There might be a session Classics, Astronomy and Interdisciplinarity at the Classical Association conference next year. It’s being organised by Alexandra Smith at Cardiff University and I’m her glamorous assistant.
She’s obviously not one of life’s lucky people.
The aim of the session is to look at how you can integrate research from Classics, which is often qualitative, data and Astronomy, which is often quantative data, and combine the two meaningfully. We’re expected to provide three or four speakers, so if you have a vague commitment-free interest in talking about Astronomy and Classics then drop me a note in the comment box below and I’ll get in touch. I don’t have dates other than April 2008, or a venue other than Liverpool, England yet. I plan to talk if we need to bring the numbers up to three or not talk if it reduces the numbers to four.
This isn’t a proper Call for Papers as the session is not confirmed yet.
Alex herself will probably be talking about the dating of eclipses, which is something she’s working on a lot. What I’ve read is impressive, so I’ll make of point of visiting the AMPAH conference when she’s speaking.