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Live stream-conference

Leiden University and the National Museum of Antiquities, in cooperation with the OIKOS research group Classical receptions and traditions, are happy to invite you to the online conference Classical Controversies.

  • dates: Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 November 2020
  • times: 11 November: 16.00 – 20.00, 12 November: 14.00 – 17.15, 13 November: 14.00 – 21.15
  • location: live stream from the National Museum of Antiquities
  • admission: free
  • main language: English

Content of the conference

This conference aims to contribute to our notions of the different ways elements of Graeco-Roman antiquity (construed in a broad sense of the word) are perceived and employed towards a particular end in most recent 21st century discourse. Its focus will be on reception by museums, in politics, and in more popular culture. This reveals the needs of our own society: what kinds of narratives about antiquity do we create for ourselves at this moment in time, and for which reasons? What do we do with antiquity? And how do these narratives use, and reflect on, earlier historical chains of reception?

Programme

Our keynote speaker on 11 November at 20.00 is dr. Donna Zuckerberg, author of Not All Dead White Men (2018), sponsored by OIKOS research group Classical receptions and traditions.

  • You can download the rest of the program at the bottom of this page.

Register conference

Sign up for the livestream (You can choose which day you sign up for, or of course choose two or three days.)

Everyone can follow this lecture for free. You do not need to download or install any additional programs on your computer. After registration you will receive a link with which you can follow the lecture via the browser on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The livestream is online fifteen minutes before the start.

Register keynote Donna Zuckerberg

Sign up for the livestream

Everyone can follow this lecture for free. You do not need to download or install any additional programs on your computer. After registration you will receive a link with which you can follow the lecture via the browser on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The livestream is online fifteen minutes before the start.

Classical Controversies in 2020

Statue of King Leonidas in Sparta

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