A requested relayed message, originally put up by Susan Deacy over at Athena Trickster: there's still time to offer a paper for the 'Athena: Sharing Current Research' project.

This conference will share current research on a deity that has been a topic of interest since the dawn of classical scholarship and through its various ‘turns.’ The event will appraise various ways to approach the goddess by drawing together current researchers from the UK, France, Italy, and, they hope, elsewhere. The event takes place at a time of a resurgence of interest in the Goddess (evidenced, for instance, by the 2016 edition of the journal Pallas devoted to Athena-related papers). The event will both reflect and appraise this renewed interest.

Envisaged themes to include:

- Athena the networker – polytheism, the pantheon and the ‘Paris School’
- Athena in the city – in antiquity and beyond
- Gendering Athena
- Attributes of Athena
- Athena as warrior deity

Deacy hads a further suggested theme: Athena in neopagan traditions. She'd certainty be happy to receive proposals along the lines of:

 - Living Athenas: modern neopagan traditions

Other suggestions welcome. Programme to follow in May. The conference takes place on the 3rd June 2016, Adam Room, Grove House, University of Roehampton, London. If you'd like to offer a paper (of c. 20 minutes) - please send title plus c. 200-word abstract by 30 April 2016. All welcome to present/attend, esp. postgraduate students.

Tweet @AthenaSharing or email s.deacy@roehampton.ac.uk if you'd like to be added to the mailing list - or would like just to make contact.