UCL European Institute


Greek and Latin: Hannah Arendt and the Ancients Conference

17 September 2015, 12:00 am


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17-18 September 2015
The major twentieth-century political theorist Hannah Arendt found inspiration for her critique of modernity in antiquity. This conference brings together Classicists, Political Theorists and Arendt scholars to look both at the impact of antiquity on her work and the potential for Arendt to open new avenues for studying the ancient world.


17-18 September 2015
14.00pm - 17.30pm


Gordon House 106
Gordon Square

Register to attend


  • Andrew Benjamin, Monash University
  • Adriana Cavarero, University of Verona
  • Joy Connolly, New York University
  • Katherine Harloe, Reading University
  • Bonnie Honig, Brown University
  • Frisbee Sheffield, Cambridge University
  • Dana Villa, University of Notre Dame


17 September  
2.00 Registration & Welcome
2.30-3.30 Joy Connolly (NYU) 'Purposive Conservation: Arendtian practices of reading'
3.30-4.30 Katherine Harloe (Reading) 'Arendt and the Quarrel of Ancient and Modern'
4.30-5.15 Tea & Coffee
5.15-6.15 Bonnie Honig (Brown) 'Hannah Arendt and the Lost Sabbath: Ancient Practices in Modern Perspective in The Human Condition'
6.30-7.45 Reception in the Flaxman Gallery
18 September  
10.30-11.30 Dana Villa (Notre Dame) 'Arendt and Pericles'
11.30-12.30 Frisbee Sheffield (Cambridge) 'Arendt on Plato, Aristotle, and Politics'
12.30-2.00 Lunch break
2.00-3.00 Andrew Benjamin (Monash/Kingston) 'The Problem of Authority in Arendt and Aristotle'
3.00-4.00 Adriana Cavarero (Verona) 'Arendt and the Socrates paradigm'
4.00 Tea & Coffee
4.30-5.30  Roundtable and Closing Discussion: John Ackerman (Northwestern) and Kevin Inston (UCL)

For more information, please contact Miriam Leonard