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(Anti-)Apocalypticism throughout Antiquity

Call for Papers

"(Anti)-Apocalypticism throughout Antiquity"

A conference in the events series "Congressi Stefano Franscini"


Monte Verità
Str. Collina 84
6612 Ascona


The University of Zurich is organising a conference on the subject of “(Anti-)Apocalypticism in Antiquity”, which is going to take place at the Monte Verità Conference Centre in Ascona, Switzerland, from July 16th to 19th 2023. The event is part of the “Congressi Stefano Franscini” events series. This international congress will serve as a platform for interdisciplinary exchange on the subject of apocalyptic thinking, its critiques, and the cultural and intellectual history surrounding apocalyptic traditions in ancient cultures. Besides a number of invited sessions with participants from the disciplines of theology, history, classics, philology, and further areas of research interested in various ancient cultures, the organisers invite offered papers for contributions of a maximum of 15 to 20 minutes.


This call for papers is open to both junior and senior scholars from all disciplines within the study of ancient texts, languages, cultures and thought, while there is some focus on Ancient Near Eastern, Mediterranean, Levantine, Egyptian, and Persian contexts. Scholars researching questions in relation to (anti-)apocalypticism are invited to send abstracts for proposed papers to the organisers by email to the following address: Abstracts should be of an approximate length of 300-400 words, and be supplemented by a small paragraph describing the scholar’s academic background.


We especially invite proposals by junior researchers, women, as well as scholars of marginalised backgrounds and fields of study.


The deadline for the submission of proposals for papers is December 1st, 2022.

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