Announcement of a conference on ‘empire and the political’ organized
by the Network on Ancient and Modern Imperialisms


Friday, October 31,
and Saturday, November 1, 2008

Franklin Humanities Institute
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, USA

For the programme in full, please see:

Participants in the conference include:

Wole Soyinka, Franklin Humanities Institute &
Karl von der Heyden Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Duke University
Page duBois, University of California, San Diego
Srinivas Aravamudan, Duke University
Gregson Davis, Duke University
Carla Antonaccio, Duke University
Peter Euben, Duke University
Daniel Tompkins, Temple University
Peter Burian, Duke University
Margaret Williamson, Dartmouth College
Werner Riess, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Giovanni Salmeri, University of Pisa
Megan Williams, San Francisco State University
Lidewijde de Jong, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ranjana Khanna, Duke University
Nancy Rabinowitz, Hamilton College
Andrew Laird, University of Warwick
Cashman Prince, Wellesley College
Giovanna Ceserani, Stanford University
Sheila Dillon, Duke University
Eric M. Meyers, Duke University
Mikael Hörnqvist, Uppsala University & National Humanities Center
Phiroze Vasunia, University of Reading
Emily Baragwanath, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mary T. Boatwright, Duke University
Richard Hingley, University of Durham
Elizabeth Clark, Duke University
Mary Nyquist, University of Toronto
Michael Hardt, Duke University
Brendan Boyle, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The conference is sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Department of Classical Studies, and the Program in Women’s Studies, at Duke University, and the Network on Ancient and Modern Imperialisms.