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Welcome to CRSN

The Classical Reception Studies Network (CRSN) aims to facilitate the exchange of information and to encourage collaboration in the field of classical reception studies by bringing together departments and individuals from across the world. Classical Reception Studies is the inquiry into how and why the texts, images and material cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome have been received, adapted, refigured, used and abused in later times and often other places.

For more information on the Network and its history, please go to the Network page which explains who we are and what we do.  The Events section lists current and future Classical Reception conferences, seminars, workshops and performances. We also have a new blog which we will be using to communicate with members and the wider academic community.

Happy 10th Birthday to the CRSN (2004-14)


"Happy Birthday, everyone - and many happy returns!" Paul Cartledge

"Congratulations to the Classical Reception Studies Network on the first ten years, which have done so much to make the UK an exciting centre for the study of all aspects of classical reception. The network has been indispensable for the growing numbers of classicists who are interested in this crucial area of our subject." William Fitzgerald

"CRSN has offered a supportive framework for my research in reception firstly as a doctoral student and now as a lecturer. It's kept me informed of events and developments in the field, which in turn enabled collaborations and the exchange of ideas. I cannot imagine Classical reception studies in the UK without it!" Rosie Wyles

"Reception studies has completely transformed the field of Classics in the last fifteen years, and the Classical Reception Studies Network has been at the forefront of this transformation. It has been a galvanizing force for reception and has brought interested scholars and colleagues together from around the world. Long may it flourish!" Phiroze Vasunia 

"As an early career researcher, I have found the network to be a collegial environment in which to share new ideas and receive supportive advice and constructive feedback from those more established in the field. Although I do not work in 'reception studies' per se, I have found CRSN events interdisciplinary and stimulating." Arlene Holmes-Henderson


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