The Classical Reception Studies Network (CRSN) aims to facilitate the exchange of information and to encourage collaboration in the field of classical reception studies, on a global scale. Classical reception studies is the inquiry into how and why the texts, ideas, images and material cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome have been received, adapted, refigured, used and abused in different historical and cultural contexts.
The CRSN was originally formed in 2004; funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the original six partner institutions were soon joined by a wide range of international collaborators. You will soon be able to read more about the CRSN's work in its early phases in a forthcoming blog post.
Now, in its second decade, the CRSN is committed to providing an online hub for information and resource sharing, and to continuing to organise and facilitate research and career development events, with a particular focus on graduate students and early career researchers. This website maintains a comprehensive list of relevant events (and archives old ones), and the CRSN blog provides a regular stream of news and comment on classical reception topics. We provide links to other useful websites, organisations, and reception projects, and further useful resources will be developed over the coming months.
We welcome suggestions and feedback on this website, and the CRSN's activities more broadly. You can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit this page to find out who's currently on the executive committee.