In 2004, Catullus scholars gathered in the Treehouse at The University of Newcastle to talk Catullus. This memorable event, aptly named ‘Catullus in the Treehouse,’ resulted in the first Special Issue of Antichthon, ‘Catullus in Contemporary Perspective’ in 2006.
After 14 years, and due to popular demand, it’s time to revisit ‘Catullus in the Treehouse’ with another one-day conference to celebrate Catullus, his poetry, his life and his legacy.
‘Catullus in the Treehouse Rides Again’ will be held at The University of Newcastle on: Friday 9 November 2018, 9 am – 5 pm.
If you would like to present a paper (30 or 40 minutes), please send an abstract between 300-500 words by 1 September to
Marguerite Johnson (The University of Newcastle)
Leah O’Hearn (La Trobe University)
Postgraduates and honours students who wish to present are welcome. Undergraduates are also welcome to attend the conference.
Unwaged / Studying: $30
Registration covers morning/afternoon tea and light lunch.
The events will be held at The University of Newcastle, NSW (Callaghan Campus).
As this is a preliminary call for papers, registration forms and advice on travel and accommodation will be available in the next few weeks. In the meantime, please email to signal your interest, attendance and / or presentation.