Registration is now open for the following conference:

Ruins and Reconstructions: Pompeii in the Popular Imagination

July 17-19 2007, Clifton Hill House, University of Bristol

This conference will explore popular representations and receptions of
Pompeii since the 18th century, and aims to provide a stimulating
environment in which academics studying the city and its reception can be
brought together with practitioners who have tried to bring the city to
life in a range of media. Panel topics include: Documenting the Ruins;
Domestic Interiors and Architecture; Sex and Erotica; 19th Century
Painting; Necromancy and Spiritualism; Pompeii in the USA: Pompeii's
Reception in Italy; 20th Century Arts; Aesthetics and Morality; Receptions
of Gradiva; and Romantic Travellers.

Keynote speakers: Mary Beard, Victor Burgin, Stefano de Caro, Lindsey
Davis, Stephen Harrison and Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.

Full details, including registration form, accommodation information, and
provisional programme can be found online at

For further information, please contact the conference organisers, Dr
Shelley Hales (Shelley.Hales AT bris.ac.uk) or Dr Joanna Paul
(Joanna.Paul AT liv.ac.uk).

Supported by:
The Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts (BIRTHA); The
Marks Foundation; The British Academy; The Institute of Greece, Rome and
the Classical Tradition; School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology,
The University of Liverpool