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Zurich Center for the Study of the Ancient World

Call for Papers

2. International ZAZH-Conference, February 2-4, 2022, University of Zurich

Constructions of Identity.

On the Role of Antiquity in European and Non-European Self-discovery


The aim of the second international ZAZH conference is to examine the complexity and dynamics of the processes that apply to very different conceptions of antiquity and that govern, pervade, and animate the narratives of European identity in modern times.


Of the total of 20 contributions, half will be allocated through this Call for Papers. We especially encourage interested young scholars to send us their proposals. 

To supplement the already scheduled program, we especially invite proposals from the following thematic areas: 

- Architecture and Art

- Philosophy and Intellectual History

- Religion and Theology 

- State and Constitutional Debates

- Narratives of the nation state and the European unification

- Group Identities


The presentations should be original scientific contributions on one of the above-mentioned topics and should last a maximum of 30 minutes, followed by a 15 minute- discussion. We intend to publish the revised papers in the congress proceedings.

Travel and accommodation costs will be covered.

Please send your proposal with a concept paper of max. 1-2 pages in German or English together with a CV until 30 June 2021 to the ZAZH management: