*18th/19th September 2008*
Birkbeck, University of London
What place does the exhibited object have in the reception of classical antiquity?
What is at stake in acquiring such objects, in displaying them, in viewing them,
in the museum and beyond? This two-day international conference (generously
supported by the British Academy) will bring together those working on classical
reception studies and English literature, as well as art historians, museologists,
curators, archaeologists and intellectual historians to discuss the part played by
the display of objects in the reception of the classical world from the eighteenth
century to the present.
Confirmed speakers include: Elizabeth Prettejohn, Kenneth Lapatin, Caroline
Vout, Stefano-Maria Evangelista, Debbie Challis, Michael Hatt, Katherine Harloe,
***Bookings must be received by Thursday 11th September**
For further details and to make a booking, please see the conference website:
Organisers: Catharine Edwards, Kate Nichols, Luisa Calè