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Ghent University is delighted to announce we are organizing the sixth International Conference on the Ancient Novel from 22 to 25 September 2021 at Thagaste monastery in Ghent. On this page, you can stay updated of our plans. 

Call for Papers

A Call for Papers will be shared in Spring 2020. Abstract submission will be coordinated through EasyChair

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Facts about ICAN

  • This picture of #ICAN5 makes us wish ICANVI was here already! Whom can you recognize?

  • Reardon reports that #ICAN2, at Dartmouth College in 1989, was held - to the surprise of almost everyone - in the heat. Many found relief by swimming in the Connecticut River. #Classicsconferences are never dull!
  • Schmeling on #ICAN1: 'In an after-dinner paper Stephanie West (with a straight face) reported on the discovery of new fragments of a novel on papyri, which, however, she had made out of whole cloth. Some in the audience accepted her imaginings as fact.'