Ancient Structure


30 June - 2 July, 2021   |   Online via the University of Otago, New Zealand


We are pleased to announce that Amphorae XV will be hosted by The University of Otago in Dunedin from 30 June to 2 July 2021!

The conference will be held entirely online via Zoom and Slack.

What is Amphorae?

Amphorae was established in 2007 to bring together postgraduates in Ancient World studies from across Australasia. As a postgraduate conference, Amphorae offers a unique opportunity for postgraduate students to present their research to their peers in a supportive and encouraging environment. Amphorae is a great introduction for students to the world of conferences, and offers encouragement to participate and interact with speakers on an academic level.

Call for Papers

The call for papers is now open - click here for more information. Submission guidelines can be found on the "Submit a Paper" page.


Registration for Amphorae XV is now open - details can be found here. Registration is free for all attendees.

Important Dates

12 March - Call for papers and registrations opens

30 April - Call for papers closes

29 June - Registration closes

30 June - Conference begins


If you have any questions, please email, or talk to one of our friendly organisers - contact details are on the Contact page.




The Call for Papers for Amphorae XV is now open!

Our theme for this year is "Hindsight is 2020":

Things have progressed dramatically since classical antiquity, but there are often surprising parallels with the past to be found in modern societies. Indeed, many of the fundamental problems tackled by societies and individuals have not changed in the intervening centuries (diseases, social unrest, and the human condition to name but a few). This year's theme invites papers to consider the ways in which individuals and cultures addressed problems in antiquity and where they shed light on our own methods and motivations.

We invite postgraduate students in ancient world studies from Honours to PhD level to submit abstracts for presentations, panels, or archaeological reports. Papers will be 20 minutes, with 10 minutes of question time. Abstracts that do not align with the theme will also be considered.

We hope to see you there!

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