A busy week here at Roehampton

Classical events at Roehampton during the second half of February 2018

LEADERS AND LEGACIES: BOOK LAUNCH

Celebrating the publication of Dr Kathryn Tempest’s Brutus: The Noble Conspirator and Professor Michael Cullinane’s Theodore Roosevelt’s Ghost: The History and Memory of an American Icon. The authors will discuss how leaders shape their legacies with Professor Maria Wyke (UCL) providing commentary.

Date: Tuesday 20 February

Time: 5.30-7.00 pm (doors open at 5.15 pm)

Venue: Adam Room, Grove House, University of Roehampton

More info (including how to book): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leaders-and-legacies-book-launch-event-tickets-42819746013

FRAGMENTS AND FORGERIES CONFERENCE

Fragmentary evidence frequently lacks the context we need to make proper sense of it and leads us to speculate about what that whole may have comprised. Thus, while we seek to endow the surviving fragment with meaning, we also ponder the nature of what has been lost. This event will focus particularly on what it means to work with fragments, including fragments of Attic tragedy, Hellenistic oratory, the ancient novel and fragmented narratives on decorated pots. We will also consider possible intersections with ancient forgeries. Participants Include: Roberta Berardi (Oxford), Andriana Domouzi (RHUL), Claire Rachel Jackson (Cambridge), Fiona McHardy (Roehampton); Thomas Sims (Nottingham), Katerina Volioti (Roehampton).

Date: Wednesday 21 February

Time: 1.00-5.00 pm

Venue: Howard 001, Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton

To attend, contact Fiona McHardy (f.mchardy@roehampton.ac.uk) or Kathryn Tempest (k.tempest@roehampton.ac.uk)

SENSES OF PLACE CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP

The aim of this two day workshop is to encourage debate as to how more robust and theoretically informed sensory methodologies and approaches may be developed within studies of antiquity. Senses of Place invites discussion of how the sensing/sensate body locates itself in a specific environment, and at the same time reconfigures that environment from the stimuli it comprises. We are interested in what happens cognitively, affectively, and/or interpretively at this interface: how and why certain places provoke certain responses, and how such responses might be (or have been) recognised, modified, or generated. How and why did certain places, either real or imagined, create particular sensory responses? How do the senses produce an embodied sense of place?

Date: Thursday 22 – Friday 23 February

Venue: Adam Room, Grove House, University of Roehampton

Further details and registration info here: https://sensorystudiesinantiquity.com/2018/01/11/senses-of-place-registration-open/

CLASSICS AND CINEMA SCREENING

Sebastiane (1976)

Date: Friday 23 February

Venue: Howard 001, Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton

Time: 2pm

Further info here: http://eportfolios.roehampton.ac.uk/uorclassics/2018/01/26/classics-and-cinema-screenings/

ROEHAMPTON AND SW LONDON BRANCH OF THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION LECTURE

Dr Joanna Paul (Open University), “At Home in Pompeii: Re-inhabiting the Everyday from Alma-Tadema to Contemporary Cinema”

Date: Monday 26 February

Venue: Duchesne 001, Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton

Time: 5.30 pm (doors open at 5.15)

Further info from: ed.sanders@roehampton.ac.uk

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