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Durham Centre for Classical Reception

Durham Centre for Classical Reception

“World-leading research, postgraduate opportunities, conferences and public engagement events on the afterlives of ancient Greece and Rome. ”


The Centre for Classical Reception promotes the study of the afterlives of ancient Greece and Rome: from medieval romances to Renaissance architecture, nineteenth century art to modern cinema.

The Centre explores not just the depth and significance of classical influences on later cultures, but also the ways in which the ancient world continues to reshape the world of today. Members of the Centre are drawn from a wide range of departments, including Classics and Ancient History, Archaeology, English Studies, History, and Modern Languages and Cultures. Durham has one of the world's most vibrant research communities in Classical Reception - and members of the Centre are involved in teaching, supervision and research across the breadth of the field. Recent high profile public events have included broadcasts, exhibitions - and a visit from the director Oliver Stone.


Wednesday 6 December 2017

DCCR Work-in-Progress Seminar: Futures of Reception

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Department of Classics, 38 North Bailey, Dr Ed Richardson

What do we do when we do classical reception? How does it look different from other ways of reading classical and post-classical sources? Can its particular theoretical frameworks and methodologies open up new insights into ancient material – and if so, how? What methodologies and theoretical frameworks are likely to be most productive for the future development of the field? This work-in-progress seminar is intended as an initial, informal discussion of the scope and key questions for the Centre's 'Futures of Reception' project.

Contact edmund.richardson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.