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Classical Encounters: Receptions of antiquity in the long nineteenth century
‘Classical Encounters: Receptions of antiquity in the long nineteenth century’ will bring together scholars from a broad range of disciplines to explore encounters with the ancient world in nineteenth-century visual, material, literary and political culture and the implications of these encounters on discourses such as nationhood, colonialism, race, religion, gender, sexuality and death. A roundtable will offer interdisciplinary interventions on classical receptions to discuss the future(s) of reception studies.
The event is free to attend and registration open to all. Postgraduate and early career researchers working in classical reception are especially encouraged to attend.
You can register for the event here.
DAY 1, Friday 21st June
12.00– 13.15 Lunch and registration
13.15 – 13.30 Welcoming remarks
13:30 – 15:00 Classics, Race and Nation
Chair: Seren Nolan (Durham)
Sarah Budasz (Durham) : 'Archeological racialization in French travel writing to the Orient: exploratory thoughts'
Athena Leoussi (Reading) : 'Citizens and Athletes: Classical Greek concepts of humanity in the making of modern European nations in the long 19th century'
Daniel Orrells (King’s College London) : 'Visualising Antiquity in the Eighteenth Century'
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee
15.30 – 17.00 Interdisciplinarity and the Futures of Classical Reception
Charles Martindale (York), Daniel Hartley (Durham), Edmund Richardson (Durham)
Chair: Blaz Zabel (Durham)
17.00 – 18.00 Drinks reception
DAY 2, Saturday 22nd June
9.00 – 9.30 Coffee
9.30 – 11.00 Visual Encounters
Chair: Liz Prettejohn (York)
Helen Slaney (Roehampton) : Title TBC
Carrie Vout (Cambridge) : 'The classical and biblical in dialogue: a conversation in Victorian sculpture'
Thomas Couldridge (Durham) : 'South Kensington Cupid: A New Chapter?'
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee
11.15 – 12.45 Deathly Encounters
Respondent: Edmund Richardson (Durham)
Emily Dunn (Durham) : 'Dr Price and the 1884 Cremation of the Christ Child'
Shelley Hales (Bristol) : 'Mortal Remains and Immortal Ruins: Classical Archaeology and Cultures of Death in the Nineteenth Century'
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Archaeological Encounters
Chair: Sarah Miles (Durham)
Maddalena Ruini (Durham) : 'The Prime Minister and the Archaeologist: retelling the Homeric Age'
Abigail Baker (Great North Museum) : 'Troy in London: making sense of Schliemann’s first exhibition'
Rachel Bryant Davies (Durham) : '‘Little Archaeologists': the Impact of Schliemann's Excavations at Hissarlik in Victorian Children's Magazines'
15.30- 15.45 Closing remarks followed by coffee and cake
This event is generously supported by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Northern Bridge Consortium, Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies (CNCS) and Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures (CVAC).
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