“In Search of the Golden Fleece”. Oxford 27th-28th January 2017.

“In Search of the Golden Fleece” Linguistic and Cultural Interactions between Greece and the Ancient Near East.

 Friday 27th January 2017 (afternoon), St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DY
Saturday 28th January 2017 (all day), Ertegun House, 37A St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LD

Hosted by the Ertegun Scholarship Programme and St Hilda’s College, with the kind support of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics of the University of Oxford, this two-day conference will bring together international experts to discuss the issue of language and cultural contacts between Ancient Greece and its Eastern Neighbours, (especially the Indo-European populations of Anatolia) in the II and I millennia BCE.

Registration is £15 (or £10 for students/concessions): this price includes a sandwich lunch, tea/coffee and biscuits throughout the two days, a drinks reception and conference materials. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, a limited number of free tickets are available: these will be given on a first-come first-served basis and can be obtained by sending an email to Michele Bianconi.

N.B: St. Hilda’s College Fellows and Students and Ertegun Scholars are automatically entitled to free tickets, but they need to register in advance as well.

Registration link: In order to register please go to http://tinyurl.com/h445ezt

A dinner with the speakers is taking place on January 27th at St Hilda’s College; all participants are welcome to join, at an additional cost of £20.

The confirmed speakers include: P. Dardano (Università per Stranieri di Siena); S. Durnford (Independent); J.L. García Ramón (Center for Hellenic Studies – Washington); A. Kloekhorst (Leiden); H.C. Melchert (UCLA); C. Metcalf (Oxford); N. Oettinger (Erlangen-Nürnberg); I. Rutherford (Reading); W. Waal (Leiden).

Webpage: http://www.ertegun.ox.ac.uk/news-events/“-search-golden-fleece”-linguistic-and-cultural-interactions-between-greece-and-ancient