Conference outline

Monday, August 31st, afternoon: start of registration; evening: welcome reception at the ceremonial Town Hall.

Tuesday, September 1st, morning: opening session.

Tuesday, September 1st – Friday, September 4th: 30-minute papers in parallel sessions throughout the day, preceded by a plenary paper in the morning.

Friday, September 4th, afternoon: closing session.


A workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 1st, which will focus on inscriptions and defixiones. Various topics will be addressed, from more linguistic matters to questions related to the edition of texts. The duration of the papers in the workshop will be 20 minutes as well; at the end of the day there will be a concluding discussion among the participants.


Wednesday, September 2nd, afternoon: excursion in the city of Ghent, starting with a guided boat tour on the canals of the city.

Saturday, September 5th: a longer excursion outside the city could be planned, if a sufficient number of people are interested in participating.

Social dinner

Thursday, September 3rd, evening: social dinner in the historical centre (additional cost of €50).