ASCS Annual Conference 2019

Australasian Society for Classical Studies

40th Annual Conference and Meeting

Hosted by Classics & Ancient History (School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences).


Monday 4 February – Thursday 7 February 2019

Important dates

Abstracts due
by 31 July 2018

Early-bird registrations
close 30 September 2018.


University of New England, Armidale NSW, AUSTRALIA


Dr Graeme Bourke

Dr Bronwyn Hopwood

Dr Clemens Koehn

Speakers / Lectures 

ASCS 40 (2019) Keynote Address

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Professor Teresa Morgan
Oriel College

More about the ASCS 40 Keynote Address.

21st A.D. Trendall Lecture

Monday, 4 February 2019

Associate-Professor Thomas Hillard and Dr Lea Beness
Department of Ancient History
Macquarie University

More about the A.D. Trendall Lecture.

23rd UNEMA Maurice Kelly Lecture

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Dr Julie Anderson
Assistant Keeper (Curator), Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan
The British Museum

More about the 2019 Maurice Kelly Lecture.

Offers of Papers

Length of papers

20 minute paper + 10 minutes for questions (30 minutes total)

Offers of papers / abstracts

Abstracts (150–250 words) are due by 31 July 2018.

Audio-visual requirements

For those who are offering papers, please use the registration form to submit a detailed list of your audio-visual requirements by 20 December 2018.

Full details and forms for offering papers available from ASCS's Call for Papers.

Travel / Accommodation

Travel to Armidale

Quietly sitting 475 kilometres north-west of Sydney in the NSW Northern Tablelands, Armidale balances a city-esque vibe amid a country landscape. This seemingly sleepy country town is in fact a buzzing urban centre with an impressive catalogue of galleries, museums, music gigs and theatre performances. There's a bounty of cafés and restaurants, many of which focus on local ingredients, as well as picturesque national parks, majestic waterfalls and plenty of walking trails to get your fill of country air. Suffice to say, its cover has been blown.

— Australian Traveller

Conference venue: University of New England (Armidale campus), Armidale NSW 2351, AUSTRALIA.

Travel information: for travel to and around Armidale please consult: Travelling To Armidale

UNE's Armidale campus

For more information about the Armidale Campus and Facilities browse the information provided at Campus Life.

Getting around Armidale — travel options to the campus

Taxis — Armidale Cabs offers a taxi service throughout Armidale and Uralla.  The phone number is 131 008. A fare from the airport to the CBD or to the University is approximately $25 (estimate only).

Buses — a bus service runs from Armidale town to the UNE campus.

Car — you'll need to pay for parking on the Armidale campus.


Accommodation is available on campus at Mary White College, or in Armidale town for which you would need to organise transport to the campus (public or private). The options below are provided only as suggestions. Please contact the accommodation providers directly for prices and bookings.

On Campus

Mary White College offers student-style accommodation with standard rooms and shared bathroom facilities. Available to both men and women.

Book your short-stay at Mary White College (note the 'Apply for UNE accommodation' button). On the booking form, enter ASCS2019 as your course code.

In Armidale town

Rural Stay (B&B and self-contained accommodation options in Armidale)

Cotswold Gardens, 34 Marsh St,  +612 6772 8222

Quality Hotel Powerhouse, 31 Marsh St,  +612 6772 7788

Lindsay House, 128 Faulkner St, +612 6771 4554

Sandstock Motor Inn, 101 Dumaresq St,  +612 6772 9988

Abbotsleigh Inn, 76 Barney St,  +612 6772 9488

Near the airport (private transport recommended)

Moore Park Inn, 63 Moore Park Lane, +612 6772 2358

There is a wide range of accommodation in Armidale to suit all budgets. Please consult the Armidale Tourist Information Centre for more information.


Conference registration period and costs






Early Bird




On-Time Owl




Sleepy Sloth




Daily Dormouse




Conference registration opens on 1 August 2018

  • Early-Bird rates: 1 August 2018 – 30 September 2018
  • On-Time Owl rates: 1 October 2018 – 30 November 2018
  • Sleepy-Sloth rates: 1 December 2018 – 1 February 2019
  • Daily Dormouse rates: 1 August 2018 – 1 February 2019
  • Conference Dinner: closes on 20 December 2018

Concessions are available for:

  • Students (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • Secondary school teachers
  • High school students accompanied by a teacher, parent, or guardian
  • Retirees.

The conference registration fee covers:

  1. ASCS Conference: Monday 4 February – Thursday 7 February
  2. ASCS Welcome and Trendall Lecture reception: Monday 4 February, 5.30–6.30 pm
  3. ASCS 40 (2019) Keynote Reception: Tuesday 5 February, 5.00–6.00 pm
  4. Postgraduates, AWAWS, ASCS Delegates Event: Tuesday 5 February, 7.00–8:30 pm
  5. UNEMA 60th and Maurice Kelly Lecture Reception: Wednesday 6 February, 3:30–5:30 pm
  6. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each conference day.
  7. Conference pack.

Conference attendance and membership of ASCS

Paper-givers from Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) must be financial members of ASCS before registering for the conference.

All other delegates (paper-givers from beyond Australia and New Zealand, and all non-paper-givers) are not required to join ASCS.  You need only register for the conference.

Please note:

Registration for ASCS membership closes on 20 December 2018.

Registration for the optional conference dinner closes on 20 December 2018.

All costs provided in Australian Dollars.

Venue / Program 

The conference will be held at the University of New England, Armidale NSW 2351 Australia.

Conference venues include:

Booloominbah (36G) – Receptions and dinner

Oorala Centre (36G) – Morning and afternoon teas and lunch

Arts Building (E11) – Lecture Theatres, Meeting Rooms, and Museum of Antiquities

See Campus Map

Program — further details to come

Monday, 4 February

5.00 – 6.30 pm | Welcome address and A.D. Trendall Lecture (Arts Building E11, Lecture Theatre 1)

Tuesday, 5 February

5.00 – 6.00 pm | ASCS Keynote Lecture (Arts Building E11, Lecture Theatre 1)

Wednesday, 6 February

3.30 – 5.30 pm | UNEMA Maurice Kelly Lecture (Arts Building E11, Lecture Theatre 1)

6.30 pm onwards | Conference Dinner — on campus at Booloominbah Historic House