Durham Centre for Classical Reception
The Centre aims to promote the study of the diverse reception of the classical world, or how Greco-Roman antiquity has continued to remain a significant point of reference and departure throughout the centuries, from late antiquity to the present day – in virtually every cultural sphere, including art and architecture, language and literature, and politics and thought. The Centre brings together experts in aspects of the classical tradition and classical receptions from a wide spectrum of relevant disciplines, such as Archaeology, Classics, English, French, History, and Italian. It maintains a broad programme of lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences. In particular, it has organized a series of flagship events that explore key aspects or figures of classical reception, such as 'Classics in Translation' (2007, with Ahmed Etman of Cairo as keynote speaker), 'Metamorphosis: in Antiquity and Beyond' (2008, in part funded by the Durham Institute of Advanced Study in the context of the annual theme 'Being Human'), and the international conference 'Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile after Ovid' (2009), a one-day conference 'Dante: The Author and his Image', in collaboration with CMRS, Musicon, and the Italian Department (2010), and the major international conference Romosexuality: The Reception of Rome and the Construction of Western Homosexual Identities (April 2012; for press coverage see The Times Higher 19 April). For further details see Events (past and forthcoming) and Activities; to be added to the news-list of the Centre, please contact Edmund Thomas.
Contact DetailsDr Edmund Thomas
Department of Classics & Ancient History
38 North Bailey
Durham DH1 3EU
Tel: +44(0)191 334 1683
Fax: +44(0)191 334 1671