Ancient Body, Modern Mind: Recent Research on the Figure in Ancient Mediterranean Art
Sponsored by 70th Annual Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC 2014)
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 to Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hyatt Regency
1000 Blvd Of The Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236
United States

CFP Deadline: 
Sunday, April 20, 2014

The traditional paradigm for the human form has long been the classicizing body, most prominently exhibited by Polykleitos’ Canon and Vitruvius’ ideal man.  Yet, to say that ‘Man is the measure of all things’ denies the multitude of alternative body politics present in the Mediterranean world.  This panel seeks papers that address specific works or theoretical perspectives of the body in the ancient Mediterranean World (i.e., Phoenician, Greek, Etrusco-Italic, or Roman) between 1000 BCE and 400 AD.  Papers that address pre-Roman Italy and non-canonical cultural groups or that take innovative theoretical positions, such as the abject, hybridity, or materiality, are especially encouraged.

Abstract deadline: midnight APRIL 20, 2014

Please submit abstracts (200 words max.) through the SECAC conference website (open the CFP pdf for the link) and send a CV directly to  Please visit the SECAC website ( or contact the session chair, Victor M Martínez, if you have any questions.

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Victor M Martínez


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