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Conferenze in università UK per il 2009 e 20010

Come è tradizione durante l'estate si ha un fiorire di conferenze di livello universitario su tematiche abbastanza varie, che vanno dalla religione greco-romana alla poesia latina, alla storiografia antica ovviamente per una presentazione e discussione delle più recenti vedute emerse dagli studi recenti. Una occasione unica di incontri fra studiosi che espongono a un pubblico di competenti i loro contributi personali di ricerche e approfondimenti vari.



1. Durham University, 3rd-4th September 2009

2. 5th-7th November 2009 in Edinburgh

3. University of St Andrews, 2-3 July 2010

Il programma che vi presento si riferisce a ben 3 diverse conferenze di alto livello universitario, come si evince facilmente sia dai titoli delle conference che saranno tenute in alcune delle più prestigiose università europee, sia dai relatori che vi prenderanno parte.

Ovviamente tutte le conferenze saranno svolte in lingua inglese, come è tradizione delle università britanniche.
Tutti i dettagli relativi alle conferenze sono chiaramente indicati nel programmi, inclusi gli indirizzi ai quali rivolgersi per raggiungere le varie sedi.

Gli interessati sono pregati di fare attenzione alla scadenza indicata per l’invio degli abstracts da inviare agli organizzatori in relazione alla conferenza che sarà tenuta all’università di St Andrews.

1. CONF: History without Historians conference

2009 August 13

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Classics at Edinburgh, in conjunction with the Leventis Foundation announces the 6th Leventis conference on

History without Historians: Greeks and their past in the Archaic and Classical age

5th-7th November 2009 in Edinburgh

The conference has been organised by Prof. John Marincola, Professor of Classics at The Florida State University and the 6th Leventis Visiting Professor at Edinburgh University.

For further details including a provisional programme see:

2. CONF: Two Thousand Years of Solitude

2009 August 11

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Exile After Ovid

This is a final reminder about the international conference to be held
on the reception of Ovid as an exile figure at St. John’s College,
Durham University, 3rd-4th September 2009 under the auspices of the
Centre for the Study of the Classical Tradition

Confirmed speakers include: Josephine Balmer (author of the forthcoming
The Word for Sorrow, incorporating versions of the Tristia), Philip
Hardie (Cambridge) Stephen Harrison (Oxford), Stephen Hinds (University
of Washington, Seattle), Duncan Kennedy (Bristol).

Booking forms for the conference and a fuller list of speakers can be
found on the provisional conference programme at

Those who would like to attend the conference are reminded that booking
forms and payment need to be sent to arrive no later than TUESDAY 25TH
AUGUST to Jennifer Ingleheart, 38 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3EU, and
that bookings cannot be taken after this date.


3. CFP: Belief and its Alternatives in Greek and Roman Religion

2009 August 13

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University of St Andrews, 2-3 July 2010

Call for Papers

The religions of Greece and Rome have long been regarded as religions of ritual,
religions in which what was done mattered far more than what was thought.
Responses to the supposedly practice-centred nature of Greek and Roman religion
have ranged from the dismissive, which see the ritualism of ancient religions as
a symptom of their spiritual emptiness, to the highly creative, such as the
structuralist approaches of the Paris School and sociological approaches which
probe the relationship between ritual and society. Common to these latter
approaches is the idea that, even if Greek and Roman religion was dominated by
ritual, the rituals depended for their meaning on a complex network of ideas
and assumptions. Recent studies have returned to the question of how best to
reflect that cognitive side of ancient religion, and in particular to the
utility of the term ‘belief’ in modelling ancient religions.

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers in Greek and Roman
and Religious Studies to discuss questions of approach to ancient
religions, focusing on the applicability of modern categories – such as
‘belief’ – to the ancient Mediterranean world. Recent publications by, among
others, Tom Harrison and Simon Price suggest that this remains an area of
interest and one in which significant work remains to be done. It is hoped that
the combination of speakers from Greek, Roman and Religious Studies will
generate some interesting and useful inter-disciplinary interactions. Confirmed
speakers so far are Robert Parker (Oxford), Tom Harrison (Liverpool), John
Cottingham (Reading), Peter Harrison (Oxford) and John Scheid (Collège de

Suggestions of papers of up to 30 minutes in length on any aspect of the topic
are invited. Please send a proposed title and an abstract of up to 300 words to
Ralph Anderson (rta1 At by Friday 6th November.