The Institute of Historical Research will be hosting the 81st Anglo-American Conference on the subject of Ancients and Moderns on 5-6 July 2012 at Senate House, London.
With the Olympics upon us in the UK it seems an appropriate moment to think more broadly about the ways in which the classical world resonates in our own times, and how successive epochs of modernity since the Renaissance have situated themselves in relation to the various ancient civilisations. From political theory to aesthetics, across the arts of war and of peace, to concepts of education, family, gender, race and slavery, it is hard to think of a facet of the last millennium which has not been informed by the ancient past and through a range of media, including museums, painting, poetry, film and the built environment.
The Institute’s 81st Anglo-American conference seeks to represent the full extent of work on classical receptions, welcoming not only those scholars who work on Roman, Greek and Judaeo-Christian legacies and influences, but also historians of the ancient kingdoms and empires of Asia and pre-Colombian America. Our plenary lecturers include: Paul Cartledge (Cambridge), Constanze Güthenke (Princeton), Mark Lewis (Stanford), Sanjay Subrahmanyam (UCLA) and David Womersley (Oxford).
For programme and registration details, please visit
www.history.ac.uk/aach12 or for any queries, please contact the IHR Events Office at AncientsandModerns@lon.ac.uk or on 0207 862
Ms Manjeet Sambi
Events and Publicity Officer
Institute of Historical Research
University of London
Senate House (South Block)
LONDON WC1E 7HU
0207 862 8756
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