Department of Greek & Latin

Lectures and Conferences


Lectures and Conferences 2015-16

  • Conferences and Colloquia

Conference: Dionysus in Rome (3-4 September 2015)

Conference: Hannah Arendt and the Ancients (17-18 September 2015)

Conference: Intertextuality in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica (18 December 2015)

Colloquium: One-day course on Identities and gender in the Ancient World (9 February 2016)

Event in collaboration with the Centre for Early Modern Exchanges on Oratory and Rhetoric (23 March 2016)

Conference: Economics and Warfare (27-29 April 2016)

Conference: Language in Style (18-20 May 2016)

Symposium: What is Latin about Latin America? Elite Culture, Popular History, and the Making of a Continental Identity (21 May 2016)

Conference: Erudition and Allusion in Theocritus (27 May 2016)

Conference: The Politics of Form in Greek Culture (17 June 2016)

Conference: From Song To Book: Performance and Entextualisation in Ancient Greek Literature and Beyond (29 June - 1 July 2016)

Classical Reception Studies Network Workshop: Revolutions and Classics (22 July 2016)

  • Lectures

3 November 2015 at 6.30 p.m. Professor Phiroze Vasunia's inaugural lecture

10 February 2016: Gesine Manuwald on Ancient 'New' Comedy

11 February 2016: Rosa Andújar on Menander: A New Comedy for Athens

22 February 2016: Housman Masterclass: Maurizio Bettini (2-4 p.m.)

23 February 2016: Housman Lecture 2016: Maurizio Bettini

18 March 2016: Keeling Lecture 2015: Susanne Bobzien (Oxford), 'Did Frege plagiarize the Stoics?' (5 pm)

Lectures and Conferences 2014-15

  • Conferences and Colloquia

Conference: Hellenism and Judaism in Modernity (19 November 2014)

Conference: Classics and the Great War, in an Age of Empire (27 November 2014).  Co-sponsored by the Network on Ancient and Modern Imperialisms and the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge.  The conference will be held in Cambridge.

Conference: Back to the Future: Varro, the State, and Antiquarianism (26-27 January 2015)

Symposium: Staging Greek Tragedy Today (13 February 2015)

Colloquium: UCL/British School at Athens Colloquium for Secondary School Teachers (16 February 2015)

Conference: Aspects of Family Law in the Ancient World – a Cross-cultural Perspective (22-24 April 2015)

Panel Discussion: Families and the Law in the Ancient World: A public discussion exploring family law in ancient Greece, Rome and Mesopotamia (Friday 24 April 2015, 18:00 to 19:30)

Conference: Epic! Between Ancient and Early Modern Empires (6 May 2015)

Conference: The Afterlife of Cicero (7-8 May 2015)

Postgraduate Student Event: Early-Modern Texts and Digital Resources (29 May 2015)

Conference: The Poetics of War: Remembering Conflict from Ancient Greece to the Great War (17-19 June 2015)

Conference: Grattius in Contex(s): hunting an Augustan poet (25-26 June 2015)

Postgraduate Student Event: Human and Posthuman (10 July 2015).  A workshop organised in conjunction with the Postclassicisms network.

Conference: Dionysus in Rome (3-4 September 2015)

Conference: Hannah Arendt and the Ancients (17-18 September 2015)

  • Lectures

13 May 2015: Keeling Lecture 2015: David Sedley "Socrates' Second Voyage (Plato, Phaedo 99-101)" (5:00pm)

4 June 2015: Housman lecture 2015: Leslie Kurke (6:00 pm)

5 June 2015: Housman Masterclass: Leslie Kurke (2:00 - 5:00 pm)

Lectures and Conferences 2013-14

  • Conferences and Colloquia

Colloquium: FIGS Forum: Empathy (1 Nov. 2013, 9:00 - 19:00). ** See now the publication here

Colloquium: Keeling Colloquium 4th to 6th November 2013

Colloquium: UCL/British School at Athens Colloquium for Secondary School Teachers (19 February 2014)

Colloquium: Greek Tragedy's Renaissance Inflections: Iphigenia Workshop. Wednesday 12th March 2014, 2–7pm, Foster Court 307.

Conference: New Perspectives on Virgil’s Georgics (3 - 4 April 2014)

Conference: Roman Oratory (10-13 April 2014): Gesine Manuwald

Conference: Greeks and Romans on the Latin American Stage (24-26 June 2014)

Conference and Training Day: Greek Poetic Fragments

Conference and Public Event: Palladas and the New Papyrus (4-5 September 2014)

Conference: The Language of Persuasion: Linguistic Approaches to its Theory and Practice in the Classical World (10–12 September 2014)

Conference: Chris Carey (a celebration) 19 September 2014

Conference: The Afterlife of Classical Latin Satire (Friday 10 October 2014): collaboration with the English Department and the Warburg Institute.  The conference will be held at the Warburg Institute.

  • Lectures

10 October 2013: Gesine Manuwald, 'Latin as a language of translation in Elizabethan England'. The UCL Translation in History Lectures: 6 to 7.30 pm. Blogged here

29 January 2014: Prof. James Redfield (Chicago): 'The Socratic Dialogues as Historical Fiction' (5:30pm). Gordon House 106 (WC1H 0PP). All welcome.

11 February 2014: UCL Classical Play Lecture. Dr Rosa Andújar (UCL): 'Comedy and Caricature in Aristophanes' Theatre'.

12 February 2014: UCL Classical Play Lecture. Dr Jenny Bryan (UCL): 'Socrates' search for wisdom.'

13 February 2014: UCL Classical Play Lecture. Bettany Hughes: 'Athens: the Theatre for Socrates' Ideas'.

12 March 2014: Professor Gail Fine, Keeling memorial lecture and graduate masterclass 'Knowledge, belief, and perception in the Phaedo'.  4-6pm, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre. Further details are posted here.

19 March 2014: Housman Masterclass: Denis Feeney (4 pm)

20 March 2014: Housman lecture 2014: Denis Feeney (6pm)

28 April 2014: Professor John Moles (Newcastle): 'Virgil's Loss of Virginity and Related Matters.' 5.30pm. 2.18 Chadwick Building (UCL front quad). Reception to follow. All welcome.

Lectures and Conferences 2012-13

Conference: Paths of Song: Interactions between Greek Lyric and Tragedy (11-13 April 2013)

Conference: Use and Abuse of Law in the Athenian Courts (16-18 April 2013)

Panel discussionMyth and Mythology (UCL Festival of Arts): 16 May, 1:00pm

Conference: The Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond (12-13 August 2013)

Conference: The Platonic Letters: Readings and Receptions (2-4 September 2013)

Conference: Greek Literary Epigram: From the Hellenistic to the early Byzantine Era (11-13 September 2013)

  • Lectures

9 October 2012: Keeling Graduate Masterclass (4-6pm)

10 October 2012: Keeling Lecture 2012: Prof. Richard Sorabji (6-8pm)

13 November 2012: Lecture. ‘Jumping to conclusions. Bull-leaping in Minoan Crete’ Dr. Andrew Shapland (British Museum)

16 November 2012: Lecture. Dr Maude Vanhaelen (Warwick), 'Renaissance scholars and their demons: on Ficino and Iamblichus’ De Mysteriis' (5 pm)

5 February 2013: UCL Classical Play Lecture. Professor Simon Goldhill (Cambridge): 'Tragedy and the Trojan Women.'

6 February 2013: UCL Classical Play Lecture. Professor Chris Carey (UCL): 'In Search of Meaning: the World of the Trojan Women.

7 February 2013: UCL Classical Play Lecture. Dr Rosa Andújar (UCL): 'Good Grief: The Lamenting Women of Tragedy.'

19 February 2013: Housman Masterclass: Eric Csapo (2.30pm)

20 February 2013: Housman lecture 2013: Eric Csapo (6pm)

8 May 2013: Lecture: Dr Peter Meineck (NYU), 'The Theatre that Moved the Soul: Understanding the Power of Ancient Greek Drama through Modern Cognitive Science'

Lectures and Conferences 2011-12

Colloquium: Keeling Colloquium 7-9 November 2011

Conference: A Theatre of Justice: aspects of Graeco-Roman oratory and rhetorics 19-20 April 2012

Conference: Cicero Awayday - 30th May 2012

Conference: Olympics: Sport and competition in Greece and Rome - 14-15 June 2012

Conference: Iambus and Elegy - 11-13 July 2012

Conference: Educating the Future Generation: teaching, learning, and antiquity 13-14 September 2012

Lecture: Housman Lecture 2012