Dear Madam / Sir,

 

            We have sent a series of information regarding the organisation of the 14th International Congress of Thracology in the first circular letter. The Congress will be held in Deva, from the 6th to the 10th of May 2020, under the general heading:

THRACing the Past: From Bronze Communities to Iron Kingdoms

            In this second circular letter, we wish to add some specifications concerning the development of the event.

            By the time you receive the present circular, you may register by filling in the registration form available online on the Congress’s website at https://thracology2020.com/. The form may be found under the Registration tab and may be completed until the 30th of November 2019, the deadline for registration. Please fill in this form the abstract of the paper you wish to communicate (presentation or poster), with its exact title, name / names of the author / authors and a concise text. The content of the abstract should not exceed 500 words and must be in accordance with the title and the proposed topic. The abstract will be written in the language in which the paper will be presented (or exposed) at the Congress (English, French, German) and will be drafted in the Microsoft Office Word format (.doc or .docx). In accordance with the Congress’s title, the themes that may be approached are: the Thracians and their history, art, culture, language, religion, but also subjects related to numismatics, epigraphy, and interdisciplinary studies, all of these integrated in the chronological span of the Bronze Age and Late Antiquity.

            You will find inside the registration form the option to apply for a grant, which is addressed especially to young, retired and non-EU researchers. The grant consists in free accommodation and meals during the entire period of the Congress. Information regarding the documentary field trip set for the last day of the Congress (10th of May) is comprised in the registration form, as well. We are also offering the possibility for the participants to be accompanied by another person. The respective partners should fill in an identical registration form, ticking their dedicated box and providing the requested data, excepting the ones concerning the scientific activity. Please send us this information in order to help us organising the upcoming event in the best possible way!

            After receiving the registration form, the organisers will decide on accepting or rejecting your paper. In this respect, you will receive a written answer as soon as possible. Therewith, the researchers who applied for a grant will be notified on the result of their request. The programme of the Congress will be completed in the next stage following the registration period.

            We remind you the fact that attending the Congress implies the payment of a fee. This fee can be paid starting with 15th of July 2019. The amount of the fee is 50 euro if paid until the 15th of January 2020 and 75 euro if paid after, but no later than the 15th of March 2020. Exceptionally, the payment of the fee is accepted until the beginning of the Congress (6th of May 2020), under the condition of confirming the participation by e-mail. In this case, the amount of the fee will be 100 euro. The young researchers who would not have turned 35 years old until the beginning date of the Congress will be a reduced fee of 30 euro if paid until the 15th of January 2020 and 45 euro if paid until the 15th of March 2020. The account for the payment is RO63BRDE220SV93562352200, opened at BRD – Groupe Société Générale.

            Information on how to travel to Deva and the accommodation possibilities will be sent in the next circular letter.

            Please share this second circular letter to everyone you know who might be interested in attending the 14th International Congress of Thracology. You will find all the information on the Congress on the website https://thracology2020.com/. For any questions and further data, feel free to contact us at thracology2020deva@gmail.com.