts
  • Political and economic fallout from warfare
  • Human remains as evidence of physical trauma or patterns of displacement following conflict

Please send abstracts to Additional information about this call for papers and submission requirements