Re-imagining the past: antiquity and Modern Greek culture

Category
Arts and Law, Research
Date(s)
Monday 27th (00:00) - Tuesday 28th June 2011 (00:00)
Contact

Enquiries concerning the conference or conference accommodation should be addressed to Professor Tziovas:

Email d.p.tziovas@bham.ac.uk

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Photograph of graffiti in Cyprus

The aim of the conference is to offer new perspectives on the relationship between Modern Greece and Antiquity by exploring strategies of engagement with, appropriation, or even rejection of the ancient past.

It will seek to re-examine Greek perceptions of the ancient past from the fifteenth century onwards, to re-consider different cultural or ideological uses of this past and to re-assess the contribution of antiquity to the emergence and development of modern Greek culture.  Culture in this context is defined widely and includes different forms of cultural production, identities, institutions, ideologies, diaspora perceptions and scholarly discourses.