Metabolé: Crisis and Transformation in Antiquity

Metabolé is a Greek word usually rendered as "revolution" or "transformation" at the same time: it was used by Aristotle in a very significant way in his philosophical works in order to designate a process of change implying both destruction and generation of things.

This is also a key concept in ancient medicine or politics referred to changes of health state or political regime: many examples of global crisis and revolutions, from Mycenaean to Late Antique times, can be adduced here, as the uses of the concept in Aristotle or Polybius. But it is also a relevant topic for Literature and the Arts, both for the evolution of genres or motifs and for the turning points of diverse narratives. 

Target group

We welcome applications from master’s and doctoral students from within the EUROPAEUM  network. Presentations will be grouped into thematical panels and they should be between 15 and 20 minutes. Participants will be invited to comment on others’ work and we welcome applications from students who wish to participate without giving a paper.

Application and deadline

Deadline for submission of applications and abstracts: 15 September 2021

Deadline for final papers: 1 November 2021.