The Age of Alexander the Great: The wide ranging impact of Alexander in Europe and Asia


Monday April 4th, 2016 at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.

There is no definitive theme as such, and papers are encouraged that cover all aspects of the study of Alexander the Great, and his era.

The study of Alexander is often restricted to specific spheres of study. This conference aims at presenting a forum where any aspect of Alexander and his legacy can be discussed. These can be the more traditional topics of interest such as political, military and cultural history, through to comparative studies or ones with a particular geographic focus, such as India or Asia.

Subtopics of particular interest are:

Military developments, historiography of the sources of Alexander, Alexander’s impact on the edges of his empire, the reputation of Alexander in the Successor states, and the roles of women in his campaign and afterwards.


The Keynote speaker will be Professor Waldemar Heckel.

Other featured speakers are Dr. Timothy Howe, Dr. Jeanne Reames, Dr. Franca Landucci, and Dr. Carolyn Willekes.


The conference is aimed equally at undergraduate and graduate students, researchers in the early stages of their careers and established academics.

We would also encourage the proposal of panels of three papers.


Proposals/abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and should be sent to:

Dr. Graham Wrightson (


The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday February 26th, 2016.

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Dr. Graham Wrightson (

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