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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.