The Bryn Mawr College Graduate Group Symposium is a biennial event sponsored by the Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art. This weekend-long symposium is organized and led entirely by a committee of graduate students with the goal of facilitating interdisciplinary scholarship between graduate students in Archaeology, Classics, History of Art, and all related fields. Planned and organized entirely by students, the biennial symposia are one of the Graduate Group's most significant shared enterprises.
2023 Symposium (November 10-11)
Timecraft: From Interpreting the Past to Shaping the Future
This year, the symposium is centered on the concept of timecraft. The 14th BMC Biennial Symposium organizing committee consists of Katie Breyer, Mallory Fitzpatrick, Kari Fossum, Devin Lawson, Yusi Liu, Meriç Özölçer, Katy Rosenthal and Alexis White.
Call for Papers
For more details and submission guidelines, please click here to view the full CFP.
2022 Symposium (March 25-26)
Kinesis: Movement and Mobility
2019 Symposium (Nov. 15-16)
Irresistible Night, Ageless Dark: The Nocturnal in Image, Text, and Material Culture
2017 Symposium (Nov. 3-4)
Nothing in Moderation: Ancient to Contemporary Perspectives on Excess
2015 - Bright Lights, Big City: The Development and Influence of the Metropolis
2013 - Home: Departure and Destination
2011 - Feed Your Head: Food as Material and Metaphor
2009 - Thievery: The Anxiety of Influence and Appropriation
2007 - To the Ends of the Earth: Journeys Ancient to Modern
2005 - After Death and Afterlife: The End or Beginning?
2003 - Head to Toe: (Un)Covering the Human Body
2001 - Amateur or Professional: Experts, Dabblers, Hirelings and Hacks
1999 - Decline: All Good Things Must Come to an End?
1997 - All for One or One for All? (Re)constructing Identity in the Ancient World