Spartan luxury?

On the occasion of its Decennial Anniversary, the Centre for Spartan & Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS) of the University of Nottingham is pleased to announce its 4th International Conference “Luxury and Wealth in the Archaic to Hellenistic Peloponnese”, to be held on campus on April 14th -15th, 2016.

The theme of the conference is timely as it aims to stimulate scholarly thinking and dialogue into past attitudes to luxury, wealth and austerity from a historical, philological and archaeological perspective, which in turn should challenge current understandings of luxury and wealth and generate reflection on current socio-economic conditions and possible alternatives. Luxury and wealth are positioned within their most general contexts, with emphasis placed on their relationships to past lifestyles and choices made. In order to achieve the aims and objectives of this international conference we have assembled a combination of leading scholars and outstanding early career researchers in the field from the UK, Greece, Italy, France, Germany and the USA to organise sessions and deliver papers on a broad range of relevant topics.

The final programme and information on the registration can be found in the conference’s page:
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