Conflict, reconciliation and community

Arts Building, CAHA Museum (Arts 305)
Wednesday 9 May 2018 (14:30-18:30)

All staff and students are welcome!

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The Midlands Classics and Ancient History Colloquium

CAHA is delighted to host the first in a series of annual colloquia in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology bringing together four Midlands departments (Universities of Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham and Warwick). This venture is picking up a past tradition, the Midlands Classics Colloquium, which last convened in 2000 (papers published in Spencer and Theodorakopoulos (eds) Advice and its Rhetoric in Greece and Rome, NCLS vol.9 2007).

Eighteen years later, we are pleased to come together once more with a wider disciplinary remit, now including Ancient History and Archaeology, and with the addition of the department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Leicester. There is already a collaborative framework in place under the Midlands3Cities AHRC doctoral training partnership, and this annual colloquium aims to strengthen our research network and encourage collaboration between researchers in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology in the Midlands. We are inviting all staff and students associated with the four departments to join us for the afternoon of 9 May to launch the new colloquium series with a set of four papers focussing on the theme of ‘Conflict, reconciliation and community’- and with a drinks reception which will be more focussed on community than conflict.


2.30 pm arrival and welcome

2.45 Theodora Hadjimichael (Warwick) - ’Singing and Dancing like a single soul: Chorality and Community in Plato and Pindar

3.15 Polly Stoker (Birmingham) - Channelling Andromache 'laughing as she cried' (Iliad 6.484): Women's responses to conflict from Homer to the twenty-first century.

3.45 tea and coffee

4.00 Ellie Mackin Roberts (Leicester) -  'Reconciling the Divine: Athena, Athenians, and the Arrhephoroi’

4.30 Edmund Stewart (Nottingham) - Class Conflict in the Greek New Music? A Reassessment of the Eighth Book of Aristotle.

5.00 planning future meetings/activities

5.30 Drinks reception 

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