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The Donatist Controversy- Trinity Hall, Cambridge March 2014.
A major international colloquium will take place investigating the role of the Donatist Controversy in the development of North African Christianity as well as placing Donatism in its social, political and cultural context in the Late Roman world.
2015- A planned colloquium on the Kingdom of Meroë, Sudan.
An APAPD project on the role of Declinism in the Later Roman Empire has recently been awarded a Large Grant from The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Support Scheme (FRSS) and a further grant from the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry Research Support Scheme. For details see http://sydney.edu.au/arts/research/frss.shtml
ANAPD proposes to establish a supporters network to enable interested persons to become involved in its activities.
ANAPD is undertaking a project relating to the growth of Declinism in the late Roman world.
- ANAPD is supporting the final publication of the important excavations in the Bir Messaouda precinct in ancient Carthage, directed by Dr Richard Miles.
- ANAPD is proposing to arrange publications of the papers at it Donatism conference.
- 2013: ANAPD hosted Professor David Mattingly in May 2013 at the University of Sydney. He is Professor of Archaeology at University of Leicester and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is an internationally renowned expert on the archaeology of ancient North Africa and has led many excavations and surveys in Libya and Tunisia. Professor Mattingly has written a number of books on the archaeology of ancient North Africa and Roman imperialism. This year he has delivered the prestigious Jerome Lectures at the University of Michigan and the American Academy in Rome.
Professor Mattingly visited the University of Sydney as a William Ritchie Fellow.
Lectures:Prof David Mattingly’s lectures in Australia were all hosted in the University of Sydney at the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern studies of Australia (CCANESA), Room 480 – lvl 4 Madsen Building F09
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- 2014: ANAPD will host Dr Andrew Merrills in early 2014. Dr Merrills is author of major works on the Vandal and late Antique periods in North Africa and the Mediterranean.
Seminars and lectures:
by Prof David Matitngly.
Africa in the Roman Empire: New Perspectives on Old Ruins
Monday 13 May 2013, 6.30pm
Roman Imperialism: a Study of Power and Identity
Thursday 16 May 2013, 4.30pm
Beyond the Roman Frontiers: the Garamantes of the Libyan Saharan
Friday 17 May 2013, 11.00am-1.00pm