Revolutions and Classics

Revolutions and Classics

Friday July 22nd 2016

University College London

Researchers in classical reception are increasingly intrigued by the political significances of antiquity for subsequent cultures and societies: the field has been energised by the recent publication of Classics and Communism (2013) and Greek and Roman Classics in the British Struggle for Social Reform (2015).

’Revolutions and Classics’ examines the manner in which classical texts and artefacts have been deployed in societies undergoing rapid and radical social change. This one-day workshop aims to foster interdisciplinary discussion of intersections between classics and revolutions; substantial time will also be given to discussion of teaching across classical reception, classics, and politics.

The workshop is hosted by The Classical Reception Studies Network and the Legacy of Greek Political Thought Network, with the support of the Department of Greek and Latin at UCL, and the Department of Classics at the University of Reading. In line with the aims of the Classical Receptions Studies Network, the day is designed to be especially useful for doctoral researchers and early career academics.

Confirmed speakers include Rosa Andújar (UCL), Carol Atack (Warwick), Emma Cole (Bristol), Nicholas Cole (Oxford), Susan Deacy (Roehampton), Rachel Foxley (Reading), Benjamin Gray (Edinburgh), Jo Paul (Open University), Sanja Petrovic and Rosa Mucignat (Kings College London), Luke Richardson (University College London), and Michael Simpson (Goldsmiths).

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required; interested participants should register here. Ph.D. and Masters students from both UK and international institutions are eligible to apply for bursaries which can be used to subvent the costs of accommodation, subsistence, and travel. To apply for a bursary, please email the following information to Rosa Andújar and Barbara Goff on or before 30 June 2016:

1. A statement of not more than 200 words describing your research and how you might benefit from attending ‘Revolutions and Classics’ 2. a brief cv.

Should you have any questions, please contact the organisers:Barbara Goff, University of Reading and Rosa Andújar, UCL. The organisers are very grateful to the A. G. Leventis Fund at UCL for their generous support, as well as the UCL Institute for Advanced Studies, CUCD, and the Classical Association.

The programme of events can be found here.