Classics Postgraduate Conference
Saturday 4 June 2011
King's College London
Please note that spaces are limited. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Hazel Johannessen.
9:00 - 9:25
Coffee and introductory remarks
9:30 - 11:00
Panel 1: Inscribed representations. Becky Littlechilds, chair
Katie Walsh (University of Bristol) “Carving Female Identities: the representation of women on Romano-British tombstones”
Blanka Misic (Royal Holloway) “Oh, What God Art Thou?: Constructing Religious Identities in Southern Pannonia"
Lindsay Penner (University of Calgary, Canada) “National Identity and the use of natio in epitaphs”
Panel 2 : Literature and narrative. Andrew Roberts, chair.
Lucy Fletcher (University of Reading) “The narrative representation of identity in Plutarch’s Life of Pelopidas
Aiste Celkyte (St. Andrews) “What does it mean to be a beautiful individual in Stoicism?”
Simone Finkmann (Christchurch, Oxford) “The crowd in Roman epic”
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:00
Panel 3: Augustus as restorer and preserver of Roman religion. Jane McCarthy, chair
Papers by Lily Withycombe-Taperell (Royal Holloway), religious topography; Victoria Gyori (Kings College London), numismatics; and Bobby Xinyue (University College London), Horace’s Carmen Saeculare
Panel 4: Collective identities and social constructs. Hazel Johannessen, chair.
Rachel Romain (King’s College London) “From an ethno-geographic to ethno-religious identity: ritual and race in the book of Ezra”
Ahamed Osman (King’s College London) “Time and identity in Republican Rome”
Katherine McDonald (Pembroke College, Cambridge) “Actions speak louder than words? Language and identity in pre-Roman Italy”
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Panel 5: Imperial portraitures. Becky Littlechilds, chair.
Agnieszka Fulinska (Jagiellonian University, Krakow) “The Elusive King: in search of the image of Mithridates VI Eupator”
Rebecca Usherwood (University of Nottingham) “Sending faces: portraiture and legitimacy in collegiate government”
Giulia Brunetta (Royal Holloway) “Tyrant or god? Issues of identity and representation in the portrait of the emperor Domitian”
Panel 6: Aspects of Greek civic identity. Chris Farrell, chair.
Edmund Stewart (University of Nottingham) “Sobriety and Spartan identity: the drinking song of Ion of Chios”
Matthew Kears (University of Birmingham) “Athenians no more? Emigrants and disfranchised citizens in Athenian forensic oratory”
Daniel Unruh (King’s College, Cambridge) “Democracy and Despots: Athenian identity and autocratic rulers”
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:00
Panel 7: Identity in Greek Religion. Ellie Mackin, chair.
Anastasia Painesi (Universite Paris Sorbonne) “The iconographical evolution of the Peirithous’ Katabasis theme in the art of Greece, Etruria and South Italy (6-4 centuries BC)
Louise Gaukroger (University of Kent) “Ancestral voices: manteis and chresmologoi and their families”
Panel 8: Religious identity in Late Antiquity. Hazel Johannessen, chair.
Gabrielle Villais (University College London) “Representing virginity through marriage: the formation of fourth-century Christian social discourse”
Viola Gheller (Universita degli Studi di Trento) “Religious identity and marginality: the case of heterodox communities in Late Antique Italy”
Keynote speaker (TBC)
Wine and drinks reception