International Conference on Tacitus

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

26th-28th November 2024 

Deadline: 15th May 2024

Organizing Committee: Ana Maria Lóio, Gabriel Silva, Maria Cristina Pimentel, Martim Aires Horta, Nuno Simões Rodrigues, Ricardo Duarte and Ricardo Nobre

Partnership: Centre for History and Centre for Classical Studies (University of Lisbon)

Proposals should be sent to:



Call for papers

International Conference on Tacitus

(School of Arts and Humanities – University of Lisbon, 26-28th November 2024)


Multus hinc ipso sermo de Tacito

Tacitus and the Paths of History




Tacitus is a widely known author but perhaps not studied as much as he deserves. Despite the general interest shown these last decades, there is still much to explore in his work.


In order to foster further investigation of Tacitus, and explore themes and issues that have not yet been fully investigated, the Centre for Classical Studies (CEC) and the Centre for History (CH) of the University of Lisbon are organizing an International Conference, which will take place between 26th and the 28th of November 2024. 


Speakers are encouraged to employ philological, historical, political and anthropological approaches in their presentations, which may investigate any of the following topics:


  1. Characters in Tacitus
  2. Political, religious, and anthropological perspectives in Tacitus' works
  3. Reception of Tacitus' works from Antiquity to the present day
  4. Tacitus and his contemporaries
  5. Tacitus and his contemporary Rome
  6. Tacitus and Historiography
  7. Tacitus and Political Thought
  8. Tacitus in Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance periods
  9. Tacitus: style and language
  10. Tacitus’ Sources
  11. Warfare in the works of Tacitus
  12. Women in Tacitus


The abstracts submitted must demonstrate the innovative nature of the research to be presented.



All talks will have a maximum duration of 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion.



School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Portugal

26th-28th November 2024


Organizing Committee

Ana Maria Lóio

Gabriel Silva

Maria Cristina Pimentel

Martim Aires Horta

Nuno Simões Rodrigues

Ricardo Duarte

Ricardo Nobre


Scientific Committee


Ana Maria Lóio

Claudio Buongiovanni

Ellen O´Gorman

Maria Cristina Pimentel

Nuno Simões Rodrigues

Olivier Devillers

Rhiannon Ash

Rodrigo Furtado

Rosario Moreno Soldevila

Victoria Emma Pagán

William Dominik



CEC-ULisboa: Centre for Classical Studies, University of Lisbon

CH-ULisboa: Centre for History, University of Lisbon


Submission of individual abstracts

All those who are interested in giving a paper are warmly invited to submit a proposal by May 15, 2024. Submissions should contain the title of the presentation, an abstract of no more than 500 words, as well as the author’s name, affiliation(s), email, and a short biographical note, and main publications (100 words). Proposals should be sent to


The Organizing Committee, advised by the Scientific Committee, will choose the 25 proposals that it considers most innovative and relevant from a scientific point of view. Proponents will be informed of the decision by June 10, 2024, so that participants can make appropriate travel plans well in advance of the conference.


Languages and Publications

The languages of the conference will be English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. However, for submission for subsequent publication, texts must be presented in English, and will undergo the regular peer-review procedures.




This activity is funded by Portuguese national funds through FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., in the framework of the unit/projects UIDB/00019/2020 (CEC-ULisboa) and UIDB/04311/2020, UIDP/04311/2020 (CH-ULisboa).