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February 2018

‘Strong Woman’ – A Rare Musical Drama on the Martyrdom of a Japanese Noblewoman

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC+0
Bristol Music Club, 76 St Paul's Road
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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This year, for its Donors Celebration, the Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition has teamed up with the University of Bristol’s Madrigal and Baroque Ensembles to present a rare concert performance of Mulier Fortis, or ‘Strong Woman’. This musical drama, first produced in 1698 by Viennese Jesuit Johann Baptist Adolph and composer Johann Bernhardt Staudt, celebrates the martyrdom of a Japanese noblewoman who converted to Christianity in the 16th century. Ethnomusicologist and baroque musician, Dr Makoto Harris Takao…

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Historical Fictions Research Network

February 24 - February 25
Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8JG + Google Map

9:30-11:15          garden and registration 11:15-12:10       Jerome de Groot 12:10-1pm          lunch 1-2:30   1               Fedorova              Russian Revolt on the Screen Pooley  It’s Not the Wallpaper that Worries Me: Genre Trouble and Historical Faction Slugan   Crime Reconstructions in Early Cinema: The Threat to Public Morals and The Fact/Fiction Distinction   2          Hardstaff              Maybe One Day: Anticipation in the Children’s Social Justice Novel Baker                      Intertextuality in Antonia Forest’s Marlowe books & the 2 historical ones Preston                  ‘Drake at sea and our Eliza…

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March 2018

Cambridge Classical Reception Seminar Series (CCRSS): ‘Archaeo-politics and the Greek crisis’

March 1 @ 5:15 pm UTC+0
Classics Faculty, Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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(in collaboration with the Cambridge Modern Greek Seminar) Prof. Dimitris Tziovas (Professor of Modern Greek Studies, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham) The crisis has induced Greek society to rethink its values, to revisit its founding myths and to re-examine its earlier certainties. This involves to a certain extent a narrativisation of the traumas of history, an interrogation of past practices and a critical search for what went wrong using the past as a guide. It…

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Virgil Society Presidential Address: ‘The Female Hero and the Aeneid’

March 3 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
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Natalie Haynes (writer, journalist and broadcaster), 'The Female Hero and the Aeneid' (Presidential Address) Room G22/26, Senate House South Block Meetings take place in Senate House, Malet Street, London. All are very welcome to attend, and tea/coffee is usually served after meetings. For more on the Virgil Society, please see http://www.virgilsociety.org.uk/, and for membership enquiries, please contact Jill Kilsby, jkcharity@outlook.com.

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Erika Fischer-Lichte, ‘Tragedy’s Endurance’

March 5 @ 3:00 pm UTC+0
Classics Faculty, University of Oxford, 66 St Giles'
Oxford, OX1 3LU United Kingdom
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APGRD Public Lecture

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The Landscape Garden: Britain’s Greatest Eighteenth-century Export?

March 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm UTC+0
British School at Rome, via Antonio Gramsci 61
Rome, 00197 Italy
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 'The 18th-century English Landscape Garden'. - Dr Laura Mayer, Independent scholar and author. 'Roman influences on Georgian Stourhead'. - Prof John Harrison, Ph.D., Open University. 'Gardens at La Trappe: neo-classical display in the London suburbs'. - Dr Clare Hornsby FSA, Independent art & cultural historian. 'Painting and Planting: art, aesthetics and landscaping in Georgian England' - Michael Liversidge FSA, Emeritus Dean, University of Bristol (History of Art). 'The Italian Renaissance Villa and Garden: an overlooked source. Some observations and suggestions'.…

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Cambridge Classical Reception Seminar Series (CCRSS): ‘Aztec Latinists: Classical learning and native legacies in post-conquest Mexico’

March 13 @ 5:15 pm UTC+0
Classics Faculty, Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Prof. Andrew Laird (John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and Humanities, Brown University, USA) Soon after the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1521, missionaries began teaching Latin, classical rhetoric and Aristotelian philosophy to youths from the native Nahua or Aztec nobility. In his talk, Andrew Laird will explain the nature and purpose of that training, and show some unexpected ways in which indigenous scholars used and connected their knowledge of Greco-Roman literature and history to Mexico’s pre-Hispanic world as…

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UCL Houseman Lecture: Bernard O’Donoghue (Oxford) on ‘Chosen Ancestors: Seamus Heaney and Virgil’

March 14 @ 5:30 pm UTC+0
University College London London, United Kingdom + Google Map

Seamus Heaney's translation of Aeneid VI had long been rumoured, so its posthumous appearance in 2016 was a major event. Heaney had said that he wanted to produce a 'poetic remaking' of Book VI, by contrast with his more dutiful translation of Beowulf which he said he did 'not know or love enough' to remake. I will look at Heaney's version of Book VI, side by side with the book's influence on his last volume of poems, Human Chain, to…

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Mistaken Identities: Roman Emperors in Modern Art

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Bush House Auditorium, 30 Aldwych
London, WC2R 4BG United Kingdom
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The 2018 Rumble Lecture, delivered by Mary Beard, will explore some of the ways modern artists have re-imagined ancient Roman emperors: it will uncover some ‘missing persons’, and reveal some unexpected misidentifications. The lecture marks the fifth anniversary of the Jamie Rumble Memorial Fund here at King’s, and forms part of the cultural programme accompanying our major exhibition in Bush House and the Inigo Rooms (The Classical Now: see www.modernclassicisms.com). The 2018 Rumble Lecture comes about thanks to the generosity…

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2nd Annual Postgraduate Symposium in Classical Reception

March 17 - March 19
Dept of Philology, University of Patras Patras, Greece + Google Map

Reception is conceived not as a subdivision of Classics but as a mode of historicised inquiry and constant self-critique intrinsic in Classical Studies. In this respect, the reader assumes the role of the decoder who examines reception of the ancient world from the 8th century BC onwards: from Antiquity to Byzantium, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Early and Late Modernity and the future, while ceaselessly moving from the West to the East and from the North to the South and…

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