This interdisciplinary colloquium aims to explore what we mean by "German philhellenism", its boundaries, and its relevance and importance for various disciplines, including Classics/Classical Reception, German history, Germanistik, and English literature and history. The day will include a number of 20-40-minute papers intended to spark in-depth discussion, which will be initiated by a response from one of the other speakers. The colloquium will conclude with a panel discussion and summing-up.
Registration is now open for this event - please email Helen Roche (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Clare Foster (email@example.com) if you would like to attend. Places are limited, so we would recommend booking your place as soon as possible.
11.00 - Introduction
11.15 - Prof. Simon Goldhill (Cambridge: Classics/CRASSH) - 'The End of It All: tragedy and idealist criticism' (response by Clare Foster).
12.00 - Dr. Katherine Harloe (Reading: Classics) - 'Philhellenism and Enlightenment(s): thinking about the early history of German philhellenism' (response by Damian Valdez).
13.00 - LUNCH BREAK
14.00 - Dr. Damian Valdez (Cambridge: History) - 'The ideal and pathos of male friendship in German philhellenism' (response by Katherine Harloe).
15.00 - Dr. Stefano Evangelista (Oxford: English) - 'From Hellenism to Art for Art's Sake: Anglo-German Cultural Traffic in the Nineteenth Century' (response by Simon Goldhill).
15.45 - TEA BREAK
16.00 - Dr. Helen Roche (Cambridge: Classics/History) - 'Problematising German philhellenism in the twentieth century and beyond: some informal reflections'.
16.15 - Panel Discussion, chaired by Clare Foster (Cambridge: Classics).
17.00 - Summing-up; end of Colloquium
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